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Table 20. Shipment Characteristics of Temperature Controlled Shipments (1) by Two-Digit Commodity 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) Average miles per shipment
2012
(million dollars)
Percent of total 2012
(thousands)
Percent of total 2012
(millions)
Percent of total
  All commodities (3) 1,620,164 100 668,225 100 213,293 100 204
01 Live animals and live fish 652 Z 121 Z S S 548
02 Cereal grains (includes seed) S S S S S S 48
03 Agricultural products (excludes animal feed, cereal grains, and forage products) 61,186 3.8 45,509 6.8 21,361 10 322
04 Animal feed, eggs, honey, and other products of animal origin 7,599 0.5 7,105 1.1 2,741 1.3 181
05 Meat, poultry, fish, seafood, and their preparations 298,454 18.4 88,965 13.3 43,080 20.2 181
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 42,097 2.6 19,724 3 10,306 4.8 164
07-R (4) Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 213,234 13.2 134,884 20.2 54,374 25.5 109
08-R (5) Alcoholic beverages, and denatured alcohol 21,212 1.3 10,691 1.6 5,209 2.4 104
09 Tobacco products 3,445 0.2 126 Z 18 Z 99
10 Monumental or building stone 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Natural sands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Gravel and crushed stone (excludes dolomite and slate) S S 74 Z S S 29
13 Other nonmetallic minerals, n.e.c. 72 Z 514 0.1 71 Z S
14 Metallic ores and concentrates S S S S S S 30
15 Coal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17-R (6) Gasoline, aviation turbine fuel, and ethanol (includes kerosene, and fuel alcohols) 1,154 0.1 1,648 0.2 1,215 0.6 S
18-R (7) Fuel oils (includes diesel, Bunker C, and biodiesel) S S S S S S 584
19 Other coal and petroleum products, n.e.c. 37,662 2.3 90,976 13.6 12,742 6 58
20 Basic chemicals 33,796 2.1 52,893 7.9 21,078 9.9 409
21 Pharmaceutical products 332,516 20.5 2,345 0.4 1,157 0.5 614
22 Fertilizers 6,598 0.4 13,233 2 6,156 2.9 565
23 Chemical products and preparations, n.e.c. 20,108 1.2 6,133 0.9 3,646 1.7 607
24 Plastics and rubber 2,659 0.2 810 0.1 616 0.3 453
25 Logs and other wood in the rough 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 Wood products S S S S S S S
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 1 Z S S S S S
28 Paper or paperboard articles 18 Z 4 Z Z Z 60
29 Printed products S S S S 1 Z 1,314
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 493 Z 49 Z 30 Z 522
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 330 Z 2,693 0.4 103 Z 277
32 Base metal in primary or semifinished forms and in finished basic shapes 810 Z S S 42 Z S
33 Articles of base metal S S S S S S 431
34 Machinery 464 Z S S S S 562
35 Electronic and other electrical equipment and components and office equipment S S S S S S S
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
37 Transportation equipment, n.e.c. S S S S S S S
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 4,045 0.2 79 Z 99 Z 674
39 Furniture, mattresses and mattress supports, lamps, lighting fittings, and illuminated signs 270 Z S S S S 657
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products S S 42 Z 25 Z 505
41 Waste and scrap S S S S S S S
43 Mixed freight 529,281 32.7 187,669 28.1 28,825 13.5 108
99 Commodity unknown 24 Z S S S S 94

KEY: S = Withheld because estimate did not meet publication standards.

Z = Rounds to zero.

(1) Shipments that are temperature controlled are transported in a vehicle or container that regulates or maintains the temperature when en route to its destination.

(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, oils and fats treated for use as biodiesel were included in Commodity Code 07. In the 2012 CFS, oils and fats treated for use as biodiesel moved to Commodity Code 18.

(5) Prior to the 2012 CFS, alcohols intended for use as fuel such as ethanol, although not specifically identified, were included in Commodity Code 08. In the 2012 CFS, ethanol moved to Commodity Code 17.

(6) 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.

(7) 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>.

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: Saturday, May 20, 2017