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.

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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 59,003 100 30,658 100 6,796 100 539 11.8 - 9 - 17 - 11.9
Single modes 50,621 85.8 28,752 93.8 5,639 83 345 12.5 2.2 8.8 1.4 18.7 4 15.1
Truck6 46,790 79.3 27,473 89.6 4,629 68.1 336 13.4 3.7 9.5 2.4 22.3 6.8 17
For-hire truck 31,057 52.6 16,794 54.8 3,286 48.4 453 20.1 6.5 14.2 5.7 17.1 7.2 12.2
Private truck 15,733 26.7 10,678 34.8 1,343 19.8 72 16.7 4.6 15.8 5 42.9 4.2 42.1
Rail S S 1,271 4.1 1,002 14.7 1,192 S S 41.7 2.1 41 4.8 18
Air (incl truck and air) 343 0.6 8 - 7 0.1 1,246 27.6 0.2 45.1 - 31.5 - 9.1
Multiple modes 7,172 12.2 1,303 4.3 1,075 15.8 753 16 2.4 29.7 1.5 35.2 4.1 9.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 5,708 9.7 133 0.4 82 1.2 753 15.3 2.4 19.1 0.1 23.4 0.3 9.8
Truck and rail 1,432 2.4 1,154 3.8 961 14.1 1,074 38.2 0.8 32.6 1.5 39.2 4.1 18.5
Truck and water S S S S S S 3,369 S S S S S S 22.6
Rail and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 97 S S S S S S 34.6

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 424 100 S S S S S 47.9 - S S S
Single modes S S 396 93.5 S S S S S 47.6 4.3 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 102 S S S S S S 39
Rail S S S S 170 95.4 848 S S S S 43.3 3.3 19.3
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
Other and unknown modes 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 267 S S S S S S 38.1
Single modes S S S S S S 243 S S S S S S 39.7
Truck6 S S S S S S 100 S S S S S S 40.4
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 105 S S S S S S 44.6
Rail 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 372 S S S S S S 18.5
Single modes S S S S S S 356 S S S S S S 16.6
Truck6 S S S S S S 356 S S S S S S 16.6
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 417 S S S S S S 18.1
Multiple modes 61 1.5 S S S S 686 49.4 17 S S S S 37.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and rail S S S S S S 803 S S S S S S 14.6
Truck and water 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 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 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 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 27 100 10 100 S S S 38.5 - 33.9 - S S S
Single modes 27 100 10 100 S S S 38.5 - 33.9 - S S S
Truck6 27 100 10 100 S S S 38.5 - 33.9 - S S S
For-hire truck S S 8 79.9 S S 451 S S 43.1 11.6 S S 17.1
Private truck 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 2,100 100 2,579 100 520 100 S 25.1 - 27.1 - 29 - S
Single modes 1,927 91.7 2,101 81.5 290 55.8 S 28.4 5 32.2 6.2 42.4 11.7 S
Truck6 1,920 91.4 2,080 80.7 290 55.8 S 28.5 5 32.6 6.6 42.4 11.7 S
For-hire truck 1,077 51.3 941 36.5 230 44.3 S 26.8 10.7 24.8 12.6 36.6 9.5 S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 173 8.2 478 18.5 229 44.2 727 30.7 7 41 7.6 38.9 12.4 15.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 737 S S S S S S 20.2
Truck and rail 133 6.3 476 18.5 228 43.8 485 23.4 13.6 22.9 11.7 19 15.7 17.2
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 284 100 242 100 5 100 24 34.5 - 29.5 - 26.4 - 7.8
Single modes 284 100 242 100 5 100 24 34.5 - 29.5 - 26.4 - 7.8
Truck6 284 100 242 100 5 100 24 34.5 - 29.5 - 26.4 - 7.8
Private truck 284 100 242 100 5 100 24 34.5 - 29.5 - 26.4 - 7.8

SCTG2 09, Tobacco 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 67 100 - 100 - 100 31 0.9 - 46.6 - 24.5 - 25.3
Single modes 67 100 - 100 - 100 31 0.9 - 46.6 - 24.5 - 25.3
Truck6 67 100 - 100 - 100 31 0.9 - 46.6 - 24.5 - 25.3
Private truck 67 100 - 100 - 100 31 0.9 - 46.6 - 24.5 - 25.3

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
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 6 100 738 100 10 100 13 47.6 - 48.9 - 45.9 - 13.3
Single modes S S S S S S 13 S S S S S S 12.8
Truck6 S S S S S S 13 S S S S S S 12.8
For-hire truck S S S S S S 12 S S S S S S 12.6
Private truck S S 214 29 3 34.6 15 S S 24.3 19.4 27.3 18.1 12.8
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 53 100 6,575 100 S S 42 22.4 - 27 - S S 38.7
Single modes 51 96.4 6,260 95.2 S S 32 22.7 1.7 28.3 3.4 S S 28.5
Truck6 49 91.6 5,915 90 S S 23 23.1 3.4 29.9 5.6 S S 20.2
For-hire truck 31 57.9 4,839 73.6 103 15.5 29 35.7 10.5 38.5 10.4 36.1 18.7 30.9
Private truck 18 33.7 1,076 16.4 16 2.4 13 46.9 11.3 25.6 11.4 29 15.8 11.4
Rail S S 345 5.3 S S S S S 9.5 14.2 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
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 8 100 S S 2 100 697 34 - S S 34.6 - 26.5
Single modes 5 69.3 S S 2 88.6 490 40 9.5 S S 39.2 6.7 37.2
Truck6 5 62.2 S S 2 86.6 440 44.3 12.2 S S 40.4 7.3 42.5
For-hire truck 4 54.4 S S S S 893 42.5 12.8 S S S S 8.8
Private truck S S S S S S 13 S S S S S S 6.9
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 975 S S S S S S 11.4
Multiple modes 2 30.7 - 1 - 11.4 800 16 8.2 11.9 13.2 13.8 9.5 5.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 2 30.7 - 1 - 11.4 800 16 8.2 11.9 13.2 13.8 9.5 5.2

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 1 100 - 100 S S S 25.3 - 40.1 - S S S
Single modes 1 82.7 - 92.3 - 99.6 922 9.2 17.3 13.8 7.7 46.8 0.4 34.9
Truck6 1 82.7 - 92.3 - 99.6 922 9.2 17.3 13.8 7.7 46.8 0.4 34.9
For-hire truck 1 82.7 - 92.3 - 99.6 922 9.2 17.3 13.8 7.7 46.8 0.4 34.9
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 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 502 100 610 100 19 100 27 9.5 - 8 - 12.3 - 9.4
Single modes 502 100 610 100 19 100 27 9.5 - 8 - 12.3 - 9.4
Truck6 502 100 610 100 19 100 27 9.5 - 8 - 12.3 - 9.4
For-hire truck 399 79.5 467 76.6 13 71.2 26 6.1 13.5 9.3 15.3 19 18.7 10.6
Private truck S S S S S S 33 S S S S S S 8.6

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 274 100 360 100 22 100 37 19.2 - 18.9 - 26.6 - 24.4
Single modes 274 100 360 100 22 100 37 19.2 - 18.9 - 26.6 - 24.4
Truck6 274 100 360 100 22 100 37 19.2 - 18.9 - 26.6 - 24.4
For-hire truck S S S S S S 54 S S S S S S 26.5
Private truck S S S S S S 28 S S S S S S 16.7

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 S S S S 5 100 S S S S S 47 - S
Single modes S S S S 5 100 S S S S S 47 - S
Truck6 S S S S 5 100 S S S S S 47 - 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 21 S S S S S S 44.2

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 228 100 S S S S S 35.9 - S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S 421 S S S S S S 22.8
Truck6 S S S S S S 362 S S S S S S 27.1
For-hire truck S S S S S S 409 S S S S S S 24.4
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 496 S S S S S S 22
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 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 22 100 1 100 - 100 463 9 - 38 - 40.5 - 13.1
Single modes 20 87.9 1 72.2 - 87.6 484 17.4 12.9 34.3 16.7 38.4 7.6 19
Truck6 20 87.9 1 72.2 - 87.6 484 17.4 12.9 34.3 16.7 38.4 7.6 19
For-hire truck 20 87.9 1 72.2 - 87.6 484 17.4 12.9 34.3 16.7 38.4 7.6 19
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 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 1 100 3 100 - 100 15 36.6 - 34.7 - 35.6 - 6.7
Single modes - 40 1 43.3 - 38.4 13 32.3 2.2 18 8.8 14.1 10.2 5.5
Truck6 - 40 1 43.3 - 38.4 13 32.3 2.2 18 8.8 14.1 10.2 5.5
Private truck - 40 1 43.3 - 38.4 13 32.3 2.2 18 8.8 14.1 10.2 5.5
Other and unknown modes 1 60 2 56.7 - 61.6 16 39.5 2.2 47.4 8.8 49 10.2 8.9

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 1,111 100 S S 102 100 913 30.4 - S S 32 - 24.9
Single modes 980 88.2 S S 96 94.3 233 33.5 8.7 S S 34.1 7.4 34.2
Truck6 979 88.1 S S 96 94.3 230 33.5 8.8 S S 34.1 7.6 32.9
For-hire truck 849 76.4 S S 62 61.1 285 40.3 13.1 S S 45.6 11.7 31.7
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) 1 0.1 S S S S 1,006 48 2.4 S S S S 6.9
Multiple modes 126 11.3 9 2.4 5 5.1 980 36.7 9.6 36.5 8.8 32.3 8.4 26.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 117 10.5 7 1.9 3 2.9 980 38.1 9.1 43.3 7.5 45.7 4.3 26.6
Truck and rail 7 0.6 S S S S 1,071 49.5 2.6 S S S S 9.7
Truck and water S S S S S S 1,620 S S S S S S 1.6
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 896 S S S S S S 45

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 1,779 100 431 100 205 100 723 22.2 - 21 - 22.7 - 12.3
Single modes 1,585 89.1 417 96.8 191 93.2 374 23.7 5.4 21.8 2.6 24.1 4.8 8.6
Truck6 1,584 89 417 96.8 191 93.2 373 23.7 5.4 21.8 2.6 24.1 4.8 8.9
For-hire truck 1,387 77.9 347 80.6 171 83.8 402 27.5 7.2 27.2 9.4 27.8 7.6 10.4
Private truck 197 11.1 70 16.3 19 9.4 95 25.8 4.8 28.3 8.7 29.4 6.1 26.2
Air (incl truck and air) 1 0.1 S S S S 1,206 4.5 0.5 S S S S 21
Multiple modes 181 10.2 9 2.1 S S 907 24.1 5.4 28.3 2.1 S S 13.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 179 10.1 6 1.4 3 1.6 907 24.6 5.4 20.2 2.1 30.4 3.7 14.6
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 14 0.8 S S S S S 39.1 0.6 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 S S S S 74 100 210 S S S S 42.8 - 21.2
Single modes S S S S 62 84.2 85 S S S S 47 6.1 18.3
Truck6 S S S S 62 84.2 85 S S S S 47 6.1 18.3
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 68 S S S S S S 24.4
Multiple modes S S S S S S 416 S S S S S S 38.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 413 S S S S S S 6.3
Truck and rail S S S S S S 801 S S S S S S 1.3
Rail and water 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 496 100 366 100 307 100 625 25 - 29 - 26.3 - 9.4
Single modes 465 93.7 336 91.8 248 80.9 588 24.2 2.5 27.9 2.8 26.3 7 11.4
Truck6 465 93.7 336 91.8 248 80.9 588 24.2 2.5 27.9 2.8 26.3 7 11.4
For-hire truck 359 72.4 233 63.6 205 66.8 670 26.5 11.5 33.4 13.1 32.4 12.4 8.8
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,677 S S S S S S 25.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and rail 29 5.9 29 7.8 S S 1,920 46.3 7.5 45.5 7.3 S S 39.7
Truck and water 2 0.4 1 0.4 3 1.1 2,222 37.8 2.5 37.7 3.4 37.7 8.6 6.1

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 180 100 S S 24 100 144 48.7 - S S 45.2 - 17.1
Single modes 179 99.7 S S 24 99.8 127 48.9 1.2 S S 45.4 2.1 16.9
Truck6 179 99.7 S S 24 99.8 117 48.9 1.2 S S 45.4 2.1 18.6
For-hire truck 48 26.9 44 24.2 10 43.3 381 35 15.7 31.3 16.1 30.2 14.1 24.2
Private truck S S S S S S 59 S S S S S S 18
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 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
Truck and rail 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 696 100 S S 118 100 596 26.6 - S S 45.2 - 15.4
Single modes 520 74.7 S S 111 93.7 420 28.9 13 S S 42.2 13.1 33.9
Truck6 514 74 S S 110 92.8 385 24.9 9.6 S S 40.2 4.5 37.5
For-hire truck 409 58.8 S S 84 70.8 421 34.9 13.6 S S 46.8 12.8 50
Private truck S S S S S S 159 S S S S S S 43.2
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,746 S S S S S S 29.9
Multiple modes 149 21.4 S S S S 637 35.5 13.5 S S S S 23.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 149 21.4 S S S S 637 35.5 13.5 S S S S 23.9
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 144 S S S S S S 41.2

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 862 100 S S 40 100 586 42.8 - S S 45.5 - 22.8
Single modes S S 62 75.1 31 75.7 591 S S 46.5 17.7 41.4 17 7.9
Truck6 S S 62 75.1 31 75.7 591 S S 46.5 17.7 41.4 17 7.9
For-hire truck S S 61 74.2 30 75.2 597 S S 46.7 17.4 41.2 16.8 30.1
Private truck 6 0.7 S S S S S 22.7 5.1 S S S S S
Multiple modes 327 38 S S S S 582 29.4 16.9 S S S S 23.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 327 38 S S S S 582 29.4 16.9 S S S S 23.2
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 742 S S S S S S 40.2

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 342 100 2,175 100 114 100 184 39 - 34.1 - 49.7 - 23.1
Single modes 326 95.1 2,175 100 114 99.9 163 40.4 3.5 34.1 - 49.7 - 25.6
Truck6 326 95.1 2,175 100 114 99.9 163 40.4 3.5 34.1 - 49.7 - 25.6
For-hire truck 210 61.4 S S S S 230 49.8 11.1 S S S S 27.4
Private truck 116 33.7 1,414 65 44 38.3 29 25 12.9 28.3 9.4 31.3 14.9 13.1
Multiple modes S S S S S S 332 S S S S S S 41.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 332 S S S S S S 41.3
Other and unknown modes 1 0.2 S S S S 3 38.6 0.9 S S S S -

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 2,554 100 1,808 100 S S 146 38.9 - 48.9 - S S 23.5
Single modes 2,518 98.6 1,794 99.2 S S 116 39.6 2.1 49.2 1.2 S S 23.2
Truck6 2,473 96.8 1,779 98.4 S S 109 40.3 3.2 49 1.2 S S 19.1
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 540 21.1 224 12.4 S S 63 38.8 10.5 47.7 8.4 S S 27.4
Rail 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 1,034 S S S S S S 21
Multiple modes 24 0.9 1 - - 0.1 474 42.8 1.9 34.6 0.4 49.4 0.8 32
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 24 0.9 1 - - 0.1 474 42.8 1.9 34.6 0.4 49.4 0.8 32
Other and unknown modes 12 0.5 13 0.7 5 0.7 S 20.5 1.7 31.8 2.2 39.5 2.8 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 3,429 100 579 100 305 100 652 31 - 23.8 - 44.5 - 12.6
Single modes 2,769 80.7 557 96.4 286 94 311 37 8.6 24.3 2 45.4 2.1 17.9
Truck6 2,688 78.4 515 89.1 183 60 307 37.8 8.5 22.1 3.5 28.6 9.9 17.1
For-hire truck 2,453 71.5 456 78.8 179 58.6 332 42.1 10 24 7.2 29.4 9.3 20.4
Private truck 235 6.9 59 10.3 S S 54 21.2 4.6 48.5 5.9 S S 22.9
Rail S S S S S S 2,476 S S S S S S -
Air (incl truck and air) 13 0.4 S S S S S 44.3 0.8 S S S S S
Multiple modes 645 18.8 19 3.4 18 5.8 869 24.8 8.4 30.7 1.7 38 1.8 13.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 630 18.4 15 2.5 11 3.7 869 26.2 8.5 32.9 1.8 34.8 2 13.5
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 15 0.4 2 0.3 S S S 39.6 0.6 45.7 1 S S S

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 3,642 100 478 100 186 100 771 28.9 - 38.3 - 38.5 - 18.8
Single modes 3,215 88.3 437 91.4 161 86.3 337 32.3 8.3 39.8 7 39.7 7.2 23.5
Truck6 3,034 83.3 435 90.9 158 84.9 304 33.3 8.9 39.9 8 40 8.3 25.4
For-hire truck 1,364 37.4 214 44.6 106 56.9 388 28.7 5.6 40.4 8.2 41.6 8.8 21.6
Private truck 1,670 45.9 221 46.2 52 28 96 41.5 8.8 43.2 8.2 48.2 6.5 27.4
Air (incl truck and air) 181 5 S S 3 1.4 1,227 48.2 2.2 S S 41.2 1.5 12
Multiple modes 388 10.6 S S S S 1,172 15.5 7.6 S S S S 17.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 386 10.6 6 1.3 5 2.5 1,172 15.5 7.6 20.6 4.5 23.8 4.9 17.6
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 588 S S S S S S 31.8

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 4,727 100 279 100 188 100 690 29.7 - 26 - 37.2 - 7.6
Single modes 2,966 62.7 254 91.1 168 89.4 579 42.2 11.2 27.6 11.1 40.1 10.5 20.4
Truck6 2,932 62 254 90.8 167 88.8 542 42.6 11.2 27.7 12.5 40.5 12.9 15.7
For-hire truck 2,734 57.8 221 79.3 166 87.9 632 42.6 12 29.8 14.3 41 15 15.3
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) 34 0.7 S S S S 1,354 34.2 0.6 S S S S 16.8
Multiple modes 1,683 35.6 23 8.3 17 8.9 773 28.5 11.3 42.6 11.2 47.2 10.8 9.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 1,683 35.6 23 8.3 17 8.9 773 28.5 11.3 42.6 11.2 47.2 10.8 9.4
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S 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 19,185 100 2,485 100 1,073 100 542 23.8 - 16.1 - 25.2 - 13
Single modes 17,713 92.3 2,394 96.3 936 87.2 455 23 1.6 16.8 1.6 22.3 3.3 13.9
Truck6 14,484 75.5 2,194 88.3 632 58.9 453 20.4 6.6 18.6 5.1 18.6 11.6 14.7
For-hire truck 9,669 50.4 1,477 59.4 510 47.6 517 32.3 12.5 23 11.1 28.3 13.4 11.9
Private truck 4,814 25.1 S S 122 11.4 S 42.6 8.3 S S 43.9 8 S
Rail S S S S S S 1,515 S S S S S S 14.5
Air (incl truck and air) 7 - S S S S 1,117 49.4 0.1 S S S S 26.8
Multiple modes 1,445 7.5 89 3.6 S S 752 38.5 1.6 35.1 1.6 S S 13.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 262 1.4 9 0.4 S S 751 48.5 0.7 49.3 0.3 S S 17.9
Truck and rail 1,183 6.2 79 3.2 S S 1,522 39.7 1.9 33.1 2.1 S S 15
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 37, Transportation equipment, 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 376 100 S S 2 100 943 34.7 - S S 44.5 - 15.4
Single modes 114 30.3 S S S S 360 26.1 12.8 S S S S 38.5
Truck6 114 30.3 S S S S 360 26.1 12.8 S S S S 38.5
For-hire truck 72 19.2 S S 1 69.8 724 40 10.6 S S 49.5 18.9 23.4
Private truck S S S S S S 21 S S S S S S 27.8
Multiple modes 262 69.7 S S 1 29.5 1,000 46 10.4 S S 37.9 19.8 13.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 262 69.7 S S 1 29.5 1,000 46 10.4 S S 37.9 19.8 13.6

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 797 100 3 100 2 100 376 40.1 - 31.9 - 21.3 - 20.6
Single modes 175 22 2 51.8 1 69.9 S 29.6 11.9 30.9 9.3 30.9 11.9 S
Truck6 156 19.6 2 49.8 1 68.4 S 35.3 11.4 30.4 9.2 32.1 12.3 S
For-hire truck 120 15 1 30.6 1 67.3 858 29.2 13.3 32.5 13.1 28.8 10.3 33.8
Private truck S S S S - 1.2 S S S S S 40 2.1 S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S - 1.5 841 S S S S 34.7 1.4 17.4
Multiple modes S S 1 47.3 1 30.1 388 S S 42 9 32.1 11.9 20.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S 1 47.3 1 30.1 388 S S 42 9 32.1 11.9 20.6
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 571 100 32 100 S S 433 33 - 32.3 - S S 34.2
Single modes 510 89.3 30 95.5 S S S 31.2 4.3 29.5 1.6 S S S
Truck6 510 89.3 30 95.5 S S S 31.2 4.3 29.5 1.6 S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S 662 S S S S S S 31.6
Private truck 231 40.4 14 45.1 S S 53 33.2 18.3 27.6 18.2 S S 19.8
Multiple modes S S S S S S 829 S S S S S S 31.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 829 S S S S S S 31.5
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 1,580 100 134 100 85 100 800 27 - 37.8 - 40.7 - 12.2
Single modes 810 51.3 124 92.9 77 90.5 522 23.7 10.8 40.9 7.2 45.5 7.4 26
Truck6 770 48.8 124 92.8 77 90.1 512 24 11.1 41 7.3 45.8 7.3 26.4
For-hire truck 521 33 100 74.4 73 85.5 978 21.5 9.1 46.9 7.2 48.5 7.7 15.4
Private truck 250 15.8 25 18.4 S S 78 35 6.3 36.9 6.1 S S 40.9
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,371 S S S S S S 13.3
Multiple modes 642 40.6 8 6.3 8 8.8 833 46.9 9.1 37.8 7 38.9 7 10.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 638 40.4 8 5.8 6 6.9 833 47.2 9.2 39.9 7.1 48.3 7.2 10.8
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 526 S S S S S S 32.9

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 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 134 S S S S S S 48.7
Rail 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 7,718 100 3,322 100 408 100 321 20.4 - 19.9 - 25.1 - 21.9
Single modes 7,509 97.3 3,303 99.4 397 97.3 122 18 3.2 16.9 1 23.8 3.2 23.7
Truck6 7,509 97.3 3,303 99.4 397 97.3 121 18 3.2 16.9 1 23.8 3.2 23.9
For-hire truck 4,558 59.1 1,782 53.6 269 65.9 202 34.5 12.8 36 12.7 39.9 14 44.4
Private truck 2,951 38.2 1,521 45.8 128 31.4 62 27.7 11.5 32.6 12.3 28.8 12.6 16.1
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 507 S S S S S S 22.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 506 S S S S S S 23.3
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 18 0.2 S S S S S 36.4 0.5 S S 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 529 S S S S S S 43.6
Single modes S S S S S S 350 S S S S S S 48.9
Truck6 S S S S S S 350 S S S S S S 48.9
For-hire truck S S S S S S 550 S S S S S S 15.6
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

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.