Table 1-11 Major Commodities Shipped on Inland Waterways, 2000a

Table 1-11
Major Commodities Shipped on Inland Waterways, 2000a

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  Billions ton-miles Million metric tons Average haul-miles
Coal and coke 55.3 168.6 327
Petroleum 35.3 181.5 194
Crude 8.2 38.1 215
Products 31.3 141.1 222
Chemicals 28 56.3 497
Crude materials 47.9 126.3 380
Primary manufactured goods 27.8 31.5 883
Farm products 83 82.4 1,007
Manufactured goods 0.9 11.2 80
Other 0.3 3.9 77
Total 278.5 661.7  

aIncludes intraport shipments.

SOURCE: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center, Waterborne Commerce of the United States, calendar year 2000, Part 5, Summaries (Fort Belvoir, VA: February 2001)

  • Petroleum and coal accounted for 53 percent of tonnage moved on inland waterways.
  • Farm products accounted for only 12 percent of tonnage, but 30 percent of the ton-miles.