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 38,985 100 79,715 100 15,237 100 352 9.7 - 14.7 - 12.7 - 11.7
02 Cereal grains 169 0.4 1,350 1.7 295 1.9 329 39.1 0.7 43.4 2.6 34.4 2.1 23.6
03 Other agricultural products 144 0.4 494 0.6 S S S 20.9 2.5 48.2 3.8 S S S
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 833 2.1 S S S S 600 33.6 0.8 S S S S 18.2
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 1,367 3.5 3,887 4.9 687 4.5 482 31.6 1.3 30.8 1.9 36.3 1.8 24.5
08 Alcoholic beverages 187 0.5 136 0.2 3 - 23 33.3 0.5 43.3 0.2 28.1 - 18.6
11 Natural sands 1 - 138 0.2 3 - 19 39.2 - 27.5 0.2 41.4 - 19.2
12 Gravel and crushed stone S S 4,031 5.1 233 1.5 45 S S 22.9 4.7 29.9 1.8 16.8
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec 17 - 748 0.9 32 0.2 49 39.8 0.1 41.2 1.2 49 0.4 45.1
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 1,803 4.6 2,680 3.4 71 0.5 30 24.4 1.4 25.4 1 26.3 0.2 19.1
18 Fuel oils 995 2.6 1,633 2 57 0.4 S 20.6 0.9 18.5 0.5 24.8 0.1 S
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 5,410 13.9 17,379 21.8 2,918 19.1 132 34.1 3.8 42.2 5.7 33.3 4.4 32.5
20 Basic chemicals S S S S S S 129 S S S S S S 49.6
21 Pharmaceutical products S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
22 Fertilizers 11 - 6 - S S S 24.9 0.1 0.1 - S S S
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 2,078 5.3 1,533 1.9 1,095 7.2 367 26.5 2.7 20.7 0.8 23.3 2.5 20.5
24 Plastics and rubber 1,083 2.8 378 0.5 148 1 329 26.6 0.7 28.6 0.2 23.5 0.2 17
25 Logs and other wood in the rough S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
26 Wood products 468 1.2 276 0.3 63 0.4 435 38.6 0.4 29.4 0.1 29 0.2 22.1
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 46 0.1 41 0.1 28 0.2 635 22.9 - 25 - 31.2 0.1 20.3
28 Paper or paperboard articles 96 0.2 81 0.1 30 0.2 S 17.3 0.1 31.5 0.1 41.9 0.1 S
29 Printed products 104 0.3 S S 3 - 533 31.6 0.1 S S 33.7 - 18.6
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 443 1.1 3,795 4.8 485 3.2 100 23.1 0.3 22.8 1.1 27.3 1 24.9
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 14,109 36.2 20,831 26.1 5,971 39.2 326 17 4.9 16.8 5.3 19.9 8.1 13.1
33 Articles of base metal 1,272 3.3 377 0.5 174 1.1 253 13.6 0.6 15.5 0.1 18.6 0.3 49
34 Machinery 1,355 3.5 138 0.2 95 0.6 519 18 0.7 24.5 - 30.2 0.2 22.9
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip S S S S 29 0.2 504 S S S S 48 0.1 25
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 968 2.5 S S S S 507 37.4 1 S S S S 26.9
37 Transportation equipment, nec 75 0.2 S S S S 596 43.3 0.2 S S S S 28.5
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 301 0.8 3 - 2 - 866 21.4 0.3 31.1 - 45.8 - 11.1
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 31 0.1 5 - - - 21 38.1 - 39.5 - 43 - 40.1
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 505 1.3 S S S S 500 38.3 0.5 S S S S 15.5
41 Waste and scrap 686 1.8 2,663 3.3 250 1.6 69 28.9 0.5 28 1.3 40.4 1.3 31.3
43 Mixed freight 1,189 3 S S S S S 36 1.3 S S S S S
99 Commodity Unknown - - - - S S S 8.5 - 46.3 - 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.