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 53,321 100 33,863 100 6,560 100 412 7.9 - 11.9 - 8.8 - 10.7
Single modes 46,082 86.4 32,493 96 5,944 90.6 266 8.4 2 12 1 8.7 1.9 8.6
Truck6 44,225 82.9 28,880 85.3 5,493 83.7 258 8.7 2.6 11.5 5.1 8 2.1 8.6
For-hire truck 31,304 58.7 10,002 29.5 3,952 60.2 604 10.1 2.8 9 2.5 7.9 1.9 5.9
Private truck 12,921 24.2 18,878 55.7 1,541 23.5 94 8.1 1.5 14.3 3.8 13.1 2.3 25
Rail S S S S 440 6.7 S S S S S 26.3 1.4 S
Air (incl truck and air) 282 0.5 9 - 11 0.2 1,078 25.7 0.1 41.4 - 35 - 10.5
Multiple modes 6,376 12 679 2 556 8.5 720 17.7 2 24.2 0.8 25.6 1.9 8.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 4,990 9.4 130 0.4 100 1.5 718 20.8 1.2 17.6 0.1 21.3 0.3 8.8
Truck and rail S S 541 1.6 442 6.7 1,629 S S 27 0.7 27.3 1.6 14.4
Truck and water S S S S 14 0.2 S S S S S 42.6 0.2 S
Other and unknown modes 863 1.6 S S 60 0.9 S 32.2 0.8 S S 39.5 0.4 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 S S S S S S 228 S S S S S S 24.8
Single modes S S S S S S 228 S S S S S S 24.8
Truck6 S S S S S S 228 S S S S S S 24.8
For-hire truck S S S S S S 219 S S S S S S 2.2
Private truck S S S S S S 234 S S S S S S 25.5

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 61 100 124 100 70 100 412 26.3 - 27.6 - 42.3 - 16.9
Single modes 46 75.4 97 77.6 S S 339 18.5 11.1 20.2 9.9 S S 19.5
Truck6 46 75.4 97 77.6 S S 339 18.5 11.1 20.2 9.9 S S 19.5
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 40 65.5 88 70.3 S S 345 33.6 18.1 31.1 15.3 S S 30.9
Multiple modes 15 24.6 28 22.4 38 53.8 1,349 6.3 11.6 9.7 9.3 8.7 17.3 -
Truck and rail 15 24.6 28 22.4 38 53.8 1,349 6.3 11.6 9.7 9.3 8.7 17.3 -

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 776 100 280 100 97 100 S 26.6 - 27.2 - 35.6 - S
Single modes 776 100 280 100 97 100 S 26.6 - 27.2 - 35.6 - S
Truck6 776 100 280 100 97 100 S 26.6 - 27.2 - 35.6 - S
For-hire truck S S S S S S 536 S S S S S S 19.1
Private truck 597 77 213 76.1 S S S 35.8 12.7 34.7 12.2 S S S

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 498 100 S S S S 224 34.8 - S S S S 32.2
Single modes 498 100 S S S S 224 34.8 - S S S S 32.2
Truck6 498 100 S S S S 224 34.8 - S S S S 32.2
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 302 60.7 S S S S 253 46 16.8 S S S S 22.1

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 1,035 100 512 100 202 100 S 23.2 - 26.3 - 40 - S
Single modes 1,034 100 512 100 202 100 S 23.2 - 26.3 - 40 - S
Truck6 1,034 100 512 100 202 100 S 23.2 - 26.3 - 40 - S
For-hire truck 244 23.6 84 16.3 71 34.9 1,411 18.7 10.6 40 12.1 28.7 12.8 14.5
Private truck 790 76.4 429 83.7 132 65.1 S 21.2 4.6 24.1 4.9 49.9 10.1 S
Multiple modes S S S S - - 679 S S S S 40.8 - 19.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S - - 679 S S S S 40.8 - 19.7

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 51 100 80 100 6 100 77 11.7 - 17 - 29.5 - 12
Single modes 51 100 80 100 6 100 77 11.7 - 17 - 29.5 - 12
Truck6 51 100 80 100 6 100 77 11.7 - 17 - 29.5 - 12
For-hire truck 2 4.7 4 4.6 - 7.1 112 2.6 0.4 7.7 0.4 7.7 1.8 -
Private truck 49 95.3 76 95.4 5 92.9 75 12.7 0.4 17.1 0.4 31.1 1.8 14.1

SCTG2 09, Tobacco 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 8 100 - 100 - 100 52 40.1 - 42.9 - 36.6 - 24.5
Single modes 8 99 - 99 - 98 50 40.7 1.3 42.6 0.6 36 1.2 25.3
Truck6 8 99 - 99 - 98 50 40.7 1.3 42.6 0.6 36 1.2 25.3
Private truck 8 99 - 99 - 98 50 40.7 1.3 42.6 0.6 36 1.2 25.3
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 6 100 S S S S S 34.6 - 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
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 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 73 100 7,746 100 249 100 25 18.7 - 17.8 - 19.4 - 20.9
Single modes 72 99 7,522 97.1 176 70.5 24 18.8 1.1 19.1 2.8 28.1 11.8 21.6
Truck6 72 99 7,522 97.1 176 70.5 24 18.8 1.1 19.1 2.8 28.1 11.8 21.6
For-hire truck 7 9.8 623 8 10 3.9 16 34.4 1.8 31.3 1.5 26.7 1.4 20.1
Private truck 65 89.2 6,898 89.1 166 66.6 25 17.8 2.3 18.6 3.3 28.7 11.4 21.8
Multiple modes 1 1 225 2.9 S S 327 0.7 4.3 5.2 10.3 S S -
Truck and rail 1 1 225 2.9 S S 327 0.7 4.3 5.2 10.3 S S -

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 53 100 204 100 136 100 515 40.7 - 32.1 - 36 - 16.2
Single modes 53 99.8 204 100 136 100 476 40.6 0.1 32.1 - 36 - 18.6
Truck6 50 94.3 104 51.1 50 37 460 44.2 10.7 26 13.1 31.1 16.7 18.5
For-hire truck 49 93 101 49.7 50 37 557 44.6 10.6 27.5 11 31.2 15 16.5
Private truck 1 1.4 S S S S 16 27.6 8.6 S S S S 13.6
Rail S S 100 48.9 85 63 852 S S 11 5.1 10 4.5 10.2
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 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 112 100 22 100 S S S 44 - 18.6 - S S S
Single modes 107 95.7 20 91.8 S S S 41.9 2.8 12.4 6.5 S S S
Truck6 107 95.7 20 91.8 S S S 41.9 2.8 12.4 6.5 S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S 1,477 S S S S S S 42.5
Private truck S S S S S S 102 S S S S S S 24.4
Multiple modes S S S S - 0.7 S S S S S 49.2 1.9 S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S - 0.7 S S S S S 49.2 1.9 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 1,098 100 1,727 100 60 100 36 30.1 - 31.2 - 31 - 16.9
Single modes 1,098 100 1,727 100 60 100 36 30.1 - 31.2 - 31 - 16.9
Truck6 1,098 100 1,727 100 60 100 36 30.1 - 31.2 - 31 - 16.9
For-hire truck 707 64.3 1,152 66.7 30 50 26 32.4 13.2 32.7 12.8 41.7 18.1 22.6
Private truck 392 35.7 575 33.3 S S 53 47.2 18.5 48.3 19.1 S S 22.7

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 330 100 494 100 17 100 19 28 - 27 - 41 - 14
Single modes 330 100 494 100 17 100 19 28 - 27 - 41 - 14
Truck6 330 100 494 100 17 100 19 28 - 27 - 41 - 14
For-hire truck S S S S 11 63.5 38 S S S S 49.1 17.8 40.5
Private truck 209 63.3 279 56.5 S S 18 42.1 13 42.7 14.4 S S 14.9

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 513 100 6,472 100 218 100 27 23 - 46.1 - 41.3 - 25.7
Single modes 513 99.9 6,472 100 218 100 26 23 0.1 46.1 - 41.3 - 24.3
Truck6 389 75.7 3,346 51.7 103 47.3 24 17.4 9.4 24.4 15.2 26.7 16.5 22.7
For-hire truck 114 22.2 524 8.1 29 13.2 S 36.7 10.7 26.9 13.4 30 15.1 S
Private truck 275 53.6 2,823 43.6 74 34 21 16.8 11.3 26.5 14.8 27.8 15.2 25.1
Rail S S S S S S 61 S S S S S S 38.9
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

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 1,066 100 515 100 159 100 S 17.2 - 22.7 - 34.9 - S
Single modes 983 92.2 501 97.3 155 97.3 S 16.4 2.5 19.6 1.6 32.5 1 S
Truck6 981 92 501 97.3 155 97.2 S 16.5 2.5 19.6 1.8 32.5 1.3 S
For-hire truck 828 77.6 373 72.5 150 94.1 426 22.6 8.5 30.2 10.7 34.2 3.7 8.2
Private truck 153 14.3 128 24.8 5 3.1 S 32.5 9.7 36 11.5 36 4.1 S
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 S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S - 0.1 S S S S S 31.8 10.1 S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S - 0.1 S S S S S 31.8 10.1 S
Other and unknown modes 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 2,961 100 S S S S 249 46 - S S S S 49.5
Single modes 1,533 51.8 S S S S 397 33.3 11.7 S S S S 27.8
Truck6 1,514 51.1 S S S S 395 33.5 11.5 S S S S 27.8
For-hire truck S S S S S S 837 S S S S S S 24.5
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 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 24 0.8 S S S S S 24.3 6.2 S S S S S

SCTG2 22, Fertilizers

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 13 100 16 100 2 100 S 24.5 - 32.3 - 38.9 - S
Single modes 13 100 16 100 2 100 S 24.5 - 32.3 - 38.9 - S
Truck6 13 100 16 100 2 100 S 24.5 - 32.3 - 38.9 - S
For-hire truck S S S S S S 406 S S S S S S 49.5
Private truck 10 73.3 13 83.3 S S 65 29.9 19.4 37.1 19.8 S S 32.4

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 1,564 100 630 100 347 100 399 13.8 - 19.3 - 24.9 - 13
Single modes 1,403 89.7 612 97.1 336 97 427 13.3 3.5 19.8 1.5 25.5 1.7 11.4
Truck6 1,394 89.1 608 96.5 333 96.1 427 13 3.5 19.5 1.5 25 1.6 11.4
For-hire truck 1,273 81.3 553 87.7 322 93 570 14.9 4.6 20.6 3.8 25.6 2 11.8
Private truck 122 7.8 55 8.7 S S S 35.8 3.1 48.6 3.5 S S S
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 S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 134 8.6 S S 7 2 S 49.4 5.1 S S 37.3 2.5 S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 129 8.2 10 1.5 6 1.7 S 47.8 4.7 44.5 1.8 32.8 2.4 S
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 27 1.7 7 1.1 S S S 37.8 2.2 47.5 1.5 S S S

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 6,247 100 2,444 100 1,352 100 289 15.9 - 17 - 20 - 28.1
Single modes 5,871 94 2,299 94.1 1,164 86.1 201 15.9 1.3 17.3 2.5 16.9 3.1 32.5
Truck6 5,646 90.4 2,151 88 1,031 76.3 199 16.9 3.2 17.7 3.8 18.6 6 32.7
For-hire truck 4,520 72.4 1,792 73.3 934 69.1 563 22.1 5.9 22.5 5.5 21.5 5.9 6.2
Private truck 1,126 18 358 14.7 97 7.2 S 15.8 4 18.6 4.1 28.1 2.9 S
Rail 225 3.6 S S S S 1,206 49.2 5.3 S S S S 27.7
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,561 S S S S S S 24.5
Multiple modes 329 5.3 109 4.5 185 13.7 670 27.3 0.8 35.5 1 48.5 3.2 21
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 115 1.8 6 0.3 4 0.3 648 33.9 0.5 26.5 0.1 33 0.2 15
Truck and rail 198 3.2 99 4 176 13 2,546 37.8 1 30.4 1 44.3 3 15.1
Truck and water 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 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 763 100 1,355 100 154 100 138 23 - 32.9 - 19.7 - 27
Single modes 760 99.6 1,354 100 154 99.9 132 23.1 0.4 33 0.1 19.7 0.2 25.4
Truck6 757 99.2 1,344 99.2 150 97.2 132 23.3 0.6 33.3 1.1 20.4 2.7 25.5
For-hire truck 184 24.1 95 7 55 36 559 22.7 7.4 29.9 4.5 20.6 7.8 10.2
Private truck 573 75 1,249 92.2 94 61.2 85 29.1 7.5 36.1 4.5 29 7.5 8.8
Rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 472 S S S S S S 26.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 472 S S S S S S 26.2
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 414 100 599 100 S S 385 48.4 - 45.9 - S S 15
Single modes 406 98.1 594 99.2 S S 261 49.3 2.7 46.3 0.9 S S 18.7
Truck6 S S 577 96.4 S S 258 S S 47.7 2.2 S S 19.2
For-hire truck S S S S S S 467 S S S S S S 14.1
Private truck 72 17.3 92 15.3 24 8.9 S 23 12.7 26.1 14.3 41.6 12.9 S
Rail S S S S S S 846 S S S S S S 27.5
Multiple modes 8 1.9 S S S S S 31.2 4.7 S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 6 1.4 - - - - 592 37.9 5.7 22 0.1 31.7 2.3 21.2
Truck and rail 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 545 100 378 100 82 100 228 19.7 - 19.1 - 25.6 - 19.7
Single modes 523 95.9 376 99.6 81 99.3 139 19 1.8 19.2 0.2 26.2 0.8 24.2
Truck6 522 95.8 376 99.5 81 99.1 138 19 1.8 19.2 0.2 25.8 0.7 24
For-hire truck 298 54.7 247 65.4 68 82.9 317 26.3 9.6 28.3 9.8 30.1 7.3 24.2
Private truck 224 41.1 129 34.2 13 16.2 S 39.3 9.1 32.9 10.9 32.8 10.4 S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 2,269 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

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 535 100 309 100 161 100 639 22.1 - 31.6 - 49.1 - 19
Single modes 344 64.2 286 92.6 122 75.7 171 27.3 12.2 30.8 11.5 42.2 10.5 39.6
Truck6 338 63.2 286 92.5 122 75.7 S 26.8 12.2 30.8 11.5 42.3 10.5 S
For-hire truck 226 42.3 188 60.9 116 71.9 564 27.4 12.2 39.2 13.9 44 14 15.9
Private truck 112 20.9 98 31.7 S S S 38.5 8.3 31.2 12.3 S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 191 35.8 23 7.4 S S 834 34.1 12.8 48.9 14.2 S S 41.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 184 34.4 S S 7 4.1 830 32.8 15.5 S S 49.2 19.2 25
Truck and rail S S S S S S 2,884 S S S S S S 0.2
Truck and water 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 6,415 100 1,121 100 597 100 845 9.8 - 14.8 - 18.2 - 11.1
Single modes 5,299 82.6 1,064 94.9 537 89.9 518 9.9 4 15.9 1.9 20.3 4.4 14.8
Truck6 5,272 82.2 1,063 94.9 535 89.7 511 10 3.9 16 1.9 20.4 4.3 15.4
For-hire truck 3,428 53.4 572 51.1 445 74.4 758 11.2 5.4 9.3 7.1 19 4.7 7
Private truck 1,844 28.8 491 43.8 91 15.2 S 27 5.6 34 7.2 38.8 4.4 S
Rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S 1 0.1 S S 1,545 S S 44.8 0.1 S S 17.6
Multiple modes 995 15.5 45 4 S S 988 29.6 4 49.2 1.8 S S 11.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 993 15.5 45 4 S S 988 29.7 4 49.3 1.8 S S 11.7
Truck and water 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 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 820 100 S S 207 100 S 15.2 - S S 20.5 - S
Single modes 696 84.9 2,610 83 195 94.2 S 17.6 7.5 48 4.5 20.7 3 S
Truck6 681 83.1 2,610 83 195 94 S 18.3 10.1 48 7.6 20.8 10.3 S
For-hire truck 296 36.1 312 9.9 112 54 698 23.5 8.3 23.4 13.4 31.8 11 15.8
Private truck 385 47 S S 83 40 S 32.5 9.5 S S 34.1 10 S
Air (incl truck and air) S S - - S S 1,086 S S 49.3 18 S S 17.2
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,132 S S S S S S 21.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,133 S S S S S S 21.7
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 66 8 S S S S S 44.9 11.1 S S S S S

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 1,450 100 1,149 100 175 100 125 23.7 - 35.5 - 31 - 29
Single modes 1,425 98.3 1,142 99.4 175 99.8 111 24.2 1.2 35.8 1.5 31 0.1 40.1
Truck6 1,424 98.3 1,142 99.4 175 99.8 111 24.2 1.2 35.8 1.5 31 0.1 40.1
For-hire truck 333 23 191 16.6 49 28.2 664 21.8 8.2 28.6 8 22.2 14.1 25
Private truck 1,091 75.3 951 82.8 125 71.5 62 31.3 8.1 40.9 7.5 42.4 12 22.3
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 9 0.6 1 0.1 - 0.1 594 30.4 0.4 42.3 0.1 33.4 0.1 20.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 9 0.6 1 0.1 - 0.1 585 31 0.4 46.5 0.1 34.5 0.1 20.6
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S 6 0.5 - 0.1 S S S 34.3 4 41.8 0.3 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 2,271 100 553 100 S S 466 15.9 - 38.3 - S S 23.4
Single modes 1,986 87.4 528 95.5 S S 348 16.7 3 37.4 1.5 S S 31
Truck6 1,972 86.9 527 95.4 S S 326 16.8 3.2 37.5 1.4 S S 34.3
For-hire truck 1,202 52.9 195 35.4 110 43.4 862 30.5 9.5 26.6 13.2 39.9 12.3 15.6
Private truck 771 33.9 S S S S 192 28.9 9.6 S S S S 44.3
Air (incl truck and air) 13 0.6 1 0.2 2 0.7 1,410 49.9 0.7 37.9 0.4 40.8 0.9 40.6
Multiple modes 241 10.6 S S S S 634 29.5 2.4 S S S S 12.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 238 10.5 S S S S 633 29 2.4 S S S S 13
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 44 1.9 S S S S S 45.4 3.1 S S S S 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 6,336 100 557 100 308 100 430 27.8 - 25.6 - 41.7 - 18.4
Single modes 4,589 72.4 445 80 219 71.2 460 30.6 6.5 22.3 5.8 31.4 8.3 17.1
Truck6 3,457 54.6 431 77.4 210 68.2 446 16.2 9.5 22.5 6.8 31.4 8.8 18.4
For-hire truck 2,601 41.1 309 55.5 175 56.9 761 17.9 8.7 30.3 8.4 37.3 8.6 4.4
Private truck 856 13.5 122 21.9 35 11.3 S 28.1 3.3 25.7 7.9 42.1 4.3 S
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 1,010 S S S S S S 12.7
Multiple modes S S S S S S 420 S S S S S S 30.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 557 8.8 6 1.1 3 1 408 33.9 2.6 35.4 0.2 31.3 0.8 31.8
Truck and rail S S 83 14.9 S S 1,554 S S 26.5 8 S S 47.9
Truck and water S S S S S S 3,858 S S S S S S 41
Other and unknown modes 156 2.5 S S S S S 43.8 1.1 S S S S S

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 2,112 100 143 100 124 100 381 22.7 - 35.6 - 27.6 - 46.5
Single modes 1,316 62.3 114 79.5 105 85.1 422 29.7 10.9 43.2 8.4 32.8 10.1 41.2
Truck6 1,303 61.7 111 77.9 103 83.6 402 29.9 10.8 44 8 33.1 9.8 43.9
For-hire truck 1,186 56.2 90 63.1 89 72 872 28.3 10.4 36.5 10 25.7 12 11.7
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 1,351 S S S S S S 21.5
Multiple modes 597 28.3 14 9.9 16 12.6 736 35.9 12.2 44.4 6.8 48.4 9.2 14.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 597 28.3 14 9.9 16 12.6 736 35.9 12.2 44.4 6.8 48.4 9.2 14.4
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S 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 10,819 100 820 100 344 100 405 31.6 - 21.5 - 26.4 - 7.1
Single modes 10,680 98.7 813 99.2 338 98.4 399 32.2 2.6 21.9 1.8 27.1 4.2 8.6
Truck6 10,588 97.9 796 97.1 327 95.1 397 32.1 2.5 21.9 1.8 27.1 4.1 8.7
For-hire truck 10,435 96.4 768 93.7 312 90.8 390 32.7 2.6 22.3 2.1 27.6 4.1 9.4
Private truck 154 1.4 28 3.4 15 4.4 480 47.5 1.2 40 1.3 48.1 1.7 26.7
Rail 90 0.8 S S S S 737 28.9 2.3 S S S S 37.6
Air (incl truck and air) 1 - S S S S S 44.2 - S S S S S
Multiple modes 129 1.2 6 0.7 S S 499 39.6 2.6 48 1.8 S S 24.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S 1 0.1 1 0.3 496 S S 43.5 0.2 46.8 0.2 24.7
Truck and rail 78 0.7 5 0.6 5 1.4 948 31.7 9 31.3 6.3 38.7 15.8 3.4
Other and unknown modes 10 0.1 S S S S S 41.9 0.7 S S S S S

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 309 100 S S S S 1,050 32.1 - S S S S 9
Single modes 282 91.5 S S S S 1,031 30.5 3.5 S S S S 9.6
Truck6 166 53.9 S S S S 869 40.4 15.9 S S S S 19.5
For-hire truck 162 52.6 S S S S 879 39.4 15.7 S S S S 19.5
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) 116 37.6 S S S S 1,176 30.8 17.5 S S S S 9.2
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,091 S S S S S S 16
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,091 S S S S S S 16
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 230 100 S S S S 562 45.6 - S S S S 9.7
Single modes S S S S S S 430 S S S S S S 23.8
Truck6 S S S S S S 424 S S S S S S 23.8
For-hire truck S S S S S S 602 S S S S S S 23.7
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 S S S S S S 612 S S S S S S 6.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 612 S S S S S S 6.4

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 749 100 124 100 17 100 354 22.7 - 27.9 - 30 - 31.4
Single modes 726 97 122 98.6 16 89.9 252 23.7 4.2 28.6 4.1 30.2 4.5 35
Truck6 726 97 122 98.6 16 89.9 252 23.7 4.2 28.6 4.1 30.2 4.5 35
For-hire truck 235 31.3 22 17.6 8 45.3 623 29.6 11.9 33.1 13.2 30.2 12.1 23.8
Private truck 491 65.6 100 80.9 8 44.6 145 29.8 11.5 32.3 11.7 42.8 14 32.7
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,060 S S S S S S 32.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,060 S S S S S S 32.8
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 1,267 100 503 100 304 100 377 19.1 - 27.7 - 33.2 - 28.3
Single modes 798 63 480 95.5 293 96.2 366 24.5 7.8 28.6 6.1 34.1 8.5 23.7
Truck6 787 62.1 473 94.1 285 93.6 353 24.7 7.9 28.9 6 34.5 8.1 25.1
For-hire truck 537 42.4 259 51.6 S S 401 36.8 9.1 40.1 9.6 S S 27.1
Private truck 251 19.8 214 42.5 107 35 257 22 5.1 39.6 8.8 45.3 10.6 23.3
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 2,526 S S S S S S 44.6
Multiple modes 420 33.1 13 2.5 7 2.4 494 27.7 8.1 44.5 6.4 28.9 8.7 21.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 420 33.1 13 2.5 7 2.4 494 27.7 8.1 44.5 6.4 28.9 8.7 21.8
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S 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 231 100 385 100 118 100 177 40.7 - 31.8 - 36.1 - 28.1
Single modes 210 91 302 78.3 80 67.5 S 39.7 3.3 33.9 7.1 45.1 12.9 S
Truck6 171 74.2 137 35.6 S S S 47.5 7.4 27.5 14.6 S S S
For-hire truck 74 32.1 77 20.1 18 15.4 237 32.1 17.2 40.3 13.6 37.6 19.1 36.4
Private truck S S S S S S 19 S S S S S S 16.5
Rail 39 16.8 165 42.7 60 51 369 45.5 10 44.2 15.1 41.7 15.6 13.6
Multiple modes 20 8.9 82 21.3 39 32.5 472 46 1.8 42.3 9.3 36.6 15.6 16.2
Truck and rail 20 8.9 82 21.3 39 32.5 472 46 1.8 42.3 9.3 36.6 15.6 16.2
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 1,197 100 216 100 42 100 131 25.3 - 23 - 40.9 - 38.1
Single modes 1,117 93.3 208 95.9 42 99.3 312 27.3 5.3 23.9 4.5 41.1 0.8 20.9
Truck6 1,117 93.3 208 95.9 42 99.3 312 27.3 5.3 23.9 4.5 41.1 0.8 20.9
For-hire truck S S S S S S 849 S S S S S S 23.6
Private truck 782 65.3 170 78.4 19 45.2 166 22.8 10.8 25.3 9.4 24.5 15.2 26
Multiple modes 19 1.6 1 0.3 - 0.4 S 42.4 0.7 36.8 0.2 27.6 0.4 S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 19 1.6 1 0.3 - 0.4 S 42.4 0.7 36.8 0.2 27.6 0.4 S
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 S S S S S 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 3 100 - 100 - 100 S 2.3 - 28.9 - 7.9 - S
Single modes 3 98.1 - 99.9 - 98.5 S 0.5 1.8 28.9 0.1 7.2 0.7 S
Truck6 3 98.1 - 99.9 - 98.5 S 0.5 1.8 28.9 0.1 7.2 0.7 S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S - 87.2 S S 17 S S 47.6 18.5 S S 15
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

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.