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 271,664 100 161,595 100 32,083 100 635 3.1 - 10.8 - 6.8 - 6.2
02 Cereal grains S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
03 Other agricultural products 1,699 0.6 2,167 1.3 436 1.4 S 30 0.2 43.4 0.4 44.7 0.9 S
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec 840 0.3 2,095 1.3 479 1.5 164 20.1 0.1 29.3 0.6 24.3 0.5 23.8
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 4,642 1.7 1,973 1.2 569 1.8 S 32.3 0.6 33 0.5 27.5 0.5 S
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 1,376 0.5 1,318 0.8 321 1 S 36 0.2 33.7 0.4 33.1 0.4 S
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 8,973 3.3 8,068 5 2,412 7.5 237 26.8 0.8 25.5 1.9 19.4 1.9 24.8
08 Alcoholic beverages 4,203 1.5 3,393 2.1 947 3 62 28.1 0.5 29.3 0.8 39.6 1.3 16
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 135 - 9,540 5.9 624 1.9 67 30.2 - 48.9 2.9 39.5 0.9 29.5
12 Gravel and crushed stone 69 - 12,516 7.7 S S 72 45.9 - 27.5 2 S S 22.7
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec S S S S S S 387 S S S S S S 22.3
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 12,480 4.6 17,386 10.8 1,444 4.5 69 34.5 2.2 34.3 4.1 47.6 2.7 23.1
18 Fuel oils 6,686 2.5 10,151 6.3 799 2.5 S 23.6 0.6 29 1.6 35.6 1.2 S
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 6,460 2.4 7,303 4.5 743 2.3 S 38.3 1 34.5 1.7 44.3 1.1 S
20 Basic chemicals 2,095 0.8 1,679 1 S S 307 33 0.3 47.8 0.6 S S 12.5
21 Pharmaceutical products 11,243 4.1 641 0.4 222 0.7 645 21.6 0.8 30.9 0.2 32.5 0.2 12.7
22 Fertilizers S S 223 0.1 S S 670 S S 46.5 0.1 S S 33.8
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 17,029 6.3 3,131 1.9 1,508 4.7 492 23.4 1.4 18.1 0.4 27 1.2 9.7
24 Plastics and rubber 9,293 3.4 2,719 1.7 1,790 5.6 364 22.8 0.7 21.4 0.3 18.6 0.9 21
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 3,798 1.4 4,265 2.6 710 2.2 255 11.5 0.1 17.3 0.5 18.9 0.4 29.6
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 1,562 0.6 1,520 0.9 677 2.1 S 26.3 0.1 19.3 0.2 27.1 0.5 S
28 Paper or paperboard articles 2,644 1 2,030 1.3 S S 345 30.5 0.3 39.9 0.6 S S 22.6
29 Printed products 4,399 1.6 672 0.4 456 1.4 789 12.2 0.3 25.9 0.2 32.6 0.6 10.5
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 6,219 2.3 512 0.3 209 0.7 915 8.1 0.2 23.3 0.1 15 0.1 6.3
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 5,216 1.9 38,008 23.5 3,283 10.2 365 17.5 0.3 24.9 4 26.3 2.1 25.1
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 8,619 3.2 7,944 4.9 2,014 6.3 486 23.2 0.7 33.2 1.8 35.6 1.7 17.8
33 Articles of base metal 7,569 2.8 1,561 1 816 2.5 656 14.6 0.5 20.8 0.2 27.7 0.8 9.3
34 Machinery 18,077 6.7 1,687 1 1,006 3.1 494 14.4 1.1 19.9 0.1 20.2 0.7 15.3
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 37,636 13.9 1,272 0.8 1,047 3.3 795 15.6 1.9 28.2 0.3 33.9 1.3 8
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 16,586 6.1 3,163 2 999 3.1 481 18.2 1 42.4 0.6 17.9 0.5 19.2
37 Transportation equipment, nec 5,741 2.1 S S S S 1,053 18.2 0.5 S S S S 6.6
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 7,157 2.6 144 0.1 85 0.3 656 18.2 0.4 36.7 - 32.8 0.1 14.4
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 8,789 3.2 1,750 1.1 S S 1,052 13.5 0.5 43.8 0.3 S S 16.7
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 23,453 8.6 3,969 2.5 2,466 7.7 951 17.1 1.5 10.4 0.3 22.2 1.9 6.9
41 Waste and scrap 1,218 0.4 1,441 0.9 849 2.6 324 32.2 0.1 28.1 0.3 36.6 0.9 23.4
43 Mixed freight 23,326 8.6 5,698 3.5 1,167 3.6 480 13 1.2 13.8 0.7 13.2 0.6 13.2
99 Commodity Unknown S S 14 - S S S S S 49.2 - 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.