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 64,905 100 71,898 100 6,065 100 564 14.6 - 19 - 17.8 - 21.2
02 Cereal grains S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
03 Other agricultural products 719 1.1 S S S S S 28.2 0.4 S S S S S
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec 27 - S S 9 0.1 496 30.2 - S S 49.2 0.3 50
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 871 1.3 312 0.4 64 1.1 S 38.2 0.6 34 0.1 21.1 0.4 S
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 607 0.9 385 0.5 53 0.9 S 27.9 0.3 34.9 0.2 22.1 0.3 S
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 2,479 3.8 2,674 3.7 986 16.3 216 30 1.1 24.7 0.8 35.7 4.6 20.8
08 Alcoholic beverages 450 0.7 379 0.5 8 0.1 S 23.1 0.7 23.4 0.8 22 0.2 S
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone S S 13 - S S 65 S S 48 - S S 33.5
11 Natural sands S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
12 Gravel and crushed stone 348 0.5 27,501 38.2 1,589 26.2 56 33.2 0.4 29.4 10.7 35.3 7.4 15.3
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec S S S S S S 239 S S S S S S 32.5
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
18 Fuel oils S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec S S 169 0.2 5 0.1 60 S S 47.9 0.4 44.6 0.1 44.8
20 Basic chemicals 124 0.2 S S S S 412 31.4 - S S S S 30.2
21 Pharmaceutical products 15,952 24.6 S S 82 1.4 1,089 42.4 6.6 S S 35.8 0.4 24.1
22 Fertilizers S S S S S S 268 S S S S S S 13.1
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 1,425 2.2 812 1.1 166 2.7 254 17.2 0.6 11.6 0.4 14.4 0.6 21
24 Plastics and rubber 2,404 3.7 720 1 191 3.2 S 36.6 1.3 26.7 0.3 32.2 0.5 S
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 1,051 1.6 1,368 1.9 144 2.4 76 12.9 0.4 36.7 2 38.4 1.7 15.4
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 189 0.3 118 0.2 11 0.2 61 21.7 0.1 33.1 0.2 28.3 0.1 13.7
28 Paper or paperboard articles 242 0.4 201 0.3 S S S 29.9 0.2 44.3 0.4 S S S
29 Printed products 932 1.4 S S S S 367 36.5 0.5 S S S S 27.5
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 572 0.9 168 0.2 37 0.6 531 28.4 0.4 41.3 0.1 34.6 0.4 27.3
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 2,216 3.4 S S 600 9.9 60 21.5 0.8 S S 28.1 4.2 26.2
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 1,151 1.8 628 0.9 65 1.1 309 37.7 1 38.9 0.8 36.1 0.9 27.6
33 Articles of base metal 1,421 2.2 345 0.5 129 2.1 207 12.8 0.3 17 0.3 25 0.7 24
34 Machinery 3,340 5.1 344 0.5 104 1.7 318 23.6 1.6 27.2 0.3 24.6 0.8 16.3
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip S S 174 0.2 65 1.1 462 S S 22.3 0.1 13.6 0.3 21.5
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 2,485 3.8 176 0.2 92 1.5 373 25.8 1.2 22.5 0.1 28 0.5 33
37 Transportation equipment, nec 783 1.2 29 - 33 0.5 953 17 0.5 28.6 0.1 29.1 0.5 4.5
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 1,372 2.1 26 - 24 0.4 546 31.3 0.7 42.4 - 47.3 0.4 37.9
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 442 0.7 79 0.1 33 0.5 493 22.6 0.3 37.5 - 46.3 0.2 21.9
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 1,582 2.4 283 0.4 86 1.4 957 20.4 0.5 38.5 0.2 44.4 0.8 16.1
41 Waste and scrap S S S S S S 336 S S S S S S 18.3
43 Mixed freight 10,197 15.7 2,835 3.9 330 5.4 163 15 2.5 15.6 2.1 16.2 1.6 24.7
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.