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 410,343 100 450,997 100 81,285 100 325 8.7 - 6.9 - 11.9 - 16.6
02 Cereal grains S S S S S S 437 S S S S S S 41.8
03 Other agricultural products 2,140 0.5 1,699 0.4 S S S 25.4 0.1 40 0.2 S S S
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec S S 381 0.1 57 0.1 S S S 37.4 0.1 40.1 - S
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 4,020 1 1,480 0.3 240 0.3 72 17.4 0.2 31 0.1 46 0.1 19.7
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 1,664 0.4 1,612 0.4 512 0.6 S 18.6 0.1 18.2 0.1 24 0.2 S
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 5,899 1.4 5,644 1.3 1,138 1.4 135 16.2 0.3 24.5 0.3 27.5 0.4 27.1
08 Alcoholic beverages 3,972 1 3,275 0.7 783 1 47 27.3 0.4 33.1 0.4 42.8 0.7 15.4
09 Tobacco products 522 0.1 20 - 3 - 238 20.5 - 19.7 - 32.4 - 16.7
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone 382 0.1 S S 32 - 134 47.1 0.1 S S 46.9 0.1 25.3
11 Natural sands S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
12 Gravel and crushed stone S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
14 Metallic ores and concentrates 464 0.1 S S S S 801 40.9 0.2 S S S S 40.5
15 Nonagglomerated bituminous coal S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 47,570 11.6 69,582 15.4 1,975 2.4 34 6.8 1.3 6.7 1.5 21.5 0.8 15.5
18 Fuel oils 33,775 8.2 63,542 14.1 S S 96 18.6 1.4 19.4 3.4 S S 38.2
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 36,582 8.9 64,624 14.3 8,730 10.7 166 18 1.7 18.3 2.5 24.7 2.1 44.5
20 Basic chemicals 67,479 16.4 64,727 14.4 26,772 32.9 238 21.4 2.5 24 2.5 16.1 2.8 44.7
21 Pharmaceutical products 3,467 0.8 191 - 68 0.1 730 32.7 0.3 41.8 - 46.9 - 26.5
22 Fertilizers 583 0.1 2,701 0.6 1,556 1.9 184 19.3 - 24.9 0.2 20.1 0.4 41
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 9,263 2.3 4,455 1 2,598 3.2 S 14.5 0.3 17.7 0.1 21.3 0.4 S
24 Plastics and rubber 38,514 9.4 27,688 6.1 20,653 25.4 330 15.4 1 21.9 1 23.6 3 20.1
26 Wood products 2,178 0.5 3,612 0.8 430 0.5 296 16.5 0.1 24.2 0.2 38.2 0.2 25.6
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 284 0.1 181 - S S S 34.9 - 38.8 - S S S
28 Paper or paperboard articles 336 0.1 116 - S S 130 33 - 30.3 - S S 44.1
29 Printed products 1,574 0.4 194 - 52 0.1 539 39.8 0.2 43.7 - 40.9 - 23.2
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 1,760 0.4 1,082 0.2 S S 382 31.2 0.1 36.9 0.1 S S 28.4
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 4,184 1 35,573 7.9 1,400 1.7 42 21.9 0.2 31 2.3 23.9 0.5 48
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 12,231 3 8,230 1.8 1,940 2.4 202 16.8 0.4 21.7 0.3 22.9 0.4 38.2
33 Articles of base metal 24,028 5.9 10,490 2.3 2,925 3.6 334 13.7 0.5 24.7 0.7 13.2 0.5 18
34 Machinery 22,287 5.4 1,486 0.3 594 0.7 284 20 1.3 21.8 0.1 26 0.3 24
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 18,392 4.5 764 0.2 220 0.3 314 30.6 1.4 31.7 0.1 28.9 0.1 17
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) S S 4,053 0.9 980 1.2 S S S 41 0.4 40.3 0.5 S
37 Transportation equipment, nec S S S S S S 661 S S S S S S 28.4
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 3,772 0.9 S S S S 704 20.5 0.2 S S S S 14.2
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 1,627 0.4 S S 24 - 200 45.6 0.2 S S 49.3 - 39.5
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 9,859 2.4 2,077 0.5 1,202 1.5 916 14.7 0.5 37 0.2 33.2 0.5 18.8
41 Waste and scrap 1,096 0.3 1,918 0.4 839 1 S 46.3 0.2 33.7 0.2 41.1 0.6 S
43 Mixed freight 13,572 3.3 17,095 3.8 1,015 1.2 126 40.2 1.3 33.5 1.2 27.6 0.4 29.8
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.