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Export Table B–7a

Estimated Measures of Reliability for Export Shipment Characteristics by Commodity Group and Export Mode: 2002

[Estimates are shown as percents and are based on data from the 2002 Commodity Flow Survey]

Value Tons
Std. error of Std. error of
SCTG code Description Export mode of transportation CV 02 percent CV 02 percent
— All Commodities All modes 4.9 — 11.8 —
— All Commodities Single modes 4.1 1.3 12.4 1.0
— All Commodities Truck 6.4 1.9 6.5 1.6
— All Commodities Rail 8.9 0.3 16.2 1.9
— All Commodities Water 6.2 1.0 15.9 3.2
— All Commodities Air (including truck and air) 7.5 1.3 11.2 0.2
— All Commodities Pipeline S S S S
— All Commodities Multiple modes 18.2 1.5 14.7 0.9
— All Commodities Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 11.0 0.5 31.4 —
— All Commodities Truck and rail. — — — —
— All Commodities Other multiple modes 27.7 1.5 15.2 0.9
— All Commodities Other and unknown modes 13.8 0.3 28.6 0.4
01–05 Agriculture products and fish All modes 14.1 0.9 17.4 3.9
01–05 Agriculture products and fish Single modes 13.9 0.9 17.7 3.7
01–05 Agriculture products and fish Truck 25.8 0.3 19.1 0.4
01–05 Agriculture products and fish Rail 28.9 — 26.4 0.7
01–05 Agriculture products and fish Water 16.5 0.8 19.0 3.9
01–05 Agriculture products and fish Air (including truck and air) S S S S
01–05 Agriculture products and fish Pipeline — — — —
01–05 Agriculture products and fish Multiple modes 25.3 — 38.7 0.3
01–05 Agriculture products and fish Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S
01–05 Agriculture products and fish Truck and rail. — — — —
01–05 Agriculture products and fish Other multiple modes 26.1 — 38.7 0.3
01–05 Agriculture products and fish Other and unknown modes 27.5 — 46.7 0.3
06–09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products All modes 18.3 0.3 13.8 0.6
06–09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products Single modes 19.8 0.3 14.0 0.6
06–09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products Truck 14.2 — 21.0 0.3
06–09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products Rail 23.4 — 16.7 0.1
06–09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products Water 25.4 0.3 16.5 0.3
06–09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products Air (including truck and air) S S S S
06–09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products Pipeline S S S S
06–09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products Multiple modes 32.1 — 23.9 —
06–09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 28.0 — S S
06–09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products Truck and rail. — — — —
06–09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products Other multiple modes 32.8 — 23.7 —
06–09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products Other and unknown modes 30.2 — 29.8 —
10–14 Stones, non—metallic minerals, and metallic ores All modes 16.9 0.1 23.9 1.9
10–14 Stones, non—metallic minerals, and metallic ores Single modes 13.8 — 23.9 1.7
10–14 Stones, non—metallic minerals, and metallic ores Truck 23.6 — 23.5 0.1
10–14 Stones, non—metallic minerals, and metallic ores Rail 22.6 — 35.3 1.1
10–14 Stones, non—metallic minerals, and metallic ores Water 18.3 — 31.6 1.1
10–14 Stones, non—metallic minerals, and metallic ores Air (including truck and air) S S 44.7 —
10–14 Stones, non—metallic minerals, and metallic ores Pipeline — — — —
10–14 Stones, non—metallic minerals, and metallic ores Multiple modes S S 39.8 0.3
10–14 Stones, non—metallic minerals, and metallic ores Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S
10–14 Stones, non—metallic minerals, and metallic ores Truck and rail. — — — —
10–14 Stones, non—metallic minerals, and metallic ores Other multiple modes S S 39.8 0.3
10–14 Stones, non—metallic minerals, and metallic ores Other and unknown modes 41.1 — 42.4 —
15–19 Coal and petroleum products All modes 31.2 0.3 24.2 2.7
15–19 Coal and petroleum products Single modes 32.7 0.3 24.4 2.2
15–19 Coal and petroleum products Truck 45.2 0.1 S S
15–19 Coal and petroleum products Rail 31.7 — 38.5 0.4
15–19 Coal and petroleum products Water 37.6 0.3 28.4 2.4
15–19 Coal and petroleum products Air (including truck and air) S S S S
15–19 Coal and petroleum products Pipeline S S S S
15–19 Coal and petroleum products Multiple modes S S S S
15–19 Coal and petroleum products Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S
15–19 Coal and petroleum products Truck and rail. — — — —
15–19 Coal and petroleum products Other multiple modes S S S S
15–19 Coal and petroleum products Other and unknown modes 47.1 — S S
20–24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products All modes 7.2 0.9 23.2 1.6
20–24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products Single modes 7.3 0.8 23.9 1.6
20–24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products Truck 11.6 0.2 16.7 0.3
20–24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products Rail 28.5 0.2 38.3 0.9
20–24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products Water 8.2 0.4 40.8 1.8
20–24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products Air (including truck and air) 11.9 0.4 19.1 —
20–24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products Pipeline S S S S
20–24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products Multiple modes 16.0 0.1 18.8 —
20–24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 9.8 — 36.0 —
20–24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products Truck and rail. — — — —
20–24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products Other multiple modes 18.2 0.1 19.0 —
20–24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products Other and unknown modes 24.2 — 23.1 —
25–30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather All modes 7.3 0.5 11.0 0.8
25–30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather Single modes 8.1 0.4 10.5 0.4
25–30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather Truck 8.1 0.2 8.6 0.2
25–30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather Rail S S 40.6 0.3
25–30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather Water 15.4 0.4 16.1 0.4
25–30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather Air (including truck and air) 27.2 — 15.8 —
25–30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather Pipeline S S S S
25–30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather Multiple modes 22.5 0.2 37.6 0.5
25–30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 20.7 — 28.2 —
25–30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather Truck and rail. — — — —
25–30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather Other multiple modes 26.9 0.2 38.0 0.5
25–30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather Other and unknown modes 20.9 — 15.0 —
31–34 Base metal and machinery All modes 7.0 1.3 12.4 1.0
31–34 Base metal and machinery Single modes 7.3 1.1 13.2 1.1
31–34 Base metal and machinery Truck 9.9 0.7 10.9 0.4
31–34 Base metal and machinery Rail 25.0 — 21.3 0.1
31–34 Base metal and machinery Water 17.5 0.6 27.7 0.9
31–34 Base metal and machinery Air (including truck and air) 12.2 0.4 17.7 —
31–34 Base metal and machinery Pipeline S S S S
31–34 Base metal and machinery Multiple modes 10.7 0.1 26.4 0.1
31–34 Base metal and machinery Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 15.4 0.1 33.5 —
31–34 Base metal and machinery Truck and rail. — — — —
31–34 Base metal and machinery Other multiple modes 15.2 0.1 27.4 0.1
31–34 Base metal and machinery Other and unknown modes 31.4 0.3 S S
35–38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments All modes 8.5 2.2 10.1 0.6
35–38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments Single modes 7.6 2.4 11.3 0.6
35–38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments Truck 16.5 1.9 13.3 0.4
35–38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments Rail 22.2 0.3 13.2 —
35–38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments Water 12.6 0.6 18.1 0.2
35–38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments Air (including truck and air) 9.6 1.4 11.4 —
35–38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments Pipeline S S S S
35–38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments Multiple modes 32.1 1.6 19.0 —
35–38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 7.5 0.3 15.7 —
35–38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments Truck and rail. — — — —
35–38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments Other multiple modes S S 22.1 —
35–38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments Other and unknown modes 36.4 0.3 33.2 —
39–43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products All modes 8.2 0.6 15.4 0.5
39–43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products Single modes 9.6 0.4 16.7 0.5
39–43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products Truck 11.3 0.2 15.7 0.2
39–43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products Rail 33.2 — 36.0 —
39–43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products Water 15.7 0.3 21.2 0.4
39–43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products Air (including truck and air) 17.3 0.2 16.7 —
39–43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products Pipeline S S S S
39–43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products Multiple modes 28.7 0.4 29.4 —
39–43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S 16.3 —
39–43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products Truck and rail. — — — —
39–43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products Other multiple modes 21.2 0.2 30.2 —
39–43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products Other and unknown modes 37.7 — 39.1 —
— Commodity Unknown All modes 32.1 0.1 S S
— Commodity Unknown Single modes 21.1 — S S
— Commodity Unknown Truck 37.9 — S S
— Commodity Unknown Rail S S S S
— Commodity Unknown Water 44.7 — S S
— Commodity Unknown Air (including truck and air) 41.4 — S S
— Commodity Unknown Pipeline — — — —
— Commodity Unknown Multiple modes S S S S
— Commodity Unknown Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S
— Commodity Unknown Truck and rail. — — — —
— Commodity Unknown Other multiple modes S S S S
— Commodity Unknown Other and unknown modes S S S S

KEY:
— Represents an estimate equal to zero or less than 1 unit of measure.
S Estimate does not meet publication standards because of high sampling variability or poor response quality.
CV Coefficient of variation of number

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SOURCE: Research and Innovative Technologies Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics (USDOT) and U.S. Census Bureau, 2002 Commodity Flow Survey,
Export Data, March 2005.