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 87,761 100 55,610 100 14,591 100 449 7.1 - 7.1 - 13.3 - 4.3
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 S S S S S S S S S S S S
03 Other agricultural products S S S S 155 1.1 S S S S S 45.1 0.4 S
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec 723 0.8 791 1.4 381 2.6 204 40.2 0.3 40.6 0.7 48.7 1.4 45.3
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 2,933 3.3 S S S S S 32.1 1.3 S S S S S
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 1,090 1.2 S S 339 2.3 S 33.7 0.5 S S 37.6 1 S
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 2,571 2.9 2,726 4.9 468 3.2 487 16.2 0.5 18.4 0.9 18.8 1.4 29.5
08 Alcoholic beverages 3,520 4 3,325 6 3,666 25.1 178 18.8 1.1 27.6 2.7 35.7 10.8 46.7
09 Tobacco products - - - - - - S 15.7 - 7 - 47.9 - S
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone 47 0.1 200 0.4 S S S 36.3 - 44 0.3 S S S
11 Natural sands S S S S S S 39 S S S S S S 23.2
12 Gravel and crushed stone 55 0.1 8,247 14.8 219 1.5 26 30.2 - 35.9 5.1 35.5 1.4 26.3
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec S S S S 11 0.1 S S S S S 49.9 0.1 S
14 Metallic ores and concentrates 928 1.1 35 0.1 40 0.3 1,142 13.6 2.2 7.3 0.1 15.3 1.1 10.8
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 3,738 4.3 5,016 9 212 1.5 S 39.4 1.2 37.7 2.4 28.3 0.5 S
18 Fuel oils 4,668 5.3 6,577 11.8 S S S 24.5 1.3 24.5 2.6 S S S
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 1,091 1.2 1,050 1.9 S S S 26.8 0.2 20.3 0.5 S S S
20 Basic chemicals 571 0.7 383 0.7 60 0.4 313 28.4 0.2 35.8 0.2 38.3 0.3 25
21 Pharmaceutical products 8,886 10.1 367 0.7 254 1.7 507 13.4 1.5 26.1 0.2 47.3 1 15
22 Fertilizers 40 - S S S S S 30.4 - S S S S S
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 1,561 1.8 641 1.2 205 1.4 300 17.6 0.4 27.7 0.3 34.6 1 38
24 Plastics and rubber 3,231 3.7 602 1.1 315 2.2 460 15.8 0.6 24.9 0.4 25.7 0.9 16.1
25 Logs and other wood in the rough 31 - 92 0.2 S S 127 31.7 - 46.3 0.1 S S 30.4
26 Wood products 2,248 2.6 2,437 4.4 266 1.8 82 17.7 0.4 17 0.9 23.2 0.9 8.7
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard S S S S S S 647 S S S S S S 20.9
28 Paper or paperboard articles 675 0.8 438 0.8 107 0.7 187 18.2 0.1 14.6 0.1 36.4 0.3 12.1
29 Printed products 1,844 2.1 548 1 334 2.3 676 24.8 0.5 35 0.4 33.8 1.1 20.4
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 1,661 1.9 243 0.4 77 0.5 787 19.2 0.3 35.6 0.1 15.2 0.1 11.1
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 2,442 2.8 7,016 12.6 688 4.7 336 14.8 0.4 18.5 2.3 30.4 1.3 21.4
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 1,733 2 732 1.3 209 1.4 280 16.8 0.4 21.5 0.4 16.5 0.5 32.2
33 Articles of base metal 3,799 4.3 1,811 3.3 431 3 223 13.1 0.7 36.2 1.3 37.4 0.9 14.7
34 Machinery 2,408 2.7 199 0.4 128 0.9 440 22.6 0.6 21.1 0.1 25.6 0.3 21.7
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 7,469 8.5 958 1.7 S S 550 13.2 1 39.5 0.6 S S 17.7
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 1,720 2 170 0.3 50 0.3 309 32.3 0.8 34.4 0.2 21.2 0.2 44.3
37 Transportation equipment, nec S S S S S S 1,192 S S S S S S 3.7
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 5,768 6.6 99 0.2 53 0.4 526 27 1.8 38 0.1 41.7 0.1 19.5
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 1,274 1.5 177 0.3 94 0.6 405 27.4 0.4 27.3 0.1 25.2 0.3 22.5
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 3,615 4.1 S S 337 2.3 758 11.5 0.4 S S 45 1.6 13.6
41 Waste and scrap S S S S S S 531 S S S S S S 33
43 Mixed freight 10,202 11.6 4,685 8.4 863 5.9 561 11.2 1.1 29.8 3.2 11.4 2.2 16.3
99 Commodity Unknown 14 - 5 - S S 1,207 38.6 - 46.3 - S S 23.9

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.