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 28,662 100 13,335 100 1,945 100 591 12.5 - 17.8 - 15.9 - 9.3
01 Live animals and live fish S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
03 Other agricultural products 23 0.1 S S S S 4 39.3 0.3 S S S S 19.9
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec 138 0.5 79 0.6 11 0.6 147 37.1 0.9 36.3 1.1 44.7 0.5 27.8
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 647 2.3 158 1.2 52 2.7 157 16.2 0.7 15.8 0.3 22.8 1.1 31.4
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 226 0.8 S S 6 0.3 S 32 0.7 S S 29.5 0.4 S
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 517 1.8 814 6.1 S S S 28.9 0.8 39.4 4.9 S S S
08 Alcoholic beverages 444 1.5 182 1.4 S S S 23.4 0.4 25 0.5 S S S
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone S S 9 0.1 - - 12 S S 35.7 0.1 29.8 - 34.5
11 Natural sands 21 0.1 1,238 9.3 27 1.4 19 31.9 0.1 46.4 7.3 33.3 1.2 28.6
12 Gravel and crushed stone S S S S S S 22 S S S S S S 17.9
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec 13 - S S S S S 35.4 - S S S S 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 1,090 3.8 1,360 10.2 47 2.4 33 39.5 1.8 38.8 4.7 37.7 1.2 12
18 Fuel oils 1,081 3.8 1,788 13.4 29 1.5 11 26.5 0.9 26.1 3.5 38.7 0.7 14.2
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 72 0.2 120 0.9 S S 30 42.2 0.2 48.4 0.5 S S 17.6
20 Basic chemicals S S S S 20 1 S S S S S 38.9 1.1 S
21 Pharmaceutical products S S S S S S 794 S S S S S S 28.4
22 Fertilizers 38 0.1 S S S S 54 48 0.2 S S S S 22.9
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 1,171 4.1 364 2.7 132 6.8 717 32.6 2.1 41.4 2.5 47.2 3.6 21.5
24 Plastics and rubber 2,259 7.9 294 2.2 240 12.3 873 33.5 2.1 27.9 1.1 32.9 3.8 13.7
26 Wood products 445 1.6 467 3.5 51 2.6 62 28.9 0.5 37.4 1.1 43.6 1.3 24.7
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 145 0.5 28 0.2 12 0.6 730 43.5 0.2 33.8 0.2 35.2 0.3 25.1
28 Paper or paperboard articles 122 0.4 74 0.6 S S S 42.6 0.4 49 0.3 S S S
29 Printed products 192 0.7 29 0.2 S S 690 21.8 0.2 43.1 0.1 S S 15.4
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 728 2.5 112 0.8 115 5.9 1,281 20.7 0.5 27.9 0.2 27.1 2 14.7
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 265 0.9 1,209 9.1 45 2.3 496 27.5 0.2 22.8 2.4 32.1 0.9 26.2
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 890 3.1 124 0.9 114 5.8 416 29.2 0.7 21.1 0.2 45.6 2.2 23.8
33 Articles of base metal 1,811 6.3 404 3 189 9.7 566 20.5 1.3 28.5 1 35.1 4 18.7
34 Machinery 686 2.4 S S 6 0.3 401 36.5 0.9 S S 36.6 0.1 35.6
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 2,601 9.1 112 0.8 116 5.9 702 24.8 2.6 27.9 0.3 27.8 1.7 12.9
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 283 1 126 0.9 S S S 33.5 0.7 44.2 0.7 S S S
37 Transportation equipment, nec S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 1,020 3.6 26 0.2 23 1.2 1,199 40 2.6 38.1 0.2 30.9 0.9 14
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 152 0.5 9 0.1 S S 465 46 0.3 40.7 - S S 46.3
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 3,656 12.8 124 0.9 80 4.1 1,091 17.4 1.8 37.6 0.4 23.5 0.9 6.7
41 Waste and scrap 169 0.6 264 2 S S 499 38.5 0.6 49.5 0.8 S S 28.3
43 Mixed freight 5,716 19.9 366 2.7 74 3.8 432 42.3 5.6 27.3 1 26 1.1 26.9
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.