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 79,852 100 114,242 100 32,945 100 268 11 - 14.2 - 15.2 - 30.4
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 9,182 8 S S S S S 34.8 12.4 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 1 - 12 - 3 - 245 21.4 - 17.6 - 16.2 - 9.9
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 108 0.1 18 - 4 - 72 29.4 - 34.3 - 23.2 - 45.9
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 29 - 67 0.1 24 0.1 S 25.2 0.1 14.9 0.2 48.7 0.2 S
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils S S S S S S 29 S S S S S S 25.5
08 Alcoholic beverages 228 0.3 190 0.2 7 - 28 36.7 0.5 48.7 0.3 40.9 0.1 19.2
09 Tobacco products S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
11 Natural sands S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 17,069 21.4 26,860 23.5 5,590 17 S 28.8 5.4 27.5 5.5 36.8 7.1 S
18 Fuel oils 9,689 12.1 17,690 15.5 1,748 5.3 S 45.7 4.7 46 6.1 37.3 2.6 S
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 23,910 29.9 24,573 21.5 19,146 58.1 708 19.3 7.3 19.2 6.1 31 11.3 12.9
20 Basic chemicals 14,170 17.7 19,243 16.8 1,898 5.8 328 32.2 4.6 33.7 4.4 18.6 1.1 18.2
21 Pharmaceutical products 29 - - - S S 918 35.6 0.2 43.6 - S S 41.5
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 990 1.2 S S 275 0.8 375 45.3 0.8 S S 48.2 0.4 28.9
24 Plastics and rubber 7,712 9.7 7,660 6.7 1,523 4.6 225 17.5 3.5 21.4 1.8 14.9 1.5 31.6
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 231 0.3 1,015 0.9 164 0.5 144 25.6 0.1 30.6 0.8 32.7 0.2 45.6
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 413 0.5 853 0.7 963 2.9 1,054 6.1 1.7 6.9 1.9 16 7 9.5
28 Paper or paperboard articles S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
29 Printed products 19 - - - S S S 48.8 0.1 45.6 - S S S
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather S S S S S S 245 S S S S S S 11.1
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 111 0.1 1,274 1.1 19 0.1 S 43.4 0.1 28.5 1.2 27.9 - S
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 549 0.7 S S S S 206 35.6 0.3 S S S S 22.9
33 Articles of base metal 1,174 1.5 474 0.4 82 0.2 S 28 0.9 35.1 0.8 24.2 0.1 S
34 Machinery 349 0.4 11 - 1 - 171 29.3 0.3 29.9 - 32.8 - 41.5
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 320 0.4 13 - S S 151 22.2 0.2 28.8 - S S 32.9
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) S S S S 1 - S S S S S 39.9 - S
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 98 0.1 1 - S S 383 33.9 0.2 39.4 - S S 24.5
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting S S S S S S 47 S S S S S S 33.1
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 828 1 25 - 9 - 1,210 41.8 0.4 44.9 - 46.1 - 18.6
41 Waste and scrap S S S S 20 0.1 S S S S S 47.4 0.1 S
43 Mixed freight 134 0.2 12 - 1 - 49 29.5 0.1 38.2 - 45.8 - 40

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.