Table 1 - Major Commodities Shipped in the United States: 1997

Table 1 - Major Commodities Shipped in the United States: 1997

(Commodity Flow Survey data only)

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SCTG code Four-digit commodity groups Value ($billions) Tons (millions) Ton-miles (billions) Value per ton Miles per ton
All commodities 6,944 11,090 2,661 626 240
Ranked by value          
3640 Parts and accessories for motor vehicles, except motorcycles 272 55 22 4,937 393
4099 Miscellaneous manufactured products, n.e.c. 267 97 33 2,765 338
3551 Computer equipment 233 4 3 63,149 895
4399 Mixed freight 230 110 17 2,090 156
2100 Pharmaceutical products 224 10 6 22,678 564
1710 Gasoline 204 858 110 237 128
3610 Motor vehicles for the transport of less than 10 people, except motorcycles 193 24 15 8,005 623
3020 Textile clothing and accessories, and headgear 186 10 6 19,091 640
3599 Electrical, electronic, and office equipment 158 14 7 11,519 546
3581 Electronic parts 145 1 1 150,640 926
  Ranked by tons          
1510 Nonagglomerated bituminous coal 24 1,114 540 21 484
1202 Gravel and crushed stone, except dolomite, slate, and limestone 7 994 41 7 41
1710 Gasoline 204 858 110 237 128
1201 Limestone and chalk (calcium carbonate) 5 821 52 6 64
1800 Fuel oils 94 482 51 196 106
1101 Silica sands and quartz sands, for construction use 2 332 14 6 44
3194 Nonrefractory mortars and concretes 11 318 7 34 22
0220 Corn, except sweet 31 305 130 103 426
3195 Articles of cement, concrete, or artificial stone 17 281 16 60 56
3220 Flat-rolled products of iron or steel 92 181 48 510 264
  Rankedbyton-miles          
1510 Nonagglomerated bituminous coal 24 1,114 540 21 484
0220 Corn, except sweet 31 305 130 103 426
1710 Gasoline 204 858 110 237 128
1201 Limestone and chalk (calcium carbonate) 5 821 52 6 64
1800 Fuel oils 94 482 51 196 106
3220 Flat-rolled products of iron or steel 92 181 48 510 264
0210 Wheat 17 124 45 134 360
2050 Organic chemicals, n.e.c. 84 85 44 996 514
0340 Soya beans 28 111 43 250 383
1410 Iron ores and concentrates 2 66 41 34 617

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