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 171,728 100 120,267 100 37,123 100 642 5.4 - 12.4 - 18.7 - 11.4
02 Cereal grains 883 0.5 7,159 6 10,751 29 S 31.6 0.2 30.5 1.8 35 6.9 S
03 Other agricultural products 492 0.3 1,349 1.1 S S 145 28.5 0.1 42.3 0.5 S S 32.5
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec 1,223 0.7 2,336 1.9 S S 963 31.5 0.2 42.3 0.9 S S 20.5
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 3,675 2.1 1,232 1 883 2.4 250 29.9 0.5 28.4 0.3 40.2 0.7 32
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 7,350 4.3 5,212 4.3 4,057 10.9 S 46.1 1.7 29.5 1.5 36.3 3.7 S
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 4,771 2.8 3,521 2.9 1,754 4.7 177 15.9 0.4 18.9 1.1 33.2 2.3 20.7
08 Alcoholic beverages 1,477 0.9 726 0.6 33 0.1 35 15.2 0.1 18.6 0.1 20.7 - 9.6
09 Tobacco products 67 - 1 - - - 22 23.1 0.1 23.1 - 33.2 - 7.1
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
11 Natural sands 26 - 1,090 0.9 S S 33 45.2 - 42.8 0.5 S S 13
12 Gravel and crushed stone 200 0.1 16,696 13.9 S S 58 23.7 - 32.1 3.8 S S 23
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec 169 0.1 551 0.5 S S S 34.4 0.1 42 0.3 S S S
14 Metallic ores and concentrates S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
15 Nonagglomerated bituminous coal 2 - 15 - S S 12 40.8 - 42.7 - S S 43.1
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 11,723 6.8 20,677 17.2 414 1.1 S 36 2.8 36 5.2 24.8 0.8 S
18 Fuel oils 4,785 2.8 8,613 7.2 267 0.7 51 37.4 1.2 38.2 2.2 37.9 0.3 23.4
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 2,193 1.3 7,129 5.9 S S S 22 0.3 36.2 2.1 S S S
20 Basic chemicals 785 0.5 1,354 1.1 S S 710 26.8 0.1 43.1 0.4 S S 21.3
21 Pharmaceutical products 5,950 3.5 144 0.1 87 0.2 736 24.5 1.1 33.5 - 41.7 0.2 15.1
22 Fertilizers 1,353 0.8 3,915 3.3 S S 379 31.9 0.3 32 0.9 S S 21.4
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 3,326 1.9 862 0.7 591 1.6 1,045 18.7 0.4 29.5 0.4 35.2 1.1 10.3
24 Plastics and rubber 7,539 4.4 1,381 1.1 864 2.3 755 13 0.6 14.7 0.5 19 0.9 11.7
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 4,990 2.9 3,032 2.5 656 1.8 248 31.1 1.2 21.2 0.7 37.7 1 36.6
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 1,338 0.8 1,183 1 540 1.5 301 21.1 0.2 18 0.4 17.7 0.4 36.5
28 Paper or paperboard articles 1,587 0.9 976 0.8 197 0.5 565 20.4 0.2 32 0.5 34.9 0.4 32.3
29 Printed products 4,317 2.5 513 0.4 314 0.8 S 19.8 0.5 19.3 0.1 21.6 0.3 S
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 4,478 2.6 S S 245 0.7 983 22.2 0.6 S S 35.6 0.1 7
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 3,666 2.1 12,238 10.2 1,083 2.9 339 20.7 0.4 28.1 2.6 25 1.4 31.7
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 4,494 2.6 4,232 3.5 1,409 3.8 454 18.8 0.5 21.1 0.8 31.8 0.6 21.1
33 Articles of base metal 6,733 3.9 1,363 1.1 583 1.6 413 16.9 0.5 37.3 0.3 34 0.3 20.8
34 Machinery 8,318 4.8 790 0.7 480 1.3 714 10.4 0.5 12.2 0.2 19.3 0.5 14.7
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 16,967 9.9 858 0.7 520 1.4 826 10.5 0.9 23.6 0.4 25.6 0.6 10.9
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 6,374 3.7 929 0.8 788 2.1 377 23.9 0.9 34.6 0.3 49.1 2.1 24.4
37 Transportation equipment, nec 734 0.4 S S S S 1,006 31.3 0.2 S S S S 11.5
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 21,170 12.3 217 0.2 222 0.6 993 25.2 2.9 22.7 0.1 28.1 0.2 4.7
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 1,747 1 241 0.2 126 0.3 806 17.8 0.2 21.3 0.1 26.3 0.2 17.4
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 12,114 7.1 990 0.8 670 1.8 1,208 11.9 1.1 19.5 0.4 31.9 1 8.5
41 Waste and scrap S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
43 Mixed freight 13,334 7.8 3,140 2.6 473 1.3 208 19.2 1.4 16.5 0.9 15.9 0.5 9.6
99 Commodity Unknown 11 - - - - - S 43.3 - 20.5 - 36 - 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.