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2002 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: Minnesota

Value Weight
Summary

Total shipments originating in Minnesota $ 166,430 (millions) 336,237 (thousand tons)

Percent of total U.S. shipments 2.0 2.9

Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in Minnesota by Value Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in Minnesota by Weight
Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of value Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of weight
Electronic and other electrical equipment and components and office equipment
9.8 19.2
(35) Metallic ores and concentrates (14)
8.6 8.3
Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils (07) Cereal grains (02)
7.5 5.8
Miscellaneous manufactured products (40) Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils (07)
6.9 5.7
Mixed freight (43) Gravel and crushed stone (12)
6.1
Pharmaceutical products (21) Other agricultural products (03) 4.4
Other commodities 61.1 Other commodities 56.6
Total 100.0 Total 100.0

Outbound Shipments from the State of Minnesota Inbound Shipments to the State of Minnesota
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
Minnesota 41.5 Minnesota 56.8 Minnesota 42.9 Minnesota 69.5
Wisconsin 6.0 Louisiana 6.4 Illinois 6.9 Montana 4.6
Illinois 5.4 Ohio 6.0 Wisconsin 6.8 Wisconsin 3.7
California 4.7 Indiana 5.5 Ohio 3.9 North Dakota 3.5
Texas 3.4 Illinois 3.6 California 3.4 Wyoming 3.0
Iowa 2.8 Pennsylvania 3.1 Iowa 2.9 Iowa 2.7
Other states 36.2 Other states 18.6 Other states 33.2 Other states 13.0
Total 100.0 Total 100.0 Total 100.0 Total 100.0

Modes of Transportation for Shipments Originating in Minnesota

Mode of transportation Percent of value Percent of weight
Truck (for-hire, private, and both private truck and for-hire truck) 69.0 59.3
Air (including truck and air) 4.2 —
Rail 3.4 16.0
Water (Great Lakes, deep draft and shallow draft) 1.5 10.7
Pipeline* S S
Multiple modes** 18.6 11.6
Parcel, U.S. Postal Service, or courier service 17.5 0.2
Other and unknown mode 2.9 1.4
Total 100.0 100.0

Domestic Distance Shipped for Commodities Originating in Minnesota
Distance shipped Percent of value Percent of weight
Less than 50 miles 30.0 49.3
50 to 99 miles 8.3 7.0
100 to 249 miles 10.5 6.0
250 to 499 miles 13.4 10.0
500 to 749 miles 9.1 10.6
750 to 999 miles 10.5 6.3
1,000 to 1,499 miles 14.5 9.8
1,500 to 1,999 miles 3.4 S
2,000 miles or more S 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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