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 59,003 100 30,658 100 6,796 100 539 11.8 - 9 - 17 - 11.9
02 Cereal grains S S 424 1.4 S S S S S 47.9 1.2 S S S
03 Other agricultural products S S S S S S 267 S S S S S S 38.1
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec S S S S S S 372 S S S S S S 18.5
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 27 - 10 - S S S 38.5 - 33.9 - S S S
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 2,100 3.6 2,579 8.4 520 7.6 S 25.1 1.4 27.1 2.7 29 3.7 S
08 Alcoholic beverages 284 0.5 242 0.8 5 0.1 24 34.5 1 29.5 1.1 26.4 0.1 7.8
09 Tobacco products 67 0.1 - - - - 31 0.9 0.4 46.6 - 24.5 - 25.3
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
11 Natural sands 6 - 738 2.4 10 0.1 13 47.6 - 48.9 1.4 45.9 0.1 13.3
12 Gravel and crushed stone 53 0.1 6,575 21.4 S S 42 22.4 - 27 5.5 S S 38.7
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec 8 - S S 2 - 697 34 - S S 34.6 - 26.5
14 Metallic ores and concentrates 1 - - - S S S 25.3 - 40.1 - S S S
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 502 0.8 610 2 19 0.3 27 9.5 1.1 8 2.2 12.3 0.3 9.4
18 Fuel oils 274 0.5 360 1.2 22 0.3 37 19.2 0.5 18.9 1.5 26.6 0.2 24.4
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec S S S S 5 0.1 S S S S S 47 0.1 S
20 Basic chemicals 228 0.4 S S S S S 35.9 0.4 S S S S S
21 Pharmaceutical products 22 - 1 - - - 463 9 - 38 - 40.5 - 13.1
22 Fertilizers 1 - 3 - - - 15 36.6 - 34.7 0.1 35.6 - 6.7
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 1,111 1.9 S S 102 1.5 913 30.4 0.7 S S 32 0.7 24.9
24 Plastics and rubber 1,779 3 431 1.4 205 3 723 22.2 0.7 21 0.3 22.7 1 12.3
26 Wood products S S S S 74 1.1 210 S S S S 42.8 0.5 21.2
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 496 0.8 366 1.2 307 4.5 625 25 0.3 29 0.3 26.3 1.6 9.4
28 Paper or paperboard articles 180 0.3 S S 24 0.3 144 48.7 0.2 S S 45.2 0.1 17.1
29 Printed products 696 1.2 S S 118 1.7 596 26.6 0.4 S S 45.2 0.6 15.4
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 862 1.5 S S 40 0.6 586 42.8 0.6 S S 45.5 0.5 22.8
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 342 0.6 2,175 7.1 114 1.7 184 39 0.3 34.1 2.4 49.7 1 23.1
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 2,554 4.3 1,808 5.9 S S 146 38.9 2.1 48.9 3 S S 23.5
33 Articles of base metal 3,429 5.8 579 1.9 305 4.5 652 31 1.1 23.8 0.5 44.5 0.9 12.6
34 Machinery 3,642 6.2 478 1.6 186 2.7 771 28.9 1.6 38.3 0.5 38.5 1.2 18.8
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 4,727 8 279 0.9 188 2.8 690 29.7 1.5 26 0.2 37.2 1.4 7.6
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 19,185 32.5 2,485 8.1 1,073 15.8 542 23.8 5.1 16.1 1.7 25.2 2.7 13
37 Transportation equipment, nec 376 0.6 S S 2 - 943 34.7 0.5 S S 44.5 - 15.4
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 797 1.4 3 - 2 - 376 40.1 0.9 31.9 - 21.3 - 20.6
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 571 1 32 0.1 S S 433 33 0.6 32.3 - S S 34.2
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 1,580 2.7 134 0.4 85 1.3 800 27 0.5 37.8 0.1 40.7 0.3 12.2
41 Waste and scrap S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
43 Mixed freight 7,718 13.1 3,322 10.8 408 6 321 20.4 2.8 19.9 2 25.1 1.7 21.9
99 Commodity Unknown S S S S S S 529 S S S S S S 43.6

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.