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 77,631 100 119,468 100 34,451 100 248 13.2 - 20.8 - 18.6 - 13.6
02 Cereal grains S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
03 Other agricultural products S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 70 0.1 29 - 1 - S 14 0.7 15 0.4 46.9 - S
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 80 0.1 37 - 4 - 84 41 0.1 46 - 46.7 - 24.5
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 679 0.9 S S 67 0.2 S 34.7 0.2 S S 47.6 0.1 S
08 Alcoholic beverages 131 0.2 66 0.1 1 - 15 18.3 0.1 25.8 0.1 25.1 - 4.9
09 Tobacco products S S S S S S 95 S S S S S S 29.4
11 Natural sands 6 - 1,044 0.9 51 0.1 S 33.1 - 40.8 0.4 45.1 0.2 S
12 Gravel and crushed stone S S S S 239 0.7 S S S S S 43.5 0.8 S
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec 10 - 76 0.1 10 - S 36.9 - 44.5 - 44.9 - 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 17,578 22.6 26,127 21.9 295 0.9 37 28.6 9 28.2 7.6 22.1 0.5 17.4
18 Fuel oils 4,099 5.3 6,642 5.6 420 1.2 32 25.7 1.5 27.3 1.5 47 0.8 20.8
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 13,841 17.8 27,860 23.3 5,810 16.9 222 31.9 5.1 41.6 6.2 38.7 6.7 28.3
20 Basic chemicals 16,936 21.8 23,351 19.5 16,667 48.4 460 29.5 7 21.6 8.5 39.4 9.4 10.6
21 Pharmaceutical products S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
22 Fertilizers 1,408 1.8 5,351 4.5 2,694 7.8 390 20.5 2.2 18.1 5.1 22.2 7.3 24.1
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 2,807 3.6 1,188 1 724 2.1 635 24.2 1.4 35.1 0.7 45.5 0.9 17.6
24 Plastics and rubber 9,045 11.7 5,770 4.8 3,990 11.6 349 17.5 2.2 22.9 1.5 23.2 3.4 19.9
25 Logs and other wood in the rough S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
26 Wood products 143 0.2 219 0.2 S S 191 27.5 0.1 30.8 0.1 S S 22.7
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard S S S S S S 507 S S S S S S 34.2
28 Paper or paperboard articles S S S S S S 87 S S S S S S 28.4
29 Printed products 165 0.2 S S S S 272 49.6 0.1 S S S S 23.4
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 88 0.1 7 - 3 - 302 33.5 0.1 38 - 38.2 - 41.3
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 307 0.4 3,005 2.5 157 0.5 302 20.1 0.1 19.1 1.3 33.1 0.1 44
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 726 0.9 S S S S 328 41.7 0.4 S S S S 24.1
33 Articles of base metal 1,670 2.2 S S S S 281 33.6 0.7 S S S S 36
34 Machinery 549 0.7 36 - 4 - 53 30.6 0.2 35.8 - 35.6 - 41.4
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 425 0.5 90 0.1 9 - 254 15.9 0.3 48.6 0.2 25.8 - 38.7
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 299 0.4 S S S S S 33.3 0.7 S S S S S
37 Transportation equipment, nec S S S S S S 687 S S S S S S 23.8
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 128 0.2 1 - 1 - S 31.4 0.1 37.1 - 45.3 - S
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 81 0.1 16 - 3 - 712 18.6 0.1 21.6 - 33.5 - 30.5
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 494 0.6 S S S S 772 45.9 0.3 S S S S 21.7
41 Waste and scrap 329 0.4 S S 86 0.2 S 24.4 0.3 S S 33.4 0.3 S
43 Mixed freight 2,165 2.8 647 0.5 63 0.2 226 32.6 2.3 34.9 0.4 30 0.1 31.4
99 Commodity Unknown S S S S S S 28 S S S S S S 44.5

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.