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 53,321 100 33,863 100 6,560 100 412 7.9 - 11.9 - 8.8 - 10.7
03 Other agricultural products S S S S S S 228 S S S S S S 24.8
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec 61 0.1 124 0.4 70 1.1 412 26.3 0.2 27.6 0.6 42.3 1.5 16.9
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 776 1.5 280 0.8 97 1.5 S 26.6 0.6 27.2 0.4 35.6 0.6 S
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 498 0.9 S S S S 224 34.8 0.4 S S S S 32.2
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 1,035 1.9 512 1.5 202 3.1 S 23.2 0.5 26.3 0.5 40 1.4 S
08 Alcoholic beverages 51 0.1 80 0.2 6 0.1 77 11.7 0.4 17 0.8 29.5 0.3 12
09 Tobacco products 8 - - - - - 52 40.1 - 42.9 - 36.6 - 24.5
11 Natural sands 6 - S S S S S 34.6 - S S S S S
12 Gravel and crushed stone 73 0.1 7,746 22.9 249 3.8 25 18.7 - 17.8 3.6 19.4 0.8 20.9
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec 53 0.1 204 0.6 136 2.1 515 40.7 - 32.1 0.2 36 0.8 16.2
14 Metallic ores and concentrates 112 0.2 22 0.1 S S S 44 1 18.6 0.3 S S S
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 1,098 2.1 1,727 5.1 60 0.9 36 30.1 0.6 31.2 1.8 31 0.3 16.9
18 Fuel oils 330 0.6 494 1.5 17 0.3 19 28 0.2 27 0.5 41 0.2 14
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 513 1 6,472 19.1 218 3.3 27 23 0.2 46.1 5.7 41.3 1.4 25.7
20 Basic chemicals 1,066 2 515 1.5 159 2.4 S 17.2 0.5 22.7 0.5 34.9 0.7 S
21 Pharmaceutical products 2,961 5.6 S S S S 249 46 2.1 S S S S 49.5
22 Fertilizers 13 - 16 - 2 - S 24.5 - 32.3 - 38.9 - S
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 1,564 2.9 630 1.9 347 5.3 399 13.8 0.6 19.3 0.7 24.9 1.3 13
24 Plastics and rubber 6,247 11.7 2,444 7.2 1,352 20.6 289 15.9 2.1 17 1.6 20 4 28.1
26 Wood products 763 1.4 1,355 4 154 2.4 138 23 0.2 32.9 1 19.7 0.3 27
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 414 0.8 599 1.8 S S 385 48.4 0.4 45.9 0.6 S S 15
28 Paper or paperboard articles 545 1 378 1.1 82 1.3 228 19.7 0.2 19.1 0.3 25.6 0.5 19.7
29 Printed products 535 1 309 0.9 161 2.5 639 22.1 0.3 31.6 0.4 49.1 1.3 19
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 6,415 12 1,121 3.3 597 9.1 845 9.8 1.7 14.8 0.7 18.2 1.5 11.1
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 820 1.5 S S 207 3.2 S 15.2 0.3 S S 20.5 0.7 S
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 1,450 2.7 1,149 3.4 175 2.7 125 23.7 0.6 35.5 0.9 31 0.7 29
33 Articles of base metal 2,271 4.3 553 1.6 S S 466 15.9 0.8 38.3 1 S S 23.4
34 Machinery 6,336 11.9 557 1.6 308 4.7 430 27.8 3.4 25.6 0.5 41.7 1.2 18.4
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 2,112 4 143 0.4 124 1.9 381 22.7 1.3 35.6 0.1 27.6 0.5 46.5
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 10,819 20.3 820 2.4 344 5.2 405 31.6 4.3 21.5 0.4 26.4 1.6 7.1
37 Transportation equipment, nec 309 0.6 S S S S 1,050 32.1 0.4 S S S S 9
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 230 0.4 S S S S 562 45.6 0.4 S S S S 9.7
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 749 1.4 124 0.4 17 0.3 354 22.7 0.4 27.9 0.2 30 0.1 31.4
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 1,267 2.4 503 1.5 304 4.6 377 19.1 0.3 27.7 0.5 33.2 1.6 28.3
41 Waste and scrap 231 0.4 385 1.1 118 1.8 177 40.7 0.4 31.8 1 36.1 1.2 28.1
43 Mixed freight 1,197 2.2 216 0.6 42 0.6 131 25.3 0.5 23 0.2 40.9 0.3 38.1
99 Commodity Unknown 3 - - - - - S 2.3 - 28.9 - 7.9 - 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.