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.

Excel | CSV

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 84,458 100 67,372 100 13,136 100 511 10.3 - 11.9 - 13.6 - 9.9
02 Cereal grains 229 0.3 1,645 2.4 1,648 12.5 S 32.3 0.1 32.6 0.9 34.4 3.2 S
03 Other agricultural products 845 1 1,537 2.3 1,146 8.7 S 43.9 0.6 26.6 0.9 34.8 1.9 S
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec 149 0.2 485 0.7 S S 176 36.3 0.1 41 0.6 S S 23.6
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 1,095 1.3 411 0.6 174 1.3 548 31 0.7 29.1 0.4 39.3 0.5 24.4
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 1,871 2.2 957 1.4 373 2.8 S 25.3 0.7 22.9 0.6 36 1.6 S
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 5,216 6.2 S S 925 7 220 39 1.3 S S 26.4 1.8 49
08 Alcoholic beverages 2,039 2.4 2,233 3.3 678 5.2 S 20.5 0.4 30.6 0.9 30.2 1.3 S
09 Tobacco products S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
11 Natural sands 45 0.1 6,312 9.4 126 1 S 37.2 - 35.1 3.2 34.6 0.3 S
12 Gravel and crushed stone 56 0.1 8,392 12.5 S S 23 24.8 - 28.8 3.9 S S 17.5
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec S S S S 40 0.3 S S S S S 42.6 0.3 S
14 Metallic ores and concentrates S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
15 Nonagglomerated bituminous coal S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 2,214 2.6 3,332 4.9 114 0.9 33 21.9 0.8 19.5 0.9 21.9 0.2 13.5
18 Fuel oils 813 1 1,382 2.1 36 0.3 23 27.6 0.3 27.7 0.5 25.7 0.1 12.5
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 606 0.7 995 1.5 94 0.7 62 20.6 0.2 38.8 0.4 29.6 0.3 48.9
20 Basic chemicals 2,080 2.5 1,861 2.8 436 3.3 S 24.3 0.7 37.9 1 43.7 1.4 S
21 Pharmaceutical products S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
22 Fertilizers 120 0.1 370 0.5 47 0.4 188 37.4 0.1 43.7 0.4 34.4 0.1 36.3
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 3,655 4.3 2,444 3.6 706 5.4 434 25 0.8 23.4 1 22.4 1.4 19.1
24 Plastics and rubber 2,513 3 845 1.3 406 3.1 364 16.5 0.3 29.4 0.3 28.5 0.7 14.6
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 933 1.1 599 0.9 132 1 531 16.9 0.2 23.8 0.2 44.9 0.5 31.7
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 1,561 1.8 1,645 2.4 536 4.1 245 18.3 0.4 18.4 0.7 23.5 1.4 22.4
28 Paper or paperboard articles 956 1.1 571 0.8 218 1.7 374 19.2 0.2 17.8 0.2 22.3 0.5 15.9
29 Printed products 1,032 1.2 167 0.2 90 0.7 643 26.1 0.4 30.5 0.2 44 0.4 13.2
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 1,707 2 183 0.3 103 0.8 818 25.8 0.8 41.7 0.1 44.1 0.4 9
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 632 0.7 5,151 7.6 172 1.3 142 18.4 0.1 25.7 2.4 16.2 0.4 25.8
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 7,013 8.3 7,373 10.9 2,055 15.6 347 31.3 3.3 36.9 3.7 48.1 5.6 13.2
33 Articles of base metal 5,041 6 S S 613 4.7 391 39.9 1.9 S S 49.5 1.2 14.4
34 Machinery 14,357 17 S S 312 2.4 309 29.3 3.7 S S 38.7 1 8.1
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 4,224 5 774 1.1 112 0.9 604 15.5 0.7 49.3 1.2 15.4 0.2 13.1
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 4,774 5.7 901 1.3 327 2.5 680 22.7 1.5 31.2 0.4 32.3 0.8 27.6
37 Transportation equipment, nec S S S S 2 - S S S S S 49.5 - S
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 4,638 5.5 30 - 30 0.2 682 47.7 2.5 35.6 - 34.5 0.1 21.1
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 821 1 120 0.2 51 0.4 730 27.1 0.4 26.9 0.1 26.4 0.2 18.7
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 3,462 4.1 310 0.5 S S 894 25.6 1.3 43.3 0.2 S S 12.7
41 Waste and scrap 804 1 1,561 2.3 536 4.1 S 27.7 0.3 33 0.8 22.1 1.2 S
43 Mixed freight 3,084 3.7 1,307 1.9 S S 517 21.6 0.9 21.7 0.6 S S 12.8
99 Commodity Unknown 2 - S S S S S 34.3 - 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.