Table 6. Shipment Characteristics by Two-Digit Commodity for Metropolitan Area of Origin: 2007

Table 6. Shipment Characteristics by Two-Digit Commodity 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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Commodity Group (2-digit SCTG2) 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 Commodities5 77,119 100 62,024 100 10,619 100 414 9.6 - 15.2 - 15.9 - 17.9
01 Live animals and live fish S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
02 Cereal grains S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
03 Other agricultural products 806 1 474 0.8 60 0.6 56 35 0.7 30.8 0.4 37.4 0.4 33.1
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec 262 0.3 252 0.4 S S 316 40.6 0.4 47 0.4 S S 39.4
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 936 1.2 199 0.3 16 0.2 41 24.3 0.4 20.1 0.1 47.3 0.1 36
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 913 1.2 S S S S S 33.3 0.4 S S S S S
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 5,665 7.3 4,793 7.7 1,133 10.7 206 15.3 1.1 36.8 2.4 25 3.8 39.3
08 Alcoholic beverages 2,100 2.7 1,028 1.7 S S S 25.4 0.6 34.1 0.4 S S S
09 Tobacco products S S 5 - - - 18 S S 11.1 - 2.8 - 47.4
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
11 Natural sands S S 2,677 4.3 S S 44 S S 37.3 1.8 S S 21.6
12 Gravel and crushed stone 97 0.1 9,727 15.7 S S 47 44.4 0.1 41 7.5 S S 29.8
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec 332 0.4 6,111 9.9 243 2.3 S 29.3 0.1 40.3 3.7 29.8 0.6 S
14 Metallic ores and concentrates S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 2,527 3.3 3,675 5.9 107 1 28 33.7 1.2 35.6 1.7 36.8 0.3 8.3
18 Fuel oils 898 1.2 1,533 2.5 60 0.6 S 36.6 0.5 35.3 0.9 44.8 0.2 S
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 683 0.9 S S 71 0.7 S 43.9 0.4 S S 38.9 0.2 S
20 Basic chemicals 2,762 3.6 5,783 9.3 S S 199 40.2 1.2 39.7 2.6 S S 20.1
21 Pharmaceutical products 6,205 8 133 0.2 S S S 39.2 3.1 43.3 0.1 S S S
22 Fertilizers S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 3,358 4.4 1,835 3 S S 582 36.8 1.9 39.8 1.3 S S 22.7
24 Plastics and rubber 2,057 2.7 797 1.3 S S 279 26.2 0.8 43.1 0.6 S S 22.1
25 Logs and other wood in the rough 58 0.1 72 0.1 S S S 36.8 0.1 41.2 0.3 S S S
26 Wood products 1,570 2 1,340 2.2 250 2.4 127 17.1 0.3 15.8 0.4 19.1 0.5 43.8
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
28 Paper or paperboard articles 476 0.6 284 0.5 S S 56 24.2 0.2 27.7 0.2 S S 44
29 Printed products 1,957 2.5 S S S S 520 18.2 0.6 S S S S 19.6
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 1,019 1.3 44 0.1 10 0.1 686 27.5 0.4 27.3 - 24.8 - 17.5
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 1,283 1.7 7,082 11.4 626 5.9 157 23.1 0.5 28.4 4.9 25.7 2.7 31.3
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 3,475 4.5 3,859 6.2 1,368 12.9 195 23.1 0.9 27.9 1.8 32.2 3.6 34.8
33 Articles of base metal 1,736 2.3 421 0.7 112 1.1 174 22.8 0.6 23.2 0.2 26.7 0.6 31.2
34 Machinery 4,225 5.5 566 0.9 161 1.5 415 14.1 0.9 23.6 0.3 32.1 0.7 35.5
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 6,640 8.6 S S S S 957 34.5 3.2 S S S S 14.4
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 4,702 6.1 S S S S 411 40.2 2.6 S S S S 29
37 Transportation equipment, nec 1,091 1.4 5 - 4 - 1,169 49.9 1.5 37.8 - 35.3 - 16.8
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 1,453 1.9 S S 11 0.1 S 26.3 0.5 S S 41.6 0.1 S
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 748 1 140 0.2 21 0.2 63 21.3 0.3 25.7 0.2 37.8 0.2 32.6
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 1,945 2.5 225 0.4 77 0.7 714 18.5 0.5 27.3 0.1 39.9 0.3 18.2
41 Waste and scrap 827 1.1 530 0.9 66 0.6 S 46.9 2.2 47.7 2.3 37 1.8 S
43 Mixed freight S S 3,347 5.4 382 3.6 193 S S 30.4 1.3 24.4 1 12
99 Commodity Unknown S S S S S S 772 S S S S S S 49.4

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).

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, Tucson, AZ by Cereal grains (02) has no data for any shipment characteristic therfore the entire row 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.