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 98,546 100 190,514 100 31,993 100 224 11.4 - 12.4 - 12.9 - 10.3
02 Cereal grains 5,836 5.9 32,738 17.2 704 2.2 65 25.4 4 22.2 6.1 37.4 1.9 36.2
03 Other agricultural products 2,114 2.1 5,581 2.9 1,322 4.1 254 32.1 1.5 32.6 1.3 43.8 2.3 49.4
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec 843 0.9 S S S S S 35.6 1 S S S S S
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 714 0.7 S S S S S 22 0.4 S S S S 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 3,680 3.7 3,585 1.9 409 1.3 89 49.9 2.2 37.8 1.1 35.1 0.6 34.5
08 Alcoholic beverages 785 0.8 254 0.1 6 - 36 31.2 0.4 23.5 - 26.8 - 21.6
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
11 Natural sands 58 0.1 S S 212 0.7 S 48.9 - S S 39.7 0.4 S
12 Gravel and crushed stone 120 0.1 6,336 3.3 125 0.4 S 43 0.1 39.2 3 33.4 0.4 S
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec 51 0.1 S S S S S 42.7 0.1 S S S S 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 30,266 30.7 45,086 23.7 7,514 23.5 S 25.8 6.1 26.5 6.9 39.6 7.2 S
18 Fuel oils 21,983 22.3 38,130 20 4,611 14.4 121 21 2.8 22.5 3.2 24.4 2.5 29.7
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 5,057 5.1 11,140 5.8 3,118 9.7 S 20.6 0.9 22.8 1.1 41.9 3 S
20 Basic chemicals 9,517 9.7 17,942 9.4 7,308 22.8 507 19.2 2 20.7 1.4 18.8 5.6 11
21 Pharmaceutical products 2,122 2.2 S S 7 - 522 45.3 3.5 S S 40.8 - 36.6
22, Fertilizers S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 3,377 3.4 2,022 1.1 1,241 3.9 330 38.7 1.9 34.8 0.8 32.3 3.8 19
24 Plastics and rubber 923 0.9 S S S S 190 28.7 0.3 S S S S 35.8
26 Wood products 213 0.2 S S S S 79 47.5 0.2 S S S S 18.9
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 411 0.4 731 0.4 450 1.4 296 38.3 0.2 38.5 0.3 40.7 1.5 29.6
28 Paper or paperboard articles S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
29 Printed products S S 66 - 6 - S S S 28.2 - 31.6 - S
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 237 0.2 27 - 4 - 835 36.4 0.1 45 - 32.3 - 16.7
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 568 0.6 3,716 2 309 1 57 21.8 0.2 29.3 1.2 21.9 0.3 23.7
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 805 0.8 431 0.2 70 0.2 139 20.5 0.3 21.2 0.1 17.3 0.1 15.6
33 Articles of base metal 893 0.9 251 0.1 102 0.3 119 41.9 0.4 36.4 - 48.3 0.2 19.9
34 Machinery 1,786 1.8 117 0.1 26 0.1 S 39.4 0.5 42.2 - 49.9 - S
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 714 0.7 S S 9 - 212 15.8 0.2 S S 24.6 - 15.2
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 1,099 1.1 S S S S 607 47.4 0.8 S S S S 30.5
37 Transportation equipment, nec 1,220 1.2 S S S S 662 35.3 0.4 S S S S 17
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 597 0.6 S S 1 - 455 43.8 0.5 S S 41.6 - 45
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 132 0.1 12 - - - S 46.7 0.1 46.6 - 38.3 - S
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 388 0.4 S S S S 880 39.1 0.1 S S S S 22.6
41 Waste and scrap S S 670 0.4 334 1 S S S 43.3 0.4 42.1 1.4 S
43 Mixed freight 317 0.3 74 - 7 - 194 28.4 0.2 40.3 - 33.9 - 24.3
99 Commodity Unknown 2 - 1 - S S 89 39.8 - 27.1 - S S 34.4

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.