Table 8. Shipment Characteristics by Two-Digit Commodity and Mode of Transportation for Metropolitan Area of Origin: 2007

Table 8. Shipment Characteristics by Two-Digit Commodity and Mode of Transportation 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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All Commodities5

Mode of transportation 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 modes 34,959 100 25,817 100 3,880 100 457 11.3 - 25.4 - 10.8 - 13.2
Single modes 30,264 86.6 24,851 96.3 3,374 87 189 12.2 1.5 26.6 1.1 9.1 3.3 30.7
Truck6 29,932 85.6 24,763 95.9 3,341 86.1 184 12.2 1.6 26.7 1.2 9.1 3.4 31.6
For-hire truck 15,037 43 S S 1,757 45.3 429 20 4.2 S S 12.9 3.3 22
Private truck 14,894 42.6 14,922 57.8 1,584 40.8 81 9.4 4.4 13.2 6.4 7.7 3.5 18.6
Rail S S 69 0.3 S S 887 S S 34.2 0.4 S S 34.5
Air (incl truck and air) 96 0.3 7 - S S 994 36.8 0.1 48.4 - S S 24.9
Pipeline7 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 3,582 10.2 364 1.4 331 8.5 839 13 1.6 25.1 0.5 28 2.3 7.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 3,289 9.4 84 0.3 65 1.7 839 13.7 1.6 15.1 0.1 18.8 0.4 7.3
Truck and rail 276 0.8 279 1.1 264 6.8 1,215 18.7 0.2 28.3 0.6 31.5 2.7 14.9
Truck and water 17 - 1 - 2 0.1 S 43.6 0.1 44.6 - 24.1 0.1 S
Other and unknown modes 1,112 3.2 601 2.3 S S 39 25.4 0.6 45.1 1 S S 44.5

SCTG2 01, Live animals and live fish

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S 290 S S S S S S 6.8
Single modes S S S S S S 295 S S S S S S 5.4
Truck6 S S S S S S 295 S S S S S S 5.4
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S 310 S S S S S S 1.7
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 02, Cereal grains

Mode of transportation 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 modes 1 100 7 100 S S 222 38.7 - 39.3 - S S 32
Single modes 1 100 7 100 S S 222 38.7 - 39.3 - S S 32
Truck6 1 100 7 100 S S 222 38.7 - 39.3 - S S 32
For-hire truck 1 100 7 100 S S 222 38.7 - 39.3 - S S 32

SCTG2 03, Other agricultural products

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 04, Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S 1,221 100 S S 253 S S 45.4 - S S 21.2
Single modes S S 1,221 100 S S 253 S S 45.4 - S S 21.2
Truck6 S S 1,221 100 S S 253 S S 45.4 - S S 21.2
For-hire truck S S 532 43.6 S S 391 S S 42.3 18.1 S S 24.7
Private truck 355 50.9 688 56.4 150 39.1 170 46 15.1 34.7 13.4 44 18.3 32.9

SCTG2 05, Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations

Mode of transportation 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 modes 820 100 278 100 111 100 90 39.1 - 38.6 - 41.6 - 38.8
Single modes 818 99.8 277 99.9 111 100 90 39.1 0.1 38.6 0.1 41.6 - 38.7
Truck6 818 99.8 277 99.9 111 100 90 39.1 0.1 38.6 0.1 41.6 - 38.7
For-hire truck 338 41.3 127 45.7 69 62.4 S 35.5 10 30 11.8 25.3 16.2 S
Private truck 480 58.6 150 54.1 S S 67 34.9 14.2 39.5 15.9 S S 37.6
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 06, Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products

Mode of transportation 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 modes 154 100 234 100 62 100 S 34.6 - 36.6 - 37.4 - S
Single modes 154 100 234 100 62 100 S 34.6 - 36.6 - 37.4 - S
Truck6 154 100 234 100 62 100 S 34.6 - 36.6 - 37.4 - S
For-hire truck 61 39.5 120 51 42 68.4 332 21.8 5.9 20.4 6.1 20.9 7.2 22.8
Private truck 93 60.5 115 49 20 31.6 S 32.1 11 35.1 14 36.4 18.7 S

SCTG2 07, Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils

Mode of transportation 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 modes 1,318 100 1,104 100 204 100 363 18.2 - 17.7 - 21 - 30
Single modes 1,177 89.3 1,090 98.7 201 98.2 150 15.7 6.6 18 1.1 21.6 1.8 31.2
Truck6 1,177 89.3 1,090 98.7 201 98.2 150 15.7 6.6 18 1.1 21.6 1.8 31.2
For-hire truck S S 51 4.7 37 18.1 554 S S 30.8 1.9 28.2 4.9 35.6
Private truck 1,052 79.8 1,038 94.1 164 80.1 69 13.5 7.1 18.8 2.1 22.1 4.3 32
Multiple modes S S S S S S 958 S S S S S S 24.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 958 S S S S S S 24.3
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 08, Alcoholic beverages

Mode of transportation 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 modes 486 100 548 100 16 100 30 36.3 - 37.2 - 39.3 - 5.3
Single modes 486 100 548 100 16 100 30 36.3 - 37.2 - 39.3 - 5.3
Truck6 486 100 548 100 16 100 30 36.3 - 37.2 - 39.3 - 5.3
For-hire truck 433 89.1 509 92.8 15 92.2 32 26.7 4.6 28.6 3.3 34.3 4.4 2.5
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 09, Tobacco products

Mode of transportation 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 modes 46 100 1 100 - 100 25 28.6 - 30.2 - 31.6 - 30.1
Single modes 46 100 1 100 - 100 25 28.6 - 30.2 - 31.6 - 30.1
Truck6 46 100 1 100 - 100 25 28.6 - 30.2 - 31.6 - 30.1
Private truck 46 100 1 100 - 100 25 28.6 - 30.2 - 31.6 - 30.1

SCTG2 10, Calcareous monumental or building stone

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S 14 100 S S S S S 36.3 - S S S
Single modes S S 14 100 S S S S S 36.3 - S S S
Truck6 S S 14 100 S S S S S 36.3 - S S S
Private truck S S 14 100 S S S S S 36.3 - S S S

SCTG2 11, Natural sands

Mode of transportation 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 modes 9 100 1,481 100 S S 25 44.8 - 32.9 - S S 25.1
Single modes 9 93 1,161 78.4 26 27.8 21 47.1 9 40.9 9.2 35.7 18.9 11.2
Truck6 9 93 1,161 78.4 26 27.8 21 47.1 9 40.9 9.2 35.7 18.9 11.2
For-hire truck 1 5.7 84 5.7 S S 33 27.5 15.2 27.4 17.1 S S 12.7
Private truck 8 87.3 1,077 72.7 23 24.7 20 49.4 10.6 43.5 9.5 39.7 13.5 11
Other and unknown modes 1 7 319 21.6 S S S 34.5 18.7 35.9 16.3 S S S

SCTG2 12, Gravel and crushed stone

Mode of transportation 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 modes 2 100 180 100 10 100 S 28 - 29.4 - 40.7 - S
Single modes 2 100 180 100 10 100 S 28 - 29.4 - 40.7 - S
Truck6 2 100 180 100 10 100 S 28 - 29.4 - 40.7 - S
For-hire truck - 18.9 24 13.4 S S 212 40.8 12 41.9 11.7 S S 37.1
Private truck 2 81.1 156 86.6 5 46.3 27 34.5 9.5 35 8.9 48.8 13.6 35.7

SCTG2 13, Nonmetallic minerals nec

Mode of transportation 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 modes 23 100 S S S S S 46.7 - S S S S S
Single modes 23 100 S S S S S 46.7 - S S S S S
Truck6 23 100 S S S S S 46.7 - S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 23 97.2 S S S S S 49 13.8 S S S S S

SCTG2 14, Metallic ores and concentrates

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S 6 S S S S S S 9.9
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 17, Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel

Mode of transportation 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 modes 1,998 100 2,756 100 97 100 35 9.5 - 7.9 - 16.7 - 6.9
Single modes 1,998 100 2,756 100 97 100 35 9.5 - 7.9 - 16.7 - 6.9
Truck6 1,998 100 2,756 100 97 100 35 9.5 - 7.9 - 16.7 - 6.9
Private truck 1,998 100 2,756 100 97 100 35 9.5 - 7.9 - 16.7 - 6.9

SCTG2 18, Fuel oils

Mode of transportation 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 modes 1,078 100 1,586 100 47 100 26 33.6 - 31.1 - 41.2 - 8.6
Single modes 1,078 100 1,586 100 47 100 26 33.6 - 31.1 - 41.2 - 8.6
Truck6 1,078 100 1,586 100 47 100 26 33.6 - 31.1 - 41.2 - 8.6
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 1,029 95.4 1,498 94.5 44 93.3 26 37.7 9 35.4 8.5 46.4 9.7 8.2

SCTG2 19, Coal and petroleum products, nec

Mode of transportation 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 modes 479 100 S S S S S 48.8 - S S S S S
Single modes 479 100 S S S S S 48.8 - S S S S S
Truck6 470 98.3 S S S S S 49.6 5.5 S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 278 58 S S S S S 31.1 16.1 S S S S S
Rail S S S S S S 1,444 S S S S S S 45

SCTG2 20, Basic chemicals

Mode of transportation 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 modes 135 100 S S 9 100 454 40.2 - S S 25.5 - 37.7
Single modes 116 86.4 S S 9 93.8 S 42.4 7.1 S S 25.9 3.3 S
Truck6 116 86.4 S S 9 93.8 S 42.4 7.1 S S 25.9 3.3 S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 113 83.8 S S 8 92 S 43.7 7.6 S S 23.6 4.9 S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 921 S S S S S S 26.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 921 S S S S S S 26.7

SCTG2 21, Pharmaceutical products

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S 23 100 7 100 324 S S 31.5 - 36.4 - 34.9
Single modes S S 21 88 5 69.3 S S S 35.9 11.9 29.5 13 S
Truck6 S S 20 84.9 4 54 172 S S 36.4 10.7 34.7 15.7 40.1
For-hire truck S S S S S S 222 S S S S S S 9.4
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 395 7.9 S S S S 723 36.2 18.8 S S S S 13.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 395 7.9 S S S S 723 36.2 18.8 S S S S 13.3
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 22, Fertilizers

Mode of transportation 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 modes 2 100 2 100 S S 177 47.5 - 42.1 - S S 30
Single modes 2 100 2 100 S S 177 47.5 - 42.1 - S S 30
Truck6 2 100 2 100 S S 177 47.5 - 42.1 - S S 30
For-hire truck S S S S S S 291 S S S S S S 11.9
Private truck S S 2 72.7 S S 80 S S 47.9 19.3 S S 39.3

SCTG2 23, Chemical products and preparations, nec

Mode of transportation 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 modes 326 100 104 100 34 100 178 34.9 - 43.2 - 49.2 - 38.4
Single modes 301 92.2 100 95.3 32 95.7 131 33.7 1.9 43.6 2.1 48.7 1.2 34
Truck6 301 92.2 100 95.3 32 95.7 131 33.7 1.9 43.6 2.1 48.7 1.2 34
For-hire truck 156 47.8 58 55.3 29 85 307 23.6 11.5 49.9 10.1 48.2 9.2 30.7
Private truck 145 44.5 42 40 S S 61 48.2 12 39.9 12 S S 45.3
Multiple modes S S S S S S 581 S S S S S S 22.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 581 S S S S S S 22.1
Other and unknown modes 5 1.5 S S S S S 40.5 1.9 S S S S S

SCTG2 24, Plastics and rubber

Mode of transportation 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 modes 1,789 100 650 100 365 100 297 28.9 - 22.5 - 24.8 - 27.6
Single modes 1,247 69.7 446 68.7 198 54.2 S 24.1 6.3 12.7 7.7 13.3 12.5 S
Truck6 1,208 67.5 395 60.7 197 54.1 S 24.1 6.6 9.6 10.1 13.2 12.5 S
For-hire truck 687 38.4 300 46.2 154 42.2 324 22.6 9.8 18.9 10.7 21.5 12.1 30.2
Private truck 521 29.1 94 14.5 S S S 39.2 7.3 39.7 11.4 S S S
Rail 27 1.5 39 6 - - 3 6.1 3.9 17 8.8 16.3 0.1 -
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,116 S S S S S S 13.4
Pipeline7 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 441 24.7 S S S S 503 41 5 S S S S 23.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 312 17.4 S S S S 502 46.2 4.5 S S S S 23.5
Truck and rail 130 7.2 177 27.2 S S 882 19.8 9.4 20.3 13.8 S S 12.3
Other and unknown modes 100 5.6 S S S S S 50 1.8 S S S S S

SCTG2 25, Logs and other wood in the rough

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 26, Wood products

Mode of transportation 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 modes 396 100 625 100 96 100 292 28.4 - 34.5 - 49.6 - 24.1
Single modes 385 97.1 619 99 S S 125 29.1 2.2 34.2 0.4 S S 14.6
Truck6 384 96.9 619 99 S S 120 29.2 2.2 34.2 0.4 S S 19
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 353 89.2 568 90.9 S S 115 29.6 4.3 34.9 4.8 S S 20.9
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,179 S S S S S S 22.5
Multiple modes 9 2.2 S S S S 1,117 26.7 2.2 S S S S 13.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 9 2.2 S S S S 1,117 26.7 2.2 S S S S 13.1
Other and unknown modes 2 0.6 S S S S S 21.6 1.8 S S S S S

SCTG2 27, Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S 9 100 S S S S S 45.5 - S
Single modes S S S S 9 98.9 108 S S S S 44.9 2.4 19.4
Truck6 S S S S 9 98.9 108 S S S S 44.9 2.4 19.4
For-hire truck S S S S 4 51.8 333 S S S S 44.6 14.2 33.2
Private truck S S S S S S 103 S S S S S S 10
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 28, Paper or paperboard articles

Mode of transportation 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 modes 202 100 158 100 32 100 S 23.3 - 27.2 - 31.8 - S
Single modes 183 90.4 157 98.9 31 98.3 167 18.1 5.3 22.1 1.7 28.4 5 37.6
Truck6 183 90.4 157 98.9 31 98.3 167 18.1 5.3 22.1 1.7 28.4 5 37.6
For-hire truck 87 42.9 86 54.2 22 70.1 269 21.1 10.9 20.5 12.3 37.7 11.6 19.2
Private truck 96 47.5 71 44.7 9 28.2 S 34.6 13 40 13.4 40.7 14 S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 536 S S S S S S 27.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 536 S S S S S S 27.1
Other and unknown modes S S 1 0.5 S S S S S 30.5 0.2 S S S

SCTG2 29, Printed products

Mode of transportation 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 modes 325 100 101 100 S S 444 34.8 - 48.2 - S S 20.2
Single modes 299 92 100 98.3 S S 239 38.1 5.2 49.1 3.3 S S 36.9
Truck6 299 92 100 98.3 S S 236 38.1 5.2 49.1 3.3 S S 36.8
For-hire truck 252 77.4 S S S S S 44.3 15.3 S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S 73 S S S S S S 18.4
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S 1 1.5 S S 658 S S 48.7 4.2 S S 13.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S 1 1.5 S S 658 S S 48.7 4.2 S S 13.6
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 30, Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather

Mode of transportation 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 modes 307 100 S S S S 856 27.1 - S S S S 13
Single modes 127 41.5 S S S S 763 36.4 10.4 S S S S 25
Truck6 126 41.2 S S S S 762 36.4 10.4 S S S S 25.1
For-hire truck S S S S S S 1,029 S S S S S S 21
Private truck 52 17 S S S S 203 25.9 12.7 S S S S 28
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,152 S S S S S S 6.4
Multiple modes 167 54.3 18 16.7 20 26.3 906 31.5 10.3 32.9 12.8 40.4 14.4 12
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 162 52.9 13 12.1 11 15.4 906 32.9 10.5 32.8 13.8 37.3 17.4 12
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 13 4.2 S S S S S 44.9 2 S S S S S

SCTG2 31, Nonmetallic mineral products

Mode of transportation 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 modes 560 100 3,713 100 241 100 750 30.2 - 22.6 - 43.8 - 27.8
Single modes 374 66.8 3,670 98.9 171 71 393 20.4 10.4 23.1 2.1 26 9.5 29.7
Truck6 373 66.7 3,670 98.9 171 71 392 20.4 10.4 23.1 2.1 26 9.5 29.8
For-hire truck 105 18.7 288 7.8 81 33.6 896 37.8 6.8 26.1 5.3 43.2 7 24.2
Private truck 269 48 3,382 91.1 90 37.4 29 27.6 12.3 25.1 6.2 25.6 13.1 46.8
Air (incl truck and air) - - - - - - 1,005 1.2 0.1 16.8 - 3 - 19.6
Multiple modes S S S S S S 864 S S S S S S 32
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 863 S S S S S S 27.4
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 32, Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes

Mode of transportation 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 modes 651 100 S S S S 395 42.7 - S S S S 31
Single modes 489 75.2 S S S S S 42 8 S S S S S
Truck6 489 75.2 S S S S S 42 8 S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S 742 S S S S S S 21.1
Private truck S S S S S S 64 S S S S S S 36.6
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 888 S S S S S S 24.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 888 S S S S S S 24.5
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 33, Articles of base metal

Mode of transportation 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 modes 1,427 100 418 100 173 100 274 18.2 - 21.6 - 37.6 - 26.4
Single modes 1,353 94.8 404 96.5 152 87.8 105 20 3.6 22.2 7.9 40 11.8 28.1
Truck6 1,352 94.7 404 96.5 152 87.8 104 20 3.6 22.2 7.9 40 11.9 24.3
For-hire truck 799 55.9 240 57.5 135 77.6 379 31.7 10.3 35.8 11.4 45.5 14.3 18.3
Private truck 553 38.8 164 39.1 18 10.1 58 25.8 9.4 23.5 10.1 30.5 10.2 33.8
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 60 4.2 S S S S 759 39.4 3.3 S S S S 18.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 36 2.5 2 0.5 S S 757 39.1 2.4 46.9 7.7 S S 19
Truck and rail 24 1.7 12 2.9 S S 1,632 16.4 11.1 15.6 14.6 S S -
Other and unknown modes S S - 0.1 S S S S S 35 0.4 S S S

SCTG2 34, Machinery

Mode of transportation 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 modes 3,414 100 297 100 208 100 483 23.8 - 15.9 - 13.8 - 17.9
Single modes 2,731 80 268 90.1 189 90.8 409 22.9 5.6 16.4 5.2 15.1 4.8 23.1
Truck6 2,661 78 264 88.8 179 86.2 370 22.5 6.3 16.4 5.7 14 5.3 26.5
For-hire truck 2,111 61.8 217 72.9 161 77.3 612 19.1 7.2 14.7 6.2 14.4 6.7 13
Private truck 550 16.1 47 15.9 S S S 48.5 5.1 37.1 4.2 S S S
Rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S 4 1.3 S S S S S 44.7 0.9 S S S
Multiple modes 451 13.2 17 5.7 11 5.4 684 39.8 3.4 38.6 2.5 26.4 2.3 10.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 442 13 16 5.5 10 4.9 682 40.7 3.4 39.5 2.5 29.1 2.3 10.5
Truck and water S S S S 1 0.5 S S S S S 29.9 1.9 S
Other and unknown modes 232 6.8 13 4.2 S S S 29 3.8 34.5 3.4 S S S

SCTG2 35, Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip

Mode of transportation 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 modes 2,904 100 217 100 141 100 809 22 - 30.3 - 44.1 - 14.2
Single modes 2,138 73.6 198 91.5 128 90.6 483 26.2 5.6 32.3 4.4 48 5.6 27
Truck6 1,949 67.1 189 87.2 S S 481 27.7 6.1 34.7 7.3 S S 27
For-hire truck S S S S S S 957 S S S S S S 17.3
Private truck 1,040 35.8 78 36 10 7.3 S 28.8 8.9 42.7 10.6 35.9 8.9 S
Rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 705 24.3 S S S S 997 16.7 5.6 S S S S 13.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 664 22.9 8 3.9 8 5.4 997 18.4 6 21.3 2.8 31.1 4.8 13.3
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 36, Motorized and other vehicles (including parts)

Mode of transportation 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 modes 2,148 100 S S 122 100 S 46 - S S 34.9 - S
Single modes S S S S 112 91.6 S S S S S 36.3 3.8 S
Truck6 S S S S 112 91.6 S S S S S 36.3 3.8 S
For-hire truck S S S S 83 68.4 S S S S S 47.9 10 S
Private truck 225 10.5 S S S S S 43.4 11.6 S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 43 2 S S S S 583 39.9 2.6 S S S S 26.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 34 1.6 1 0.2 S S 581 47.3 2.6 44.6 0.6 S S 26.9
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 565 26.3 65 13.5 9 7 S 39.5 15.6 37.3 15.9 41.9 6.5 S

SCTG2 38, Precision instruments and apparatus

Mode of transportation 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 modes 639 100 11 100 6 100 858 26 - 30.6 - 28.9 - 15.2
Single modes 68 10.7 S S S S 878 33.9 15.9 S S S S 28.2
Truck6 67 10.5 S S S S 880 32.5 18.3 S S S S 31.7
For-hire truck S S S S S S 1,162 S S S S S S 34.4
Private truck 17 2.7 S S S S S 49.2 13.6 S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 558 87.3 4 38.8 3 55.1 859 29 9.6 29.1 14.6 26.6 12.3 15.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 558 87.3 4 38.8 3 55.1 859 29 9.6 29.1 14.6 26.6 12.3 15.7
Other and unknown modes 13 2 S S S S S 21.4 7.6 S S S S S

SCTG2 39, Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting

Mode of transportation 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 modes 157 100 S S 7 100 S 27 - S S 28.9 - S
Single modes 155 99.1 28 99.9 7 99.7 S 24.5 2.8 49.4 2.7 26.2 2.9 S
Truck6 155 99.1 28 99.9 7 99.7 S 24.5 2.8 49.4 2.7 23.1 2.9 S
For-hire truck 69 44.3 5 19.1 5 70.3 971 21.6 12.4 35.6 19.4 34.7 12.8 11.8
Private truck 86 54.8 S S S S 37 47.9 11.1 S S S S 31.4
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 1 0.8 - 0.1 - 0.3 S 43 15.6 36.5 15.7 36.9 15.8 S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 1 0.8 - 0.1 - 0.3 S 43 15.6 36.5 15.7 36.9 15.8 S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 40, Miscellaneous manufactured products

Mode of transportation 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 modes 661 100 127 100 44 100 604 24.1 - 36.2 - 38.3 - 22.1
Single modes 521 78.9 121 95.6 39 88.9 167 26.7 6.6 37.1 4.1 41.4 12.3 38.3
Truck6 510 77.1 121 95.4 39 88.1 146 26.5 6.6 37.1 4.1 41.4 12.2 41.3
For-hire truck 246 37.3 50 39.5 27 61.8 451 37 10 37.3 9.3 40.6 11.7 20.5
Private truck 264 39.9 71 55.9 S S S 33.2 11.8 46 10.2 S S S
Air (incl truck and air) 12 1.7 S S - 0.8 1,021 45.1 0.9 S S 40.1 0.4 20.9
Multiple modes 128 19.4 5 3.8 4 10.1 989 45.9 5.9 31.4 3.1 32.3 10.3 13.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 128 19.4 5 3.8 4 10.1 989 45.9 5.9 31.4 3.1 32.3 10.3 13.1
Other and unknown modes S S 1 0.6 S S S S S 20.9 11.4 S S S

SCTG2 41, Waste and scrap

Mode of transportation 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 modes 1 100 9 100 2 100 S 11.3 - 43.3 - 21.6 - S
Single modes 1 100 9 100 2 100 S 11.3 - 43.3 - 21.6 - S
Truck6 1 100 9 100 2 100 S 11.3 - 43.3 - 21.6 - S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 43, Mixed freight

Mode of transportation 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 modes 6,385 100 2,627 100 922 100 169 14.3 - 19.7 - 14.6 - 30.5
Single modes 6,278 98.3 2,609 99.3 917 99.5 124 14.8 1.3 19.9 0.5 14.9 1 44.1
Truck6 6,278 98.3 2,609 99.3 917 99.5 124 14.8 1.3 19.9 0.5 14.9 1 44.1
For-hire truck 1,773 27.8 839 31.9 303 32.9 477 27.6 4.9 46 6.4 16.2 4 17.4
Private truck 4,505 70.6 1,770 67.4 614 66.6 S 13.3 4.5 15.8 6.4 13.9 4.1 S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 551 S S S S S S 22
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 551 S S S S S S 22
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 99, Commodity Unknown

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S - 100 S S S S S 25.8 - S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S - 79.5 S S S S S 6.1 17.1 S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S - 79.5 S S S S S 6.1 17.1 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).
6 "Truck" as a single mode includes any shipment that was made by private truck only, by for-hire truck only, or by a combination of private and for-hire truck.
7 Estimates for pipeline exclude shipments of crude petroleum.

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, Orlando-Deltona-Daytona Beach, FL by Alcoholic Beverages (08) by Air has no data for any cell therefore the entire row is not shown. Also, two-digit commodities are not present if there is no such data for an entire commodity by area. For example, Pittsburgh-New Castle, PA by Cereal Grains (02) has no data for any mode therefore the entire commodity 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.