Table 5-3c Top U.S. Domestic Freight Commodities by Mode: 1993

Table 5-3c
Top U.S. Domestic Freight Commodities by Mode: 1993

(Millions of metric tons)

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Mode of transportation Total
Machinery, excluding electricals 0.46
Chemicals or allied products 0.32
Electrical machinery, equipment or supplies 0.25
Transportation equipment 0.24
Instruments, photographic and optical goods,   watches or clocks 0.09
Crude oil 925.0
Petroleum products 771.9
Natural gas 502.6
Coal 572.5
Farm products 158.7
Nonmetallic minerals 131.5
Petroleum or coal products 123.6
Chemicals or allied products 118.2
Nonmetallic minerals 1,364.60
Petroleum or coal products 900.6
Food or kindred products 674.2
Lumber or wood products,   excluding furniture 529.0
Chemicals or allied products 281.7
Water transport  
Petroleum and petroleum   products 844.2
Crude materials 327.1
Coal 272.5
Food and farm products 244.3
Chemicals and related products 119.4
Intermodal (road and rail combination)  
Transportation equipment 6.9
Chemicals or allied products 1.9
Food or kindred products 1.7
Lumber or wood products,   excluding furniture 1.5
Pulp, paper or allied products 1.4


Air, road and rail: U.S. Department of Commerce. U.S. Census Bureau. 1993 Commodity Flow Survey. Special tabulation. (Washington, DC: 1998).

Pipeline: U.S. Department of Transportation. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Special tabulation. (Washington, DC: 1998).

Water transport: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Waterborne Commerce of the United States, Calendar Year 1996; Part 5 - National Summaries. (New Orleans, LA: 1997).