Table 3a. Hazardous Material Shipment Characteristics for Selected UN Numbers: 2007

Table 3a. Hazardous Material Shipment Characteristics for Selected UN Numbers: 2007

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

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UN number Description Value Tons Ton-miles 1 Average miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent 2007
(thousands)
Percent 2007
(millions)
Percent CV 2 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
  Total 1,448,218 100 2,231,133 100 323,457 100 96 2.6 - 3.3 - 4.6 - 8.1
1005 Ammonia, anhydrous 6,101 0.4 15,005 0.7 5,262 1.6 147 23.1 0.1 25 0.2 27.5 0.5 8.6
1006 Argon, compressed 2,847 0.2 13,034 0.6 S S 99 28 0.1 26.6 0.2 S S 45.9
1011 Butane see also Petroleum gases, liquefied 6,003 0.4 9,198 0.4 640 0.2 396 37.2 0.2 43.4 0.2 43.6 0.1 32.5
1013 Carbon dioxide 1,989 0.1 20,637 0.9 4,082 1.3 55 22.2 - 23.6 0.2 27.4 0.3 46.6
1066 Nitrogen, compressed 2,338 0.2 32,034 1.4 4,821 1.5 62 20 - 35.6 0.4 27.2 0.4 18.8
1072 Oxygen, compressed 4,171 0.3 19,672 0.9 2,779 0.9 37 31.1 0.1 25.7 0.2 27.3 0.2 14
1075 Petroleum gases, liquefied or Liquefied petroleum gas 43,707 3.0 57,133 2.6 8,613 2.7 30 7.4 0.2 10.4 0.3 16.9 0.4 9.3
1202 Diesel fuel 118,341 8.2 217,590 9.8 28,582 8.8 39 4.3 0.4 6.4 0.4 24.6 2.2 19.8
1203 Gasoline includes gasoline mixed with ethyl alcohol, with not more than 10% alcohol 616,008 42.5 883,928 39.6 61,374 19.0 43 5 1.3 4.9 1.1 10.3 1.6 5.4
1223 Kerosene 7,380 0.5 11,954 0.5 787 0.2 25 33.2 0.2 33.3 0.2 33.2 0.1 18
1268 Petroleum distillates, n.o.s. or Petroleum products, n.o.s. 7,543 0.5 11,800 0.5 1,984 0.6 278 27.5 0.1 28.4 0.2 32.2 0.3 25
1824 Sodium hydroxide solution 7,587 0.5 23,692 1.1 9,618 3.0 177 12.7 0.1 9.1 0.1 19.5 0.4 16.4
1830 Sulfuric acid with more than 51 percent acid 4,335 0.3 33,065 1.5 13,410 4.1 257 26 0.1 23.8 0.3 30.4 1.1 16.3
1863 Fuel, aviation, turbine engine 48,315 3.3 76,447 3.4 7,359 2.3 99 14.1 0.5 13 0.5 20.9 0.5 16.5
1964 Hydrocarbon gas mixture, compressed, n.o.s. 16,810 1.2 24,007 1.1 7,803 2.4 141 26.6 0.3 21.5 0.2 29.4 0.7 28
1965 Hydrocarbon gas mixture, liquefied, n.o.s. 6,571 0.5 9,519 0.4 S S 249 37.5 0.2 35.4 0.2 S S 15.8
1978 Propane see also Petroleum gases, liquefied 10,876 0.8 15,086 0.7 645 0.2 24 46.1 0.3 44.9 0.3 24.5 0.1 14.6
1993 Flammable liquids, n.o.s. 273,421 18.9 454,123 20.4 41,183 12.7 37 6.1 1 5.9 1.1 8.7 1.4 8.9
2448 Sulfur, molten 1,427 0.1 16,237 0.7 4,544 1.4 213 48.6 0 23.2 0.1 29.3 0.4 31.5
3257 Elevated temperature liquid, n.o.s., at or above 100 C and below its flash point (including molten metals, molten salts, etc.) 12,859 0.9 48,399 2.2 14,772 4.6 203 8.2 0.1 7.7 0.2 11 0.4 14.2

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 Ton-miles estimates are based on estimated distances traveled along a modeled transportation network.
2 Coefficient of Variation.

NOTES: Value-of-shipment estimates are reported in current prices. 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/publications/commodity_flow_survey/.

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.