Table 5a. Export Shipment Characteristics by Commodity Group: 2007

Table 5a. Export Shipment Characteristics by Commodity Group: 2007

Estimates are based on data from the 2007 Commodity Flow Survey. Because of rounding, estimates may not be additive.

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SCTG code 1 Commodity Description Value Tons Value Tons
2007
(million $)
Percent 2007 (thousands) Percent CV 2 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
  All Commodities 873,409 100 479,578 100 2.5 - 4.2 -
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 59,864 6.9 165,711 34.6 7.8 0.5 10.2 2.7
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 23,800 2.7 19,222 4 8.2 0.2 10.7 0.5
10-14 Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores 11,012 1.3 17,027 3.6 26.3 0.3 13.5 0.5
15-19 Coal and petroleum products 3 25,494 2.9 92,585 19.3 11.9 0.4 16.9 2.8
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 125,331 14.3 52,633 11 6.8 1 8.4 1.1
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 41,236 4.7 32,987 6.9 7.8 0.4 8.9 0.6
31-34 Base metal and machinery 146,139 16.7 32,537 6.8 4.7 0.6 3.4 0.4
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 368,098 42.1 16,576 3.5 5.5 1.5 4.8 0.2
39-43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products 72,435 8.3 50,299 10.5 4 0.5 12.9 1.3
99 Commodity Unknown S S S S S S S S

KEY: S = Estimate does not meet publication standards because of high sampling variability or poor response quality. - = Zero or Less than half the unit shown; thus, it has been rounded to zero.

1 Standard Classification of Transported Goods.
2 Coefficient of Variation.
3 Estimates exclude shipments of crude petroleum (SCTG 16).

NOTES: Value-of-shipment estimates have not been adjusted for price changes. Estimated measures of sampling variability for each estimate known as coefficients of variation (CV) are also provided in these tables. More information on sampling error, confidentiality protection, nonsampling error, sample design, and definitions may be found at http://www.bts.gov/cfs.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, 2007 Economic Census: Transportation Commodity Flow Survey, December 2009.