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Table 3-4: Rail Shipments: 2012

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State Rail shipments terminating in state Rail shipments originating in state
All commodities (thousands of tons) Top commodity
by weight
All commodities (thousands of tons) Top commodity
by weight
Alabama 51,082 Coal 38,161 Coal
Alaska 5,561 Stone, sand, gravel 5,561 Stone, sand, gravel
Arizona 26,052 Coal 3,281 Stone, sand, lime
Arkansas 27,429 Coal 14,493 Stone, sand, gravel
California 98,903 Intermodal 59,066 Intermodal
Colorado 29,703 Coal 30,647 Coal
Connecticut 1,324 Primary metal prod. 1,271 Waste & scrap
Delaware 4,442 Stone, sand, gravel 842 Coke & metal products
District of Columbia 17 All traffic 37 All traffic
Florida 66,677 Phospate rock 43,721 Phospate rock
Georgia 67,689 Coal 31,841 Stone, sand, gravel
Hawaii NA NA NA NA
Idaho 7,380 Chemicals 7,081 Food products
Illinois 157,810 Coal 115,899 Intermodal
Indiana 56,517 Coal 54,154 Coal
Iowa 35,389 Coal 46,269 Food products
Kansas 23,383 Coal 17,913 Farm products
Kentucky 36,761 Coal 59,158 Coal
Louisiana 44,592 Coal 29,344 Chemicals
Maine 2,573 Ground minerals 2,126 Pulp & paper
Maryland 35,538 Coal 5,815 Waste & scrap
Massachusetts 6,671 Intermodal 2,829 Empty containers
Michigan 32,653 Coal 21,874 Motor veh. & parts
Minnesota 70,254 Metallic ores 90,337 Metallic ores
Mississippi 13,579 Coal & metallic ores 7,699 Chemicals
Missouri 68,908 Coal 16,716 Food products
Montana 4,771 Prod. of petr. refining 38,320 Coal & coke
Nebraska 23,323 Coal 27,027 Farm products
Nevada 5,060 Coal 2,075 Concrete & gypsum prod.
New Hampshire 780 Coal & cement 321 Stone, sand, gravel
New Jersey 23,625 Chemicals 11,789 Intermodal
New Mexico 3,772 Food products 12,068 Coal
New York 20,575 Chemicals 7,439 Waste & scrap
North Carolina 47,903 Coal 10,362 Chemicals
North Dakota 22,003 Farm products 49,480 Farm products
Ohio 77,297 Coal 66,191 Coal
Oklahoma 34,810 Coal 18,299 Stone, sand, gravel
Oregon 19,304 Chemicals 10,187 Lumber & wood
Pennsylvania 54,495 Coal 51,550 Coal
Rhode Island 836 Chemicals 49 All traffic
South Carolina 27,757 Coal 12,114 Chemicals
South Dakota 4,813 Coal & cement 14,276 Farm products
Tennessee 26,558 Chemicals 15,695 Intermodal
Texas 206,591 Coal 92,892 Chemicals
Utah 10,752 Coal & cement 15,775 Coal
Vermont 1,552 Salt & ground miner. 659 Ground minerals
Virginia 77,551 Coal 32,231 Coal
Washington 48,340 Farm products 21,892 Intermodal
West Virginia 14,281 Coal 92,328 Coal
Wisconsin 57,490 Coal 20,625 Stone, sand, gravel
Wyoming 15,755 Coal 434,299 Coal
United States, total 1,800,883 Coal 1,764,078 Coal

KEY: NA = not applicable.

NOTE: The top commodity is based on the 38 two-digit Standard Transportation Commodity Code groupings and is determined by the tonnage either originating or terminating in the state (including intrastate shipments.) Commodity tonnage data are rounded estimates based on the Carload Waybill Sample. Individual state shipments may not add to total.

SOURCE: Association of American Railroads, Railroad Ten-Year Trends, available at www.aar.org/StatisticsAndPublications as of July 2015.

Updated: Saturday, May 20, 2017