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2002 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: Kentucky

Value Weight
Summary

Total shipments originating in Kentucky $ 189,390 (millions) 336,341 (thousand tons)

Percent of total U.S. shipments 2.3 2.9

Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in Kentucky by Value Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in Kentucky by Weight
Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of value Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of weight
14.4 44.0
Motorized and other vehicles, including parts (36) Coal (15)
7.4 14.2
Mixed freight (43) Gravel and crushed stone (12)
Electronic and other electrical equipment and components and office equipment
6.2 6.9
(35) Coal and petroleum products, n.e.c. (19)
5.7 4.0
Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather (30) Nonmetallic mineral products (31)
4.3
Base metal in primary or semifinished forms and in finished basic shapes (32) Fuel oils (18) 2.5
Other commodities 62.0 Other commodities 28.4
Total 100.0 Total 100.0

Outbound Shipments from the State of Kentucky Inbound Shipments to the State of Kentucky
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
Kentucky 22.0 Kentucky 42.4 Kentucky 26.1 Kentucky 53.5
Ohio 7.6 Ohio 9.3 Ohio 11.0 Ohio 7.8
Tennessee 5.9 Georgia 6.7 Indiana 10.6 Illinois 7.6
Michigan 5.8 North Carolina 6.2 Tennessee 6.4 West Virginia 5.1
Indiana 5.2 Tennessee 4.3 Michigan 4.8 Indiana 4.7
Texas 4.6 South Carolina 3.9 Illinois 4.7 Tennessee 4.5
Other states 48.9 Other states 27.2 Other states 36.4 Other states 16.8
Total 100.0 Total 100.0 Total 100.0 Total 100.0

Modes of Transportation for Shipments Originating in Kentucky

Mode of transportation Percent of value Percent of weight
Truck (for-hire, private, and both private truck and for-hire truck) 83.1 47.5
Air (including truck and air) 0.6 —
Rail 3.7 31.7
Water (Great Lakes, deep draft and shallow draft) S 9.8
Pipeline* 0.1 0.2
Multiple modes** 9.5 0.9
Parcel, U.S. Postal Service, or courier service 9.0 0.1
Other and unknown mode 1.1 S
Total 100.0 100.0

Domestic Distance Shipped for Commodities Originating in Kentucky
Distance shipped Percent of value Percent of weight
Less than 50 miles 16.8 37.9
50 to 99 miles 8.3 6.7
100 to 249 miles 18.0 23.6
250 to 499 miles 26.4 20.7
500 to 749 miles 18.1 8.0
750 to 999 miles 5.6 1.9
1,000 to 1,499 miles 1.8 0.4
1,500 to 1,999 miles 4.2 0.8
2,000 miles or more 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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