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2002 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: Delaware

Value Weight
Summary

Total shipments originating in Delaware $ 20,348 (millions) 30,988 (thousand tons)

Percent of total U.S. shipments 0.2 0.3

Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in Delaware by Value Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in Delaware by Weight
Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of value Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of weight
19.2 30.6
Pharmaceutical products (21) Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel (17)
12.1 11.6
Motorized and other vehicles, including parts (36) Fuel oils (18)
9.7 11.4
Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel (17) Coal and petroleum products, n.e.c. (19)
7.6 7.1
Mixed freight (43) Basic chemicals (20)
7.4
Plastics and rubber (24) Natural sands (11) 5.3
Other commodities 44.0 Other commodities 34.0
Total 100.0 Total 100.0

Outbound Shipments from the State of Delaware Inbound Shipments to the State of Delaware
Leading States by Value and Weight Leading States by Value and Weight
Percent of Percent of Percent of Percent of
State of destination value State of destination weight State of origin value State of origin weight
Delaware 23.4 Delaware 56.5 Pennsylvania 29.0 Delaware 37.0
New Jersey 13.1 Pennsylvania 16.6 Delaware 15.5 Maryland 11.0
Pennsylvania 12.4 New Jersey 8.5 Maryland 6.9 New Jersey 6.7
New York 7.2 Maryland 5.2 New Jersey 6.2 Virginia 2.0
Ohio 6.3 Virginia 2.4 Ohio 4.9 Michigan 0.6
Maryland 4.2 New York 1.8 Virginia 4.8 Illinois 0.5
Other states 33.4 Other states 9.0 Other states 32.7 Other states 42.2
Total 100.0 Total 100.0 Total 100.0 Total 100.0

Modes of Transportation for Shipments Originating in Delaware

Mode of transportation Percent of value Percent of weight
Truck (for-hire, private, and both private truck and for-hire truck) 71.2 69.0
Air (including truck and air) 1.1 —
Rail S 2.9
Water (Great Lakes, deep draft and shallow draft) 0.3 S
Pipeline* 8.2 25.1
Multiple modes** 16.5 1.0
Parcel, U.S. Postal Service, or courier service 9.8 0.3
Other and unknown mode 1.7 S
Total 100.0 100.0

Domestic Distance Shipped for Commodities Originating in Delaware
Distance shipped Percent of value Percent of weight
Less than 50 miles 33.1 72.9
50 to 99 miles 9.8 8.8
100 to 249 miles 19.1 10.0
250 to 499 miles 17.1 3.4
500 to 749 miles 6.8 2.3
750 to 999 miles 4.6 1.0
1,000 to 1,499 miles 2.8 0.7
1,500 to 1,999 miles 0.5 0.2
2,000 miles or more 6.2 0.7
Total 100.0 100.0

* Estimate for pipelines excludes shipments of crude petroleum.
** Multiple modes inlcudes Parcel, U.S.P.S or Courier, Truck-Rail, Truck-Water, Rail-Water a nd Other multiple modes.
S Estimate does not meet publication standards because of high sampling variability or poor response quality.
- Represents data cell equal to zero or less than 1 unit of measure.
NOTE: Data are estimates based on a sample and subject to error. See table on the next page for reliability estimates.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 2002 Commodity Flow Survey data, March 2005.

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