Table 3-8: Rail Shipments Originating in Massachusetts

Table 3-8: Rail Shipments Originating in Massachusetts

(Short tons)

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Commodity 1999 Percent of total 2000 Percent of total
Mixed freight 791,588 27.5 1,033,480 35.5
Waste and scrap material 877,052 30.5 647,740 22.3
Chemicals 289,580 10.1 225,840 7.8
Empty trailers and containers 189,216 6.6 166,000 5.7
Primary metal products U U 155,900 5.4
Food products 127,060 4.4 U U
All other commodities 599,884 20.9 679,144 23.4
Massachusetts, total 2,874,380 100.0 2,908,104 100.0

KEY: U = data are unavailable.

NOTE FOR DATA ON THIS PAGE: Includes the five largest commodities (by tonnage terminated or originated) of the 38 two-digit Standard Transportation Commodity Code groupings plus all others for state total. Includes intrastate shipments.

SOURCES FOR DATA ON THIS PAGE: Association of American Railroads, Railroads and States-2000, Washington, DC: January 2002, available at http://www.aar.org/abouttheindustry/stateinformation.asp as of Mar. 18, 2002; and Railroads and States -1999, Washington, DC: January 2002, available at http://www.aar.org/abouttheindustry/stateinformation.asp as of Mar. 18, 2002.