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Freight Shipments by Commodity

Weight and Value of Freight Shipments by Commodity: 2016

CommodityWeight
(thousands
of tons)
Value
(millions of
current dollars)
01 – Live animals and fish104,036165,172
02 – Cereal grains1,316,887163,395
03 – Other agricultural products585,852363,818
04 – Feed and products of animal origin340,582126,112
05 – Meat and seafood102,160321,963
06 – Milled grain products122,124166,390
07 – Other prepared foodstuffs662,604679,843
08 – Alcoholic beverages145,793272,095
09 – Tobacco products3,07376,056
10 – Building stone47,9757,264
11 – Natural sands744,77213,384
12 – Gravel and crushed stone2,030,91024,019
13 – Other nonmetallic minerals185,81916,918
14 – Metallic ores97,23219,072
15 – Coal770,86028,090
16 – Crude petroleum985,949245,462
17 – Gasoline, kerosene, and ethanol976,338435,173
18 – Diesel and other fuel oils952,106346,695
19 – Other fossil fuel products2,141,371605,747
20 – Basic chemicals418,454339,313
21 – Pharmaceutical products25,7101,296,123
22 – Fertilizers295,195107,344
23 – Chemical products and preparations119,906371,822
24 – Plastics and rubber247,592671,011
25 – Logs and wood in the rough321,64516,641
26 – Wood products447,203236,290
27 – Pulp, paper, and paperboard150,463136,694
28 – Paper or paperboard articles85,747142,875
29 – Printed products38,072138,895
30 – Textiles and leather65,403605,558
31 – Nonmetallic mineral products1,114,741275,985
32 – Metal in basic shapes295,128362,330
33 – Articles of metal146,602443,700
34 – Machinery117,0011,019,570
35 – Electronics83,0691,429,375
36 – Motorized and other vehicles220,4311,650,308
37 – Other transportation equipment13,718330,279
38 – Precision instruments15,902479,459
39 – Furniture76,341405,002
40 – Miscellaneous manufactured products93,374712,575
41 – Waste and scrap583,01790,658
43 – Mixed freight393,4781,469,679
99 – Unknown1,278340
Total (All Commodities)17,685,91216,808,493

SOURCE:  U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics and Federal Highway Administration, Freight Analysis Framework, version 4.4.1, 2018.

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Updated: Thursday, November 29, 2018