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 41,027 100 82,253 100 19,336 100 144 15.8 - 19.5 - 15.5 - 22.1
01 Live animals and live fish S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
02 Cereal grains S S 259 0.3 8 - S S S 47.9 0.3 35 - S
03 Other agricultural products S S S S S S S S S S S 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
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations S S S S S S 230 S S S S S S 16.5
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 187 0.5 136 0.2 S S 25 26 0.5 32.3 0.2 S S 43.9
08 Alcoholic beverages 39 0.1 10 - - - 41 36.5 0.3 35.9 - 35.7 - 28.6
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
11 Natural sands 16 - 1,897 2.3 94 0.5 44 43 - 43.9 0.9 42.9 0.2 22.8
12 Gravel and crushed stone 46 0.1 5,548 6.7 193 1 35 31.4 0.4 47.6 11.5 39.4 1.2 14.6
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec 21 0.1 232 0.3 25 0.1 89 22.1 - 18.8 0.2 37.7 0.1 22.1
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 12,065 29.4 19,561 23.8 6,445 33.3 S 25.4 5.7 25.2 5.8 21.7 8.4 S
18 Fuel oils 14,671 35.8 31,046 37.7 5,411 28 85 27.5 7.3 33.1 8 30 9.5 26.6
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 5,552 13.5 6,906 8.4 1,989 10.3 S 19.9 3.8 12.7 3.9 40.9 5.1 S
20 Basic chemicals 3,934 9.6 10,306 12.5 4,102 21.2 383 14.4 2.2 22.4 3.5 31.7 7 18.7
21 Pharmaceutical products 10 - - - - - 1,536 26.3 - 29.9 - 28.8 - 5
22 Fertilizers 9 - 21 - S S 1,571 40.6 - 22.8 - S S 28.6
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
24 Plastics and rubber S S S S S S 521 S S S S S S 34.6
26 Wood products 20 - S S S S 142 38.1 0.1 S S S S 25.3
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
28 Paper or paperboard articles 7 - 2 - - - 155 44.6 - 39 - 49.5 - 39.6
29 Printed products 28 0.1 S S S S 184 26.5 0.1 S S S S 37.3
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 112 0.3 2,053 2.5 31 0.2 20 32.1 0.3 38.9 2.3 40.7 0.5 20.8
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 135 0.3 S S S S 35 43.7 0.2 S S S S 33.2
33 Articles of base metal 893 2.2 S S 34 0.2 S 28 1.4 S S 26.5 0.3 S
34 Machinery S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 361 0.9 78 0.1 S S 359 18.4 0.5 44.8 0.1 S S 45.8
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 363 0.9 64 0.1 14 0.1 480 46.3 0.5 48.5 0.1 48.4 0.1 23.8
38 Precision instruments and apparatus S S S S S S 150 S S S S S S 24.8
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 16 - S S - - S 30 - S S 42.7 - S
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products S S S S S S 373 S S S S S S 26.8
41 Waste and scrap 120 0.3 333 0.4 94 0.5 206 30.1 0.2 28.1 0.2 32.7 0.1 23.8
43 Mixed freight S S 5 - S S S S S 45.3 - S S S
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.