Table 3 - U.S. Freight Shipments by Parcel, Postal, and Courier Services: 1997

Table 3 - U.S. Freight Shipments by Parcel, Postal, and Courier Services: 1997

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SCTG code Ranking Measure
  Value Value ($millions)
All commodities by parcel, postal, courier services 855,897
409 Miscellaneous manufactured products 91,403
355 Computer and office equipment 74,539
210 Pharmaceutical products 73,149
358 Electronic components and parts 65,525
359 Other electronic and electrical equipment 47,226
302 Textile clothing and accessories, and headgear 41,310
291 Printed books, brochures, and similar printed products 35,429
349 Other machinery 35,237
384 Medical instruments, apparatus, and appliances 31,519
333 Handtools, cutlery, and machine tools 26,156
  Value per ton Dollars per ton
All commodities by parcel, postal, courier services 36,131
358 Electronic components and parts 275,315
372 Aircraft and spacecraft 269,094
357 Transmission apparatus for radio or television 194,627
381 Optical elements, instruments, and apparatus 151,886
385 Meters and other instruments and apparatus 145,898
342 Turbines, boilers, nuclear reactors, and nonelectric engines 127,000
383 Surveyingandnavigationalinstrumentsandappliances 121,500
384 Medical instruments, apparatus, and appliances 118,492
356 Prepared unrecorded or prerecorded media 93,727
355 Computer and office equipment 91,684
  Average miles per ton Miles per ton
All commodities by parcel, postal, courier services 760
39 Fresh-cutflowers,plants,andpartsofplants 1,458
293 Advertising material, commercial and trade catalogues 1,164
304 Footwear 1,144
33 Fresh, chilled, or dried edible fruit and nuts 1,133
372 Aircraft and spacecraft 1,132
402 Toys, games, and sporting equipment 1,096
383 Surveyingandnavigationalinstrumentsandappliances 1,083
354 Electronic entertainment products, except parts 1,080
90 Tobacco products 1,042
192 Refined petroleum oils and bituminous minerals oils 1,000

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.