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 79,852 100 114,242 100 32,945 100 268 11 - 14.2 - 15.2 - 30.4
Single modes 71,691 89.8 100,513 88 25,477 77.3 182 11.1 2.1 15.3 4.9 14.2 7.9 24.3
Truck6 20,411 25.6 25,560 22.4 3,926 11.9 131 18.9 6.7 26.5 6.8 20.2 3.5 32.4
For-hire truck 12,882 16.1 10,647 9.3 3,497 10.6 319 21.8 4.9 28.6 3.5 21.5 3.2 18.9
Private truck 7,529 9.4 14,913 13.1 429 1.3 50 27.9 2.7 30.8 3.9 13.9 0.3 25.3
Rail 12,964 16.2 14,524 12.7 9,073 27.5 873 14.3 3 25.5 4.2 17 7.8 16.4
Water 6,197 7.8 11,166 9.8 7,634 23.2 1,290 27.9 1.9 36.1 3 43.6 8.8 24
Shallow draft 3,134 3.9 S S S S 224 33 1.7 S S S S 29.8
Deep draft 3,063 3.8 4,224 3.7 6,665 20.2 1,892 38.2 1.9 36.3 1.9 38.2 8.9 29.7
Air (incl truck and air) 19 - - - - - S 44.2 - 34.4 - 35.2 - S
Pipeline7 32,100 40.2 49,263 43.1 S S S 16 5.8 16.7 5.8 S S S
Multiple modes 7,760 9.7 13,425 11.8 7,398 22.5 762 27.2 2.1 30 4.9 45.2 7.9 17.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 876 1.1 5 - 2 - 762 35.7 0.4 22.4 - 46.8 - 17.5
Truck and rail 317 0.4 422 0.4 357 1.1 1,071 26.9 0.2 33.3 0.2 43.7 0.5 19.3
Truck and water S S S S S S 137 S S S S S S 7.3
Rail and water 3,235 4.1 7,659 6.7 6,324 19.2 943 22.8 1.2 37.9 5.3 48.4 8.3 27.8
Other multiple modes 1,933 2.4 S S S S 119 42.6 1.2 S S S S 13.3
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 54 S S S S S S 43.4

SCTG2 01, Live animals and live fish

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
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S 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 9,182 100 S S S S S 34.8 - 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
Rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 358 S S S S S S -
Rail and water S S S S S S 358 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 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 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 1 100 12 100 3 100 245 21.4 - 17.6 - 16.2 - 9.9
Single modes 1 100 12 100 3 100 245 21.4 - 17.6 - 16.2 - 9.9
Truck6 1 100 12 100 3 100 245 21.4 - 17.6 - 16.2 - 9.9
For-hire truck 1 100 12 100 3 100 245 21.4 - 17.6 - 16.2 - 9.9

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 108 100 18 100 4 100 72 29.4 - 34.3 - 23.2 - 45.9
Single modes 108 100 18 100 4 100 72 29.4 - 34.3 - 23.2 - 45.9
Truck6 108 100 18 100 4 100 72 29.4 - 34.3 - 23.2 - 45.9
For-hire truck S S S S S S 1,283 S S S S S S 13
Private truck 98 90.5 17 92 2 63.2 S 34.1 8.7 38.8 8.3 29.7 13.8 S
Other and unknown modes 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 29 100 67 100 24 100 S 25.2 - 14.9 - 48.7 - S
Single modes 23 82.1 52 77.8 S S S 41.5 19.9 34.2 18.5 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 706 S S S S S S 43.4
Multiple modes 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 62 S S S S S S 34.5

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 S S S S S S 29 S S S S S S 25.5
Single modes S S S S S S 29 S S S S S S 25.5
Truck6 S S S S S S 29 S S S S S S 25.5
Private truck S S S S S S 29 S S S S S S 25.5

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 228 100 190 100 7 100 28 36.7 - 48.7 - 40.9 - 19.2
Single modes 228 100 190 100 7 100 28 36.7 - 48.7 - 40.9 - 19.2
Truck6 228 100 190 100 7 100 28 36.7 - 48.7 - 40.9 - 19.2
Private truck 228 100 190 100 7 100 28 36.7 - 48.7 - 40.9 - 19.2

SCTG2 09, Tobacco 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 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 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 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

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 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 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 17,069 100 26,860 100 5,590 100 S 28.8 - 27.5 - 36.8 - S
Single modes 17,069 100 26,860 100 5,590 100 S 28.8 - 27.5 - 36.8 - S
Truck6 S S S S S S 19 S S S S S S 13.2
For-hire truck 158 0.9 242 0.9 6 0.1 25 27.6 11.9 32.1 13.6 35.2 15.3 2.3
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Water 2,473 14.5 3,725 13.9 S S 558 23 4.3 16.4 4.7 S S 45.9
Shallow draft 1,506 8.8 2,253 8.4 S S S 36.4 4.9 29.1 5.7 S S S
Deep draft 967 5.7 1,472 5.5 S S 777 18.2 13.2 10.3 13.2 S S -
Pipeline7 14,341 84 22,766 84.8 S S S 26.3 4.7 25.6 4.6 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 9,689 100 17,690 100 1,748 100 S 45.7 - 46 - 37.3 - S
Single modes 8,139 84 14,455 81.7 1,349 77.2 S 38.8 5.2 39.2 5.9 43.1 9.2 S
Truck6 S S S S S S 15 S S S S S S 31.1
For-hire truck 13 0.1 22 0.1 S S 24 18.2 0.4 12.1 0.4 S S 28
Private truck S S S S S S 15 S S S S S S 34.3
Water 676 7 1,209 6.8 S S S 40.2 10.5 30.2 12.8 S S S
Shallow draft 234 2.4 517 2.9 S S S 32.3 10.6 23.6 15.3 S S S
Deep draft 442 4.6 692 3.9 S S 888 43.3 18.7 50 19.1 S S 18.2
Pipeline7 S S 11,534 65.2 S S S S S 49.5 9.7 S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 126 S S S S S S 2
Truck and water S S S S S S 130 S S S S S S 23
Other multiple modes 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 23,910 100 24,573 100 19,146 100 708 19.3 - 19.2 - 31 - 12.9
Single modes 21,813 91.2 20,178 82.1 14,148 73.9 720 19.2 3.2 21.1 7.4 30.2 10.1 12.3
Truck6 9,280 38.8 6,640 27 2,578 13.5 550 31.3 11.7 39.6 10.6 30 11.8 18.1
For-hire truck 7,994 33.4 4,173 17 2,414 12.6 635 30.7 9.3 26.7 5.3 28.1 7.4 18.1
Private truck 1,286 5.4 S S 164 0.9 146 40 11.4 S S 30.7 11.7 29.2
Rail 5,693 23.8 4,875 19.8 6,215 32.5 1,418 24 4.2 21.4 7.4 23.8 12.6 7.8
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Shallow draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Deep draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Pipeline7 S S 6,169 25.1 S S S S S 49.7 10.6 S S S
Multiple modes 2,021 8.5 4,305 17.5 S S S 34.7 6.5 21.4 16.4 S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Rail and water S S S S S S 1,823 S S S S S S 39.3
Other multiple modes 1,076 4.5 1,375 5.6 167 0.9 121 14.9 16 8.2 16.6 8.5 7.5 -
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 14,170 100 19,243 100 1,898 100 328 32.2 - 33.7 - 18.6 - 18.2
Single modes 11,595 81.8 16,690 86.7 1,234 65 307 40.1 12.7 40.2 11.9 23.7 10.7 21.9
Truck6 S S S S 209 11 196 S S S S 17.1 9.9 22.5
For-hire truck 511 3.6 837 4.3 194 10.2 255 19.7 8.7 19.8 9.9 17.9 10 26.2
Private truck S S S S S S 54 S S S S S S 48
Rail 1,113 7.9 826 4.3 810 42.7 959 34.5 3.7 31.4 3.9 32 9.6 9.2
Water 1,075 7.6 S S S S 31 28.9 15.8 S S S S 22.3
Shallow draft 1,075 7.6 S S S S 31 28.9 15.8 S S S S 22.3
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Pipeline7 6,512 46 8,794 45.7 S S S 13.9 11 13 10.6 S S S
Multiple modes 2,575 18.2 2,553 13.3 664 35 664 25.4 14.1 32.3 13.2 43.5 11.2 21.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Rail and water 2,081 14.7 2,032 10.6 S S 221 26.9 12.1 40.1 11.6 S S 13.5
Other multiple modes 491 3.5 516 2.7 S S S 23.8 14.9 12.1 13.1 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 29 100 - 100 S S 918 35.6 - 43.6 - S S 41.5
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
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 24 83 S S S S 1,106 27.2 15.4 S S S S 2.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 24 83 S S S S 1,106 27.2 15.4 S S S S 2.2

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 990 100 S S 275 100 375 45.3 - S S 48.2 - 28.9
Single modes 774 78.2 345 62.2 252 91.5 401 43.2 6.8 44.5 11.3 46.7 3.3 27.7
Truck6 557 56.2 210 37.8 141 51.4 377 43.9 12.6 39.9 11.7 49.6 14.2 33.5
For-hire truck 547 55.3 192 34.7 140 50.7 819 37.4 14.3 31.3 15.8 44.2 17.1 15.3
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Rail S S S S S S 747 S S S S S S 28.2
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 35.3 8.7 S
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other multiple 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 7,712 100 7,660 100 1,523 100 225 17.5 - 21.4 - 14.9 - 31.6
Single modes 7,452 96.6 7,386 96.4 1,437 94.4 216 17.6 1.3 21 1.3 14.8 2.2 31.3
Truck6 2,587 33.5 2,008 26.2 372 24.5 223 22.8 11.2 27.7 12.3 20.9 8.9 30.7
For-hire truck 2,154 27.9 1,722 22.5 366 24 309 23 10.4 29.2 11.4 21.1 8.9 28.5
Private truck 433 5.6 286 3.7 7 0.4 S 39.2 3 38.3 3 24.1 0.1 S
Rail 4,860 63 5,375 70.2 1,063 69.8 S 28.6 9.8 30.1 10.2 16.8 4.7 S
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Shallow draft 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 215 2.8 S S 82 5.4 607 44.8 1 S S 42.6 2.2 28.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 1 - - - - - 849 40 - 30.9 - 38.2 - 21.9
Truck and rail 200 2.6 S S 81 5.3 S 41.9 1.3 S S 37.7 2.9 S
Truck and water 9 0.1 S S 1 - 138 3.4 0.4 S S 45.3 0.1 2.3
Other multiple modes S S 6 0.1 1 0.1 129 S S 40.1 0.2 39.8 0.1 5.7
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 25, Logs and other wood in the rough

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

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 231 100 1,015 100 164 100 144 25.6 - 30.6 - 32.7 - 45.6
Single modes 228 98.7 999 98.5 153 93.4 141 26 1.3 31.2 1.9 35.1 5.3 46.4
Truck6 223 96.6 980 96.6 125 76 135 25.2 1.4 30.5 1.8 27.3 7.3 49
For-hire truck 123 53.3 S S 91 55.4 S 45.8 12 S S 37.4 12.5 S
Private truck 100 43.3 400 39.4 34 20.6 77 16.1 13 40.2 14.5 30.7 15.2 20.2
Rail 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
Truck and rail 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 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 413 100 853 100 963 100 1,054 6.1 - 6.9 - 16 - 9.5
Single modes 322 78.1 669 78.4 708 73.5 952 10.8 7 13.7 7 15.3 9.3 8.4
Truck6 81 19.7 167 19.5 103 10.7 616 14.4 2.2 14.7 2.2 13.9 1.1 3.3
For-hire truck 45 10.9 92 10.8 71 7.4 777 16.6 1.4 16.1 1.4 14.7 1.3 11.6
Private truck 37 8.9 75 8.7 32 3.3 425 13 0.8 13.1 0.9 24.9 0.3 14.7
Rail 241 58.4 502 58.9 605 62.8 1,275 14.4 7.8 17.1 7.8 15.6 8.2 19
Multiple modes 90 21.9 184 21.6 256 26.5 1,467 33.1 7 31.2 7 44.5 9.3 11.2
Truck and rail 90 21.9 184 21.6 256 26.5 1,467 33.1 7 31.2 7 44.5 9.3 11.2

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 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 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 19 100 - 100 S S S 48.8 - 45.6 - S S S
Single modes 14 75.2 - 79 S S 12 34.8 10.4 29.2 9.2 S S 3.4
Truck6 14 75.2 - 79 S S 12 34.8 10.4 29.2 9.2 S S 3.4
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 14 71.8 - 73.3 S S 12 34.5 12 31.4 11.7 S S 6.8
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 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 S S S S 245 S S S S S S 11.1
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
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 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 111 100 1,274 100 19 100 S 43.4 - 28.5 - 27.9 - S
Single modes 111 99.9 1,274 100 19 100 20 41.5 - 24.9 - 24.2 - 32.8
Truck6 111 99.9 1,274 100 19 100 20 41.5 - 24.9 - 24.2 - 32.8
For-hire truck S S 11 0.9 S S S S S 43.5 1.3 S S S
Private truck 110 98.4 1,263 99.1 17 90.7 15 42.2 1.6 24.8 0.4 25.1 6.2 26.1
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 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 549 100 S S S S 206 35.6 - S S S S 22.9
Single modes 472 86.1 570 81.1 121 68.4 199 28 5.2 44.3 6.6 49.2 10.7 24.6
Truck6 472 86.1 570 81.1 121 68.4 199 28 5.2 44.3 6.6 49.2 10.7 24.6
For-hire truck 148 26.9 S S S S 463 20.3 18.6 S S S S 14.6
Private truck 325 59.1 S S S S 94 38.3 13.5 S S S S 24.1
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 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 1,174 100 474 100 82 100 S 28 - 35.1 - 24.2 - S
Single modes 1,101 93.8 473 99.8 82 99.8 S 29.4 3.8 35.2 0.1 24.2 0.1 S
Truck6 1,101 93.8 473 99.8 82 99.7 S 29.5 3.8 35.2 0.6 24.3 2.2 S
For-hire truck 754 64.2 379 79.8 72 88.2 S 29.8 8.4 37.1 10.7 27.9 7.9 S
Private truck 347 29.6 95 20 S S S 37.5 9 42.3 10.5 S S S
Air (incl truck and air) 1 0.1 S S S S 2,065 41 1.1 S S S S 35.8
Multiple modes S S S S - 0.2 S S S S S 31.6 0.1 S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S - 0.1 S S S S S 31.2 0.2 S
Truck and water S S S S S S 167 S S S S S S 0.3
Other and unknown modes S S S S - - S S S S S 39.8 - 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 349 100 11 100 1 100 171 29.3 - 29.9 - 32.8 - 41.5
Single modes 250 71.7 10 87.4 1 81.1 42 36.4 8.8 35.8 10.1 38.8 12.6 49.4
Truck6 250 71.7 10 87.4 1 81.1 42 36.4 8.8 35.8 10.1 38.8 12.6 49.4
For-hire truck S S S S - 39 122 S S S S 45.4 18.5 49.9
Private truck 124 35.7 S S S S S 49 14 S S S S S
Multiple modes 72 20.7 - 4.1 - 12.8 472 30 7.1 31.8 4.3 22.6 11.4 23.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 72 20.7 - 4.1 - 12.8 472 30 7.1 31.8 4.3 22.6 11.4 23.2
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 320 100 13 100 S S 151 22.2 - 28.8 - S S 32.9
Single modes 269 84.1 11 86 S S 125 26.2 12.7 30.7 11.1 S S 26.6
Truck6 269 84.1 11 85.9 S S 124 26.2 12.6 30.7 11.1 S S 26.6
For-hire truck 47 14.7 2 12.4 S S S 47.4 5.5 46.3 4.3 S S S
Private truck 222 69.4 10 73.6 S S 117 27.8 12.1 32.9 10.3 S S 29.8
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 24 7.5 - 2.5 S S 588 46.9 11.5 45.6 7.9 S S 17.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 24 7.5 - 2.5 S S 588 46.9 11.5 45.6 7.9 S S 17.6
Other and unknown modes 27 8.4 S S - 0.4 S 25 10.2 S S 33.2 2.8 S

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 S S S S 1 100 S S S S S 39.9 - 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 210 S S S S S S 21.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 210 S S S S S S 21.4
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 98 100 1 100 S S 383 33.9 - 39.4 - S S 24.5
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S 226 S S S S S S 45.9
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 - 63.3 S S S S S 49.8 16.8 S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S - 63.3 S S S S S 49.8 16.8 S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S 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 S S S S S S 47 S S S S S S 33.1
Single modes S S S S S S 24 S S S S S S 23
Truck6 S S S S S S 24 S S S S S S 23
Private truck S S S S S S 24 S S S S S S 23
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 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 828 100 25 100 9 100 1,210 41.8 - 44.9 - 46.1 - 18.6
Single modes S S 23 91.5 S S 371 S S 47.3 6.2 S S 42.1
Truck6 S S 23 91 S S 362 S S 47.3 6.7 S S 42.7
For-hire truck 59 7.2 9 34.3 5 51.6 628 41.1 6.9 39.7 12.7 46.6 11.4 35.3
Private truck S S 14 56.7 S S S S S 48.9 15.5 S S S
Air (incl truck and air) 5 0.6 S S S S 1,125 21.8 4.6 S S S S 5
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,301 S S S S S S 16.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,301 S S S S S S 16.1
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 S S S S 20 100 S S S S S 47.4 - S
Single modes S S S S 20 100 S S S S S 47.4 - S
Truck6 S S S S 19 96.1 S S S S S 46.2 2.2 S
For-hire truck 112 77.7 S S S S S 4.7 17.5 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 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 134 100 12 100 1 100 49 29.5 - 38.2 - 45.8 - 40
Single modes 129 95.9 12 99.7 1 99.9 48 32.4 9 38.4 5.1 45.8 3.3 29.5
Truck6 129 95.9 12 99.7 1 99.9 48 32.4 9 38.4 5.1 45.8 3.3 29.5
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 125 93.3 12 99.7 1 99.9 49 30.7 5.4 35.1 3.6 43.3 3.4 32.9
Multiple modes S S - - S S S S S 18.4 0.2 S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S - - S S S S S 18.4 0.2 S S S
Other and unknown modes S S - 0.3 S S 13 S S 46.4 13.3 S S 24.9

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.