USA Banner

Official US Government Icon

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure Site Icon

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

U.S. Department of Transportation U.S. Department of Transportation Icon United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation

Table 2-4 Top Commodities by Weight and Value: 2013

Thursday, December 31, 2015


Weight Millions of Tons
Gravel 2,427
Cereal grains 1,665
Non-metallic mineral products 1,514
Waste/scrap 1,441
Natural gas, coke, asphalt1 1,403
Coal 1,263
Gasoline 1,029
Crude petroleum 839
Fuel oils 757
Natural sands 620
Total, all commodities 20,063


Value Billions of 2007 Dollars
Machinery $1,877
Electronics $1,485
Motorized vehicles $1,484
Mixed freight $1,110
Pharmaceuticals $914
Gasoline $796
Miscellaneous manufactured products $740
Textiles/leather $736
Natural gas, coke, asphalt1 $650
Plastics/rubber $618
Total, all commodities $17,983

1This group includes coal and petroleum products not elsewhere classified such as liquefied natural gas, coke, asphalt, and other products of coal and petroleum refining, excluding gasoline, aviation fuel, and fuel oil.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics and Federal Highway Administration, Office of Freight Management and Operations, Freight Analysis Framework, version 3.5, 2015.