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Table 5a. Shipment Characteristics by Two-Digit Commodity for State of Origin: 2002

Monday, July 2, 2012

Table 5a. Shipment Characteristics by Two-Digit Commodity for State of Origin: 2002

[Estimates are based on data from the Commodity Flow Survey. Because of rounding, estimates may not be additive]

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Commodity (2-digit SCTG) Value Tons Ton-miles1 Average miles
per shipment
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
Percent of total 2002
Percent of
All Commodities2 3,707 100.0 1,407 100.0 34 100.0 148
01 Live animals and live fish
02 Cereal grains S S S S S S 13
03 Other agricultural products S S S S S S 26
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, n.e.c. S S S S S S 9
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations S S S S S S 20
06 Milled grain products and preparations, and bakery products S S S S S S 7
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 5 0.1 5 0.3 S
08 Alcoholic beverages 314 8.5 75 5.3 1.3 S
09 Tobacco products S S S S S S 20
10 Monumental or building stone
11 Natural sands
12 Gravel and crushed stone
13 Nonmetallic minerals n.e.c. S S S S S S 24
14 Metallic ores and concentrates
15 Coal
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel
18 Fuel oils
19 Coal and petroleum products, n.e.c. S S S S S S 1
20 Basic chemicals S S S S S S 1,047
21 Pharmaceutical products S S S S S S 19
22 Fertilizers
23 Chemical products and preparations, n.e.c. S S S S S S 37
24 Plastics and rubber S S S S S S 845
25 Logs and other wood in the rough
26 Wood products 25 0.7 7 0.5 0.8 41
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard S S S S S S 19
28 Paper or paperboard articles 5 0.1 S S S
29 Printed products 74 2.0 10 0.7 2 6.1 455
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather S S S S S S 202
31 Nonmetallic mineral products S S S S S S 5
32 Base metal in primary or semi finished forms and in finished basic shapes S S S S S S 17
33 Articles of base metal 15 0.4 1 32
34 Machinery 13 0.4 1 94
35 Electronic and other electrical equipment and components and office equipment S S S S S S S
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 13 0.3 S S S S 415
37 Transportation equipment, n.e.c. S S S S S S 179
38 Precision instruments and apparatus S S S S S S 633
39 Furniture, mattresses and mattress supports, lamps, lighting fittings, and... S S S S S S 995
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products S S 1 S S 409
41 Waste and scrap 4 0.1 40 2.8 5 13.7 82
43 Mixed freight 68 1.8 S S S S 37
-- Commodity unknown S S S S S S S

– Represents data cell equal to zero or less than 1 unit of measure.
S Estimate does not meet publication standards because of high sampling variability or poor response quality.

1 Ton-miles estimates are based on estimated distances traveled along a modeled transportation network. See "Mileage Calculations" section for additional information.
2 Estimates exclude shipments of crude petroleum (SCTG 16).

NOTES: Value-of-shipments estimates have not been adjusted for price changes. Appendix B tables provide estimated measures of sampling variability. The Introduction and appendixes give information on confidentially protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, sample design, and definitions. Links to this information on the Internet may be found at
Coverage for the 2002 Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) differs from the previous surveys due to a change from the 1987 Standard Industrial Classification System to the 1997 North American Industry Classification System and other survey improvements. Therefore, data users are urged to use caution when comparing 2002 CFS estimates with estimates from prior years.

SOURCE: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (USDOT) and U.S. Census Bureau, 2002 Commodity Flow Survey, Individual State Data, December 2004.