Table 2-8 - Shipments by Size: 1993 and 1997

Table 2-8 - Shipments by Size: 1993 and 1997

(Commodity Flow Survey data only)

Shipment size Value (constant $ billions) Tons (millions) Ton-miles (billions)
1993 1997P Change (%) 1993 1997P Change (%) 1993 1997P Change (%)
Less than 100 pounds 852 1,165 36.6 35 41 17.8 12 15 26.4
100­999 pounds 995 1,215 22.1 139 168 20.1 30 41 37.6
1,000­49,999 pounds 3,735 4,360 16.7 3,830 4,877 27.4 728 903 24.1
Over 50,000 pounds 820 885 7.9 5,685 6,477 13.9 1,651 1,849 12.0

KEY: P = preliminary.

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).