Table 2-7 - Major Commodities Shipped in the United States: 1997

Table 2-7 - Major Commodities Shipped in the United States: 1997

(Commodity Flow Survey data only)

Ranked by value
Commodity Percent
Electronic and other electrical equipment and components and office equipment 12.1
Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 7.8
Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 7.2
Miscellaneous manufactured products 6.8
Mixed freight 5.9
Machinery 5.9
Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 4.6
Printed products 4.1
Plastics and rubber 3.9
Base metal in primary or semifinished forms and in finished basic shapes 3.8

 

Ranked by tons
Commodity Percent
Gravel and crushed stone 16.0
Coal and coal products 10.8
Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 7.8
Nonmetallic mineral products 7.6
Cereal grains 4.8
Logs and other wood in the rough 4.3
Fuel oils 3.9
Natural sands 3.9
Coal and petroleum products, n.e.c. 3.8
Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 3.5

 

Ranked by ton-miles
Commodity Percent
Coal and coal products 18.5
Cereal grains 8.6
Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 5.0
Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 4.6
Base metal in primary or semifinished forms and in finished basic shapes 4.6
Basic chemicals 4.2
Gravel and crushed stone 3.6
Wood products 3.6
Nonmetallic mineral products 3.4
Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 3.3

KEY: n.e.c. = not elsewhere classified; P = preliminary.

NOTE: Data exclude shipments of crude petroleum.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on 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).