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Table 5a. Export Shipment Characteristics by Commodity Group: 2002

Monday, July 2, 2012

Table 5a. Export Shipment Characteristics by Commodity Group: 2002

[Estimates are based on data from the 2002 Commodity Flow Survey. Because of rounding, estimates may not be additive]

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SCTG code Description Value Tons
(million $)
Percent 2002
  All Commodities 595,518 100.0 487,473 100.0
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 47,056 7.9 218,571 44.8
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 12,552 2.1 12,842 2.6
10-14 Stones, nonmetallic minerals, and metallic ores 4,035 0.7 28,186 5.8
15-19 Coal and petroleum products1 6,946 1.2 63,235 13.0
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 75,620 12.7 64,254 13.2
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 37,489 6.3 34,177 7.0
31-34 Base metal and machinery 85,835 14.4 31,965 6.6
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 285,483 47.9 17,083 3.5
39-43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products 38,672 6.5 15,945 3.3
-- Commodity unknown 1,830 0.3 S S

– Represents an estimate 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 Estimates exlude shipments of crude petroleum (SCTG 16).

NOTES: Value-of-shipment 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: Research and Innovative Technologies Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics (USDOT) and U.S. Census Bureau, 2002 Commodity Flow Survey, Export Data, March 2005.