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 15,246 100 17,297 100 6,681 100 290 13.4 - 11.8 - 31.4 - 21.3
03 Other agricultural products 116 0.8 75 0.4 S S S 37.7 0.6 48.2 0.6 S S S
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec 268 1.8 74 0.4 S S S 33.6 1.9 15.1 0.8 S S S
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations S S S S S S 310 S S S S S S 24.3
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 83 0.5 38 0.2 8 0.1 212 39.6 1.3 35.4 0.3 42.3 0.9 45.1
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 292 1.9 421 2.4 40 0.6 56 25.2 0.8 30.3 0.8 44.7 1.4 15.1
08 Alcoholic beverages 197 1.3 156 0.9 4 0.1 29 21.7 0.1 23.1 0.1 18.8 - 9.2
11 Natural sands 5 - 1,167 6.7 18 0.3 14 26.5 - 20.4 1.7 22.4 0.3 12.8
12 Gravel and crushed stone 2 - 64 0.4 1 - 19 33.4 - 45.6 0.5 48.5 - 22.8
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec S S 101 0.6 2 - 351 S S 39.6 0.8 41.5 0.1 37.9
18 Fuel oils 17 0.1 34 0.2 S S S 12.8 0.5 10.1 0.9 S S S
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec S S S S S S 48 S S S S S S 28.6
20 Basic chemicals 3,511 23 3,925 22.7 2,345 35.1 517 37.9 5.4 30.3 7.4 33 10.2 15.5
21 Pharmaceutical products S S - - - - 371 S S 41.2 - 38.8 - 21.1
22 Fertilizers 10 0.1 35 0.2 6 0.1 169 33.6 0.1 47.7 0.3 40.7 0.1 17
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 1,364 8.9 S S S S 306 35.1 2.2 S S S S 21.8
24 Plastics and rubber 384 2.5 75 0.4 59 0.9 274 23.5 0.5 28.5 0.1 41.7 0.3 31.9
25 Logs and other wood in the rough S S 690 4 S S 102 S S 35 4.6 S S 40.5
26 Wood products 697 4.6 2,729 15.8 296 4.4 165 21 2 46.6 7.1 18.7 3.7 20.5
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 319 2.1 562 3.2 289 4.3 278 27.8 0.7 41.5 1 37 2.6 28.5
28 Paper or paperboard articles 946 6.2 456 2.6 273 4.1 238 45.6 2.6 36.7 1.2 47.5 3.8 33.2
29 Printed products 51 0.3 S S S S S 37.4 0.2 S S S S S
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 488 3.2 174 1 93 1.4 S 32.6 1.2 32.7 0.4 31.1 0.7 S
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 600 3.9 3,082 17.8 S S 75 40.8 1.3 42.8 5.7 S S 28.4
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes S S S S S S 176 S S S S S S 30
33 Articles of base metal 684 4.5 129 0.7 14 0.2 147 22.2 1.9 18.7 0.1 20.9 0.2 30.6
34 Machinery 650 4.3 90 0.5 27 0.4 362 16.3 1.1 41.9 0.1 45.1 0.2 24.8
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 167 1.1 8 - S S 340 24.4 0.3 28.2 - S S 28.2
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 263 1.7 22 0.1 3 - 204 19.2 0.5 27.2 - 36 - 42.4
37 Transportation equipment, nec 536 3.5 2 - 2 - 903 35.5 1.6 22.1 - 29.3 - 11.1
38 Precision instruments and apparatus S S S S S S 764 S S S S S S 22.1
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 272 1.8 79 0.5 S S 795 49 1.5 49.6 0.4 S S 17.9
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 362 2.4 S S S S 433 34.9 0.8 S S S S 27.9
41 Waste and scrap S S S S S S 342 S S S S S S 48.7
43 Mixed freight 634 4.2 148 0.9 42 0.6 899 28 1.9 34.1 0.5 30.5 0.5 22.7
99 Commodity Unknown S S S S - - 246 S S S S 45.6 - 43.1

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.