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 21,400 100 13,106 100 2,923 100 449 11.4 - 19.9 - 12.6 - 18.5
02 Cereal grains 4 - 19 0.1 3 0.1 S 12.9 - 16.5 0.4 13.2 0.2 S
03 Other agricultural products 59 0.3 39 0.3 8 0.3 S 34.1 0.1 25.6 0.1 44.8 0.2 S
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec S S S S S S 33 S S S S S S 43.4
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 17 0.1 S S S S 8 35 - S S S S 21.2
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products S S 169 1.3 17 0.6 159 S S 41.6 0.7 36.7 0.2 37.6
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 1,214 5.7 779 5.9 317 10.8 S 22.4 1.1 33.2 3.7 32.8 4.4 S
08 Alcoholic beverages S S S S S S 12 S S S S S S 8
11 Natural sands S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
12 Gravel and crushed stone 44 0.2 4,095 31.2 52 1.8 13 40.8 0.1 37.4 13.4 39 1.7 20.5
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec S S 36 0.3 S S S S S 48.9 1.7 S S S
14 Metallic ores and concentrates S S S S S S 9 S S S S S S 18
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel S S S S S S 35 S S S S S S 31.4
18 Fuel oils 1,109 5.2 1,774 13.5 S S 73 44.3 1.9 45.2 4.9 S S 27.7
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 140 0.7 418 3.2 S S 193 37.4 0.2 40.6 1 S S 35.6
20 Basic chemicals S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
21 Pharmaceutical products 46 0.2 6 - S S 844 42.8 0.6 39.5 0.2 S S 43.9
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 26 0.1 7 0.1 4 0.1 107 23.4 - 36 - 44.9 0.1 29
24 Plastics and rubber 1,116 5.2 352 2.7 199 6.8 S 38.6 1.3 30.7 0.5 50 2.4 S
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 94 0.4 93 0.7 20 0.7 S 27.6 0.1 36.1 0.5 42.4 0.3 S
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 59 0.3 35 0.3 S S S 40.2 0.3 47.3 0.4 S S S
28 Paper or paperboard articles 240 1.1 168 1.3 60 2.1 562 23.9 0.4 24.9 1.2 40.5 1.4 22.6
29 Printed products 104 0.5 S S S S S 42.4 0.2 S S S S S
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 1,654 7.7 119 0.9 132 4.5 1,164 31.3 1.6 25.8 0.4 26.7 0.9 7.7
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 245 1.1 843 6.4 48 1.6 S 43.8 0.9 41 2.8 48.5 1.7 S
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 4,444 20.8 783 6 847 29 366 32.9 6.2 30.1 2.9 35.3 7.9 16.8
33 Articles of base metal 260 1.2 91 0.7 S S 229 23.3 0.2 34.2 0.2 S S 45.6
34 Machinery 811 3.8 141 1.1 68 2.3 S 38.8 1.8 36.6 1.5 36.4 0.9 S
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 4,844 22.6 518 3.9 583 19.9 1,156 21.3 5.3 20.7 1.9 27.9 5.3 14.1
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 1,160 5.4 83 0.6 64 2.2 S 35.5 2.4 31.2 0.4 39.7 1.1 S
37 Transportation equipment, nec 76 0.4 - - - - 1,089 29.5 0.4 30.2 - 37.6 - 25.2
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 176 0.8 S S 3 0.1 1,346 34.8 0.5 S S 48.8 0.1 15.8
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 71 0.3 12 0.1 S S S 49.7 0.2 36.3 0.1 S S S
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 546 2.5 115 0.9 S S 807 30.9 0.9 41.8 0.3 S S 19.2
41 Waste and scrap 248 1.2 158 1.2 109 3.7 656 19.5 0.5 21.1 0.9 18.8 2.9 11
43 Mixed freight 263 1.2 S S S S S 38.6 0.5 S S S S S
99 Commodity Unknown 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).

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.