Table 1 - Value of Commodities Shipped in the United States by Mode of Transportation: 1993 and 1997

Table 1 - Value of Commodities Shipped in the United States by Mode of Transportation: 1993 and 1997

(Commodity Flow Survey data only)

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Mode 1993 (billions of 1997 dollars) 1997 (billions of 1997 dollars) 19931997 %change
All modes 6,335 6,944 10
Air (includes truck and air) 151 229 52
Parcel, postal, and courier 610 856 40
Rail 268 320 19
Pipeline 97 114 17
Water 67 76 14
Truck 4,772 4,982 4
Truck and rail 90 76 16
Truck and water 10 8 19
Rail and water 4 2 54
Other and unknown modes 266 283 6

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, 1993 and 1997 Commodity Flow Surveys.