Table 2 - U.S. Freight Shipments by Air Carriers: 1997

Table 2 - U.S. Freight Shipments by Air Carriers: 1997

(Including truck and air)

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SCTG code Ranking Measure
  Value Value ($millions)
All commodities by air carriers 229,062
372 Aircraft and spacecraft 55,394
358 Electronic components and parts 32,704
355 Computer and office equipment 27,021
409 Miscellaneous manufactured products 14,962
359 Other electronic and electrical equipment 11,726
210 Pharmaceutical products 10,524
384 Medical instruments, apparatus, and appliances 7,846
353 Line telephone or telegraph apparatus 6,923
357 Transmission apparatus for radio and television 5,603
349 Other machinery 5,213
  Value per ton Dollars per ton
All commodities by air carriers 51,187
372 Aircraft and spacecraft 728,868
358 Electronic components and parts 480,941
342 Turbines, boilers, nuclear reactors, and nonelectric engines 327,077
384 Medieval instruments, apparatus, and appliances 245,188
357 Transmission apparatus for radio and television 233,458
385 Meters and other instruments and apparatus 153,970
210 Pharmaceutical products 148,225
355 Computer and office equipment 120,629
381 Optical elements, instruments, and apparatus 116,267
409 Miscellaneous manufactured products 108,420
  Average miles per ton Miles per ton
All commodities by air carriers 1,393
71 Dairy products, except beverages 3,200
304 Footwear 2,500
264 Windows, doors, frames, and builders joinery 2,333
241 Plastics and rubber in primary forms and sheets 1,889
239 Other chemical products and preparations 1,857
243 Rubber articles 1,750
385 Meters and other instruments and apparatus 1,727
302 Textile clothing and accessories, and headgear 1,701
357 Transmission apparatus for radio or television 1,667
324 Nonferrousmetal,exceptprecious 1,643

KEY: SCTG = Standard Classification of Transported Goods.

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