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 103,563 100 86,942 100 15,871 100 531 7.2 - 12 - 13.3 - 6.9
02 Cereal grains 612 0.6 4,508 5.2 S S S 49.2 0.5 48.9 2.5 S S S
03 Other agricultural products 1,235 1.2 1,499 1.7 191 1.2 152 33.7 0.4 30.2 0.6 40 0.5 24.2
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec 740 0.7 2,449 2.8 S S S 34.4 0.3 45.3 2.4 S S S
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations S S S S S S 63 S S S S S S 37.9
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 1,978 1.9 1,809 2.1 S S S 26 0.6 30.3 0.8 S S S
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 6,307 6.1 5,802 6.7 1,271 8 107 14.6 1 17.1 1 20 1.7 40.9
08 Alcoholic beverages 798 0.8 382 0.4 16 0.1 59 30 0.2 35.2 0.3 32.9 - 19.3
09 Tobacco products 100 0.1 1 - - - 31 16.2 0.3 25.9 - 27.4 - 16.2
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
11 Natural sands S S S S S S 34 S S S S S S 27.2
12 Gravel and crushed stone 164 0.2 21,265 24.5 371 2.3 17 29.6 - 28.7 5 28.4 1.2 14
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec 55 0.1 940 1.1 69 0.4 S 32.5 - 47.9 0.8 37.4 0.3 S
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 2,666 2.6 4,277 4.9 138 0.9 29 30 1.7 29.5 2.9 35.1 0.7 14.9
18 Fuel oils 953 0.9 1,607 1.8 73 0.5 26 37.5 0.7 38.6 1.2 36.9 0.4 33.4
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 1,230 1.2 9,568 11 319 2 45 29.9 0.4 26.9 2.5 39.4 1.2 28.6
20 Basic chemicals 1,442 1.4 S S 536 3.4 S 29.4 0.7 S S 41.1 2.3 S
21 Pharmaceutical products 2,892 2.8 86 0.1 S S 532 17.2 0.4 42.1 - S S 9.3
22 Fertilizers S S S S S S 727 S S S S S S 36
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 1,362 1.3 361 0.4 165 1 853 26.5 0.4 30.3 0.2 39.4 0.5 19
24 Plastics and rubber 5,041 4.9 1,071 1.2 475 3 347 27.4 1.3 22.4 0.6 16.6 0.5 19.9
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 924 0.9 520 0.6 117 0.7 169 14.4 0.1 22.4 0.1 20 0.1 19.8
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 976 0.9 664 0.8 263 1.7 397 31.9 0.3 36.2 0.2 29 0.8 20
28 Paper or paperboard articles 1,051 1 836 1 332 2.1 264 34.7 0.4 32.7 0.3 44.4 1.1 27.5
29 Printed products 4,787 4.6 574 0.7 408 2.6 854 18.6 0.9 30 0.4 26.2 0.6 4.7
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 4,818 4.7 202 0.2 106 0.7 765 21.6 0.9 34 0.1 41.6 0.3 9.4
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 1,466 1.4 7,756 8.9 766 4.8 83 8.3 0.1 28.6 1.8 19.2 0.8 35.1
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 5,209 5 5,949 6.8 2,218 14 313 13.9 0.6 17.3 2.1 28.3 3.2 14.2
33 Articles of base metal 3,274 3.2 1,069 1.2 328 2.1 244 16.6 0.6 19.7 0.5 22.3 0.5 25.1
34 Machinery 9,699 9.4 1,152 1.3 633 4 474 8.1 1.1 13 0.3 17.9 1.3 12.6
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 11,405 11 434 0.5 322 2 664 26.5 2.2 20 0.1 33.3 0.8 12.2
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 8,486 8.2 1,471 1.7 535 3.4 504 20.9 1.7 15.2 0.3 11.9 0.6 16.9
37 Transportation equipment, nec S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 4,038 3.9 38 - 27 0.2 712 33.6 1.2 25.1 - 19.6 0.1 17.6
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 461 0.4 104 0.1 S S 323 25 0.2 39.8 0.1 S S 26.5
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products S S S S S S 641 S S S S S S 11.4
41 Waste and scrap S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
43 Mixed freight 9,729 9.4 2,085 2.4 377 2.4 365 12 0.9 12.3 0.2 20.1 0.3 19.3
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.