Table 8. Shipment Characteristics by Two-Digit Commodity and Mode of Transportation for Metropolitan Area of Origin: 2007

Table 8. Shipment Characteristics by Two-Digit Commodity and Mode of Transportation 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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All Commodities5

Mode of transportation 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 modes 22,432 100 40,526 100 6,607 100 103 25.5 - 25.3 - 32.2 - 14.7
Single modes 19,799 88.3 34,054 84 5,392 81.6 91 26.9 3 27.3 4.6 32.3 3.3 17.6
Truck6 6,597 29.4 11,596 28.6 959 14.5 57 33 2.7 35.3 5.4 11.4 4 10.5
For-hire truck 5,062 22.6 10,097 24.9 822 12.4 168 41.3 3.4 40.4 5.7 11.2 3.8 20.9
Private truck 1,536 6.8 1,498 3.7 137 2.1 28 19.8 1.5 25.7 1.1 22.8 0.5 5.6
Rail 4,466 19.9 5,612 13.8 3,175 48.1 574 17.9 5.5 17.8 4.9 24.6 5.1 6.9
Water 2,954 13.2 6,768 16.7 S S S 37.1 5.7 37.7 5.3 S S S
Shallow draft 2,949 13.1 6,764 16.7 S S 36 34.7 6.3 35.3 5.6 S S 28.9
Deep draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) 1 - S S S S 1,171 30 - S S S S 3
Pipeline7 5,780 25.8 10,078 24.9 S S S 28.8 11.9 31.1 14.6 S S S
Multiple modes 2,405 10.7 6,153 15.2 1,213 18.4 375 25.1 2.4 40.2 4.2 34.1 3.3 20
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 74 0.3 2 - 1 - 389 26.2 0.3 46.6 - 25.5 - 23.4
Truck and rail 294 1.3 351 0.9 318 4.8 799 42.6 0.5 40.9 0.7 43.1 1.8 18.3
Truck and water 605 2.7 1,094 2.7 156 2.4 101 16.3 2.2 14.5 2 24.8 2.9 19.5
Rail and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other multiple modes 1,392 6.2 4,528 11.2 S S 136 19.3 1.9 48.3 5.2 S S 9
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 02, Cereal grains

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 04, Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S 7 100 690 S S S S 19.6 - 28.3
Single modes S S S S S S 719 S S S S S S 24.7
Truck6 S S S S S S 719 S S S S S S 24.7
For-hire truck S S S S S S 719 S S S S S S 24.7
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 05, Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations

Mode of transportation 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 modes 14 100 S S 1 100 S 12.9 - S S 16.5 - S
Single modes 14 100 S S 1 100 S 12.9 - S S 16.5 - S
Truck6 14 100 S S 1 100 S 12.9 - S S 16.5 - S
For-hire truck S S S S 1 87.6 S S S S S 25 7.6 S
Private truck 11 81.6 S S - 12.4 S 29.9 14.4 S S 46.3 7.6 S

SCTG2 06, Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products

Mode of transportation 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 modes 112 100 328 100 157 100 S 6 - 6.2 - 46.3 - S
Single modes 94 84.3 276 84.2 S S 85 23.1 16.8 22.9 16.8 S S 23.5
Truck6 79 71 227 69.1 2 1 7 22.8 14.1 22 13.3 21.4 0.9 -
For-hire truck 79 71 227 69.1 2 1 7 22.8 14.1 22 13.3 21.4 0.9 -
Rail 15 13.3 49 15 S S 1,315 24.5 2.7 27 3.5 S S 11
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 07, Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils

Mode of transportation 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 modes 115 100 132 100 5 100 S 33.8 - 37.9 - 43.1 - S
Single modes 115 100 132 100 5 100 S 33.8 - 37.9 - 43.1 - S
Truck6 115 100 132 100 5 100 S 33.8 - 37.9 - 43.1 - S
For-hire truck S S S S S S 663 S S S S S S 28.8
Private truck 110 95.5 S S S S 13 37.3 12.2 S S S S 25.7

SCTG2 08, Alcoholic beverages

Mode of transportation 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 modes 43 100 28 100 1 100 22 17.7 - 7.3 - 26.9 - 24.1
Single modes 43 100 28 100 1 100 22 17.7 - 7.3 - 26.9 - 24.1
Truck6 43 100 28 100 1 100 22 17.7 - 7.3 - 26.9 - 24.1
Private truck 43 100 28 100 1 100 22 17.7 - 7.3 - 26.9 - 24.1

SCTG2 09, Tobacco products

Mode of transportation 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 modes 113 100 3 100 - 100 28 34.2 - 41.7 - 49.2 - 12.8
Single modes 113 100 3 100 - 100 28 34.2 - 41.7 - 49.2 - 12.7
Truck6 113 100 3 100 - 100 28 34.2 - 41.7 - 49.2 - 12.7
Private truck 113 100 3 100 - 100 28 34.2 - 41.7 - 49.2 - 12.7
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 11, Natural sands

Mode of transportation 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 modes 62 100 112 100 81 100 816 17 - 34.6 - 30.4 - 13.4
Single modes 49 79.8 76 67.7 67 83.4 867 17.4 15 33.5 19.8 35.1 12.8 11.4
Truck6 S S S S S S 818 S S S S S S 18.4
For-hire truck S S S S S S 818 S S S S S S 18.4
Rail S S S S S S 1,138 S S S S S S 9.7
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 12, Gravel and crushed stone

Mode of transportation 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 modes 35 100 1,329 100 56 100 42 15.8 - 24.2 - 25.2 - 3.5
Single modes 34 98 1,321 99.4 56 98.9 42 16.9 2.6 24.8 2.8 26.1 5.3 5.4
Truck6 29 83.9 1,269 95.5 54 95.7 42 18 9.3 15.3 2.6 16.5 2.5 1.7
For-hire truck 29 83.9 1,269 95.5 54 95.7 42 18 9.3 15.3 2.6 16.5 2.5 1.7
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Shallow draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 13, Nonmetallic minerals nec

Mode of transportation 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 modes 156 100 S S 77 100 405 32.3 - S S 29.4 - 46.7
Single modes 156 99.9 S S 77 100 345 32.5 1.1 S S 29.4 0.3 46.8
Truck6 89 57 S S 28 37.2 553 29.2 11.5 S S 23.7 18 8.2
For-hire truck 89 57 S S 28 37.2 553 29.2 11.5 S S 23.7 18 8.2
Rail 43 27.4 27 8.7 39 50.3 1,378 23.2 6.3 24.1 16.2 17.2 7.7 12.6
Water S S S S 10 12.5 S S S S S 19.5 8 S
Shallow draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Deep draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 17, Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel

Mode of transportation 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 modes 5,872 100 9,907 100 119 100 45 44.6 - 42.5 - 22.8 - 43.4
Single modes 5,872 100 9,907 100 119 100 45 44.6 - 42.5 - 22.8 - 43.4
Truck6 S S S S 34 28.3 S S S S S 41.9 6 S
For-hire truck S S S S 31 26 S S S S S 47.1 6.7 S
Private truck 31 0.5 46 0.5 3 2.3 49 32.3 5.9 32.3 5.3 48.7 3.6 25.1
Rail S S S S 59 49.3 161 S S S S 17.3 14.7 -
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Shallow draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Pipeline7 4,075 69.4 6,301 63.6 S S S 23.4 11.1 16.3 14 S S S

SCTG2 18, Fuel oils

Mode of transportation 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 modes 5,988 100 12,288 100 283 100 62 42.9 - 47.2 - 29 - 24.5
Single modes 5,378 89.8 S S 126 44.4 53 47.1 9.8 S S 24.2 13.5 29.8
Truck6 1,885 31.5 S S 69 24.4 77 48.6 10.9 S S 22.8 6.3 27.5
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 310 5.2 489 4 40 14 96 39.2 13.7 34.3 13.3 26.8 8.5 13.1
Water S S S S 41 14.4 26 S S S S 40.2 16.1 16.2
Shallow draft S S S S 41 14.4 26 S S S S 40.2 16.1 16.2
Pipeline7 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 610 10.2 1,102 9 157 55.6 102 16 15.9 14.2 16.5 24.2 6.8 18.8
Truck and water 605 10.1 1,094 8.9 156 55.1 102 16.3 15.8 14.5 16.4 24.8 7.1 18.8
Other multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 19, Coal and petroleum products, nec

Mode of transportation 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 modes 4,138 100 9,027 100 2,006 100 315 24.3 - 35.3 - 46.3 - 15.9
Single modes 2,587 62.5 4,103 45.5 1,271 63.4 313 27.5 8.5 30.1 10.8 46.5 9.2 16.2
Truck6 392 9.5 501 5.6 135 6.7 179 34.7 2.6 29.7 2.3 45.2 1.7 14.2
For-hire truck 209 5 278 3.1 96 4.8 347 35 1.8 26.7 2.1 41.7 2 26.4
Private truck 184 4.4 223 2.5 S S 123 36.3 2.4 32.1 1.1 S S 13.7
Rail 1,400 33.8 1,957 21.7 1,058 52.7 574 27.4 12.4 24.5 14.5 49.1 9.5 21.4
Water 795 19.2 1,644 18.2 S S 45 48.5 11.3 43 10.7 S S 33.3
Shallow draft 795 19.2 1,644 18.2 S S 45 48.5 11.3 43 10.7 S S 33.3
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 1,395 33.7 4,611 51.1 S S 603 23.3 7.5 47.9 8.7 S S 30.4
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Rail and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other multiple modes 1,351 32.7 4,425 49 719 35.8 152 14 9.3 47.1 8.8 48.9 11.5 5.6
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 5 S S S S S S 37.4

SCTG2 20, Basic chemicals

Mode of transportation 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 modes 1,807 100 4,304 100 2,287 100 333 25.7 - 29.6 - 49.7 - 18.8
Single modes 1,799 99.6 4,245 98.6 2,278 99.6 334 25.6 0.2 29.8 1.1 49.8 1.5 18.6
Truck6 729 40.4 1,293 30 344 15 259 36.3 7.6 19.6 8 18.2 9.4 18.5
For-hire truck 645 35.7 1,192 27.7 330 14.4 270 41.4 7.5 23 8.3 19.6 9.3 23
Private truck S S S S 14 0.6 S S S S S 26 3.1 S
Rail 732 40.5 1,568 36.4 849 37.1 527 22.1 6.2 16.9 6.7 19.9 12.1 27.2
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Shallow draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) - - S S S S 947 5.7 - S S S S 21.6
Pipeline7 41 2.2 S S S S S 44.7 6.5 S S S S S
Multiple modes 8 0.4 59 1.4 S S S 34.9 0.6 48.2 5.9 S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other multiple modes 8 0.4 59 1.4 S S 122 34.9 0.6 48.2 5.9 S S 32.5

SCTG2 21, Pharmaceutical products

Mode of transportation 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 modes 13 100 S S - 100 844 42.2 - S S 46.2 - 37.1
Single modes S S S S - 1.3 S S S S S 39 10.2 S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 12 93.5 S S - 98.6 853 45.9 8.2 S S 47.4 3.3 38.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 12 93.5 S S - 98.6 853 45.9 8.2 S S 47.4 3.3 38.6
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 23, Chemical products and preparations, nec

Mode of transportation 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 modes 885 100 646 100 441 100 331 36.8 - 47.1 - 42.2 - 23.8
Single modes 747 84.5 529 82 376 85.2 461 31.3 4.8 40 5.7 35.7 5 18.3
Truck6 327 37 154 23.9 S S 438 32.7 16.5 31.7 19.3 S S 20.2
For-hire truck 253 28.5 S S S S 596 39.7 19.5 S S S S 25.3
Private truck S S S S S S 62 S S S S S S 32.7
Rail 418 47.2 372 57.6 302 68.5 804 39.3 12.5 40.1 12.9 28.5 7.9 36.2
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Shallow draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 24, Plastics and rubber

Mode of transportation 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 modes 1,927 100 1,414 100 944 100 399 15.9 - 17.3 - 19.6 - 19.1
Single modes 1,803 93.5 1,322 93.5 842 89.2 381 16.6 2.5 18.1 2.6 20.3 3.8 20.1
Truck6 259 13.4 139 9.8 94 10 252 40.2 8.9 42.7 8.7 45.4 7.6 38.2
For-hire truck 254 13.2 139 9.8 94 10 658 39.7 9.8 41.6 9.6 44.3 8.4 18.6
Private truck 4 0.2 - - - - 50 36.7 0.2 33.3 - 48.2 - 17.7
Rail 1,544 80.1 1,184 83.7 748 79.2 631 23 10.7 23.1 10.6 25.4 9.6 21.4
Multiple modes 124 6.5 91 6.5 102 10.8 885 23.7 2.5 23.4 2.6 28 3.8 16.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and rail 124 6.4 91 6.4 102 10.8 1,077 23.6 2.5 23.4 2.6 28 3.8 11.7
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 25, Logs and other wood in the rough

Mode of transportation 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 modes 1 100 12 100 1 100 81 21 - 20.7 - 10.8 - 25.5
Single modes 1 87.9 11 87.7 1 77.1 71 14.1 8.5 17.4 8.7 14.2 16.2 -
Truck6 1 87.9 11 87.7 1 77.1 71 14.1 8.5 17.4 8.7 14.2 16.2 -
Private truck 1 87.9 11 87.7 1 77.1 71 14.1 8.5 17.4 8.7 14.2 16.2 -
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 26, Wood products

Mode of transportation 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 modes 108 100 179 100 S S 256 14.5 - 34.5 - S S 36
Single modes 89 82.2 126 70.5 S S 151 14.8 7.1 38.7 11.2 S S 38.3
Truck6 85 78.7 114 63.6 S S 140 15.2 9.3 35.8 13.8 S S 31.9
For-hire truck 4 3.3 10 5.8 9 8.7 840 33.8 6.3 10.1 2.7 18.1 12.9 17.8
Private truck 81 75.3 103 57.8 S S 128 17.2 9.4 34.5 14.8 S S 23.6
Rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 835 S S S S S S 45
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 28, Paper or paperboard articles

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S - 100 S S S S S 30.2 - S S S
Single modes S S - 100 S S S S S 30.2 - S S S
Truck6 S S - 100 S S S S S 30.2 - S S S
Private truck S S - 100 S S S S S 30.2 - S S S

SCTG2 29, Printed products

Mode of transportation 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 modes 10 100 6 100 - 100 S 29.6 - 33 - 34.6 - S
Single modes 10 99.3 6 99.2 - 85.7 S 29.7 1.8 33.1 3.8 39 10.8 S
Truck6 10 99.3 6 99.2 - 85.7 S 29.7 1.8 33.1 3.8 39 10.8 S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 10 98.4 6 99.2 - 85.4 18 30.5 11.8 33.1 5.4 39.4 17.4 9.4
Multiple modes S S - - - 0.1 123 S S 17.4 1.9 16.2 1.2 27.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S - - - 0.1 123 S S 17.4 1.9 16.2 1.2 27.7
Other and unknown modes - 0.3 S S S S 292 22.1 5.4 S S S S 49.6

SCTG2 30, Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather

Mode of transportation 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 modes 3 100 S S S S S 33.5 - S S S S S
Single modes 3 91.5 S S S S 20 31.7 4.3 S S S S 34.5
Truck6 3 91.5 S S S S 20 31.7 4.3 S S S S 34.5
Private truck 3 91.5 S S S S 20 31.7 4.3 S S S S 34.5
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 9 S S S S S S 1

SCTG2 31, Nonmetallic mineral products

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S 276 100 S S S S S 47.8 - S S S
Single modes S S 276 100 S S S S S 47.8 - S S S
Truck6 S S 276 100 S S S S S 47.8 - S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
All modes 54 100 26 100 1 100 44 43.2 - 46.9 - 28.6 - 20.8
Single modes 54 99.4 26 100 1 99.9 44 43.4 0.5 46.9 - 28.6 0.1 21.2
Truck6 54 99.4 26 100 1 99.9 44 43.4 0.5 46.9 - 28.6 0.1 21.2
For-hire truck S S S S S S 227 S S S S S S 22.6
Private truck S S 25 98.4 1 92.3 41 S S 48.1 3.8 32.2 9.9 22.2
Multiple modes S S S S S S 127 S S S S S S 44.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 127 S S S S S S 44.9

SCTG2 33, Articles of base metal

Mode of transportation 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 modes 239 100 51 100 S S S 31.9 - 30.8 - S S S
Single modes 229 95.5 51 99.8 S S S 34.2 6.3 30.9 6.6 S S S
Truck6 229 95.5 51 99.8 S S S 34.2 6.3 30.9 6.6 S S S
For-hire truck S S 12 23.9 S S S S S 49.8 14.7 S S S
Private truck 130 54.2 39 75.9 S S S 41.4 13.8 38.9 11.4 S S S
Multiple modes S S S S - 0.1 S S S S S 49.3 7.1 S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S - 0.1 S S S S S 49.3 7.1 S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 9 S S S S S S 23.3

SCTG2 34, Machinery

Mode of transportation 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 modes 288 100 25 100 5 100 93 28.7 - 32.8 - 44.6 - 34.9
Single modes 235 81.6 22 88.8 4 97.6 46 24.4 6.9 27.9 4.7 35.9 4.8 44.3
Truck6 235 81.6 22 88.8 4 97.6 46 24.4 6.9 27.9 4.7 35.9 4.8 44.3
For-hire truck 111 38.7 S S S S S 40.9 15.1 S S S S S
Private truck 124 42.9 12 48.6 2 47 S 37.3 18.1 47.2 19.7 49.9 19.3 S
Multiple modes S S S S - 2 243 S S S S 32.5 18 30.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S - 2 243 S S S S 32.5 18 30.5
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 35, Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip

Mode of transportation 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 modes 106 100 6 100 - 100 S 40.3 - 38.9 - 33.2 - S
Single modes 62 58.2 S S - 67.9 S 47.7 12.1 S S 45.3 12.9 S
Truck6 62 58.2 S S - 67.9 S 47.7 12.1 S S 45.3 12.9 S
For-hire truck 4 4.1 - 2.1 S S S 36.4 18.1 49.5 19.1 S S S
Private truck S S S S - 12.6 17 S S S S 46.9 13.9 15.2
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 42 39.3 3 45.1 S S 15 29.3 11.2 16.1 15.3 S S 10.2

SCTG2 36, Motorized and other vehicles (including parts)

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S 17 S S S S S S 15.3
Truck6 S S S S S S 17 S S S S S S 15.3
For-hire truck S S S S S S 46 S S S S S S -
Private truck 17 72.2 S S S S S 45.1 6.9 S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 37, Transportation equipment, nec

Mode of transportation 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 modes 3 100 S S S S S 1.4 - S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 38, Precision instruments and apparatus

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S 70 S S S S S S 27.6
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S 12 S S S S S S 7.4
Multiple modes S S S S S S 120 S S S S S S 25.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 120 S S S S S S 25.6

SCTG2 39, Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting

Mode of transportation 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 modes 9 100 S S S S 11 32.3 - S S S S 8.1
Single modes S S S S S S 10 S S S S S S -
Truck6 S S S S S S 10 S S S S S S -
Private truck S S S S S S 10 S S S S S S -
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 12 S S S S S S 12.4

SCTG2 40, Miscellaneous manufactured products

Mode of transportation 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 modes 75 100 13 100 7 100 986 38.1 - 37.9 - 34.8 - 17.3
Single modes 74 98.1 13 99 7 98.3 910 37.1 0.7 37.6 0.4 32.8 1.2 19.1
Truck6 73 97.5 13 99 7 98.1 S 37.4 0.8 37.6 0.4 32.7 1.2 S
For-hire truck 68 90.3 12 91.9 7 97.3 504 38.8 5.1 39.2 3.9 30.8 1.4 36.1
Private truck S S S S S S 46 S S S S S S 26.4
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,285 S S S S S S 25.8
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 41, Waste and scrap

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 43, Mixed freight

Mode of transportation 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 modes 80 100 9 100 S S 35 18.4 - 23.6 - S S 44
Single modes 78 97.1 9 98.9 S S 30 18.7 1.9 24 1.3 S S 44.4
Truck6 78 97.1 9 98.9 S S 30 18.7 1.9 24 1.3 S S 44.4
For-hire truck 2 2.3 S S S S S 47.6 19.5 S S S S S
Private truck 76 94.8 9 94.6 S S 25 19.1 3.7 25.7 4.6 S S 27.6
Multiple modes S S - 0.9 S S S S S 38.5 4.8 S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S - 0.9 S S S S S 38.5 4.8 S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 11 S S S S S S 22.7

SCTG2 99, Commodity Unknown

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Rail 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).
6 "Truck" as a single mode includes any shipment that was made by private truck only, by for-hire truck only, or by a combination of private and for-hire truck.
7 Estimates for pipeline exclude shipments of crude petroleum.

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, Orlando-Deltona-Daytona Beach, FL by Alcoholic Beverages (08) by Air has no data for any cell therefore the entire row is not shown. Also, two-digit commodities are not present if there is no such data for an entire commodity by area. For example, Pittsburgh-New Castle, PA by Cereal Grains (02) has no data for any mode therefore the entire commodity 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.