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 85,504 100 60,263 100 12,149 100 357 5.6 - 14.6 - 19.6 - 5.5
02 Cereal grains S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
03 Other agricultural products 393 0.5 S S 422 3.5 S 25.1 0.2 S S 42.5 1.3 S
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec 108 0.1 S S S S S 25.4 0.1 S S S S S
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 1,372 1.6 393 0.7 122 1 S 23.5 0.4 24.6 0.2 26.7 0.3 S
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 3,011 3.5 2,394 4 575 4.7 157 15 0.4 19.9 0.7 17.1 1.3 32.4
08 Alcoholic beverages 1,776 2.1 1,837 3 333 2.7 53 28.6 0.6 34.6 0.8 42 1.1 18.4
09 Tobacco products 297 0.3 3 - S S S 25.7 0.1 24.3 - S S S
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone S S S S S S 84 S S S S S S 16.7
11 Natural sands S S 529 0.9 S S S S S 47 0.8 S S S
12 Gravel and crushed stone 52 0.1 10,290 17.1 235 1.9 18 17.3 - 17.2 4.8 36 1.4 16.7
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec 136 0.2 S S 126 1 S 45.3 0.1 S S 39.3 0.5 S
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 3,410 4 4,187 6.9 245 2 62 46 1.8 41.7 3.7 44.3 1.8 17.9
18 Fuel oils S S 1,639 2.7 S S 41 S S 47 1.4 S S 22.2
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 208 0.2 97 0.2 S S 249 33.7 0.1 34.4 0.1 S S 48.2
20 Basic chemicals 1,534 1.8 1,245 2.1 243 2 518 18.3 0.3 24.7 0.8 31.5 0.8 21.5
21 Pharmaceutical products 988 1.2 42 0.1 S S 244 39.2 0.4 47.6 0.1 S S 37
22 Fertilizers 62 0.1 S S S S S 45.8 - S S S S S
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 2,972 3.5 S S S S 524 29.4 1.2 S S S S 17
24 Plastics and rubber 2,093 2.4 346 0.6 137 1.1 394 9.1 0.2 16.8 0.2 17 0.4 15.9
26 Wood products 517 0.6 S S 24 0.2 136 25.1 0.1 S S 45.8 0.1 31.2
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 952 1.1 S S S S 390 35.5 0.4 S S S S 26.8
28 Paper or paperboard articles 965 1.1 592 1 142 1.2 175 27.9 0.3 28.5 0.3 45.8 0.4 42.6
29 Printed products 2,111 2.5 1,035 1.7 268 2.2 630 22.6 0.6 44 1 26.9 0.8 15.9
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 3,358 3.9 S S 91 0.8 694 29.9 1.2 S S 35.7 0.3 10.8
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 771 0.9 8,689 14.4 320 2.6 268 13.9 0.1 36.3 3.6 24.3 0.6 34.3
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 5,065 5.9 S S S S 318 21.4 1.4 S S S S 25.7
33 Articles of base metal 2,839 3.3 526 0.9 224 1.8 360 16.5 0.5 23.7 0.2 22.2 0.5 17.4
34 Machinery 11,314 13.2 1,113 1.8 888 7.3 504 9.2 1.3 10.4 0.7 16.4 2.5 11.1
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 8,138 9.5 586 1 426 3.5 311 14.5 1.1 16.8 0.3 21.4 1.5 24
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 5,946 7 782 1.3 414 3.4 192 18.7 1.3 24.2 0.4 27.5 1.2 40.8
37 Transportation equipment, nec 523 0.6 10 - 5 - 821 39.7 0.3 33.9 - 39.2 - 13.9
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 4,619 5.4 18 - 10 0.1 378 44.6 2.4 25.8 - 39.3 - 31.1
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 923 1.1 103 0.2 43 0.4 415 15.6 0.2 16 0.1 22.8 0.1 26.9
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 4,155 4.9 642 1.1 285 2.3 621 10.5 0.6 17.9 0.3 16.4 0.7 12.2
41 Waste and scrap 432 0.5 S S S S 289 48 0.2 S S S S 24.8
43 Mixed freight 12,698 14.9 2,451 4.1 S S S 21.1 2.8 20.4 1.5 S S S
99 Commodity Unknown 23 - 1 - S S S 46.1 - 48.1 - 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.