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Table B-11 - Estimated Measures of Reliability for Shipment Characteristics by Three-Digit Commodity for State of Origin: 2002

Monday, July 2, 2012

Table B-11 - Estimated Measures of Reliability for Shipment Characteristics by Three-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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Code Commodity (3-digit SCTG) Value Tons Ton-miles CV of average miles
per shipment
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
  All commodities 40.9 46.0 29.4 43.8
10 Live animals and live fish
21 Wheat
22 Corn, except sweet
29 Other cereal grains S S S S S S 31.6
31 Fresh or chilled potatoes (Irish potatoes), except sweet S S S S S S 31.6
32 Fresh or chilled edible vegetables, except potatoes (Irish potatoes) S S S S S S 28.1
33 Fresh, chilled, or dried edible fruit and nuts S S S S S S 31.6
34 Soya beans
35 Oil seeds and nuts, except olives and soya beans
36 Bulbs, live plants, and seeds for sowing, nec
39 Fresh-cut flowers, plants, and parts of plants, and other agricultural
41 Cereal straw or husks, forage products, residues and waste from the food S S S S S S 31.6
42 Animal feed preparations
51 Meat including poultry, except preparations S S S S S S 38.1
52 Fish, except live, and seafood, except preparations S S S S S S 31.9
53 Preparations, extracts, and juices of meat, fish, or seafood
61 Wheat flour, groats, and meal
62 Malt, starches, inulin, wheat gluten, and milled or otherwise worked
63 Food preparations of cereals, flour, starch, or milk S S S S S S 29.9
64 Bakery products S S S S S S 31.9
71 Dairy products, except chocolate milk, eggnog, and food preparations of milk
72 Processed or prepared vegetables, fruit, or nuts, except dried or milled, S S S S S S 47.0
73 Coffee, tea, and spices, except unprocessed coffee and unfermented tea S S S S S S 31.6
74 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products, prepared S S S S S S 31.6
75 Cane, beet, and other sugars in solid form, sugar syrups not containing
76 Confectionery, cocoa, and cocoa preparations
77 Edible preparations, necand vinegar
78 Nonalcoholic beverages, necand ice S S S S S S 24.2
81 Malt Beer 35.1 6.5 35.2 7.9 32.9 3.3 14.8
82 Wine and other fermented beverages 40.7 3.4 S S S S S
83 Spirituous beverages and ethyl alcohol 33.0 2.9 24.6 1.9 25.6 0.6 16.1
90 Tobacco products S S S S S S 28.7
100 Monumental or building stone, except dolomite
110 Natural sands, except metal-bearing
120 Gravel and crushed stone, except dolomite and slate
131 Salt
132 Natural calcium phosphates, natural aluminum-calcium phosphates, and
133 Dolomite
139 Other nonmetallic minerals S S S S S S 31.6
141 Iron ores and concentrates
149 Other metallic ores and concentrates
151 Nonagglomerated bituminous coal
159 Other coal
171 Gasoline
172 Aviation turbine fuel (types A and B)
180 Fuel oils
191 Lubricating oils and greases S S S S S S 31.6
192 Refined petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, nec
193 Gaseous hydrocarbons
199 Other products of petroleum refining, and coal products
201 Sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) and potassium hydroxide (caustic potash)
202 Inorganic chemicals, nec
203 Cyclic hydrocarbons
204 Phenols, phenol-alcohols, aldehydes, cyclic polymers of aldehydes,
205 Organic chemicals, nec S S S S S S 31.6
210 Pharmaceutical products S S S S S S 31.6
220 Fertilizers and fertilizer materials
231 Paints and varnishes, tanning or dyeing extracts, tannins and their
232 Essential oils and resinoids, and perfumery, cosmetic, or toilet preparations
233 Soap, organic surface-active agents, cleaning preparations, polishes and S S S S S S 32.0
234 Photographic film, plates, paper, paperboard, or textiles, and chemical
235 Insecticides, rodenticides, fungicides, herbic
239 Other chemical products and preparations
241 Plastics in primary forms, rubber in primary forms or sheets, and
242 Manmade fibers and plastics basic shapes and articles S S S S S S 30.9
243 Rubber articles S S S S S S S
250 Logs and other wood in the rough
261 Wood chips or particles
262 Lumber, wood continuously shaped along any of its edges or faces, and 41.3 0.6 41.6 2.0 43.0 4.6 25.9
263 Veneer sheets and sheets for plywood, particle board, fiberboard, plywood,
264 Builders joinery and carpentry of wood, except shingles and shakes 44.5 0.9 S S S S 26.9
269 Other wood products S S S S S S 31.6
271 Pulp of fibrous cellulosic materials
272 Newsprint in large rolls or sheets
273 Uncoated paper and paperboard in large rolls or sheets S S S S S S 31.6
274 Coated, impregnated, treated, or worked paper and paperboard, in large
280 Paper or paperboard articles 46.3 S S 40.8 0.3 S
291 Printed books, brochures, leaflets, and similar printed products 26.7 1.6 32.6 0.9 31.1 4.5 20.3
292 Newspapers, journals, and periodicals S S S S S S 31.0
293 Advertising material, commercial or trade catalogues, and similar printed S S S S S S S
299 Other printed products S S S S S S S
301 Textile fibers, yarns, and broadwoven or knitt S S S S S S 29.8
302 Textile clothing and accessories, and headgear, except safety S S S S S S 28.1
303 Textiles and textile articles, nec S S S S S S 33.7
304 Footwear
305 Leather and articles, luggage of related materials, and dressed furskins S S S S S S 31.6
311 Hydraulic cements
312 Ceramic products S S S S S S 31.6
313 Glass and glass products S S S S S S 31.6
319 Other nonmetallic mineral products S S S S S S 28.0
321 Iron and steel in primary forms, in semifinished forms, or in powders or
322 Flat-rolled products of iron or steel
323 Bars, rods, angles, shapes, sections, and wire, of iron or steel
324 Nonferrous metal, except precious, in unwrought forms, in finished basic S S S S S S 29.6
331 Pipes, tubes, and fittings S S S S S S 31.6
332 Structures and parts, except prefabricated buildings S S S S S S 28.6
333 Handtools, cutlery, except of precious metals, interchangeable tools for 38.0 0.4 37.1 36.9 25.6
339 Other articles of metal
341 Internal-combustion piston engines S S S S S S 29.2
342 Turbines, boilers, nuclear reactors, and nonelectric engines and motors,
343 Pumps, compressors, and fans, and ventilating or recycling hoods S S S S S S 31.6
344 Air-conditioning, refrigerating, or freezing equipment S S S S S S 31.6
345 Materials-handling, excavating, boring, and related machinery and equipment S S S S S S 31.6
349 Other machinery S S S S S S 40.0
351 Electric motors, generators, generating sets, rotary converters, S S S S S S 31.6
352 Electric cooking appliances and other electrothermic or electromechanical
353 Line telephone or telegraph apparatus
354 Electronic entertainment products, except parts
355 Computer and office equipment S S S S S S 29.9
356 Prepared unrecorded or prerecorded media S S S S S S 31.6
357 Transmission apparatus for radio or television broadcasting, radio S S S S S S 31.6
358 Electronic components and parts 39.3 0.2 S S S S 24.7
359 Other electronic and electrical equipment S S S S S S 39.1
361 Motor vehicles for the transport of less than
362 Motor vehicles for the transport of goods and road tractors for
363 Other vehicles
364 Parts and accessories for motor vehicles, except motorcycles and armored 48.4 0.5 S S S S 29.3
371 Locomotives and rolling stock, railway track fixtures and fittings,
372 Aircraft and spacecraft S S S S S S 31.6
373 Ships, boats, and floating structures
381 Optical elements, instruments, and apparatus, except photographic and
382 Photographic and photocopying machines
383 Surveying,hydrographic, oceanographic, hydro
384 Instruments, apparatus, and appliances for medical, surgical, dental, or
385 Meters and other instruments and apparatus for S S S S S S 30.9
390 Furniture, mattresses and mattress supports, lamps, lighting fittings, and S S S S S S 31.2
401 Arms and ammunition
402 Toys, games, and sporting equipment
409 Miscellaneous manufactured products S S 41.0 0.2 S S 34.6
411 Metallic waste and scrap 42.9 41.0 3.5 43.8 3.8 26.7
412 Nonmetallic waste and scrap, except from food processing
439 Mixed freight 43.5 2.8 S S S S 26.6
-- 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.
CV Coefficient of variation of number

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