Table A2: Estimates of Annual Domestic Commodity Inflows to New York

Table A2: Estimates of Annual Domestic Commodity Inflows to New York

Excluding energy1

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Commodity Observed
inflows
(000s of metric tons)
Estimated
inflows
(000s of metric tons)
Percentage
error
Distance
ratio2
Apparel or other finished textile products 429 442 2.9 0.8
Chemicals or allied products 6,508 7,328 11.2 0.8
Clay, concrete, glass, or stone products 3,079 2,769 -11.2 0.7
Electrical machinery, equipment, or supplies 1,067 1,037 -2.9 1
Fabricated metal products 2,264 1,901 -19.1 1.3
Farm products 1,222 3,880 68.5 1.8
Food or kindred products 14,785 15,421 4.1 0.5
Forest and fishing products 113 122 7.7 0.8
Furniture or fixtures 570 654 12.9 0.8
Instruments, photographic goods, optical goods, watches, or clocks 202 180 -11.7 N/A
Leather or leather products 43 40 -9.5 N/A
Lumber or wood products, excluding furniture 7,962 4,103 -94.1 3.3
Machinery, excluding electrical 848 830 -2.2 N/A
Miscellaneous products or manufacturing 528 446 -18.4 0.8
Primary metal products 4,358 4,167 -4.6 N/A
Pulp, paper, or allied products 7,241 6,969 -3.9 0.6
Rubber or miscellaneous plastics products 1,381 1,309 -5.5 1.1
Textile mill products 1,161 971 -19.6 N/A
Tobacco products, excluding insecticides 17 27 35.1 0.6
Transportation equipment 2,872 2,437 -17.9 0.8
Waste or scrap materials 408 1,053 61.2 0.9
Total, all commodities 57,060 56,086 -1.7 0.8
Weighted average error: 21.5%
Mean absolute error: 30.1%

1 Energy commodities include mining, petroleum, and coal products.

2 Distance ratio is the average shipment distance for the commodity to the state divided by the national average.

Key: N/A not applicable.

Note: Observed inflows are obtained from the 1993 Commodity Flow survey. Estimates are derived from the inflows to the five-state Middle Atlantic Region (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania).