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 67,414 100 27,787 100 3,206 100 512 10.5 - 11.6 - 19.7 - 7
03 Other agricultural products 330 0.5 119 0.4 16 0.5 S 32.1 0.3 35.3 0.3 38.4 0.3 S
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec 23 - 78 0.3 4 0.1 34 34 - 40.5 0.2 45.8 0.2 23.3
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations S S S S S S 45 S S S S S S 26.3
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 795 1.2 440 1.6 81 2.5 S 32.2 1 32.5 0.9 30 1.6 S
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 2,524 3.7 1,966 7.1 161 5 54 29.7 1.1 29.2 2.1 27.5 1.4 29.2
08 Alcoholic beverages 575 0.9 342 1.2 6 0.2 22 30.7 0.5 42.9 1.2 41.3 0.2 11.9
09 Tobacco products 1,434 2.1 41 0.1 S S 34 35.5 2.5 14.1 0.2 S S 3.3
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone 47 0.1 373 1.3 S S 62 35.1 - 42.1 1.1 S S 31.2
11 Natural sands 55 0.1 S S S S 573 36.1 0.1 S S S S 32.8
12 Gravel and crushed stone 84 0.1 5,381 19.4 98 3 18 29.3 - 44.4 6 29.9 1.6 28.1
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec S S S S S S 22 S S S S S S 31
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 1,664 2.5 2,273 8.2 50 1.6 S 31.6 1.7 28.8 5.6 28.1 1.2 S
18 Fuel oils S S S S S S 9 S S S S S S 12.4
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec S S 2,436 8.8 56 1.8 29 S S 19.4 2.4 20.2 0.7 18.1
20 Basic chemicals 86 0.1 S S 1 - S 44.4 0.1 S S 46.6 - S
21 Pharmaceutical products 3,605 5.3 S S S S 1,133 35.7 2.7 S S S S 28.5
22 Fertilizers S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 3,135 4.7 S S S S 852 38.7 1.9 S S S S 16.3
24 Plastics and rubber 2,422 3.6 479 1.7 271 8.4 616 23.7 0.8 36.7 0.9 42.5 2.7 17
25 Logs and other wood in the rough 1 - S S S S 25 4.5 - S S S S 33.2
26 Wood products 1,131 1.7 994 3.6 73 2.3 103 22.8 0.4 34.5 0.8 28.1 0.8 38.5
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 695 1 498 1.8 96 3 S 25.8 0.4 34.6 0.8 17.6 0.7 S
28 Paper or paperboard articles 387 0.6 221 0.8 25 0.8 109 20.4 0.2 20.5 0.3 18.3 0.2 34.8
29 Printed products 4,445 6.6 587 2.1 137 4.3 616 44.2 3 40.1 1.1 35.7 2.2 13.4
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather S S 284 1 S S 842 S S 45.4 0.6 S S 20.6
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 572 0.8 2,345 8.4 110 3.4 592 26.1 0.3 28.9 1.8 41.4 0.7 24.8
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 4,266 6.3 1,199 4.3 287 9 385 30 1.7 30.6 1.3 31.3 2.9 13.7
33 Articles of base metal 3,024 4.5 352 1.3 137 4.3 490 19.3 0.9 22 0.4 24.2 1.7 26.9
34 Machinery 3,875 5.7 152 0.5 89 2.8 734 14.2 1.2 28.3 0.1 34.2 0.9 19.6
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 2,971 4.4 138 0.5 124 3.9 509 13.3 0.9 23.2 0.1 28.7 1.2 16.3
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) S S 102 0.4 31 1 134 S S 25.6 0.1 36.7 0.4 36.1
37 Transportation equipment, nec 1,521 2.3 5 - 5 0.1 650 30.4 1.1 37.5 - 45.9 0.1 22
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 936 1.4 S S S S 800 24.4 0.3 S S S S 16.5
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 1,239 1.8 267 1 24 0.8 S 32.5 0.9 42.5 0.5 34.9 0.3 S
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 2,815 4.2 190 0.7 146 4.6 1,164 13.3 0.9 25 0.3 35.1 1.4 9.4
41 Waste and scrap 288 0.4 S S 14 0.4 S 46.6 0.6 S S 48.7 0.5 S
43 Mixed freight 4,722 7 1,760 6.3 216 6.7 324 32.6 2.2 32 2.2 31.7 2.6 44.7
99 Commodity Unknown - - - - S S S 42.7 - 23.8 - 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.