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 758,517 100 421,081 100 87,149 100 1,058 3.6 - 7.9 - 6.3 - 5.1
01 Live animals and live fish 278 - 20 - 25 - 872 37.8 0.2 41.6 - 37.1 0.2 20.1
02 Cereal grains S S S S S S 137 S S S S S S 27.8
03 Other agricultural products 9,368 1.2 5,524 1.3 2,035 2.3 S 18.9 0.2 18.7 0.3 32 0.6 S
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec 2,672 0.4 2,554 0.6 1,163 1.3 345 35.9 0.1 28.1 0.2 40.3 0.4 37.7
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 15,011 2 4,384 1 1,527 1.8 130 13.7 0.3 13.5 0.2 21.3 0.5 16.9
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 9,944 1.3 8,301 2 2,385 2.7 129 17.5 0.2 19.1 0.4 24.3 0.6 43.9
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 25,716 3.4 25,684 6.1 8,953 10.3 217 9.4 0.4 13.9 1 19.8 1.6 18
08 Alcoholic beverages 12,084 1.6 8,142 1.9 1,978 2.3 44 17.2 0.2 18 0.5 31.1 0.8 15
09 Tobacco products 397 0.1 13 - S S 1,375 46.1 0.1 47.9 - S S 43.2
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone 95 - S S 30 - S 41.3 - S S 46.1 - S
11 Natural sands 246 - 12,449 3 480 0.6 S 47.3 - 44.1 1.6 31.7 0.2 S
12 Gravel and crushed stone 239 - 12,948 3.1 951 1.1 72 17.6 - 15.6 0.7 26.3 0.3 30.8
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec 616 0.1 5,272 1.3 S S 349 49 - 42.5 0.6 S S 24.9
14 Metallic ores and concentrates S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 73,376 9.7 96,557 22.9 2,568 2.9 43 18.3 1.5 20 3.7 25.5 0.7 43.8
18 Fuel oils 10,187 1.3 14,895 3.5 S S S 37.8 0.4 33.7 0.9 S S S
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 13,440 1.8 33,254 7.9 2,609 3 S 29.2 0.5 15.2 1.4 27.7 0.8 S
20 Basic chemicals 5,070 0.7 3,981 0.9 1,308 1.5 319 25.1 0.2 28 0.2 41.5 0.6 46.4
21 Pharmaceutical products 36,561 4.8 2,252 0.5 669 0.8 725 24.8 1.2 36.9 0.2 33.3 0.3 10.9
22 Fertilizers S S S S S S 91 S S S S S S 33.8
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 20,056 2.6 9,465 2.2 3,567 4.1 1,131 17.3 0.4 24.6 0.4 28.9 1.1 17.8
24 Plastics and rubber 32,668 4.3 8,457 2 5,655 6.5 1,075 9.9 0.4 17.9 0.2 21.7 1.3 17.3
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 6,615 0.9 6,103 1.4 766 0.9 592 7.5 0.1 17.3 0.2 19.4 0.2 30
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 4,545 0.6 4,339 1 757 0.9 455 18.8 0.1 21.8 0.2 20.1 0.2 24.2
28 Paper or paperboard articles 7,845 1 4,922 1.2 1,518 1.7 878 11.8 0.1 16.8 0.2 38.9 0.7 24.9
29 Printed products 6,553 0.9 1,894 0.4 842 1 928 8.9 0.1 15.2 0.1 17.3 0.1 14
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 52,247 6.9 4,562 1.1 4,454 5.1 1,552 8.8 0.6 33.5 0.2 36.4 1.9 7
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 13,359 1.8 54,982 13.1 6,907 7.9 991 8.7 0.2 20.9 2.3 28.9 1.9 18.1
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 17,971 2.4 8,064 1.9 2,625 3 951 6.9 0.2 15.8 0.3 20 0.5 22
33 Articles of base metal 24,867 3.3 4,321 1 2,684 3.1 1,266 11.2 0.4 11.5 0.2 23.1 0.5 16.5
34 Machinery 24,138 3.2 1,634 0.4 1,376 1.6 949 9.8 0.3 15.4 0.1 17.1 0.2 10.9
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 97,579 12.9 3,445 0.8 4,299 4.9 1,300 7.2 0.8 10 0.1 17.4 0.8 5.4
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 58,031 7.7 9,750 2.3 6,794 7.8 1,073 20.8 1.6 35.2 0.7 34.8 2 10.9
37 Transportation equipment, nec 23,288 3.1 S S 140 0.2 1,053 15.7 0.4 S S 17.6 - 8.7
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 28,077 3.7 S S 615 0.7 1,307 20.1 0.7 S S 40.7 0.3 10
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 11,030 1.5 2,602 0.6 1,866 2.1 1,115 18.2 0.3 36.2 0.3 26.9 0.7 10.2
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 42,207 5.6 5,562 1.3 4,337 5 1,475 7.3 0.4 19.1 0.3 10.5 0.6 6.2
41 Waste and scrap 14,435 1.9 31,352 7.4 5,622 6.5 S 36.8 0.8 37 2.2 28.6 1.9 S
43 Mixed freight 56,818 7.5 18,302 4.3 3,891 4.5 518 14.9 1 16.3 0.6 20 0.6 18
99 Commodity Unknown 117 - S S S S 2,101 39 - S S S S 17.7

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.