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 19,085 100 24,263 100 1,196 100 62 19.2 - 27.9 - 26.6 - 47.7
02 Cereal grains S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
03 Other agricultural products S S S S S S 17 S S S S S S 14.3
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec 55 0.3 48 0.2 1 0.1 S 40.3 0.2 31.3 0.1 34 0.1 S
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 780 4.1 166 0.7 30 2.5 S 25.4 2.2 29.3 1.6 41.8 5.2 S
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 280 1.5 S S 2 0.2 S 36.8 1.3 S S 40.3 0.3 S
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 1,278 6.7 732 3 88 7.4 34 19.1 2.8 18 4 47.7 9.2 22.3
08 Alcoholic beverages 480 2.5 169 0.7 3 0.3 S 31.3 0.7 44.8 0.3 41.8 0.1 S
09 Tobacco products 80 0.4 1 - - - 30 18.3 0.2 16.8 - 25.1 - 25.2
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone 11 0.1 S S 1 0.1 119 7.6 0.6 S S 36.1 1.5 37
11 Natural sands S S 328 1.4 S S 44 S S 42.6 0.6 S S 32.6
12 Gravel and crushed stone 16 0.1 1,070 4.4 S S 22 25.7 0.1 38.2 3.9 S S 48.7
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 4,605 24.1 6,886 28.4 220 18.4 S 38.4 5.9 39.1 6.2 47.7 5.1 S
18 Fuel oils 3,482 18.2 8,388 34.6 263 22 S 37.2 4.6 38.1 7.9 37.3 5.9 S
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 148 0.8 339 1.4 39 3.3 S 31.6 0.2 36.5 0.3 37 0.9 S
20 Basic chemicals S S 30 0.1 S S 143 S S 38.5 0.3 S S 33.6
21 Pharmaceutical products 1,246 6.5 6 - S S 111 40 2.6 35.1 - S S 17.6
22 Fertilizers 26 0.1 31 0.1 S S S 29.5 0.3 36.8 0.5 S S S
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 272 1.4 43 0.2 4 0.3 S 39 0.8 43.5 0.2 31.3 0.4 S
24 Plastics and rubber 174 0.9 28 0.1 1 0.1 S 36.9 0.2 21.8 0.1 31 0.1 S
25 Logs and other wood in the rough S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
26 Wood products 442 2.3 425 1.8 12 1 S 35.1 1.2 43.9 1.3 33.1 1.1 S
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard S S S S S S 20 S S S S S S 34.6
28 Paper or paperboard articles S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
29 Printed products 208 1.1 S S S S S 30.7 0.6 S S S S S
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 307 1.6 S S 4 0.3 S 20.9 0.6 S S 29.8 0.1 S
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 367 1.9 3,373 13.9 75 6.2 S 30.8 0.8 44 6.4 27.1 4.6 S
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 88 0.5 58 0.2 S S S 26.4 0.2 44.9 0.2 S S S
33 Articles of base metal 230 1.2 54 0.2 S S S 15 0.3 25 0.2 S S S
34 Machinery S S S S S S 103 S S S S S S 47.2
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 612 3.2 54 0.2 3 0.2 243 30.1 1.7 42.7 0.3 36.8 0.2 40.8
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 606 3.2 38 0.2 S S S 23.7 1.2 31.1 0.3 S S S
37 Transportation equipment, nec S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 151 0.8 3 - - - S 45.6 0.2 46.9 - 37.6 - S
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 249 1.3 23 0.1 1 0.1 190 32 1.2 25.6 0.1 34.1 0.2 37.2
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 404 2.1 42 0.2 S S 523 30.8 0.8 28.4 0.2 S S 23.4
41 Waste and scrap 153 0.8 123 0.5 S S 1,197 25.8 0.7 27.3 1.5 S S 38.2
43 Mixed freight 1,129 5.9 353 1.5 S S 41 28.6 2.5 36.9 1.2 S S 43.6
99 Commodity Unknown 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).

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.