Table 8. Shipment Characteristics by Two-Digit Commodity and Mode of Transportation for Metropolitan Area of Origin: 2007

Table 8. Shipment Characteristics by Two-Digit Commodity and Mode of Transportation 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

All Commodities5

Mode of transportation 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 modes 41,027 100 82,253 100 19,336 100 144 15.8 - 19.5 - 15.5 - 22.1
Single modes 32,953 80.3 67,921 82.6 14,372 74.3 71 17.4 4.7 19.9 4.3 16.9 5.9 23.4
Truck6 7,663 18.7 20,095 24.4 1,859 9.6 65 16.4 5.8 18.6 6.8 22.7 5.7 18.8
For-hire truck 3,298 8 10,582 12.9 1,218 6.3 216 23.7 2.8 32.9 6.7 26.4 4.1 35
Private truck 4,365 10.6 9,513 11.6 641 3.3 36 22.6 3.5 18.5 2.6 33.5 1.9 17.9
Rail 976 2.4 2,302 2.8 2,904 15 1,235 16.8 2.2 26.5 1.3 33.1 5.4 12.7
Water 4,053 9.9 8,558 10.4 S S S 36.8 4.2 33.6 4.6 S S S
Shallow draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Deep draft 2,623 6.4 5,611 6.8 S S 399 20.9 3.8 25.6 5 S S 44.6
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S - - 1,109 S S S S 2.9 - 3.7
Pipeline7 20,256 49.4 36,965 44.9 S S S 23.7 7.8 29.6 8.2 S S S
Multiple modes 8,012 19.5 13,990 17 4,954 25.6 800 31.6 4.7 36.9 4.2 30.2 5.9 12.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 336 0.8 6 - 4 - 818 21.7 0.5 23 - 27.9 0.1 12.5
Truck and rail 133 0.3 S S 158 0.8 S 34.2 0.5 S S 34.1 0.2 S
Truck and water S S S S S S 226 S S S S S S 10.4
Rail and water 287 0.7 437 0.5 371 1.9 1,126 44.2 1 36.3 0.6 50 2.4 36.2
Other multiple modes 5,340 13 8,461 10.3 3,554 18.4 549 31.1 4.7 25.6 3.7 23.1 4.9 27.4
Other and unknown modes 61 0.1 S S S S S 37 0.1 S S S S S

SCTG2 01, Live animals and live fish

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 02, Cereal grains

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S 259 100 8 100 S S S 47.9 - 35 - S
Single modes S S 259 100 8 100 S S S 47.9 - 35 - S
Truck6 S S 259 100 8 100 S S S 47.9 - 35 - S
For-hire truck S S S S S S 21 S S S S S S 29.6
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 03, Other agricultural products

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 04, Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 05, Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S 230 S S S S S S 16.5
Single modes S S S S S S 227 S S S S S S 7
Truck6 S S S S S S 227 S S S S S S 7
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S 219 S S S S S S 17.4
Multiple modes - - - - - - 670 8.2 0.1 13.9 - 30 0.1 24.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier - - - - - - 670 8.2 0.1 13.9 - 30 0.1 24.8
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 218 S S S S S S 18.2

SCTG2 06, Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 07, Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils

Mode of transportation 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 modes 187 100 136 100 S S 25 26 - 32.3 - S S 43.9
Single modes 187 100 136 100 S S 25 26 - 32.3 - S S 43.9
Truck6 187 100 136 100 S S 25 26 - 32.3 - S S 43.9
Private truck 187 100 136 100 S S 25 26 - 32.3 - S S 43.9

SCTG2 08, Alcoholic beverages

Mode of transportation 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 modes 39 100 10 100 - 100 41 36.5 - 35.9 - 35.7 - 28.6
Single modes 39 100 10 100 - 100 41 36.5 - 35.9 - 35.7 - 28.6
Truck6 39 100 10 100 - 100 41 36.5 - 35.9 - 35.7 - 28.6
Private truck 39 100 10 100 - 100 41 36.5 - 35.9 - 35.7 - 28.6

SCTG2 10, Calcareous monumental or building stone

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 11, Natural sands

Mode of transportation 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 modes 16 100 1,897 100 94 100 44 43 - 43.9 - 42.9 - 22.8
Single modes 16 100 1,896 100 94 100 44 40.9 - 41.9 - 40.8 - 23.7
Truck6 16 100 1,896 100 94 100 44 40.9 - 41.9 - 40.8 - 23.7
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 12 74.8 1,370 72.2 83 88.2 51 36.3 11 36.2 12 37.4 5.2 25.2
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 12, Gravel and crushed stone

Mode of transportation 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 modes 46 100 5,548 100 193 100 35 31.4 - 47.6 - 39.4 - 14.6
Single modes 39 84.5 S S 160 83 34 37.2 9.4 S S 47 9.2 16.3
Truck6 39 84.5 S S 160 83 34 37.2 9.4 S S 47 9.2 16.3
For-hire truck S S S S S S 31 S S S S S S 9.4
Private truck 11 24.7 S S 42 21.8 42 26.4 18.1 S S 28.8 18.4 29.8
Multiple modes S S S S S S 41 S S S S S S 17.1
Truck and rail S S S S S S 41 S S S S S S 17.1

SCTG2 13, Nonmetallic minerals nec

Mode of transportation 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 modes 21 100 232 100 25 100 89 22.1 - 18.8 - 37.7 - 22.1
Single modes 21 100 232 100 25 100 89 22.1 - 18.8 - 37.7 - 22.1
Truck6 21 100 232 100 25 100 89 22.1 - 18.8 - 37.7 - 22.1
For-hire truck 21 97.2 230 99.2 25 99.8 90 21.7 1.4 18.7 0.4 37.7 0.1 22.5
Private truck 1 2.8 2 0.8 - 0.2 33 8.5 2.5 15.3 0.8 19.3 0.4 33.7

SCTG2 14, Metallic ores and concentrates

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 17, Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel

Mode of transportation 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 modes 12,065 100 19,561 100 6,445 100 S 25.4 - 25.2 - 21.7 - S
Single modes 11,189 92.7 17,964 91.8 6,066 94.1 S 23.1 3.4 21.5 3.6 20.8 3.4 S
Truck6 1,538 12.8 2,243 11.5 75 1.2 37 34.6 16.2 31.5 16.3 44.6 18 22.8
For-hire truck 1,010 8.4 1,558 8 S S 34 33 14.1 32 14.9 S S 25.4
Private truck S S S S 29 0.5 40 S S S S 48.4 5.3 31.3
Water S S S S S S 879 S S S S S S 7.9
Shallow draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Deep draft S S S S S S 960 S S S S S S -
Pipeline7 8,253 68.4 13,435 68.7 S S S 26.1 9.7 23.6 9.8 S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 243 S S S S S S 2
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S - - S S S S S 34.1 - S S S

SCTG2 18, Fuel oils

Mode of transportation 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 modes 14,671 100 31,046 100 5,411 100 85 27.5 - 33.1 - 30 - 26.6
Single modes 10,996 74.9 23,948 77.1 3,701 68.4 85 38.7 12.1 43.8 11.8 49.5 14.7 23.4
Truck6 1,367 9.3 2,277 7.3 241 4.4 84 18.1 14.2 14.4 14.8 35 14.9 28.8
For-hire truck 498 3.4 850 2.7 191 3.5 212 29.4 1.8 30 2.3 43.4 2.2 24.1
Private truck S S S S S S 38 S S S S S S 26
Water S S S S 168 3.1 S S S S S 49.3 6.6 S
Shallow draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Deep draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Pipeline7 7,960 54.3 S S S S S 47.6 15.1 S S S S S
Multiple modes 3,675 25 7,097 22.9 1,710 31.6 224 25.9 15.2 26.5 15 22.4 18.3 7.4
Truck and water S S S S S S 206 S S S S S S 18.1
Rail and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other multiple modes 2,788 19 5,068 16.3 1,288 23.8 254 29.8 16.5 24.5 16.3 29.5 19 11.8
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 19, Coal and petroleum products, nec

Mode of transportation 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 modes 5,552 100 6,906 100 1,989 100 S 19.9 - 12.7 - 40.9 - S
Single modes 3,270 58.9 4,067 58.9 352 17.7 S 36.9 14.4 25 13.1 43.7 19.8 S
Truck6 377 6.8 918 13.3 S S S 33.8 9.7 36.2 10.5 S S S
For-hire truck S S 673 9.7 S S 370 S S 44.6 13.8 S S 22.2
Private truck 179 3.2 S S 2 0.1 15 49.1 2.9 S S 33.4 1 21.2
Rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Deep draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Pipeline7 2,874 51.8 3,058 44.3 S S S 42.7 14.5 37 13.2 S S S
Multiple modes S S 2,839 41.1 1,637 82.3 537 S S 23.6 16.7 43.8 7.6 17.4
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Rail and water S S 381 5.5 361 18.2 S S S 38.8 8.3 42 12.9 S
Other multiple modes S S 2,035 29.5 1,167 58.6 413 S S 29.6 19.5 45.5 12.8 14.2
Other and unknown modes S S - - S S S S S 0.5 - S S S

SCTG2 20, Basic chemicals

Mode of transportation 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 modes 3,934 100 10,306 100 4,102 100 383 14.4 - 22.4 - 31.7 - 18.7
Single modes 3,210 81.6 9,037 87.7 3,018 73.6 361 10.5 6.8 25.6 6.7 34.9 10.1 19.9
Truck6 209 5.3 S S 156 3.8 127 34.8 2.7 S S 28.5 4.3 35.6
For-hire truck 149 3.8 S S 145 3.5 278 38.4 2.2 S S 28.8 4.2 30
Private truck 59 1.5 206 2 10 0.3 46 35.3 0.7 31 1 34 0.3 16.8
Rail 858 21.8 2,226 21.6 2,795 68.1 1,223 18.2 6.4 26.8 5.5 33.4 7.7 12
Water 974 24.7 S S 38 0.9 15 23.9 17.3 S S 38.1 1.9 9
Shallow draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Deep draft 973 24.7 S S 38 0.9 15 23.9 17.3 S S 38.3 1.9 8.8
Pipeline7 1,170 29.7 2,109 20.5 S S S 33.4 10.9 25.9 12.1 S S S
Multiple modes S S 1,268 12.3 1,083 26.4 1,306 S S 42 9.2 48.2 13 25.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,523 S S S S S S 39.4
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Rail and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other multiple modes S S 1,217 11.8 1,063 25.9 973 S S 41.5 10.9 46.1 15.4 32
Other and unknown modes S S 1 - S S S S S 40.2 - S S S

SCTG2 21, Pharmaceutical products

Mode of transportation 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 modes 10 100 - 100 - 100 1,536 26.3 - 29.9 - 28.8 - 5
Single modes S S - 81 - 79.2 1,317 S S 23.1 11 23.1 12 -
Truck6 S S - 81 - 79.2 1,317 S S 23.1 11 23.1 12 -
For-hire truck S S - 81 - 79.2 1,317 S S 23.1 11 23.1 12 -
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,542 S S S S S S 7.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,542 S S S S S S 7.2

SCTG2 22, Fertilizers

Mode of transportation 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 modes 9 100 21 100 S S 1,571 40.6 - 22.8 - S S 28.6
Single modes S S S S S S 1,232 S S S S S S 46.1
Truck6 S S S S S S 1,232 S S S S S S 46.1
For-hire truck S S S S S S 1,364 S S S S S S 46
Private truck S S S S S S 193 S S S S S S 22.5
Multiple modes 5 56.9 S S S S 1,609 28.5 16.4 S S S S 4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S - 1 - 3.6 1,609 S S 47.6 1.2 49.3 11.6 4.2
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 23, Chemical products and preparations, nec

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S 137 S S S S S S 23.9
Truck6 S S S S S S 137 S S S S S S 23.9
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 902 S S S S S S 36.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 902 S S S S S S 36.5
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 10 S S S S S S 43.5

SCTG2 24, Plastics and rubber

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S 521 S S S S S S 34.6
Single modes S S S S S S 360 S S S S S S 33.3
Truck6 S S S S S S 330 S S S S S S 33.7
For-hire truck S S S S S S 935 S S S S S S 34.7
Private truck S S S S S S 62 S S S S S S 24.4
Rail S S 67 23.3 108 34.8 1,617 S S 23.7 2.4 25.3 0.4 2.4
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,369 S S S S S S 22.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,396 S S S S S S 21.2
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 26, Wood products

Mode of transportation 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 modes 20 100 S S S S 142 38.1 - S S S S 25.3
Single modes 20 97 S S S S 126 38.6 1.6 S S S S 20.5
Truck6 20 97 S S S S 126 38.6 1.6 S S S S 20.5
For-hire truck S S S S S S 158 S S S S S S 18.8
Private truck S S S S S S 115 S S S S S S 26
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 27, Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 28, Paper or paperboard articles

Mode of transportation 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 modes 7 100 2 100 - 100 155 44.6 - 39 - 49.5 - 39.6
Single modes 7 95.9 2 99.7 - 98.9 44 42 3.1 36 2.3 48.1 17.1 25.3
Truck6 7 95.9 2 99.7 - 98.9 44 42 3.1 36 2.3 48.1 17.1 25.3
Private truck 7 95.9 2 99.7 - 98.9 44 42 3.1 36 2.3 48.1 17.1 25.3
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 29, Printed products

Mode of transportation 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 modes 28 100 S S S S 184 26.5 - S S S S 37.3
Single modes 14 51.5 S S S S 27 20.3 14 S S S S 33.3
Truck6 14 51.5 S S S S 27 20.3 14 S S S S 33.3
For-hire truck 7 26.6 S S S S S 29.3 10.8 S S S S S
Private truck 7 25 - 9.2 - 0.7 S 30.9 7.9 36.4 14.1 36.1 9.8 S
Multiple modes 13 48 1 14.9 - 34.5 524 44.5 14.2 40.9 18.7 42 16 18.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 13 48 1 14.9 - 34.5 524 44.5 14.2 40.9 18.7 42 16 18.7
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 30, Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S 3 S S S S S S 6.2
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 31, Nonmetallic mineral products

Mode of transportation 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 modes 112 100 2,053 100 31 100 20 32.1 - 38.9 - 40.7 - 20.8
Single modes 97 86.6 1,724 84 24 77.9 15 28.4 5.6 31.1 6.3 29.7 8.6 22.8
Truck6 97 86.6 1,724 84 24 77.9 15 28.4 5.6 31.1 6.3 29.7 8.6 22.8
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 97 86.5 1,724 84 24 77.9 15 28.4 5.6 31.1 6.3 29.7 8.6 22.8
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 19 S S S S S S 31.7

SCTG2 32, Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes

Mode of transportation 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 modes 135 100 S S S S 35 43.7 - S S S S 33.2
Single modes 133 98.2 S S S S 25 43.3 1.2 S S S S 28.9
Truck6 133 98.2 S S S S 25 43.3 1.2 S S S S 28.9
For-hire truck S S S S - 0.5 348 S S S S 47.7 18.1 16.2
Private truck 117 86.8 S S S S S 41.1 4 S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 362 S S S S S S 24.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 362 S S S S S S 24.4
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 33, Articles of base metal

Mode of transportation 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 modes 893 100 S S 34 100 S 28 - S S 26.5 - S
Single modes 866 97 S S 34 99.4 S 28.4 2.2 S S 26.6 0.6 S
Truck6 866 97 S S 34 99.4 S 28.4 2.2 S S 26.6 0.6 S
For-hire truck 515 57.7 S S 27 80.1 S 45.3 11 S S 35.4 14 S
Private truck 351 39.3 127 24.6 S S 40 34.5 10.5 30.2 15.7 S S 40.9
Multiple modes S S - 0.1 - 0.5 699 S S 27.6 0.4 38.5 0.7 21.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S - 0.1 - 0.5 699 S S 27.6 0.4 38.5 0.7 21.1
Other and unknown modes 1 0.1 S S S S 16 42.8 0.4 S S S S 36.1

SCTG2 34, Machinery

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck 90 20.9 S S S S 579 25 16.9 S S S S 25.5
Private truck S S S S S S 144 S S S S S S 26.7
Multiple modes S S S S - 0.1 S S S S S 39.7 18 S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S - 0.1 S S S S S 39.7 18 S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 35, Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip

Mode of transportation 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 modes 361 100 78 100 S S 359 18.4 - 44.8 - S S 45.8
Single modes 233 64.6 74 95.2 S S S 30.7 9.7 46.2 6.4 S S S
Truck6 233 64.6 74 95.2 S S S 30.7 9.7 46.2 6.4 S S S
For-hire truck 19 5.2 1 1.2 S S S 37.4 4.6 35.9 13.6 S S S
Private truck 215 59.5 73 94.1 S S 37 30.3 9.4 44.3 5.9 S S 40.2
Multiple modes 110 30.4 1 1.8 1 7.1 1,103 26.2 11.8 38.6 7.7 38.5 16.2 12.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 110 30.4 1 1.8 1 7.1 1,103 26.2 11.8 38.6 7.7 38.5 16.2 12.9
Other and unknown modes 18 4.9 2 3 S S S 26.9 2.7 26.1 2.7 S S S

SCTG2 36, Motorized and other vehicles (including parts)

Mode of transportation 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 modes 363 100 64 100 14 100 480 46.3 - 48.5 - 48.4 - 23.8
Single modes 363 100 64 100 14 100 480 46.3 - 48.5 - 48.4 - 23.8
Truck6 358 98.5 64 99.8 14 98.8 326 47.5 9.7 48.6 3.8 49.9 7 24.9
For-hire truck S S S S S S 330 S S S S S S 32
Private truck 346 95.2 62 97.9 13 91.2 316 38.3 9.9 37.7 1.1 46.2 5 35.2
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 38, Precision instruments and apparatus

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S 150 S S S S S S 24.8
Single modes S S S S S S 130 S S S S S S 29
Truck6 S S S S S S 121 S S S S S S 28
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S 84 S S S S S S 24.7
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 218 S S S S S S 16.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 218 S S S S S S 16.8
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 39, Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting

Mode of transportation 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 modes 16 100 S S - 100 S 30 - S S 42.7 - S
Single modes 12 73 S S S S S 40.8 10.2 S S S S S
Truck6 12 73 S S S S S 40.8 10.2 S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 9 54.4 S S S S S 41.9 13.1 S S S S S
Multiple modes 2 10.7 S S S S S 22.2 19.7 S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 2 10.7 S S S S S 22.2 19.7 S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 7 S S S S S S 39.9

SCTG2 40, Miscellaneous manufactured products

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S 373 S S S S S S 26.8
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck 14 8.7 S S S S 350 23.2 16.6 S S S S 11.3
Private truck S S S S S S 41 S S S S S S 25.6
Multiple modes S S S S S S 452 S S S S S S 33.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 452 S S S S S S 33.4
Other and unknown modes S S S S - 0.1 S S S S S 42 2.2 S

SCTG2 41, Waste and scrap

Mode of transportation 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 modes 120 100 333 100 94 100 206 30.1 - 28.1 - 32.7 - 23.8
Single modes 61 51.3 S S 19 20.4 S 31 10.6 S S 38.8 13.6 S
Truck6 61 51.2 S S 19 20.3 S 31 10.6 S S 38.4 13.6 S
For-hire truck 50 41.9 35 10.4 17 18.4 480 31.6 7.1 32.5 6.3 39.8 8.2 6.2
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 58 48.2 248 74.5 74 78.4 301 27.9 9 26.6 9 27.3 4.1 1.6
Truck and rail 58 48.2 248 74.5 74 78.4 301 27.9 9 26.6 9 27.3 4.1 1.6
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 43, Mixed freight

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S 5 100 S S S S S 45.3 - S S S
Single modes 55 46.3 4 74.3 S S 29 46.8 15.6 35.4 7.4 S S 25
Truck6 55 46.3 4 74.3 S S 29 46.8 15.6 35.4 7.4 S S 25
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 55 45.9 4 74 S S 29 47.2 15.6 35.7 8.1 S S 26
Multiple modes S S S S S S 848 S S S S S S 21.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 848 S S S S S S 21.2
Other and unknown modes S S - 0.9 S S S S S 38.9 12.4 S S S

SCTG2 99, Commodity Unknown

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 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).
6 "Truck" as a single mode includes any shipment that was made by private truck only, by for-hire truck only, or by a combination of private and for-hire truck.
7 Estimates for pipeline exclude shipments of crude petroleum.

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, Orlando-Deltona-Daytona Beach, FL by Alcoholic Beverages (08) by Air has no data for any cell therefore the entire row is not shown. Also, two-digit commodities are not present if there is no such data for an entire commodity by area. For example, Pittsburgh-New Castle, PA by Cereal Grains (02) has no data for any mode therefore the entire commodity 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.