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 327,046 100 159,862 100 25,302 100 641 5.7 - 9.5 - 9.9 - 7.2
01 Live animals and live fish S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
02 Cereal grains 11 - 16 - S S S 45.8 - 14.9 - S S S
03 Other agricultural products 2,794 0.9 1,704 1.1 S S 624 32.5 0.3 41.6 0.5 S S 25.2
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec 1,637 0.5 540 0.3 1,342 5.3 1,193 31.7 0.2 32.2 0.2 35.1 2.2 18
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 4,220 1.3 1,094 0.7 101 0.4 72 23 0.4 20.4 0.2 37.5 0.2 29.6
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 1,674 0.5 833 0.5 S S S 20.6 0.1 25.8 0.2 S S S
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 10,939 3.3 8,800 5.5 1,736 6.9 167 9.8 0.5 30.5 1.8 17.6 1.5 33.8
08 Alcoholic beverages 3,522 1.1 2,909 1.8 486 1.9 36 15.7 0.2 20.3 0.4 44.9 0.8 20.7
09 Tobacco products 1,181 0.4 41 - 1 - S 17.6 0.1 32.7 - 34.8 - S
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone S S S S S S 94 S S S S S S 41.5
11 Natural sands 145 - S S S S S 33.5 - S S S S S
12 Gravel and crushed stone S S S S S S 27 S S S S S S 20.8
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
14 Metallic ores and concentrates S S 26 - S S 733 S S 40.5 - S S 27.2
15 Nonagglomerated bituminous coal S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 18,816 5.8 28,206 17.6 850 3.4 S 38.1 2 36.1 4.8 47.4 2.1 S
18 Fuel oils 8,316 2.5 15,811 9.9 486 1.9 21 30.5 0.7 31 2.6 43.3 0.8 20.7
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 7,001 2.1 8,623 5.4 3,473 13.7 100 38.9 0.9 23.9 1.6 44.1 4.2 42.9
20 Basic chemicals 2,801 0.9 1,086 0.7 396 1.6 377 21.4 0.2 21.2 0.2 39 0.6 21.3
21 Pharmaceutical products 36,046 11 S S S S 955 26 2.3 S S S S 11.8
22 Fertilizers S S S S S S 50 S S S S S S 37
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 22,888 7 2,893 1.8 1,428 5.6 627 24.4 1.6 12.8 0.2 19.9 0.7 17
24 Plastics and rubber 10,854 3.3 3,027 1.9 1,358 5.4 583 12.6 0.4 12.5 0.2 14.9 1.1 13.5
25 Logs and other wood in the rough S S 30 - S S 21 S S 33.1 0.1 S S 45.1
26 Wood products 3,123 1 2,348 1.5 128 0.5 93 20.6 0.2 32.2 0.4 24.7 0.2 23.3
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 2,179 0.7 1,453 0.9 S S S 24.8 0.2 33 0.3 S S S
28 Paper or paperboard articles 3,866 1.2 S S 340 1.3 S 15.6 0.2 S S 29.5 0.7 S
29 Printed products 5,959 1.8 1,983 1.2 406 1.6 379 13.6 0.3 32.6 0.6 30 0.5 22.3
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 15,415 4.7 1,350 0.8 634 2.5 854 11.6 0.6 17 0.1 20.2 0.7 6.1
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 4,569 1.4 12,263 7.7 1,257 5 228 15.5 0.2 17.2 1.2 18 1.4 22.5
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 11,368 3.5 5,610 3.5 1,113 4.4 550 23.6 0.9 28.5 1.1 28.6 1 17
33 Articles of base metal 7,220 2.2 1,725 1.1 530 2.1 380 17.5 0.4 16.2 0.2 18.6 0.3 23.7
34 Machinery 9,601 2.9 613 0.4 188 0.7 410 10.8 0.3 34.1 0.1 22.9 0.2 27.1
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 43,201 13.2 2,267 1.4 995 3.9 960 31.5 3.6 39.6 0.8 44.1 1.5 13.5
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 18,259 5.6 1,084 0.7 255 1 231 31 1.6 23.2 0.2 46.6 0.8 14.8
37 Transportation equipment, nec 2,656 0.8 S S 3 - 1,208 28 0.3 S S 37.8 - 14.9
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 9,918 3 108 0.1 91 0.4 883 11.7 0.5 31.7 - 26.4 0.1 9.5
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 3,465 1.1 415 0.3 213 0.8 949 24.4 0.3 20.4 0.1 34.5 0.3 21.5
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 12,045 3.7 1,298 0.8 582 2.3 1,045 14.2 0.5 15.3 0.2 20.2 0.5 4.2
41 Waste and scrap 2,043 0.6 S S 1,142 4.5 S 41.6 0.3 S S 35.1 2.3 S
43 Mixed freight 38,186 11.7 17,699 11.1 1,926 7.6 333 16.5 2 22.7 2.5 23.9 1.4 16.3
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.