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 67,530 100 46,368 100 7,931 100 731 9.3 - 9.9 - 10.7 - 15.5
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 S S S S S S S S
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 28 - 7 - S S 23 50 0.1 49.8 - S S 12
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 657 1 233 0.5 S S 1,095 34.3 0.5 41.7 0.3 S S 21.7
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 1,370 2 S S 239 3 S 32.9 0.7 S S 44.3 1.3 S
08 Alcoholic beverages 1,415 2.1 688 1.5 S S 39 17.6 0.3 25.5 0.4 S S 13.8
09 Tobacco products 560 0.8 S S S S 24 5.5 2.3 S S S S 3.1
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
11 Natural sands 10 - 570 1.2 8 0.1 13 25.1 - 30.1 0.7 45.6 0.1 22.6
12 Gravel and crushed stone 112 0.2 8,348 18 262 3.3 26 28.1 0.1 29 4.2 39.9 1.4 7.2
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec S S 1,420 3.1 S S 747 S S 38.6 1.3 S S 27.2
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 1,655 2.5 2,315 5 67 0.9 29 32.8 3.4 25.2 3.6 29.5 0.6 13.3
18 Fuel oils 5,518 8.2 8,622 18.6 148 1.9 15 28.9 2.1 31.8 4.4 43.5 0.7 19.8
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 331 0.5 S S 27 0.3 S 49.3 0.2 S S 37.7 0.2 S
20 Basic chemicals 1,474 2.2 810 1.7 347 4.4 334 36.1 0.9 33.2 0.5 28.1 1.6 34.7
21 Pharmaceutical products S S 4 - S S S S S 36.4 - S S S
22 Fertilizers S S S S S S 152 S S S S S S 27.1
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 3,636 5.4 S S S S 782 36.9 2 S S S S 13.8
24 Plastics and rubber 2,106 3.1 565 1.2 483 6.1 922 11.5 0.4 17.2 0.3 28.6 2.1 19.6
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 222 0.3 S S S S 35 24.8 0.1 S S S S 21.9
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 1,298 1.9 1,543 3.3 858 10.8 732 28.7 0.6 34.7 1.3 43.9 5.1 19.8
28 Paper or paperboard articles 1,070 1.6 319 0.7 157 2 651 30.8 0.4 29.5 0.2 32.1 0.6 17.8
29 Printed products 922 1.4 S S 29 0.4 S 39 0.9 S S 31.5 0.1 S
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather S S S S S S 1,020 S S S S S S 27.5
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 1,361 2 6,955 15 S S 607 25.5 0.5 20 2.4 S S 27.2
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 7,143 10.6 5,644 12.2 1,247 15.7 190 23.2 2.9 28.6 2.8 29.2 5.2 45.2
33 Articles of base metal 3,402 5 S S 302 3.8 567 26.5 1.8 S S 42.7 2.1 21.2
34 Machinery 4,561 6.8 201 0.4 71 0.9 361 17.4 1.7 37.2 0.2 36 0.4 39.1
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 5,288 7.8 108 0.2 103 1.3 1,108 21 1.7 25.8 0.1 30.6 0.4 15.4
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 623 0.9 93 0.2 52 0.7 S 42.1 0.5 36.8 0.1 40 0.3 S
37 Transportation equipment, nec S S 15 - 10 0.1 912 S S 43.8 - 36.8 0.1 14.6
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 4,497 6.7 155 0.3 115 1.5 978 30 1.8 43.6 0.3 35.4 0.6 17.3
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 630 0.9 17 - S S S 38.2 0.3 34.7 - S S S
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 3,646 5.4 S S S S 1,022 22.9 1 S S S S 14.8
41 Waste and scrap 384 0.6 S S S S 279 47.9 1.1 S S S S 20.1
43 Mixed freight 3,468 5.1 1,506 3.2 209 2.6 194 32.8 1.6 34.1 1.5 38.5 1.3 34.3
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.