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Table 10. Shipment Characteristics by Selected Commodities (1) for Hazardous Materials for the United States: 2012

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(Estimates are based on data from the 2012 Commodity Flow Survey. Because of rounding, estimates may not be additive)

SCTG code Commodity description Value Tons Ton-miles (2)
Total
(million dollars)
Hazardous Total
(thousands)
Hazardous Total
(millions)
Hazardous
2012
(million dollars)
Percent of total 2012
(thousands)
Percent of total 2012
(millions)
Percent of total
  All commodities (3) 13,852,143 2,334,425 16.9 11,299,409 2,580,153 22.8 2,969,506 307,524 10.4
17-R (4) Gasoline, aviation turbine fuel, and ethanol (includes kerosene, and fuel alcohols) 1,158,935 1,158,935 100.0 1,244,059 1,244,059 100.0 97,395 97,395 100.0
18-R (5) Fuel oils (includes diesel, Bunker C, and biodiesel) 706,535 705,046 99.8 843,282 841,978 99.8 59,341 58,809 99.1
19 Other coal and petroleum products, n.e.c. 388,085 126,580 32.6 528,059 167,514 31.7 99,564 35,299 35.5
20 Basic chemicals 316,754 180,947 57.1 342,969 241,415 70.4 143,230 78,663 54.9
22 Fertilizers 84,213 22,792 27.1 193,918 40,685 21.0 61,745 15,410 25.0
23 Other chemical products and preparations 351,146 60,006 17.1 105,660 19,023 18.0 46,991 7,912 16.8

(1) Commodity codes shown had the highest estimated weight without considering sampling variability. Since an “All other SCTG” line is not shown, estimates do not add to total.

(2) Ton-miles estimates are based on estimated distances traveled along a modeled transportation network. See “Mileage Calculations” section for additional information.

(3) Estimates exclude shipments of crude petroleum (SCTG 16).

(4) Prior to the 2012 CFS, fuel alcohols such as ethanol were included in Commodity Code 08, although not specifically identified. Also, kerosene was included in Commodity Code 19. In the 2012 CFS, ethanol, fuel alcohols and kerosene moved to Commodity Code 17.

(5) Prior to the 2012 CFS, biodiesel, although not specifically identified, was included in Commodity Code 07. In the 2012 CFS, biodiesel moved to Commodity Code 18.

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 confidentiality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, sample design and definitions. Links to this information on the Internet may be found at <www.census.gov/econ/cfs>.

Percentages represent the proportion of hazardous materials to the two-digit commodity code total.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 Economic Census: Transportation Commodity Flow Survey, December 2014.

Updated: Friday, May 19, 2017