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 52,664 100 48,287 100 10,460 100 689 26.2 - 17.8 - 10.8 - 13.5
01 Live animals and live fish S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
02 Cereal grains 405 0.8 1,914 4 1,191 11.4 856 30.3 0.4 19.4 1.8 43.5 4.6 29.3
03 Other agricultural products 601 1.1 1,517 3.1 S S S 26 0.7 25.4 2.6 S S S
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec S S 252 0.5 100 1 434 S S 30.9 0.2 41.7 0.4 18.4
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations S S S S S S 1,094 S S S S S S 23.4
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 642 1.2 560 1.2 438 4.2 S 27.9 0.5 19.1 0.4 22.2 1.3 S
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 1,235 2.3 1,368 2.8 249 2.4 S 45 1.9 47.7 0.9 28.5 0.8 S
08 Alcoholic beverages S S S S S S 51 S S S S S S 45.5
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone S S S S 1 - S S S S S 15.3 0.1 S
11 Natural sands 81 0.2 14,004 29 754 7.2 57 35 0.2 34.7 11.6 44.4 6.6 26.8
12 Gravel and crushed stone 86 0.2 8,902 18.4 185 1.8 S 25.8 0.1 29.4 4.2 31.5 0.7 S
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec S S 813 1.7 S S 580 S S 49.6 2.3 S S 40.9
15 Nonagglomerated bituminous coal 17 - 441 0.9 18 0.2 42 8.9 - 10.4 2.7 10.5 0.4 -
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel S S S S S S 19 S S S S S S 7.6
18 Fuel oils 353 0.7 469 1 S S 19 16.2 3.4 25.2 5.5 S S 17.1
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec S S 2,941 6.1 S S S S S 43.8 3.6 S S S
20 Basic chemicals S S S S S S 385 S S S S S S 20.2
21 Pharmaceutical products 1,413 2.7 S S 11 0.1 625 29.8 1.4 S S 49.9 0.1 20.6
22 Fertilizers 1 - 2 - S S 524 24 - 13.5 - S S 48.9
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 2,250 4.3 1,890 3.9 S S 372 45.1 2.3 39.2 2.2 S S 27.6
24 Plastics and rubber 1,346 2.6 534 1.1 291 2.8 624 24.8 0.6 31 0.8 35.3 1.8 14.8
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 386 0.7 369 0.8 21 0.2 94 14.1 0.2 19.4 0.4 23.5 0.1 16
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 384 0.7 180 0.4 31 0.3 81 25 0.2 29.6 0.3 44.5 0.3 37.8
28 Paper or paperboard articles 408 0.8 246 0.5 77 0.7 305 27.6 0.3 17.2 0.2 28.6 0.2 24.4
29 Printed products S S 270 0.6 111 1.1 701 S S 38 0.5 30.7 0.3 9.7
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather S S S S 121 1.2 579 S S S S 40.9 0.6 17.9
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 906 1.7 3,543 7.3 511 4.9 245 23.4 0.6 29.7 2.1 28.4 1.3 38
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 204 0.4 142 0.3 47 0.5 613 23.4 0.2 25.1 - 33.7 0.2 20.8
33 Articles of base metal 954 1.8 244 0.5 103 1 412 25.4 0.8 23.7 0.2 25.4 0.3 19.9
34 Machinery 1,474 2.8 120 0.2 84 0.8 549 12 0.6 16.3 - 16.5 0.2 15.1
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 4,460 8.5 56 0.1 S S 1,074 36.2 2 43 0.1 S S 12.4
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 5,634 10.7 540 1.1 426 4.1 630 47.2 3.7 40.3 1 48.5 4.1 16.8
37 Transportation equipment, nec S S S S S S 880 S S S S S S 11.4
38 Precision instruments and apparatus S S S S S S 686 S S S S S S 19.1
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 447 0.8 46 0.1 10 0.1 256 44.2 0.2 16.8 - 18.4 - 10.1
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 1,199 2.3 S S 58 0.6 769 20.4 0.4 S S 23.1 0.2 9.6
41 Waste and scrap 36 0.1 281 0.6 280 2.7 903 32.3 0.1 29.4 0.9 31 3 10.1
43 Mixed freight 7,685 14.6 2,550 5.3 317 3 647 26.9 3.1 19.3 1.2 15.2 0.5 20.8
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.