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 95,778 100 49,370 100 10,728 100 505 5.8 - 7.2 - 5.1 - 8.7
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 172 S S S S S S 38.9
03 Other agricultural products S S S S S S 182 S S S S S S 29
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec 130 0.1 S S 37 0.3 90 44.1 0.1 S S 37.9 0.2 27.7
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 601 0.6 399 0.8 138 1.3 184 17.9 0.1 28 0.2 20.4 0.4 44.9
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 308 0.3 221 0.4 86 0.8 572 43.2 0.2 27.8 0.1 34.6 0.3 24.7
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 1,259 1.3 2,236 4.5 641 6 309 30.3 0.4 38.5 2 32.6 1.7 25.2
08 Alcoholic beverages 1,116 1.2 1,352 2.7 482 4.5 S 28.6 0.5 39.6 1.9 45.4 2.7 S
09 Tobacco products 14,669 15.3 1,769 3.6 77 0.7 560 14.9 2 43.1 1.9 15.7 0.2 14.4
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone 2 - S S S S 49 34.4 - S S S S 49.2
11 Natural sands 21 - S S 87 0.8 S 36.5 - S S 41.9 0.5 S
12 Gravel and crushed stone 166 0.2 13,148 26.6 284 2.6 S 21.7 0.1 23.4 5.6 24.3 0.8 S
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec 35 - 126 0.3 40 0.4 893 40.8 - 37.4 0.2 47.5 0.3 48
14 Metallic ores and concentrates S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 768 0.8 911 1.8 35 0.3 30 37.4 0.4 39.3 1 41.1 0.2 15
18 Fuel oils 762 0.8 1,013 2.1 38 0.4 22 26.5 0.2 26.5 0.6 43.4 0.1 33.5
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 498 0.5 593 1.2 S S S 41.2 0.2 42.4 0.6 S S S
20 Basic chemicals 576 0.6 S S 161 1.5 S 36 0.2 S S 38.8 0.7 S
21 Pharmaceutical products 3,355 3.5 S S 40 0.4 430 33.3 1.3 S S 39.4 0.1 32.6
22 Fertilizers S S S S S S 20 S S S S S S 17.5
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 13,015 13.6 2,232 4.5 1,421 13.2 459 43.3 4.8 36.2 1.7 35 4.5 39.5
24 Plastics and rubber 4,184 4.4 2,035 4.1 937 8.7 522 20.1 1 28.9 0.9 33.8 3 14.8
25 Logs and other wood in the rough S S S S S S 75 S S S S S S 27.7
26 Wood products 1,415 1.5 3,033 6.1 713 6.6 549 18.4 0.3 35.1 2.2 36.1 2.4 19.8
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 623 0.7 329 0.7 75 0.7 236 36.4 0.3 22.6 0.3 33.2 0.3 47
28 Paper or paperboard articles 964 1 S S 126 1.2 509 31.1 0.4 S S 36.6 0.5 20.5
29 Printed products 1,216 1.3 296 0.6 67 0.6 674 34.9 0.4 48.8 0.3 46.3 0.4 19.3
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 14,653 15.3 1,904 3.9 1,300 12.1 738 9.8 1.5 14.2 0.8 14.1 1.7 7.9
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 1,620 1.7 4,995 10.1 564 5.3 869 19.3 0.3 18.1 1.8 27.3 1.4 20.7
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 1,748 1.8 821 1.7 158 1.5 656 18 0.4 27.2 0.4 32.6 0.5 23.2
33 Articles of base metal 2,541 2.7 968 2 396 3.7 514 15.3 0.3 22.7 0.4 27.6 0.8 8.3
34 Machinery 2,743 2.9 317 0.6 S S 394 35.8 1.1 46.1 0.3 S S 32.9
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 8,180 8.5 633 1.3 295 2.8 552 14.4 1 28.4 0.4 47.3 1.1 17.3
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 2,892 3 402 0.8 215 2 340 21.9 0.7 21.2 0.2 32.4 0.6 19.1
37 Transportation equipment, nec S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
38 Precision instruments and apparatus S S 15 - 7 0.1 320 S S 43.2 - 36.1 - 46.9
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 4,489 4.7 761 1.5 540 5 569 24.8 1.3 19.1 0.5 22.1 1.3 12.9
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 2,967 3.1 657 1.3 344 3.2 730 16.3 0.6 23.3 0.3 23 0.6 11.9
41 Waste and scrap 331 0.3 S S S S 275 48.7 0.2 S S S S 30.1
43 Mixed freight 5,239 5.5 1,821 3.7 301 2.8 580 17.4 1.1 15.9 0.6 13.1 0.4 20.5
99 Commodity Unknown 5 - S S - - 193 37.5 - S S 32.4 - 28.9

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.