1993 Commodity Flow Survey Commodity Movements Summary: New Mexico

1997
In New Mexico, the CFS measured $12 billion of goods weighing 61 million tons. New Mexico accounted for approximately 0.2 percent of the value and 0.6 percent of the weight of total U.S. shipments. The CFS data cover shipments by establishments in mining, manufacturing, wholesale, and selected retail and service industries. The data exclude most shipments of crude oil; therefore, the totals and percentages do not fully reflect the contribution of pipeline shipments. The major commodities
more » ... commodities shipped by establishments vary when measured by value and by weight. The main commodities shipped from New Mexico by value were: petroleum or coal products; food or kindred products; machinery, including computers; primary metal products; and chemicals or allied products. The main commodities shipped by weight were: coal; petroleum or coal products; nonmetallic minerals; clay, concrete, glass, or stone products; and lumber of wood products, excluding furniture. Local transportation of freight is important to New Mexico's commerce. The CFS shows that in 1993, about 49 percent of the value and 60 percent of the weight of total shipments from New Mexico were shipped to destinations within the state. About 35 percent of the value and about 55 percent of the weight of all shipments were between places less than 50 miles apart. In comparison, about 30 percent of the value and 56 percent of the weight of total U.S. shipments were between places less than 50 miles apart. In New Mexico, about 45 percent of the value of shipments and 71 percent of the weight of shipments were between places less than 100 miles apart.
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