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 48,966 100 70,117 100 12,563 100 377 12.5 - 6.1 - 9.8 - 16
03 Other agricultural products 169 0.3 S S S S S 40.9 0.2 S S S S S
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec S S S S S S 161 S S S S S S 29.2
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 1,056 2.2 539 0.8 120 1 S 27.8 0.7 28.5 0.2 22.5 0.2 S
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 228 0.5 367 0.5 S S 198 28.8 0.2 49 0.3 S S 22.7
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 2,136 4.4 1,908 2.7 396 3.2 S 17 0.9 28 0.8 19.6 0.8 S
08 Alcoholic beverages 285 0.6 146 0.2 3 - 25 15 0.1 22.1 - 26.1 - 28.8
09 Tobacco products 164 0.3 1 - - - 157 28.6 1 7.5 - 3.5 - 2.6
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 984 1.4 96 0.8 S S S 38.9 0.7 43.7 0.3 S
12 Gravel and crushed stone 80 0.2 12,371 17.6 844 6.7 70 18.1 - 18.8 2.8 26.9 2.1 16.8
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec S S 122 0.2 65 0.5 398 S S 49.4 0.2 44 0.7 39.7
14 Metallic ores and concentrates S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
15 Nonagglomerated bituminous coal 872 1.8 15,375 21.9 1,107 8.8 48 16.1 0.5 17.3 4.5 29.2 3.6 13.7
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 2,546 5.2 3,658 5.2 180 1.4 50 31.7 1.5 30.8 1.4 27.6 0.4 15.7
18 Fuel oils 934 1.9 1,576 2.2 127 1 S 27.1 0.5 27.8 0.6 48.8 0.5 S
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 1,208 2.5 3,823 5.5 1,714 13.6 S 27.8 0.7 37.7 1.8 48.2 6.6 S
20 Basic chemicals 321 0.7 S S S S S 46.8 0.5 S S S S S
21 Pharmaceutical products S S 527 0.8 71 0.6 189 S S 44.2 0.5 42.7 0.3 9.4
22 Fertilizers S S S S S S 71 S S S S S S 49.1
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 602 1.2 268 0.4 160 1.3 281 17.3 0.2 15 0.1 31.8 0.4 12.3
24 Plastics and rubber 1,008 2.1 244 0.3 121 1 231 23.6 0.8 19.7 0.1 23.9 0.3 14.8
25 Logs and other wood in the rough S S S S S S 254 S S S S S S 46.8
26 Wood products 714 1.5 2,108 3 354 2.8 147 20.4 0.3 26.6 0.7 26.8 0.6 16.6
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 386 0.8 386 0.6 188 1.5 S 18.5 0.2 19.4 0.1 28.4 0.6 S
28 Paper or paperboard articles 215 0.4 180 0.3 30 0.2 564 24.9 0.1 30.3 0.1 28.7 0.1 23.5
29 Printed products 611 1.2 192 0.3 32 0.3 623 17.4 0.2 38.1 0.1 22.4 0.1 15.2
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 560 1.1 34 - 23 0.2 605 35.6 0.6 30.8 - 42.3 0.1 8.5
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 1,364 2.8 9,496 13.5 1,126 9 260 26.9 0.7 13.8 1.4 25 3 23.9
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 4,341 8.9 4,569 6.5 2,609 20.8 247 17.2 1.3 20.8 1.4 39.7 5.4 23.2
33 Articles of base metal 4,521 9.2 2,781 4 1,482 11.8 449 22.2 2.3 19.4 0.7 24.5 2.6 17.4
34 Machinery 2,149 4.4 183 0.3 71 0.6 303 26.3 1.7 26.8 0.1 33.6 0.2 15.4
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 1,378 2.8 187 0.3 42 0.3 212 14.9 0.8 25.3 0.1 17.4 0.1 35.4
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 2,194 4.5 421 0.6 99 0.8 760 22.1 1.3 26.9 0.2 32.5 0.3 22.2
37 Transportation equipment, nec S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 196 0.4 3 - 1 - 599 42 0.3 43.2 - 36.9 - 21.4
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 653 1.3 122 0.2 S S 246 34.9 1 38.3 0.1 S S 49.4
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 2,675 5.5 468 0.7 148 1.2 712 45.3 2 49.9 0.4 26.6 0.4 13.3
41 Waste and scrap 269 0.5 1,629 2.3 S S S 25 0.2 15.7 0.6 S S S
43 Mixed freight 4,557 9.3 1,902 2.7 301 2.4 206 28.4 2.2 31.8 0.9 31.8 0.8 16.7
99 Commodity Unknown 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).

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.