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 436,947 100 302,032 100 71,748 100 570 4.3 - 6.3 - 11.7 - 6.9
01 Live animals and live fish S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
02 Cereal grains 377 0.1 2,539 0.8 S S S 37.4 - 42.3 0.5 S S S
03 Other agricultural products 6,137 1.4 4,322 1.4 S S S 41.1 0.6 36 0.5 S S S
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec 1,278 0.3 1,560 0.5 1,049 1.5 443 46.7 0.1 42.5 0.3 43.7 0.6 18.3
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 9,401 2.2 2,149 0.7 890 1.2 193 14 0.3 13.8 0.1 19.1 0.3 46.1
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 6,145 1.4 4,392 1.5 1,404 2 S 16.5 0.2 28.5 0.4 23.7 0.7 S
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 16,415 3.8 12,363 4.1 3,580 5 142 15.6 0.5 11.4 0.5 11.5 0.5 19
08 Alcoholic beverages 5,390 1.2 2,968 1 73 0.1 41 17.8 0.2 25.6 0.2 26.3 - 23.6
09 Tobacco products 1,581 0.4 30 - 20 - 512 34.5 0.1 24 - 30.4 - 25.8
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone S S S S S S 46 S S S S S S 21.1
11 Natural sands 244 0.1 14,351 4.8 326 0.5 26 41.4 - 18.3 0.9 19.5 0.1 15.1
12 Gravel and crushed stone 268 0.1 23,053 7.6 619 0.9 20 28.7 - 24.5 1.6 27.7 0.2 24.7
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec S S 28,264 9.4 659 0.9 S S S 28.2 2.9 31.8 0.4 S
14 Metallic ores and concentrates 33 - S S S S S 38 - S S S S S
15 Nonagglomerated bituminous coal 15 - 99 - 18 - 177 20.9 - 21.8 - 23 - 1.6
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 17,408 4 23,359 7.7 821 1.1 23 36.7 1.2 35 2 31.8 0.4 23
18 Fuel oils 5,594 1.3 8,233 2.7 410 0.6 S 29.2 0.4 27.4 0.7 36.1 0.3 S
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 2,853 0.7 15,412 5.1 S S 103 19.7 0.1 36 1.7 S S 23.8
20 Basic chemicals 8,357 1.9 7,572 2.5 2,149 3 989 11.4 0.2 17.4 0.5 29.7 0.7 25
21 Pharmaceutical products 49,401 11.3 298 0.1 141 0.2 471 17.8 1.8 14.4 - 26.8 0.1 15.1
22 Fertilizers 5,422 1.2 18,370 6.1 13,416 18.7 531 43.5 0.6 45.3 4 44.9 8.8 22.8
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 16,919 3.9 6,570 2.2 3,633 5.1 761 20.3 0.8 19.2 0.5 18.2 1.1 17.6
24 Plastics and rubber 22,052 5 8,304 2.7 4,210 5.9 675 10.7 0.6 16.5 0.5 17.4 1.7 5.6
25 Logs and other wood in the rough S S 19 - S S S S S 46.4 - S S S
26 Wood products 2,561 0.6 5,703 1.9 371 0.5 282 15.3 0.1 42.7 0.9 27.7 0.2 22.1
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 6,665 1.5 6,537 2.2 S S 271 40.1 0.6 41.3 0.8 S S 15.7
28 Paper or paperboard articles 5,010 1.1 3,030 1 869 1.2 414 17.5 0.2 22.5 0.2 26.4 0.6 16
29 Printed products 9,620 2.2 2,566 0.8 824 1.1 706 10.3 0.2 28.1 0.2 12 0.2 6.5
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 4,973 1.1 429 0.1 256 0.4 896 21.8 0.3 27.8 - 32.9 0.2 8.1
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 3,881 0.9 38,805 12.8 1,214 1.7 378 8.5 0.1 17.8 2 8.5 0.3 23.2
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 26,623 6.1 17,442 5.8 5,559 7.7 270 17.3 1.2 15.1 0.8 11.8 1.3 19.1
33 Articles of base metal 15,668 3.6 5,343 1.8 2,009 2.8 420 10 0.4 16.2 0.3 23.1 0.9 7.6
34 Machinery 21,041 4.8 1,507 0.5 751 1 419 13 0.8 17.7 0.1 19.4 0.3 7.7
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 51,114 11.7 2,171 0.7 891 1.2 685 8.8 1 30.5 0.3 16.6 0.3 7.5
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 28,035 6.4 3,273 1.1 1,621 2.3 508 16 1 17.8 0.2 22.4 0.4 14
37 Transportation equipment, nec 4,461 1 S S S S 427 31.1 0.4 S S S S 19.4
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 9,744 2.2 223 0.1 95 0.1 717 28.3 0.6 41.1 - 33.6 - 8.5
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 4,843 1.1 859 0.3 268 0.4 608 15.3 0.2 23.1 - 16.2 0.1 13.3
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 23,686 5.4 4,519 1.5 2,468 3.4 706 12.1 0.7 27.8 0.6 35.2 1.5 6.1
41 Waste and scrap 2,879 0.7 6,378 2.1 1,585 2.2 232 32.7 0.2 37.1 0.6 28 0.8 24.4
43 Mixed freight 39,192 9 12,896 4.3 3,651 5.1 530 11.7 1.4 7.6 0.6 16 1.4 15.2
99 Commodity Unknown 133 - S S S S 131 43.1 - S S S S 39.4

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.