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Table 1-63: U.S. Hazardous Materials Shipments by Hazard Class, 2012

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Hazard class and description Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles per shipment
(billion $) Percent (millions) Percent (billions) Percent
Class 1. Explosives 18 0.8 4 0.2 1 0.3 840
Class 2. Gases 125 5.4 165 6.4 33 10.8 57
Class 3. Flammable liquids 2,017 86.4 2,203 85.4 205 66.5 93
Class 4. Flammable solids 5 0.2 11 0.4 6 1.9 565
Class 5. Oxidizers and organic peroxides 8 0.3 12 0.5 5 1.8 437
Class 6. Toxics (poison) 15 0.7 8 0.3 4 1.2 513
Class 7. Radioactive materials 12 0.5 S U 0 U 34
Class 8. Corrosive materials 76 3.2 125 4.9 38 12.3 264
Class 9. Miscellaneous dangerous goods 58 2.5 51 2.0 16 5.2 530
Total 2,334 100.0 2,580 100.0 308 100.0 114

KEY: U = data are not available or less than 1 unit of measure or rounds to zero; S = data were not published because of high sampling variability or other reasons.

NOTE

Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

SOURCE

U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, and U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, 2012 Commodity Flow Survey, American Fact Finder, Hazardous Materials (Washington, DC: December 2014), table CF1200H02, available at http://www.census.gov/svsd/www/cfsmain.html as of Dec. 9, 2014.

Updated: Sunday, May 21, 2017