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Freight Shipments by Commodity

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Weight and Value of Freight Shipments by Commodity: 2017

Commodity Weight
(thousands of tons)
Value
(millions of current dollars)
01 – Live animals and fish 106,300 171,679
02 – Cereal grains 1,237,802 152,208
03 – Other agricultural products 593,029 402,778
04 – Feed and products of animal origin 336,845 125,481
05 – Meat and seafood 105,922 376,886
06 – Milled grain products 122,956 169,726
07 – Other prepared foodstuffs 680,125 712,191
08 – Alcoholic beverages 109,634 207,768
09 – Tobacco products 2,975 79,258
10 – Building stone 39,426 7,025
11 – Natural sands 711,636 13,110
12 – Gravel and crushed stone 1,953,003 23,726
13 – Other nonmetallic minerals 188,478 20,034
14 – Metallic ores 101,639 21,958
15 – Coal 830,549 35,941
16 – Crude petroleum 1,037,112 331,371
17 – Gasoline, kerosene, and ethanol 1,206,677 626,475
18 – Diesel and other fuel oils 980,285 460,546
19 – Other fossil fuel products 2,259,195 720,353
20 – Basic chemicals 361,434 317,555
21 – Pharmaceutical products 22,101 1,097,252
22 – Fertilizers 161,411 56,177
23 – Chemical products and preparations 125,685 392,067
24 – Plastics and rubber 247,032 689,475
25 – Logs and wood in the rough 322,918 18,136
26 – Wood products 428,030 226,169
27 – Pulp, paper, and paperboard 171,064 168,561
28 – Paper or paperboard articles 82,350 138,973
29 – Printed products 35,013 126,429
30 – Textiles and leather 66,691 623,900
31 – Nonmetallic mineral products 1,103,261 280,640
32 – Metal in basic shapes 319,907 442,649
33 – Articles of metal 147,369 455,605
34 – Machinery 119,388 1,051,707
35 – Electronics 90,977 1,583,827
36 – Motorized and other vehicles 211,023 1,574,993
37 – Other transportation equipment 17,471 381,720
38 – Precision instruments 15,088 463,440
39 – Furniture 73,630 396,647
40 – Miscellaneous manufactured products 103,873 781,904
41 – Waste and scrap 603,500 86,407
43 – Mixed freight 390,126 1,487,759
99 – Unknown 1,354 377
Total (All Commodities) 17,824,281 17,500,885


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SOURCE:  U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics and Federal Highway Administration, Freight Analysis Framework, version 4.5, 2019.

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