Table 1-52: Value, Tons, and Ton-Miles of Freight Shipments within the United States by Domestic Establishments, 1997

Table 1-52: Value, Tons, and Ton-Miles of Freight Shipments within the United States by Domestic Establishments, 1997

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SCTG Commodity description Value ($billions) Percent Tons (millions) Percent Ton-miles (billions) Percent Value per ton ($) Average miles per shipment
01 Live animals and live fish 6.2 0.1 5.9 0.1 1.5 0.1 1,042 272
02 Cereal grains 59.6 0.9 489.7 4.4 200.6 7.5 122 125
03 Other agricultural products 102.3 1.5 201.7 1.8 80.8 3.0 508 438
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin (NEC) 66.8 1.0 219.7 2.0 46.8 1.8 304 79
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 183.8 2.6 79.5 0.7 36.4 1.4 2,312 137
06 Milled grain products, preparations, and bakery products 109.9 1.6 102.7 0.9 48.5 1.8 1,069 122
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 346.4 5.0 396.9 3.6 124.1 4.7 873 127
08 Alcoholic beverages 87.9 1.3 81.1 0.7 27.8 1.0 1,085 58
09 Tobacco products 56.4 0.8 4.1 0.0 1.0 0.0 13,661 296
10 Monumental or building stone 2.7 0.0 15.9 0.1 1.5 0.1 172 115
11 Natural sands 4.3 0.1 442.5 4.0 25.5 1.0 10 46
12 Gravel and crushed stone 11.5 0.2 1,814.8 16.4 92.9 3.5 6 36
13 Nonmetallic minerals (NEC) 11.3 0.2 235.7 2.1 52.2 2.0 48 174
14 Metallic ores and concentrates 12.6 0.2 90.7 0.8 47.7 1.8 139 303
15 Coal 25.5 0.4 1,217.0 11.0 542.3 20.4 21 81
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 217.1 3.1 962.8 8.7 136.6 5.1 225 45
18 Fuel oils 94.3 1.4 481.7 4.3 51.2 1.9 196 28
19 Coal and petroleum products (NEC) 74.9 1.1 475.1 4.3 81.9 3.1 158 85
20 Basic chemicals 159.6 2.3 296.1 2.7 136.8 5.1 539 332
21 Pharmaceutical products 224.4 3.2 9.9 0.1 5.6 0.2 22,678 692
22 Fertitizers 27.3 0.4 179.1 1.6 43.6 1.6 153 116
23 Chemical products and preparations (NEC) 209.5 3.0 92.0 0.8 45.0 1.7 2,276 333
24 Plastics and rubber 278.8 4.0 130.4 1.2 69.1 2.6 2,138 451
25 Logs and other wood in the rough 15.1 0.2 370.7 3.3 28.1 1.1 41 85
26 Wood products 126.4 1.8 329.1 3.0 96.9 3.6 384 287
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 106.6 1.5 152.3 1.4 83.7 3.1 700 194
28 Paper or paperboard articles 98.3 1.4 73.5 0.7 22.0 0.8 1,338 307
29 Printed products 260.3 3.7 78.1 0.7 22.8 0.9 3,335 431
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 379.2 5.5 45.9 0.4 24.7 0.9 8,266 912
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 109.2 1.6 910.1 8.2 91.4 3.4 120 401
32 Base metal in primary or semifinished forms and in finished basic shapes 285.7 4.1 335.9 3.0 117.5 4.4 851 276
33 Articles of base metal 227.2 3.3 106.5 1.0 48.7 1.8 2,133 403
34 Machinery 417.1 6.0 49.9 0.4 27.0 1.0 8,356 356
35 Electronic and other electrical equipment and components and office equipment 869.7 12.5 39.6 0.4 27.1 1.0 21,955 640
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 571.0 8.2 98.1 0.9 45.9 1.7 5,822 278
37 Transportation equipment (NEC) 129.2 1.9 5.5 0.0 3.8 0.1 23,587 796
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 157.9 2.3 2.9 0.0 2.2 0.1 53,741 840
39 Furniture, mattresses and mattress supports, lamps, lighting fittings, and illuminated signs 97.3 1.4 19.9 0.2 11.6 0.4 4,885 625
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 420.9 6.1 112.5 1.0 39.9 1.5 3,741 860
41 Waste and scrap 32.7 0.5 177.8 1.6 40.1 1.5 184 164
43 Mixed freight 230.4 3.3 110.3 1.0 17.2 0.6 2,090 252
  Commodity unknown 36.5 0.5 46.2 0.4 11.8 0.4 791 499
  All commodities 6,943.8 100.0 11,089.8 100.0 2,661.8 100.0    

KEY: NEC = not elsewhere classified; SCTG=Standard Classification of Transportation Goods.

NOTE

The 1997 Commodity Flow Survey data reported in this table are based on SCTG code, which differs from the code used in the 1993 CFS. Therefore, data in this table are not directly comparable to the 1993 data reported in the 1998 edition of National Transportation Statistics.

SOURCE

U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Trasnportation Statistics, U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, 1997 Economic Census, Transportation 1997 Commodity Flow Survey (Washington, DC: December 1999), table 7.