|Number ($ millions)||Percent||Number (thousands)||Percent||Number (millions)||Percent|
|Air (including truck and air)||9,605||3.2||215||Z||223||0.3|
|Parcel, U.S. Postal Service, or courier service||42,762||14.4||1,298||0.2||945||1.2|
|Truck and rail intermodal combination||735||0.2||S||S||842||1.1|
|Truck and water||S||S||S||S||S||S|
|Rail and water||65||Z||2,625||0.5||918||1.2|
|Other multiple modes||320||0.1||1,262||0.2||S||S|
|Other and unknown modes||11,013||3.7||22,729||4.1||2,684||3.5|
KEY: S = data do not meet publication standards because of high sampling variability or other reasons; Z = zero or less than 1 unit of measure.
NOTE: The Commodity Flow Survey covers business establishments in mining, manufacturing, wholesale trade, and selected retail industries. The survey also covers selected auxiliary establishments (e.g., warehouses) of in-scope multiunit and retail companies. The survey excludes establishments classified as farms, forestry, fisheries, governments, construction, transportation, foreign establishments, services, and most establishments in retail. Due to industry-wide reporting problems, shipments by oil and gas extraction establishments are also excluded.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, 1997 Commodity Flow Survey: Washington, DC: 1999, available at http://www.bts.gov/ntda/cfs/cfs97od.html as of Nov. 2, 2001.