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 21,400 100 13,106 100 2,923 100 449 11.4 - 19.9 - 12.6 - 18.5
Single modes 18,119 84.7 12,690 96.8 2,308 79 213 13.2 3.8 20.9 1.8 12.1 5.7 24.6
Truck6 15,250 71.3 9,983 76.2 2,106 72.1 205 11.1 5.6 16.9 6.5 12.4 6.6 25.4
For-hire truck 12,132 56.7 3,913 29.9 1,951 66.7 798 13.6 6 21.5 8 13.3 5.9 11.8
Private truck 3,118 14.6 6,070 46.3 155 5.3 17 13.6 1.2 27.2 8.7 19.5 1.9 10.5
Rail 659 3.1 399 3 191 6.5 597 49.1 1.8 35.2 1.1 33.4 1.8 18.8
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Shallow draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) 89 0.4 1 - S S 1,819 47.6 0.2 33.9 - S S 17.6
Pipeline7 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 3,094 14.5 368 2.8 602 20.6 1,202 28.8 3.9 38.8 1.7 39.7 5.9 6.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 1,357 6.3 48 0.4 55 1.9 1,198 13.8 1 15.2 0.2 16.7 0.6 7
Truck and rail 1,735 8.1 320 2.4 545 18.6 1,763 43.8 4.4 41.7 2.1 41.2 6.9 14
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 187 0.9 48 0.4 S S S 23.7 0.3 22.1 0.4 S S S

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 4 100 19 100 3 100 S 12.9 - 16.5 - 13.2 - S
Single modes 4 100 19 100 3 100 S 12.9 - 16.5 - 13.2 - S
Truck6 4 100 19 100 3 100 S 12.9 - 16.5 - 13.2 - S
For-hire truck 1 20.4 4 22.9 2 64.1 618 16.9 4.1 16.3 5.9 6.4 7.6 4.7
Private truck 3 79.6 15 77.1 1 35.9 S 26.3 6.6 15 7.8 20.6 19.3 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 59 100 39 100 8 100 S 34.1 - 25.6 - 44.8 - S
Single modes 59 99.9 39 99.9 8 100 S 34.2 0.3 25.6 0.1 44.8 0.1 S
Truck6 59 99.9 39 99.9 8 100 S 34.2 0.3 25.6 0.1 44.8 0.1 S
For-hire truck 40 67.2 S S 7 88.6 516 49.9 17.8 S S 50 18.9 38.9
Private truck 19 32.8 25 64 S S 18 25.9 17.6 22.8 11.6 S S 26.9
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
Other and unknown modes 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 33 S S S S S S 43.4
Single modes S S S S S S 33 S S S S S S 43.4
Truck6 S S S S S S 33 S S S S S S 43.4
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 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 17 100 S S S S 8 35 - S S S S 21.2
Single modes 17 100 S S S S 8 35 - S S S S 21.2
Truck6 17 100 S S S S 8 35 - S S S S 21.2
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 12 70.5 S S S S 8 37.2 13.1 S S S S 21

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 S S 169 100 17 100 159 S S 41.6 - 36.7 - 37.6
Single modes 93 47.2 168 99.2 15 91.2 52 38.1 18 42.1 1.2 41.7 10.3 37.9
Truck6 93 47.2 168 99.2 15 91.2 52 38.1 18 42.1 1.2 41.7 10.3 37.9
For-hire truck S S S S 15 89.4 319 S S S S 29.9 19.4 43.9
Private truck S S S S S S 15 S S S S S S 41.9
Multiple modes S S S S S S 840 S S S S S S 18.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 840 S S S S S S 18.3
Other and unknown modes - - - - S S S 9.5 0.4 18.2 - 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 1,214 100 779 100 317 100 S 22.4 - 33.2 - 32.8 - S
Single modes 1,211 99.8 777 99.8 315 99.5 S 22.5 0.2 33.3 0.5 33 0.7 S
Truck6 1,211 99.8 777 99.8 315 99.5 S 22.5 0.2 33.3 0.5 33 0.7 S
For-hire truck 761 62.7 460 59.1 304 96 852 36.5 10.4 38.1 8.6 32.7 3.3 13.5
Private truck 450 37.1 317 40.7 S S 18 22.2 11.4 33.1 9.9 S S 39
Multiple modes - - - - - - 719 37.4 - 30.8 - 35.1 - 32.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier - - - - - - 719 37.4 - 30.8 - 35.1 - 32.1
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 506 S S S S S S 45

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 S S S S S S 12 S S S S S S 8
Single modes S S S S S S 12 S S S S S S 8
Truck6 S S S S S S 12 S S S S S S 8
Private truck S S S S S S 12 S S S S S S 8

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 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 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 44 100 4,095 100 52 100 13 40.8 - 37.4 - 39 - 20.5
Single modes 44 100 4,095 100 52 100 13 40.8 - 37.4 - 39 - 20.5
Truck6 44 100 4,095 100 52 100 13 40.8 - 37.4 - 39 - 20.5
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 43 98.3 4,049 98.9 51 98.1 13 42.1 5.1 38.2 8.4 39.9 8.8 20.4

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 S S 36 100 S S S S S 48.9 - S S S
Single modes S S 36 100 S S S S S 48.9 - S S S
Truck6 S S 36 100 S S S S S 48.9 - S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 17 99.2 36 98.6 S S 7 50 0.6 48.7 1 S S 36.2

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 S S S S S S 9 S S S S S S 18
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
Other and unknown modes 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 S S S S S S 35 S S S S S S 31.4
Single modes S S S S S S 35 S S S S S S 31.4
Truck6 S S S S S S 36 S S S S S S 31.9
For-hire truck S S S S S S 37 S S S S S S 34.8
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Pipeline7 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 1,109 100 1,774 100 S S 73 44.3 - 45.2 - S S 27.7
Single modes 1,109 100 1,774 100 S S 73 44.3 - 45.2 - S S 27.7
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
Pipeline7 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 140 100 418 100 S S 193 37.4 - 40.6 - S S 35.6
Single modes 131 93.4 417 99.6 S S S 41.3 11.6 40.8 6.4 S S S
Truck6 70 50.4 199 47.7 S S 14 38 13 42.5 13.5 S S 32.6
For-hire truck 48 34.7 S S S S S 49.9 8.8 S S S S S
Private truck 22 15.7 58 13.8 S S 14 28.5 20 38.8 18.2 S S 14.5
Rail 60 43.1 217 52 55 88.5 255 17.7 13.8 24 15 28.7 4.8 19.9
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
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S 19 S S S S S S 34.4
Truck6 S S S S S S 19 S S S S S S 34.4
Private truck S S S S S S 19 S S S S S S 34.4
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 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 46 100 6 100 S S 844 42.8 - 39.5 - S S 43.9
Single modes S S S S S S 819 S S S S S S 47.4
Truck6 S S S S S S 818 S S S S S S 48.6
For-hire truck S S S S S S 1,469 S S S S S S 2.5
Private truck S S S S S S 7 S S S S S S 36.9
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 910 S S S S S S 13.6
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 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 26 100 7 100 4 100 107 23.4 - 36 - 44.9 - 29
Single modes 20 78.5 6 98.1 S S S 24.2 9.6 32.7 9.6 S S S
Truck6 20 78.4 6 98.1 S S S 24.3 9.5 32.7 9.6 S S S
For-hire truck 9 34.5 4 61.7 3 92.8 S 33.6 8.5 46 14.4 43.8 12.2 S
Private truck 11 43.9 2 36.4 S S S 29.3 11.7 31.4 13.9 S S S
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
Other and unknown modes - 1.1 - 0.6 S S 4 44.9 0.7 47.1 0.5 S S 14.2

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 1,116 100 352 100 199 100 S 38.6 - 30.7 - 50 - S
Single modes 1,056 94.7 344 97.5 S S S 38.8 3.8 30.9 0.9 S S S
Truck6 1,055 94.6 344 97.5 S S S 38.9 3.8 30.9 0.9 S S S
For-hire truck 425 38.1 175 49.6 S S 475 32.3 11.9 32.8 11.9 S S 34.7
Private truck S S S S S S 20 S S S S S S 22.2
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 1,913 S S S S S S 24.4
Multiple modes S S 3 0.9 2 1.2 650 S S 38.4 0.5 49.3 5.1 28.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S 3 0.9 2 1.2 650 S S 38.4 0.5 49.3 5.1 28.5
Other and unknown modes S S S S - 0.1 S S S S S 47 0.3 S

SCTG2 25, Logs and other wood in the rough

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 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 94 100 93 100 20 100 S 27.6 - 36.1 - 42.4 - S
Single modes 91 97 93 99.9 20 99.6 S 28.8 5 36.1 1.3 42.8 5 S
Truck6 91 96.9 93 99.9 20 99.6 S 28.9 5.7 36.1 1.5 42.9 5.7 S
For-hire truck 44 47.2 S S 19 94.2 S 25.8 10.4 S S 41.1 8.5 S
Private truck 46 49.7 48 52 1 5.4 23 38.6 13 23.8 12.6 28.5 18.2 15.6
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 - 0.4 1,206 S S S S 34.1 15.2 24.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S - 0.4 1,206 S S S S 34.1 15.2 24.3

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 59 100 35 100 S S S 40.2 - 47.3 - S S S
Single modes 59 99.9 35 100 S S 16 40.3 0.2 47.4 0.2 S S 31.3
Truck6 59 99.9 35 100 S S 16 40.3 0.2 47.4 0.2 S S 31.3
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 58 98.2 35 99.4 S S 15 36 1 43.7 0.5 S S 40.2
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 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 240 100 168 100 60 100 562 23.9 - 24.9 - 40.5 - 22.6
Single modes 233 97.3 166 98.8 59 97.5 198 24.3 1.4 25.2 1.1 41.5 5.7 26.4
Truck6 233 97.3 166 98.8 59 97.4 198 24.3 1.4 25.2 1.1 41.5 5.7 26.5
For-hire truck 182 75.8 145 86.6 58 97 320 22.2 8.1 22.5 6.3 38.9 7.2 40.3
Private truck 52 21.5 21 12.2 - 0.4 10 38 13.4 39.8 13.9 45 14.8 22.1
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 5 2.1 S S S S 1,347 40.2 3.3 S S S S 19.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 5 2.1 S S S S 1,347 40.2 3.3 S S S S 19.8
Other and unknown modes 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 104 100 S S S S S 42.4 - S S S S S
Single modes 94 89.9 S S S S S 44.7 8.8 S S S S S
Truck6 92 88.4 S S S S S 44.3 8.6 S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S 603 S S S S S S 34.2
Private truck S S S S S S 11 S S S S S S 16.4
Air (incl truck and air) S S - 1 S S 820 S S 49.8 0.3 S S 38.2
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 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 1,654 100 119 100 132 100 1,164 31.3 - 25.8 - 26.7 - 7.7
Single modes 1,293 78.2 83 69.5 98 74.3 1,161 41.8 10.7 37.9 12.6 38.5 13.5 12.6
Truck6 1,236 74.8 62 51.9 80 60.6 1,153 42.7 10.2 45 12.7 46.3 13.4 13.8
For-hire truck 1,234 74.6 62 51.8 80 60.6 1,169 42.8 10.2 45.3 12.6 46.3 13.4 12.8
Private truck 3 0.2 - 0.1 - - 15 34.9 0.3 43.3 0.2 43.3 - 37.2
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 1,409 S S S S S S 19.6
Multiple modes 359 21.7 S S S S 1,165 28.8 10.7 S S S S 7.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 331 20 15 12.6 16 11.9 1,166 31.2 11.4 31.2 13.5 30.7 14.2 7.3
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 196 S S 38.9 0.1 S S 28.7

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 245 100 843 100 48 100 S 43.8 - 41 - 48.5 - S
Single modes 232 94.7 832 98.7 44 92.6 S 44.8 2.4 41.6 1.3 45.7 2 S
Truck6 232 94.7 832 98.7 44 92.6 S 44.8 2.4 41.6 1.3 45.7 2 S
For-hire truck S S S S S S 969 S S S S S S 17.8
Private truck 94 38.3 796 94.4 15 31.5 15 16.7 15.4 44.2 7.7 42.6 16.6 15.4
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,086 S S S S S S 29.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S - 0.1 S S 1,062 S S 42.7 0.1 S S 29
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 5 2.2 10 1.2 1 1.1 22 10.4 2.3 25.9 2.1 40.6 1.1 40.9

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 4,444 100 783 100 847 100 366 32.9 - 30.1 - 35.3 - 16.8
Single modes 2,819 63.4 516 65.9 352 41.6 309 35.6 10.7 26.4 9.4 31.3 14.8 16.9
Truck6 2,271 51.1 407 52 266 31.4 304 35 11.8 25.3 11.3 33.6 15.7 17.1
For-hire truck 1,938 43.6 309 39.4 243 28.7 715 37.7 11.8 32.4 10.5 36.5 15.2 14.5
Private truck 333 7.5 98 12.6 S S S 43 12.8 35.8 14 S S S
Rail 548 12.3 109 14 86 10.2 784 44.4 6.5 25.3 5.8 23.2 6.9 4.9
Multiple modes 1,623 36.5 S S 495 58.4 857 47.5 11.9 S S 47 15.3 34.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 516 S S S S S S 49.9
Truck and rail 1,616 36.4 265 33.8 495 58.4 1,912 31.1 17.5 40 12.6 30 12.8 12.5
Other and unknown modes 2 - 2 0.2 - - S 31 0.9 24.1 2.1 45.6 0.4 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 260 100 91 100 S S 229 23.3 - 34.2 - S S 45.6
Single modes 240 92.3 89 98.2 S S S 26.5 5.7 35.1 4.7 S S S
Truck6 240 92.3 89 98.2 S S S 26.5 5.7 35.1 4.7 S S S
For-hire truck 159 61.3 60 66.2 S S 390 28.4 10.2 34 13 S S 38.2
Private truck 81 31 29 32 1 2.3 S 32.1 9.1 48.7 10.4 49.9 9.3 S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 679 S S S S S S 33
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 679 S S S S S S 33
Other and unknown modes S S S S - - S S S S S 47.3 2.2 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 811 100 141 100 68 100 S 38.8 - 36.6 - 36.4 - S
Single modes 772 95.2 138 97.8 68 99 S 40.7 7 37.3 1.9 36.6 9.6 S
Truck6 772 95.2 138 97.8 68 99 S 40.7 7 37.3 1.9 36.6 9.6 S
For-hire truck 290 35.7 76 53.6 66 97.2 1,010 28.6 9.8 31.1 12.4 34.7 12 17.2
Private truck S S S S 1 1.8 S S S S S 46.1 10.9 S
Multiple modes S S S S 1 1 844 S S S S 45.7 12.6 21.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S 1 1 844 S S S S 45.7 12.6 21.1
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 3 S S S S S S 17.1

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 4,844 100 518 100 583 100 1,156 21.3 - 20.7 - 27.9 - 14.1
Single modes 4,184 86.4 481 92.9 541 92.8 824 24.7 4.7 22 2.3 29.6 2.9 18.8
Truck6 4,165 86 479 92.6 538 92.3 791 24.9 5 22.1 2.5 29.7 3.1 20.6
For-hire truck 3,963 81.8 461 89.1 533 91.4 1,297 27.1 6.5 23.8 4.4 30.2 3.5 7.5
Private truck 202 4.2 18 3.5 5 0.9 S 28.5 2.7 35.3 2.8 43.1 0.7 S
Rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) 9 0.2 S S S S 4,049 41.3 0.1 S S S S 27.8
Multiple modes 587 12.1 22 4.3 32 5.4 1,467 27 5 25.4 2.3 25.8 2.8 4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 576 11.9 20 3.9 28 4.8 1,465 26.6 4.7 25.3 1.6 26.8 1.6 4.2
Truck and rail S S S S S S 1,970 S S S S S S 9.4
Other and unknown modes 73 1.5 15 2.8 S S S 30.9 1.9 47.4 2.6 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 1,160 100 83 100 64 100 S 35.5 - 31.2 - 39.7 - S
Single modes 1,123 96.8 76 92.2 63 99.2 S 37 5.2 32.3 5.6 40 5.6 S
Truck6 1,082 93.3 76 92.1 63 99.1 S 36.1 5 32.3 5.6 40 5.5 S
For-hire truck 967 83.4 58 70.2 63 98.8 1,089 40.5 12.6 42.9 12.9 38.4 11.4 22.3
Private truck 115 9.9 18 21.8 - 0.3 S 39.4 16.3 46.4 14.7 43.7 15.4 S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,178 S S S S S S 5.7
Multiple modes 12 1.1 - 0.4 S S 821 47.5 1.2 48.5 0.7 S S 27.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 12 1.1 - 0.4 S S 821 47.5 1.2 48.5 0.7 S S 27.3
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 8 S S S S S S 3.9

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 76 100 - 100 - 100 1,089 29.5 - 30.2 - 37.6 - 25.2
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
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 64 84 - 77.9 - 87.6 1,431 14.2 10.9 26.2 13.6 28.5 8.7 5.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 64 84 - 77.9 - 87.6 1,431 14.2 10.9 26.2 13.6 28.5 8.7 5.7

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 176 100 S S 3 100 1,346 34.8 - S S 48.8 - 15.8
Single modes 120 68.2 S S 3 92 882 46.2 17.9 S S 46.6 19.6 40.8
Truck6 120 68.2 S S 3 92 882 46.2 17.9 S S 46.6 19.6 40.8
For-hire truck S S S S S S 1,258 S S S S S S 18.8
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,464 S S S S S S 6.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,464 S S S S S S 6.1
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 71 100 12 100 S S S 49.7 - 36.3 - S S S
Single modes 71 99.9 12 99.9 S S S 49.7 - 36.2 0.1 S S S
Truck6 71 99.9 12 99.9 S S S 49.7 - 36.2 0.1 S S S
For-hire truck S S 8 69.6 S S S S S 41.3 12.7 S S S
Private truck S S S S S S 169 S S S S S S 38.5
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,825 S S S S S S 11.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,825 S S S S S S 11.2

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 546 100 115 100 S S 807 30.9 - 41.8 - S S 19.2
Single modes 446 81.7 114 99.2 S S 612 24.2 5.5 42.1 2.7 S S 22.8
Truck6 444 81.3 114 99.2 S S 609 24.3 5.3 42.1 3.2 S S 22.7
For-hire truck 389 71.2 107 92.9 S S 876 25.3 6.3 43.4 7.2 S S 17.9
Private truck 55 10.1 S S S S S 27.9 4.1 S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,476 S S S S S S 22.4
Multiple modes S S 1 0.8 1 0.7 1,177 S S 26.1 3.4 37.8 4.1 19.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S 1 0.8 1 0.7 1,177 S S 26.1 3.4 37.8 4.1 19.7
Other and unknown modes - - - - S S S 2.7 3 29.2 0.4 S S S

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 248 100 158 100 109 100 656 19.5 - 21.1 - 18.8 - 11
Single modes 184 74.4 130 81.8 83 76.4 612 17.2 8.4 16.1 5.8 13.6 8.1 14.7
Truck6 172 69.6 79 49.7 52 47.7 569 19.3 8.2 15.3 9.2 17.5 8.4 19.7
For-hire truck 168 67.9 54 33.8 52 47.5 929 19.5 7.9 16.7 8.1 17.1 8.3 6.4
Private truck 4 1.7 25 15.9 S S 6 32.7 1.4 26.4 9.4 S S 31.4
Rail 12 4.8 51 32.1 31 28.7 798 39.1 3 36.6 8.6 24.8 7.3 10.5
Multiple modes 63 25.6 29 18.2 26 23.6 878 31.3 9 37.1 6 40.8 9.4 3.1
Truck and rail 63 25.6 29 18.2 26 23.6 878 31.3 9 37.1 6 40.8 9.4 3.1

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 263 100 S S S S S 38.6 - S S S S S
Single modes 234 88.8 S S S S 32 39.2 9.4 S S S S 33.4
Truck6 234 88.8 S S S S 31 39.2 9.5 S S S S 29.3
For-hire truck 55 21 5 6.2 S S S 47.7 5.8 49.2 6.5 S S S
Private truck 178 67.8 S S S S 13 36.9 9.7 S S S S 23.5
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Shallow draft 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 S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 16 6.2 S S S S S 48.7 14.1 S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S - 2.2 S S S S S 47.4 15.1 S
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 13 4.9 S S S S S 44 6.7 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 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

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.