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 22,789 100 40,017 100 4,250 100 885 7.6 - 24.2 - 25.8 - 19.8
01 Live animals and live fish 2 - - - S S S 37.1 0.1 33 - S S S
02 Cereal grains S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
03 Other agricultural products 249 1.1 186 0.5 4 0.1 30 28.9 0.4 34.9 0.3 37.6 0.1 30.4
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 467 2 61 0.2 S S S 10.7 0.2 16.1 - S S S
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 222 1 99 0.2 15 0.4 S 37.6 0.6 47.5 0.5 30.5 0.3 S
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 1,606 7 1,435 3.6 477 11.2 34 26.7 1.8 37.4 1.1 45.4 3.8 31.3
08 Alcoholic beverages 1,418 6.2 S S S S S 33.6 2.6 S S S S S
09 Tobacco products S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
11 Natural sands 46 0.2 2,626 6.6 577 13.6 179 33.9 0.1 33 2 36.2 6.7 23.9
12 Gravel and crushed stone 48 0.2 5,534 13.8 97 2.3 13 19.1 - 22.4 3.5 36.6 1.1 26.1
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec S S S S 311 7.3 S S S S S 35.4 4.7 S
14 Metallic ores and concentrates 354 1.6 - - - - 435 19.3 2.6 22.2 - 22.2 - -
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 141 0.6 159 0.4 37 0.9 144 34 0.3 32.2 0.5 35.4 0.7 28.2
18 Fuel oils S S S S S S 24 S S S S S S 17
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 184 0.8 269 0.7 13 0.3 S 26.9 0.3 22.8 0.3 32 0.1 S
20 Basic chemicals S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
21 Pharmaceutical products 173 0.8 3 - S S 1,472 44.5 0.5 42.4 - S S 28.1
22 Fertilizers 7 - 12 - 1 - 127 38.3 - 42.9 0.1 41.6 - 35.3
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 281 1.2 50 0.1 S S 155 39.6 0.4 23.3 - S S 32.6
24 Plastics and rubber 735 3.2 200 0.5 91 2.1 295 19.6 0.6 14.8 0.1 17.5 0.6 29
26 Wood products 755 3.3 805 2 48 1.1 S 12.5 0.3 29 2.3 37.5 0.7 S
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 444 1.9 227 0.6 27 0.6 S 41.1 0.7 49.3 0.6 47.7 0.5 S
28 Paper or paperboard articles 498 2.2 189 0.5 67 1.6 S 28.7 0.6 34.4 0.2 48.2 1 S
29 Printed products 461 2 117 0.3 13 0.3 892 31.7 0.6 35.6 0.1 40.4 0.2 22.5
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 2,771 12.2 316 0.8 S S 1,722 29 3.6 30.5 0.4 S S 18.8
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 1,266 5.6 15,059 37.6 674 15.9 S 13.9 0.9 20.8 7 28.4 4.7 S
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 866 3.8 S S 54 1.3 S 35.6 1.3 S S 39.7 0.9 S
33 Articles of base metal 772 3.4 179 0.4 92 2.2 1,082 27.7 1.1 22.6 0.2 42.4 1.9 23.5
34 Machinery 1,233 5.4 131 0.3 S S S 30.7 2.5 33.9 0.1 S S S
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 1,814 8 75 0.2 S S 494 39.2 2.7 19.8 0.1 S S 19.7
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 325 1.4 42 0.1 18 0.4 S 32.9 0.5 46.6 0.1 40.4 0.2 S
38 Precision instruments and apparatus S S 1 - S S 1,255 S S 48.5 - S S 29.9
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 355 1.6 44 0.1 S S 494 33.6 0.8 37.3 - S S 27.7
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 1,576 6.9 S S S S 813 26.6 2.1 S S S S 20.5
43 Mixed freight 2,618 11.5 S S 49 1.2 338 42.1 3.6 S S 42 0.7 42.4

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.