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2002 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: Louisiana

Value Weight
Summary

Total shipments originating in Louisiana $ 139,843 (millions) 495,703 (thousand tons)

Percent of total U.S. shipments 1.7 4.2

Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in Louisiana by Value Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in Louisiana by Weight
Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of value Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of weight
15.8 19.9
Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel (17) Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel (17)
13.4 18.6
Basic chemicals (20) Cereal grains (02)
8.3 12.4
Fuel oils (18) Fuel oils (18)
6.1 9.5
Cereal grains (02) Basic chemicals (20)
5.0
Plastics and rubber (24) Coal and petroleum products, n.e.c. (19) 6.8
Other commodities 51.4 Other commodities 32.8
Total 100.0 Total 100.0

Outbound Shipments from the State of Louisiana Inbound Shipments to the State of Louisiana
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
Louisiana 54.5 Louisiana 69.6 Louisiana 47.8 Louisiana 61.5
Texas 9.0 Texas 6.6 Texas 11.3 Illinois 7.8
Florida 5.1 Florida 5.5 Illinois 4.5 Texas 4.2
Mississippi 3.6 Mississippi 3.0 Mississippi 3.8 Minnesota 3.9
Illinois 2.9 Illinois 1.7 Georgia 2.9 Iowa 2.2
Alabama 2.7 Kentucky 1.5 California 2.5 Missouri 2.1
Other states 22.2 Other states 12.1 Other states 27.2 Other states 18.3
Total 100.0 Total 100.0 Total 100.0 Total 100.0

Modes of Transportation for Shipments Originating in Louisiana

Mode of transportation Percent of value Percent of weight
Truck (for-hire, private, and both private truck and for-hire truck) 39.7 26.3
Air (including truck and air) 0.1 —
Rail 12.2 6.0
Water (Great Lakes, deep draft and shallow draft) 25.1 44.6
Pipeline* 16.2 19.8
Multiple modes** 4.0 0.8
Parcel, U.S. Postal Service, or courier service 3.4 —
Other and unknown mode 2.6 S
Total 100.0 100.0

Domestic Distance Shipped for Commodities Originating in Louisiana
Distance shipped Percent of value Percent of weight
Less than 50 miles 43.1 61.5
50 to 99 miles 9.4 7.6
100 to 249 miles 11.8 6.8
250 to 499 miles 10.3 6.5
500 to 749 miles 10.7 8.7
750 to 999 miles 7.6 3.6
1,000 to 1,499 miles 5.1 S
1,500 to 1,999 miles 1.7 0.4
2,000 miles or more 0.3 S
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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