Table 3-4: Rail Shipments: 2011

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State Rail shipments terminating in state Rail shipments originating in state
All commodities
(thousands of tons)
Top commodity
by weight
All commodities
(thousands of tons)
Top commodity
by weight
Alabama 47,007 Coal 33,182 Coal
Alaska 6,194 Stone, sand,
gravel
6,194 Stone, sand,
gravel
Arizona 25,245 Coal 3,073 Waste & scrap
Arkansas 29,080 Coal 15,494 Stone, sand, gravel
California 97,407 Intermodal 58,652 Intermodal
Colorado 27,390 Coal 25,228 Coal
Connecticut 1,394 Primary metal prod. 1,490 Waste & scrap
Delaware 3,096 Stone, sand, gravel 576 Chemicals
District of Columbia 68 All traffic 39 All traffic
Florida 65,095 Phosphate rock 39,523 Phosphate rock
Georgia 74,387 Coal 29,630 Stone, sand, gravel
Hawaii 0 NA 0 NA
Idaho 7,549 Chemicals 6,741 Farm products
Illinois 158,660 Coal 112,264 Intermodal
Indiana 56,327 Coal 56,203 Coal
Iowa 35,950 Coal 44,955 Food products
Kansas 24,561 Coal 20,051 Farm products
Kentucky 37,012 Coal 72,728 Coal
Louisiana 36,867 Chemicals 28,923 Chemicals
Maine 2,585 Ground earths 2,238 Pulp & paper
Maryland 38,659 Coal 6,209 Coal & cement
Massachusetts 6,720 Intermodal 1,887 Intermodal
Michigan 36,260 Coal 22,294 Metallic ores
Minnesota 72,149 Iron ore 90,904 Iron ore
Mississippi 14,458 Coal & iron ore 7,195 Chemicals
Missouri 72,376 Coal 15,494 Food products
Montana 4,171 Petroleum prod. 43,497 Coal
Nebraska 23,601 Coal 29,362 Farm products
Nevada 6,201 Coal 2,314 Concrete & gypsum pr.
New Hampshire 1,027 Coal & chemicals 148 All traffic
New Jersey 23,677 Chemicals 11,072 Intermodal
New Mexico 3,306 Food products 11,856 Coal
New York 21,986 Coal 6,799 Waste & scrap
North Carolina 55,012 Coal 10,175 Chemicals
North Dakota 12,382 Coal 29,754 Farm products
Ohio 83,315 Coal 63,236 Coal
Oklahoma 32,886 Coal 16,989 Stone, sand, gravel
Oregon 21,216 Chemicals 8,496 Lumber & wood pr.
Pennsylvania 60,430 Coal 53,532 Coal
Rhode Island 805 Chemicals 45 All traffic
South Carolina 31,313 Coal 11,970 Chemicals
South Dakota 4,081 Coal & cement 14,792 Farm products
Tennessee 28,464 Coal 15,229 Intermodal
Texas 202,425 Coal 89,284 Chemicals
Utah 12,755 Coal & cement 19,394 Coal
Vermont 1,414 Lumber & wood pr. 639 Ground minerals
Virginia 77,572 Coal 37,534 Coal
Washington 48,842 Farm products 20,354 Intermodal
West Virginia 16,681 Coal 104,666 Coal
Wisconsin 58,817 Coal 16,341 Stone, sand, gravel
Wyoming 16,952 Coal 472,453 Coal
United States, total 1,825,827 Coal 1,791,098 Coal

KEY: NA = not applicable.

NOTE: The top commodity is based on the 38 two-digit Standard Transportation Commodity Code groupings and is determined by the tonnage either originating or terminating in the state (including intrastate shipments.) Commodity tonnage data are rounded estimates based on the Carload Waybill Sample. Individual state shipments may not add to total.

SOURCE: Association of American Railroads, Railroad Ten-Year Trends 2002-2011, available at www.aar.org/StatisticsAndPublications as of July 2013.