Table 8. Shipment Characteristics by Two-Digit Commodity and Mode of Transportation for Metropolitan Area of Origin: 2007

Table 8. Shipment Characteristics by Two-Digit Commodity and Mode of Transportation for Metropolitan Area of Origin: 2007

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

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All Commodities5

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 56,170 100 68,385 100 4,676 100 923 40.2 - 21.6 - 22.1 - 15.5
Single modes 49,105 87.4 67,316 98.4 4,398 94.1 209 45 6.3 22.1 0.9 23.8 3.8 31.1
Truck6 41,847 74.5 61,793 90.4 3,319 71 182 48.7 7.2 19.8 2.4 17.3 6.6 36.1
For-hire truck S S 11,257 16.5 1,623 34.7 835 S S 38.9 8 18.9 5.3 16.9
Private truck 13,877 24.7 50,537 73.9 1,697 36.3 36 21.4 8.6 24 7.6 19.5 3.6 7.8
Rail 33 0.1 S S S S 194 24.8 0.1 S S S S 11.6
Air (incl truck and air) S S 8 - 11 0.2 1,101 S S 39.3 - 43.6 0.1 9.6
Multiple modes 6,310 11.2 S S 267 5.7 1,293 13.6 6.2 S S 37.7 3.7 9.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 6,237 11.1 83 0.1 81 1.7 1,292 13.7 6.2 27.8 0.2 29.8 3.4 9.1
Truck and rail 48 0.1 S S 175 3.8 S 37.7 0.1 S S 47.8 2.7 S
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 755 1.3 266 0.4 S S S 39.5 0.5 34.1 0.1 S S S

SCTG2 02, Cereal grains

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 03, Other agricultural products

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 16 100 7 100 - 100 50 40.3 - 33.8 - 41.5 - 27.7
Single modes 16 100 7 100 - 100 50 40.3 - 33.8 - 41.5 - 27.7
Truck6 16 100 7 100 - 100 50 40.3 - 33.8 - 41.5 - 27.7
Private truck 16 100 7 100 - 100 50 40.3 - 33.8 - 41.5 - 27.7

SCTG2 04, Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 05, Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 174 100 44 100 S S 56 39.6 - 45.4 - S S 26.5
Single modes 174 100 44 100 S S 56 39.6 - 45.4 - S S 26.4
Truck6 174 100 44 100 S S 56 39.6 - 45.4 - S S 26.4
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 118 68.2 S S S S 51 46.8 17.9 S S S S 20.4
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 06, Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes S S 79 100 S S S S S 41.3 - S S S
Single modes S S 77 98.6 S S S S S 40.6 0.6 S S S
Truck6 S S 77 98.6 S S S S S 40.6 0.6 S S S
For-hire truck S S 51 65.2 62 94.7 1,017 S S 41.2 12.1 35.4 4 18.1
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes - - S S - - 1,322 49.8 - S S 45 - 14.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier - - S S - - 1,322 49.8 - S S 45 - 14.9
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 07, Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 1,345 100 S S S S 86 43.3 - S S S S 24.2
Single modes 1,345 100 S S S S 86 43.3 - S S S S 24.2
Truck6 1,339 99.6 S S S S 86 43.6 0.9 S S S S 24.3
For-hire truck 2 0.1 S S S S S 39.4 0.5 S S S S S
Private truck 1,338 99.5 S S S S 86 43.7 1 S S S S 24.3
Rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 08, Alcoholic beverages

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 678 100 339 100 7 100 39 24.2 - 11.8 - 21.3 - 22.1
Single modes 678 100 339 100 7 100 39 24.2 - 11.8 - 21.3 - 22.1
Truck6 678 100 339 100 7 100 39 24.2 - 11.8 - 21.3 - 22.1
Private truck 678 100 339 100 7 100 39 24.2 - 11.8 - 21.3 - 22.1

SCTG2 10, Calcareous monumental or building stone

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes S S 654 100 87 100 106 S S 30.4 - 36.2 - 43.7
Single modes S S 644 98.6 87 99.9 107 S S 30.7 1.3 36.2 0.1 43.3
Truck6 S S 644 98.6 87 99.9 107 S S 30.7 1.3 36.2 0.1 43.3
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S 61 S S S S S S 49.3
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 11, Natural sands

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 24 100 4,611 100 118 100 24 48.6 - 47.7 - 48.2 - 7.7
Single modes 24 100 4,611 100 118 100 24 48.6 - 47.7 - 48.2 - 7.7
Truck6 24 100 4,611 100 118 100 24 48.6 - 47.7 - 48.2 - 7.7
For-hire truck S S S S S S 20 S S S S S S 5.3
Private truck S S S S S S 25 S S S S S S 11.4

SCTG2 12, Gravel and crushed stone

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 207 100 38,581 100 2,074 100 31 37.7 - 42.4 - 47.3 - 42.8
Single modes 200 96.7 38,049 98.6 1,982 95.6 31 39.5 4.7 43.1 3.7 49.8 6.7 40.3
Truck6 181 87.6 32,637 84.6 941 45.4 26 37.9 4.1 40.4 3.9 38.1 12.9 49.4
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 154 74.5 28,047 72.7 772 37.2 S 44.8 12.2 46.4 12.3 46.5 11.7 S
Rail 19 9.1 5,412 14 1,041 50.2 193 36 4 44.9 5.2 41.3 9 7.5
Multiple modes S S S S S S 205 S S S S S S 13.1
Truck and rail S S S S S S 205 S S S S S S 13.1
Other and unknown modes 2 1.2 125 0.3 S S S 37.7 10.1 12.3 3.4 S S S

SCTG2 13, Nonmetallic minerals nec

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes S S S S 25 100 9 S S S S 40 - 37.5
Single modes S S S S 25 100 9 S S S S 40 - 37.5
Truck6 S S S S 25 100 9 S S S S 40 - 37.5
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S 18 S S S S S S 10.3

SCTG2 14, Metallic ores and concentrates

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 17, Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes S S S S S S 16 S S S S S S 5.3
Single modes S S S S S S 16 S S S S S S 5.3
Truck6 S S S S S S 16 S S S S S S 5.3
For-hire truck S S S S S S 17 S S S S S S 4.7
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 18, Fuel oils

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 19, Coal and petroleum products, nec

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 28 100 S S S S 38 44.4 - S S S S 20.4
Single modes 28 99.6 S S S S 38 44.9 1.3 S S S S 21.1
Truck6 28 99.6 S S S S 38 44.9 1.3 S S S S 21.1
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 28 99.2 S S S S 35 44.7 1.2 S S S S 24.1
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 20, Basic chemicals

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 21, Pharmaceutical products

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 1,480 100 249 100 282 100 S 49.9 - 41.7 - 41.5 - S
Single modes S S 245 98.7 S S S S S 36.1 13.5 S S S
Truck6 S S 245 98.7 S S S S S 36.1 13.5 S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 974 S S S S S S 36.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 974 S S S S S S 36.2

SCTG2 22, Fertilizers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 23, Chemical products and preparations, nec

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 177 100 29 100 10 100 358 29 - 26.9 - 41 - 34.6
Single modes 172 96.7 29 99.2 10 99.8 380 30 3.5 27.6 2.7 41.2 6.2 34.2
Truck6 172 96.7 29 99.2 10 99.8 380 30 3.5 27.6 2.7 41.2 6.2 34.2
For-hire truck 145 81.8 21 72.3 10 97.2 932 14.4 9 14.6 12.5 22.2 1.3 24.5
Private truck S S S S S S 40 S S S S S S 42.9
Multiple modes S S S S - 0.2 S S S S S 31.9 11.2 S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S - 0.2 S S S S S 31.9 11.2 S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 24, Plastics and rubber

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 554 100 74 100 S S S 45 - 46.9 - S S S
Single modes 257 46.4 31 42 S S S 40.1 13.4 36 13.6 S S S
Truck6 257 46.4 31 42 S S S 40.1 13.4 36 13.6 S S S
For-hire truck S S 23 31.2 S S S S S 43.9 18.1 S S S
Private truck 65 11.8 S S S S 30 48.6 15 S S S S 20.3
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 9 S S S S S S 47.6

SCTG2 26, Wood products

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 573 100 S S 37 100 S 48.6 - S S 46.1 - S
Single modes 572 99.9 S S 37 98.9 38 48.7 0.5 S S 46.8 3.7 41.1
Truck6 572 99.9 S S 37 98.9 38 48.7 0.5 S S 46.8 3.7 41.1
For-hire truck 4 0.6 S S S S 1,231 31.4 14.7 S S S S 19.9
Private truck 569 99.2 S S S S 30 49 5.4 S S S S 8.4
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 27, Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 58 100 41 100 1 100 S 35.7 - 39.4 - 35.5 - S
Single modes 58 99.9 41 100 1 99.3 48 33.7 0.1 37.6 - 33.3 0.3 26.5
Truck6 58 99.9 41 100 1 99.3 48 33.7 0.1 37.6 - 33.3 0.3 26.5
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 54 93.4 37 90.9 1 97.3 48 30.7 2.7 33.1 3.6 34.1 2.4 26.4
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,863 S S S S S S 0.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,863 S S S S S S 0.8

SCTG2 28, Paper or paperboard articles

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 53 100 S S S S S 42.3 - S S S S S
Single modes 49 92.9 S S S S 44 43.3 4.6 S S S S 29.5
Truck6 49 92.9 S S S S 44 43.3 4.6 S S S S 29.5
For-hire truck 2 3.6 S S S S 462 40 18.6 S S S S 32.9
Private truck 47 89.3 18 43 S S 34 45.1 5.1 46.6 18.3 S S 28.3
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 29, Printed products

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 738 100 69 100 33 100 1,435 27.8 - 23.6 - 41.4 - 15.6
Single modes 279 37.8 53 75.9 S S 747 23.3 11.8 35 11.3 S S 27.9
Truck6 279 37.8 53 75.9 S S 744 23.3 11.8 35.1 11.3 S S 28.7
For-hire truck S S S S S S 1,035 S S S S S S 21.4
Private truck 202 27.4 43 61.8 1 3.5 25 33.1 12.5 45.5 13.7 43.4 12.2 30.1
Air (incl truck and air) S S - - - 0.1 1,553 S S 33.3 - 34.1 0.3 15.1
Multiple modes 458 62 17 24.1 25 76.5 1,456 48.8 11.9 42.5 11.3 44.4 13.5 11.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S 16 23.7 24 75.1 1,457 S S 43.9 11.4 45.7 15 11.4
Truck and rail 12 1.6 S S S S 1,366 36.9 6.5 S S S S 37.5
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S - - S S S S S 45.1 0.2 S S S

SCTG2 30, Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes S S 15 100 10 100 768 S S 11.1 - 16.6 - 8.1
Single modes S S 8 55.6 5 49.1 S S S 18.5 18.9 24.6 17.7 S
Truck6 S S 8 55.6 5 49.1 S S S 18.5 18.9 24.6 17.7 S
For-hire truck S S S S 4 41.5 1,114 S S S S 37.1 19.9 15.8
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 858 S S S S S S 6.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 858 S S S S S S 6.6
Other and unknown modes S S 1 4 S S S S S 27.8 6 S S S

SCTG2 31, Nonmetallic mineral products

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 1,771 100 12,271 100 991 100 88 21.6 - 34.9 - 32.4 - 21.3
Single modes 1,693 95.6 11,916 97.1 898 90.6 76 21.6 1.3 35.8 2 30.8 3.2 23
Truck6 1,365 77.1 11,828 96.4 876 88.4 69 23 8.9 35.9 2 31.8 4.2 22.5
For-hire truck 366 20.7 2,265 18.5 398 40.1 230 41 6.2 37.5 5.3 36.2 6.5 13.3
Private truck 999 56.4 9,563 77.9 478 48.3 41 25.6 8.3 39.7 6.5 30.5 5.8 37.1
Rail 6 0.3 87 0.7 S S 249 33.1 2.8 33.4 2.1 S S -
Air (incl truck and air) S S - - - - 1,270 S S 35.9 0.1 40.4 0.2 24.4
Multiple modes S S S S S S 648 S S S S S S 30.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 723 S S S S S S 35.4
Truck and rail 32 1.8 307 2.5 92 9.3 299 31.7 4.2 33.1 7.6 30.9 9.9 2.6
Other and unknown modes S S S S 1 0.1 S S S S S 47 0.4 S

SCTG2 32, Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 239 100 149 100 S S S 25.2 - 40.2 - S S S
Single modes 229 96 148 99.5 S S S 27.3 8.2 40.3 2.9 S S S
Truck6 229 95.9 148 99.2 S S S 27.4 8.2 40.4 2.9 S S S
For-hire truck 62 26.1 24 16 S S 889 24.7 12.6 47.7 14.3 S S 19.4
Private truck 167 69.7 124 83.2 S S S 34.4 14.7 43.7 12.4 S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 9 3.8 - 0.1 S S 885 43.2 12.8 47.1 4.5 S S 18.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 9 3.8 - 0.1 S S 885 43.2 12.8 47.1 4.5 S S 18.8
Other and unknown modes - 0.2 1 0.4 - 0.1 39 35.2 0.4 34.4 0.7 28.6 0.1 6.4

SCTG2 33, Articles of base metal

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 553 100 S S S S 592 26.3 - S S S S 19.2
Single modes 423 76.5 S S S S S 30.1 8.7 S S S S S
Truck6 422 76.4 S S S S S 30.2 8.8 S S S S S
For-hire truck 167 30.2 38 23.7 S S 381 35.6 9.9 44.2 13.9 S S 33.7
Private truck 255 46.2 S S S S S 38.6 8.4 S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 2,104 S S S S S S 29.7
Multiple modes 130 23.5 4 2.3 S S 925 34.4 9.3 44.2 5.3 S S 18.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 130 23.5 4 2.3 S S 925 34.4 9.3 44.2 5.3 S S 18.3
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 34, Machinery

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 2,439 100 65 100 S S 358 44.3 - 46.1 - S S 33.6
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S 947 S S S S S S 19.7
Private truck S S 27 42.1 S S S S S 35.9 11.4 S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,423 S S S S S S 8.5
Multiple modes 262 10.7 2 3.8 2 6.6 658 31.7 8.2 34.7 9.2 36.7 14.1 20.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 262 10.7 2 3.8 2 6.6 658 31.7 8.2 34.7 9.2 36.7 14.1 20.1
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 35, Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes S S S S S S 1,038 S S S S S S 12.3
Single modes S S S S S S 960 S S S S S S 12.8
Truck6 S S S S S S 788 S S S S S S 16.1
For-hire truck S S S S S S 1,145 S S S S S S 12.5
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S 6 1.3 9 2 1,216 S S 47.1 1.2 49.2 2.6 12
Multiple modes 3,358 9 29 5.9 38 8.2 1,048 24.9 15.1 35 17.9 32.7 16.3 13.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 3,353 9 27 5.7 31 6.8 1,045 24.9 15.1 37.4 18 38.9 16.3 13.3
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 1,172 S S S S S S 34.6

SCTG2 36, Motorized and other vehicles (including parts)

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 586 100 104 100 3 100 S 36.2 - 41.9 - 47.6 - S
Single modes S S S S 2 58.4 S S S S S 36.9 16.6 S
Truck6 S S S S 2 58.4 S S S S S 36.9 16.6 S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 551 S S S S S S 37.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 551 S S S S S S 37.4
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 37, Transportation equipment, nec

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 331 100 1 100 1 100 1,352 10.4 - 18.8 - 16.3 - 9.5
Single modes 258 77.9 1 92.9 1 91.7 999 14.7 9.8 16.6 2.6 14.8 2.8 10.6
Truck6 226 68.3 1 87.3 1 86.3 989 15.7 9.7 19.2 5.9 17.4 5.2 12.7
For-hire truck 226 68.2 1 87.3 1 86.3 1,019 15.7 9.7 19.2 5.9 17.4 5.2 11.5
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) 32 9.6 S S S S 1,004 38.6 6 S S S S 22.7
Multiple modes 73 22.1 - 7.1 - 8.3 1,443 41.7 17.4 37.2 17.1 45.6 16.9 19.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 73 22.1 - 7.1 - 8.3 1,443 41.7 17.4 37.2 17.1 45.6 16.9 19.3

SCTG2 38, Precision instruments and apparatus

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 1,717 100 S S S S 474 41.1 - S S S S 36.5
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S 6 S S S S S S 30.5
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 625 36.4 2 29.8 S S 541 32.2 13.5 45.3 14.5 S S 41.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 625 36.4 2 29.8 S S 541 32.2 13.5 45.3 14.5 S S 41.5
Other and unknown modes - - - 0.5 S S S 8.2 0.3 15.7 7 S S S

SCTG2 39, Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 157 100 16 100 S S S 22 - 28.8 - S S S
Single modes 113 72.1 12 75.7 S S S 33.7 16.1 41.5 16.2 S S S
Truck6 113 72.1 12 75.7 S S S 33.7 16.1 41.5 16.2 S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S 654 S S S S S S 46.7
Private truck S S S S S S 34 S S S S S S 27.7
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 40, Miscellaneous manufactured products

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 1,014 100 S S 73 100 1,167 29.6 - S S 34.2 - 14.5
Single modes 587 57.9 S S 69 94.4 1,276 29.5 10.7 S S 35.8 11.2 20.9
Truck6 518 51.1 S S 69 94.3 1,275 35.5 12.5 S S 35.8 15.2 23
For-hire truck 432 42.6 S S 68 93.6 1,365 44.6 11.7 S S 36 17 14.8
Private truck 86 8.5 S S S S 23 42.7 11.6 S S S S 30.8
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,398 S S S S S S 9
Multiple modes S S 4 2.4 4 5.6 1,108 S S 41.9 10.2 46.3 11.2 11.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S 4 2.4 4 5.6 1,108 S S 41.9 10.2 46.3 11.2 11.8

SCTG2 41, Waste and scrap

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 149 100 189 100 45 100 181 38.7 - 19.3 - 25.8 - 35.5
Single modes 128 86.3 184 97.5 41 92.6 194 42.6 9.2 19 1.9 29.7 8.3 33
Truck6 128 86.3 184 97.5 41 92.6 194 42.6 9.2 19 1.9 29.7 8.3 33
For-hire truck 47 31.3 24 12.8 16 36.5 567 27.9 15.6 31.3 8.2 29.9 17.7 24.8
Private truck S S 160 84.7 S S 135 S S 25.5 6.7 S S 38.3
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 43, Mixed freight

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 695 100 S S S S 727 41.8 - S S S S 28.1
Single modes 596 85.8 S S S S S 45.5 16.6 S S S S S
Truck6 596 85.8 S S S S S 45.5 16.6 S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S 18 41.3 883 S S S S 39.8 19.1 25.3
Private truck 528 76 S S S S 54 42.7 13.8 S S S S 22.1
Multiple modes S S 1 0.6 S S 1,467 S S 31.8 19.3 S S 20.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S 1 0.6 S S 1,467 S S 31.8 19.3 S S 20.8

SCTG2 99, Commodity Unknown

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 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 Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) geographic areas were drawn from a subset of Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs) and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MeSAs) as defined by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). However, CFS metropolitan areas are divided into their state parts when they include more than one state. In addition, the CFS also utilizes a unique geography referred to as, "remainder of state," to represent those areas of a state not contained within a separately published metropolitan area for the CFS (as opposed to not part of any Core-Based Statistical Area (CBSA) as defined by OMB). Because of the differences in the CFS geography, as compared to OMB defined geography, caution should be exercised when comparing CFS estimates to other estimates of similar geography.
2 Standard Classification of Transported Goods.
3 Ton-miles estimates are based on estimated distances traveled along a modeled transportation network.
4 Coefficient of Variation.
5 Estimates exclude shipments of crude petroleum (SCTG 16).
6 "Truck" as a single mode includes any shipment that was made by private truck only, by for-hire truck only, or by a combination of private and for-hire truck.
7 Estimates for pipeline exclude shipments of crude petroleum.

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/.
Rows are not shown if all cells for that particular row have no value. For example, Orlando-Deltona-Daytona Beach, FL by Alcoholic Beverages (08) by Air has no data for any cell therefore the entire row is not shown. Also, two-digit commodities are not present if there is no such data for an entire commodity by area. For example, Pittsburgh-New Castle, PA by Cereal Grains (02) has no data for any mode therefore the entire commodity is not shown.

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.