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 72,107 100 52,343 100 8,706 100 403 12.3 - 7.4 - 9.7 - 13.2
02 Cereal grains S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
03 Other agricultural products S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec S S S S S S 168 S S S S S S 25
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products S S 216 0.4 122 1.4 481 S S 38.6 0.1 49 0.5 21.7
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 1,239 1.7 1,422 2.7 379 4.4 S 26.2 0.4 29.5 0.7 24.5 1.2 S
08 Alcoholic beverages 2,118 2.9 702 1.3 429 4.9 S 30.2 1.5 32.1 0.5 30.7 1.8 S
09 Tobacco products 319 0.4 13 - 2 - S 34.5 0.3 29.7 - 30.1 - S
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
11 Natural sands S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
12 Gravel and crushed stone 109 0.2 12,637 24.1 S S 15 30 0.1 25.2 6 S S 10.8
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec 39 0.1 S S 12 0.1 223 34.3 - S S 40.2 0.1 42
14 Metallic ores and concentrates S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
15 Nonagglomerated bituminous coal 183 0.3 4,192 8 848 9.7 202 5 0.5 4.7 11.5 4.4 14.2 2.1
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 2,778 3.9 4,542 8.7 157 1.8 34 26.4 2.1 26.4 4.6 41.6 1.6 20.7
18 Fuel oils 2,149 3 3,814 7.3 137 1.6 35 33.9 1.2 33.9 2.6 36.8 0.7 16.9
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 1,481 2.1 1,685 3.2 320 3.7 218 34 0.8 22.9 0.9 35.3 1.9 20.4
20 Basic chemicals 1,260 1.7 593 1.1 283 3.3 S 22.7 0.4 34.7 0.3 31.7 1.2 S
21 Pharmaceutical products 1,344 1.9 S S S S 439 41.4 1.1 S S S S 29.9
22 Fertilizers S S S S S S 115 S S S S S S 33.2
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 1,725 2.4 1,051 2 438 5 363 9.4 0.4 10.9 0.3 20.8 1.3 20.2
24 Plastics and rubber 2,858 4 1,356 2.6 653 7.5 204 18.6 0.7 20 0.4 25.9 2 41.5
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 329 0.5 234 0.4 61 0.7 213 21.6 0.1 29 0.2 31.6 0.3 31.1
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 340 0.5 S S S S S 48.8 0.3 S S S S S
28 Paper or paperboard articles 670 0.9 269 0.5 75 0.9 418 32.3 0.3 35 0.2 40 0.4 16
29 Printed products 913 1.3 349 0.7 129 1.5 464 17.7 0.3 18.8 0.1 34.3 0.6 17.4
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 6,020 8.3 95 0.2 65 0.7 955 41.5 2.6 30.7 0.1 35.5 0.2 10.3
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 792 1.1 5,131 9.8 429 4.9 192 10.5 0.1 46.9 4.8 38.7 2.7 32.2
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 2,800 3.9 1,171 2.2 370 4.3 191 27.1 1.4 20.2 0.4 32.7 1.1 35.1
33 Articles of base metal 2,215 3.1 571 1.1 142 1.6 281 33.9 1.5 41.5 0.6 28 0.3 31.5
34 Machinery 6,008 8.3 1,312 2.5 988 11.4 S 31.8 3.2 41.5 1 45.9 4.1 S
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 2,701 3.7 S S S S 626 37.1 2 S S S S 14.6
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 22,116 30.7 3,178 6.1 422 4.8 313 42 8.3 36.5 2 24 1.2 27.9
37 Transportation equipment, nec S S S S S S 794 S S S S S S 23.5
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 384 0.5 S S 4 - 902 29 0.3 S S 48.5 - 19.6
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 427 0.6 99 0.2 S S 632 22.8 0.3 45.1 0.1 S S 20.9
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 1,456 2 136 0.3 52 0.6 731 27.9 0.8 33.7 0.1 35.4 0.3 11
41 Waste and scrap 596 0.8 955 1.8 418 4.8 360 37.1 0.4 37.7 0.9 35.2 2.2 24.7
43 Mixed freight 5,039 7 1,415 2.7 208 2.4 152 37.5 3.2 28.3 1.1 29.8 1.1 28.4
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.