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 239,881 100 121,063 100 29,529 100 383 9.9 - 8.2 - 11 - 10.7
02 Cereal grains 627 0.3 S S S S S 49.3 0.5 S S S S S
03 Other agricultural products 1,333 0.6 1,579 1.3 S S 53 27.5 0.2 27.4 0.4 S S 40
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec S S S S S S 600 S S S S S S 38.6
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 2,449 1 578 0.5 S S 71 27.1 0.3 25.5 0.1 S S 39.3
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 1,275 0.5 628 0.5 S S 110 36.7 0.2 48.6 0.3 S S 34.3
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 4,930 2.1 4,617 3.8 S S 174 21.8 0.3 32.7 1.2 S S 26.3
08 Alcoholic beverages 883 0.4 543 0.4 11 - 40 36.9 0.5 41.9 0.6 36.3 0.1 44.6
09 Tobacco products 232 0.1 37 - 1 - 12 19.1 0.1 32.8 - 37.6 - 8.3
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone S S S S - - 27 S S S S 34.9 - 33.4
11 Natural sands S S 5,366 4.4 170 0.6 37 S S 32.6 1.8 29.3 0.2 27.7
12 Gravel and crushed stone S S 8,735 7.2 1,592 5.4 266 S S 23.2 1.6 49.3 4.3 29.7
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec S S S S S S 1,101 S S S S S S 26.9
15 Nonagglomerated bituminous coal 3 - 35 - - - 8 29.8 - 27.2 0.1 24.7 - 14.6
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 4,747 2 7,288 6 S S 39 26.7 0.6 28.2 1.3 S S 25.5
18 Fuel oils S S S S 312 1.1 45 S S S S 49.7 0.5 22.5
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 2,036 0.8 3,279 2.7 513 1.7 S 33.6 0.2 49.5 0.8 37.8 0.7 S
20 Basic chemicals 1,042 0.4 1,293 1.1 S S S 31.3 0.1 49.1 0.5 S S S
21 Pharmaceutical products 5,309 2.2 170 0.1 30 0.1 236 34.4 1 45 0.1 44.7 0.1 39.3
22 Fertilizers S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 2,049 0.9 709 0.6 377 1.3 359 23.4 0.3 23.6 0.1 24.3 0.3 23.9
24 Plastics and rubber 7,386 3.1 3,287 2.7 S S 492 12.3 0.5 38.3 1.4 S S 16.8
26 Wood products 844 0.4 709 0.6 133 0.4 209 14.6 0.1 21.5 0.2 23 0.1 36.9
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 837 0.3 551 0.5 270 0.9 171 28.4 0.1 24.2 0.1 30 0.3 49
28 Paper or paperboard articles 605 0.3 460 0.4 105 0.4 S 45.5 0.2 40.4 0.2 41.6 0.2 S
29 Printed products 1,714 0.7 340 0.3 145 0.5 388 17.3 0.2 20.7 0.1 25.1 0.1 23.3
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 824 0.3 96 0.1 33 0.1 592 25 0.1 37.1 - 27.7 0.1 14.8
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 2,054 0.9 14,930 12.3 2,812 9.5 108 16.6 0.2 19.9 2.5 37.9 3.3 38.8
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 14,985 6.2 22,761 18.8 3,894 13.2 161 18.8 1.3 21.2 4 20.4 2.3 22.9
33 Articles of base metal 11,673 4.9 3,061 2.5 1,034 3.5 322 37 2.1 25.9 0.8 37.9 1.9 11.9
34 Machinery 27,203 11.3 3,579 3 1,091 3.7 461 19.5 1.6 24.7 0.7 16.9 0.8 12.6
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 14,290 6 720 0.6 291 1 665 41.1 2.2 41.5 0.3 41.1 0.7 13.8
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 108,566 45.3 17,045 14.1 10,496 35.5 443 16.6 4.3 18.9 2.5 24.6 5.2 14.3
37 Transportation equipment, nec 397 0.2 S S S S 1,114 47.6 0.4 S S S S 20.3
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 2,221 0.9 31 - S S 640 21.9 0.2 32.6 - S S 14.2
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 1,605 0.7 278 0.2 S S 334 34.5 0.2 26.5 0.1 S S 26.2
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 3,799 1.6 512 0.4 208 0.7 735 18.1 0.2 32.8 0.1 23.8 0.1 8.7
41 Waste and scrap 1,231 0.5 2,978 2.5 399 1.4 121 41.7 0.3 45.9 1.3 45.6 1 47.1
43 Mixed freight 8,181 3.4 2,484 2.1 347 1.2 302 16.2 0.8 18.3 0.4 33.6 0.6 26.9
99 Commodity Unknown 45 - S S S S 52 39.8 - S S S S 17.8

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.