Table 2-4 - Domestic- and Export-Bound Freight Shipments within the United States: 1993 and 1997

Table 2-4 - Domestic- and Export-Bound Freight Shipments within the United States: 1993 and 1997

Mode Value (millions of chained 1997 $) Tons (thousands) Ton-miles (millions)
1993R 1997P Change (%) 1993R 1997P Change (%) 1993R 1997P Change (%)
Parcel, postal, courier services 616,839 865,661 40.3 18,892 24,677 30.6 13,151 18,512 40.8
Truck (for-hire, private, both) 4,822,222 5,518,716 14.4 6,385,915 7,992,437 25.2 869,536 1,094,924 25.9
Rail (includes truck and rail) 361,901 383,222 5.9 1,584,772 1,538,538 -2.9 980,236 1,050,517 7.2
Watera 197,370 195,461 -1.0 1,465,966 1,522,756 3.9 827,089 801,614 -3.1
Air (includes truck and air) 152,313 213,405 40.1 3,139 5,047 60.8 4,009 7,449 85.8
Pipelinea 340,664 330,176 -3.1 1,870,496 1,881,209 0.6 641,669 690,490 7.6
Other and unknown modes 283,106 447,908 58.2 706,690 753,848 6.7 233,216 266,732 14.4
BTS total (CFS + additional estimates) $6,774,414 $7,954,549 17.4 12,035,870 13,718,512 14.0 3,568,906 3,930,238 10.1

a Preliminary Oak Ridge National Laboratory estimates prepared for the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 1999.

KEY: P = preliminary; R = revised (includes modal estimates not shown separately).

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau,1993 Commodity Flow Survey: United States,TC92-CF-52 (Washington, DC: 1995).

____. 1997 Commodity Flow Survey: United States Preliminary,EC97TCF-US(P) (Washington, DC: 1999).