Table 3-12: Domestic Waterborne Shipments Originating in Mississippi by Commodity: 2000

Table 3-12: Domestic Waterborne Shipments Originating in Mississippi by Commodity: 2000

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Commodity Short tons Percent of total
Total 14,629,514 100.0
Petroleum products 8,466,367 57.9
Food and food products 2,017,875 13.8
Lumber, logs, wood chips, and pulp 1,580,990 10.8
Chemicals excluding fertilizers 754,071 5.2
Chemical fertilizers 455,149 3.1
Iron ore, iron, and steel waste and scrap 71,852 0.5
Sand, gravel, shells, clay, salt, and slag 61,147 0.4
Manufactured goods 33,793 0.2
Primary metal products 28,506 0.2
Unknown and not elsewhere classified products2 1,159,764 7.9

1 "Domestic" includes intrastate shipments.

2 To protect confidentiality, if three or more vessel operating companies do not carry a particular commodity from a state of origin to a state of destination, then that commodity is reclassified to "unknown and not elsewhere classified products."

SOURCE FOR DATA ON THIS PAGE: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center, State to State and Region to Region Commodity Tonnages, Public Domain database, available at http://www.wrsc.usace.army.mil/ndc/datapdom.htm as of Oct. 30, 2001.