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 49,490 100 47,366 100 14,952 100 557 20.7 - 9.8 - 25.4 - 6.8
01 Live animals and live fish S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
02 Cereal grains 686 1.4 4,673 9.9 1,757 11.8 S 42.5 2 41.7 7 50 6.7 S
03 Other agricultural products S S S S S S 150 S S S S S S 27.4
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec 261 0.5 432 0.9 114 0.8 S 44.5 0.2 48.6 0.9 32.1 1.5 S
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 138 0.3 52 0.1 4 - S 35.1 0.5 38.6 0.1 33.3 0.1 S
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 913 1.8 1,799 3.8 1,315 8.8 643 25.6 1 27.6 1.5 34.2 2.5 7.4
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 1,703 3.4 2,097 4.4 671 4.5 223 22 1.2 35.5 1.9 37.4 3.1 25.5
08 Alcoholic beverages 564 1.1 256 0.5 50 0.3 49 21.3 0.4 17.7 0.1 31.6 0.2 14.6
11 Natural sands S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
12 Gravel and crushed stone 135 0.3 14,117 29.8 S S 125 27 0.1 23.5 7.2 S S 36.9
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec S S S S S S 62 S S S S S S 47.8
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
18 Fuel oils S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 443 0.9 1,443 3 152 1 S 41.5 0.7 45.6 1.8 32 1 S
20 Basic chemicals 743 1.5 S S 328 2.2 393 38.9 0.9 S S 50 3.1 30.9
21 Pharmaceutical products 5,391 10.9 S S S S 553 22 2.5 S S S S 23.7
22 Fertilizers S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 1,098 2.2 308 0.7 216 1.4 463 41.7 1 45.3 0.3 47.6 0.9 13.8
24 Plastics and rubber 1,666 3.4 533 1.1 177 1.2 315 19.1 0.8 22.9 0.3 17.8 0.3 21.1
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 548 1.1 913 1.9 97 0.7 74 20.8 0.2 35.4 0.6 45.3 0.4 22.8
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard S S S S 16 0.1 S S S S S 33.6 0.1 S
28 Paper or paperboard articles 1,008 2 582 1.2 227 1.5 361 23.6 0.6 15.9 0.2 21.8 1 19.5
29 Printed products 1,480 3 S S S S 917 26.8 1.3 S S S S 11.7
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 366 0.7 61 0.1 54 0.4 707 31.9 0.4 40.2 - 42.8 0.2 12.7
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 855 1.7 5,621 11.9 S S S 36 0.7 30.4 3.1 S S S
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 1,277 2.6 790 1.7 141 0.9 179 14.6 0.8 22.6 0.3 16.4 0.7 8.1
33 Articles of base metal 1,645 3.3 559 1.2 150 1 413 16.9 0.7 29.1 0.4 27 1 13.2
34 Machinery 2,114 4.3 196 0.4 85 0.6 388 20.8 1.1 26.5 0.1 40.2 0.2 20.2
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 1,735 3.5 176 0.4 77 0.5 376 32.6 1.3 37.8 0.1 34.7 0.2 18.7
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) S S S S S S 562 S S S S S S 19.6
37 Transportation equipment, nec 581 1.2 S S S S 808 39.1 1 S S S S 17
38 Precision instruments and apparatus S S S S 4 - 487 S S S S 43.2 - 20
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 489 1 74 0.2 S S S 34.7 0.4 38.4 0.1 S S S
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 6,899 13.9 709 1.5 501 3.3 983 32.5 4.4 26.4 0.4 32.2 2.3 8.5
41 Waste and scrap S S S S S S 677 S S S S S S 32.4
43 Mixed freight 1,827 3.7 481 1 114 0.8 455 17.6 0.9 30.7 0.3 20.8 0.4 17.3
99 Commodity Unknown 3 - S S S S S 50 - 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.