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 182,723 100 100,236 100 10,657 100 543 4.7 - 14.4 - 3.2 - 13
02 Cereal grains 1 - S S S S S 15.2 - S S S S S
03 Other agricultural products 1,213 0.7 746 0.7 100 0.9 S 23.3 0.3 33 0.5 43.5 0.6 S
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec 921 0.5 S S S S 1,186 36.8 0.2 S S S S 33.6
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 6,035 3.3 955 1 408 3.8 240 18.6 0.8 18.3 0.3 18.8 0.8 22.5
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 1,123 0.6 S S S S S 24.7 0.2 S S S S S
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 7,954 4.4 4,491 4.5 1,279 12 74 17.9 0.7 19 1 18.1 2.1 44.5
08 Alcoholic beverages 1,784 1 953 1 23 0.2 31 21.6 0.4 27.8 0.8 22.7 0.1 16
09 Tobacco products S S S S - - S S S S S 42.8 - S
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone S S 47 - S S 58 S S 46.7 0.1 S S 23.4
11 Natural sands 65 - 6,199 6.2 136 1.3 22 38.9 - 28.7 2.8 35.5 0.5 11.1
12 Gravel and crushed stone 194 0.1 18,343 18.3 414 3.9 19 33.5 - 35.9 4.1 42.2 1.6 13
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec 82 - S S S S S 36.6 - S S S S S
14 Metallic ores and concentrates S S 3 - S S 949 S S 46.5 - S S 47.3
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 9,697 5.3 12,441 12.4 468 4.4 36 32.8 1.7 32.4 3.6 43.1 1.6 23.1
18 Fuel oils 4,505 2.5 7,024 7 S S 15 26.4 0.6 29.5 1.7 S S 11.6
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 1,567 0.9 S S S S S 42.7 0.4 S S S S S
20 Basic chemicals 1,005 0.6 S S 157 1.5 945 21.9 0.1 S S 41.6 0.7 17.8
21 Pharmaceutical products 18,660 10.2 S S 134 1.3 847 18.4 2 S S 41.8 0.6 19.8
22 Fertilizers 7 - 8 - - - 31 31.8 - 45.7 - 32.1 - 23.7
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 3,756 2.1 1,220 1.2 773 7.3 456 18.4 0.3 24.1 0.6 29.9 2.2 24.8
24 Plastics and rubber 5,858 3.2 1,336 1.3 793 7.4 466 14.1 0.5 15.3 0.3 17.4 1.2 14.9
25 Logs and other wood in the rough 18 - S S S S 165 35.3 - S S S S 40.4
26 Wood products 1,914 1 973 1 124 1.2 139 20.8 0.2 18.1 0.3 32.8 0.4 32.9
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 2,285 1.3 1,387 1.4 363 3.4 300 16.9 0.2 25 0.2 20.4 0.8 29.3
28 Paper or paperboard articles 910 0.5 458 0.5 101 0.9 514 19 0.1 23.7 0.1 48.8 0.6 31.8
29 Printed products 3,290 1.8 916 0.9 127 1.2 S 18 0.3 21.8 0.3 40.4 0.4 S
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 9,790 5.4 374 0.4 260 2.4 1,053 22 1.4 17.9 0.1 18.6 0.5 7.4
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 2,547 1.4 9,283 9.3 588 5.5 S 11.7 0.2 20.9 2.6 28.1 1.6 S
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 3,324 1.8 657 0.7 258 2.4 358 18.4 0.4 23.1 0.2 35.2 1 27
33 Articles of base metal 4,823 2.6 567 0.6 264 2.5 438 16.9 0.5 21.1 0.2 31.1 0.8 7.4
34 Machinery 8,457 4.6 389 0.4 176 1.6 598 22.8 0.9 21.6 0.1 23.1 0.4 21
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 31,714 17.4 914 0.9 554 5.2 454 17.5 2.7 25.3 0.2 26.3 1.4 32.2
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 2,946 1.6 290 0.3 S S 74 36 0.7 37.6 0.2 S S 45.8
37 Transportation equipment, nec 419 0.2 1 - 1 - 1,182 21.9 0.1 25.6 - 29.1 - 19.4
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 14,998 8.2 140 0.1 82 0.8 953 19 1.5 45.1 0.1 26.3 0.2 12.1
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 1,888 1 229 0.2 128 1.2 572 22.8 0.3 24.7 0.1 38.7 0.5 42.1
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 10,146 5.6 783 0.8 368 3.5 799 17.1 0.9 21.9 0.2 16.9 0.6 10.2
41 Waste and scrap 1,754 1 4,244 4.2 S S 147 29.1 0.3 41.9 2.7 S S 30.8
43 Mixed freight 16,412 9 4,339 4.3 574 5.4 748 15.4 1.1 29 0.8 23.2 1.3 24.9
99 Commodity Unknown S S S S S S 469 S S S S S S 36.9

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).

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.