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 46,699 100 46,893 100 7,260 100 457 7.3 - 15.9 - 17.6 - 13.3
03 Other agricultural products 95 0.2 98 0.2 5 0.1 54 27.7 0.1 33.4 0.2 48.2 0.1 23.8
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 904 1.9 310 0.7 171 2.3 372 21.3 0.7 33.2 0.3 47.1 1.8 25.6
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 138 0.3 61 0.1 10 0.1 981 23.7 0.1 31 0.1 27.6 - 24.8
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 1,980 4.2 1,855 4 239 3.3 116 16.5 0.8 25.6 1 26 0.9 37.1
08 Alcoholic beverages 2,399 5.1 4,782 10.2 1,315 18.1 176 22.7 1.3 35.4 2.5 30.5 4.8 18.3
09 Tobacco products 819 1.8 23 - 24 0.3 1,068 32.7 1.6 32.9 0.1 37.8 0.3 18.2
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 33 S S S S S S 24.7
12 Gravel and crushed stone 91 0.2 3,047 6.5 84 1.2 S 43.3 0.1 31.5 3.6 24.1 0.7 S
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec S S 2 - S S S S S 47 - S S S
14 Metallic ores and concentrates 13 - 17 - 23 0.3 S 31.7 - 38.6 0.1 40.7 0.4 S
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel S S S S 174 2.4 94 S S S S 47.8 1.6 34.1
18 Fuel oils 2,306 4.9 3,561 7.6 S S 88 46.8 3 47 3.3 S S 26.5
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 320 0.7 1,711 3.6 54 0.7 53 33.4 0.2 40.1 1 36.4 0.2 50
20 Basic chemicals S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
21 Pharmaceutical products S S 80 0.2 16 0.2 S S S 40 0.1 44.2 0.1 S
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 1,587 3.4 310 0.7 134 1.8 379 21.9 0.7 28.4 0.3 29.8 1.3 25.4
24 Plastics and rubber 1,195 2.6 317 0.7 91 1.3 261 25.5 0.7 29.3 0.4 21.1 0.6 36.9
25 Logs and other wood in the rough S S 76 0.2 9 0.1 73 S S 33.6 0.2 29.7 0.1 11.4
26 Wood products 583 1.2 1,767 3.8 246 3.4 217 12.5 0.2 16.9 1.1 28.5 1 25.3
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 1,330 2.8 1,887 4 1,019 14 312 35.5 0.8 40.2 0.9 47.9 3.2 24.6
28 Paper or paperboard articles 607 1.3 577 1.2 158 2.2 270 15.3 0.2 30.7 0.6 16.6 0.7 14.9
29 Printed products 268 0.6 60 0.1 23 0.3 359 28.2 0.2 38.4 - 43.5 0.2 22.6
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 657 1.4 24 0.1 17 0.2 1,169 25.6 0.4 17.8 - 26.8 0.1 13.9
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 1,552 3.3 12,659 27 1,040 14.3 161 13.3 0.5 16.5 6.2 29.6 5 27.6
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 2,033 4.4 2,419 5.2 695 9.6 123 13.6 0.7 17.7 1.6 20 2.4 25.1
33 Articles of base metal S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
34 Machinery 1,087 2.3 124 0.3 49 0.7 534 19.4 0.5 27.1 0.1 38 0.4 28.5
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 3,426 7.3 81 0.2 16 0.2 797 40.8 2.7 44.3 0.1 25.5 0.1 14
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 8,657 18.5 416 0.9 148 2 367 26.3 3.9 17.1 0.3 19.6 0.7 35.1
37 Transportation equipment, nec 127 0.3 13 - S S 615 36 0.2 28.9 - S S 49.9
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 870 1.9 S S S S 844 42.5 1 S S S S 15.9
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 269 0.6 26 0.1 S S 301 44.1 0.2 42.7 - S S 39
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 1,275 2.7 188 0.4 96 1.3 494 20.8 0.7 17.7 0.1 35.5 0.6 32.1
41 Waste and scrap 86 0.2 443 0.9 111 1.5 171 44.6 0.2 39.5 1.9 48.7 2 35.8
43 Mixed freight 5,817 12.5 2,369 5.1 300 4.1 241 23.2 2.1 26.7 1.4 23.7 2 19.8
99 Commodity Unknown S S S S S S 911 S S S S S S 49.9

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.