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2002 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: Iowa

Value Weight
Summary

Total shipments originating in Iowa $ 115,396 (millions) 232,544 (thousand tons)

Percent of total U.S. shipments 1.4 2.0

Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in Iowa by Value Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in Iowa by Weight
Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of value Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of weight
12.3 22.6
Machinery (34) Cereal grains (02)
10.1 20.7
Motorized and other vehicles, including parts (36) Gravel and crushed stone (12)
9.0 10.2
Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils (07) Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils (07)
7.3 7.9
Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations (05) Animal feed and products of animal origin, n.e.c. (04)
7.3
Mixed freight (43) Other agricultural products (03) 6.2
Other commodities 54.0 Other commodities 32.4
Total 100.0 Total 100.0

Outbound Shipments from the State of Iowa Inbound Shipments to the State of Iowa
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
Iowa 25.5 Iowa 51.5 Iowa 33.2 Iowa 62.9
Illinois 9.2 Illinois 6.2 Illinois 7.2 Wyoming 7.9
California 5.6 Louisiana 5.4 Nebraska 6.1 Illinois 4.7
Texas 4.8 Minnesota 3.2 Minnesota 5.3 Minnesota 3.7
Minnesota 4.0 Nebraska 3.2 Missouri 4.8 Missouri 3.0
Wisconsin 3.8 Wisconsin 2.9 Wisconsin 4.7 South Dakota 2.4
Other states 47.1 Other states 27.6 Other states 38.7 Other states 15.4
Total 100.0 Total 100.0 Total 100.0 Total 100.0

Modes of Transportation for Shipments Originating in Iowa

Mode of transportation Percent of value Percent of weight


Truck (for-hire, private, and both private truck and for-hire truck) 80.5 70.4
Air (including truck and air) S S
Rail 7.4 19.6
Water (Great Lakes, deep draft and shallow draft) 1.0 3.7
Pipeline* S S
Multiple modes** 6.2 0.6
Parcel, U.S. Postal Service, or courier service 5.1 0.1
Other and unknown mode 2.5 S
Total 100.0 100.0

Domestic Distance Shipped for Commodities Originating in Iowa


Distance shipped Percent of value Percent of weight
Less than 50 miles 15.8 43.6
50 to 99 miles 7.9 10.6
100 to 249 miles 19.7 10.8
250 to 499 miles 16.8 7.6
500 to 749 miles 12.4 6.3
750 to 999 miles 13.9 8.1
1,000 to 1,499 miles 9.8 S
1,500 to 1,999 miles 3.7 0.7
2,000 miles or more — —
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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