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 89,416 100 63,674 100 10,933 100 568 15.6 - 15.8 - 15.4 - 12.9
02 Cereal grains S S S S S S 252 S S S S S S 29.8
03 Other agricultural products 1,328 1.5 940 1.5 S S S 42.9 1.2 39.3 1.1 S S S
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec 115 0.1 124 0.2 88 0.8 792 27.5 0.1 23.2 0.1 34.1 0.5 19.3
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 2,010 2.2 563 0.9 108 1 S 38.7 1.1 41.8 0.4 39.9 0.5 S
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 1,641 1.8 797 1.3 178 1.6 S 39.3 1.1 37.3 0.6 38.8 0.7 S
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 3,792 4.2 2,676 4.2 844 7.7 S 30.9 1.3 35.1 1.3 24.7 1.5 S
08 Alcoholic beverages 547 0.6 100 0.2 6 0.1 75 32.3 0.5 29.2 0.1 34.6 - 20.6
09 Tobacco products 244 0.3 5 - S S 53 46.4 0.4 45.6 - S S 39.1
11 Natural sands 53 0.1 3,022 4.7 232 2.1 76 15.8 - 27.3 1.2 24.9 0.5 9.3
12 Gravel and crushed stone S S S S 16 0.1 22 S S S S 44.2 0.2 16
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec S S S S S S 38 S S S S S S 41.4
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 4,352 4.9 S S 92 0.8 23 49.5 1.8 S S 47.3 0.6 15.8
18 Fuel oils S S S S S S 16 S S S S S S 24.9
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 5,731 6.4 14,487 22.8 4,171 38.2 108 32.1 1.9 22.9 7.1 31.6 7.6 46.6
20 Basic chemicals 1,461 1.6 405 0.6 S S S 38.6 1.3 46.8 0.4 S S S
21 Pharmaceutical products S S 208 0.3 20 0.2 1,023 S S 41.3 0.2 28.3 0.1 22.1
22 Fertilizers S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 1,562 1.7 399 0.6 194 1.8 531 45.3 1 34.5 0.2 30.7 0.8 23.3
24 Plastics and rubber 2,936 3.3 875 1.4 304 2.8 432 23.6 0.5 18.3 0.4 18.9 1 13.4
26 Wood products 816 0.9 705 1.1 S S 387 21 0.2 27.8 0.2 S S 26.7
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 968 1.1 1,248 2 381 3.5 S 22.2 0.4 38.5 0.8 38.4 1.5 S
28 Paper or paperboard articles 779 0.9 S S S S 497 20.8 0.2 S S S S 25.8
29 Printed products S S 628 1 S S 565 S S 34 0.4 S S 17.6
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 8,026 9 S S 256 2.3 964 31.7 3.1 S S 44.9 1 14.3
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 2,808 3.1 8,080 12.7 774 7.1 615 16.8 0.9 28.4 4.4 15.1 3.1 18.8
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 1,342 1.5 S S 143 1.3 204 25.1 0.5 S S 31.3 0.5 33.1
33 Articles of base metal 1,522 1.7 525 0.8 174 1.6 324 28.2 0.8 37 0.2 43.4 1 18.6
34 Machinery 1,723 1.9 132 0.2 43 0.4 S 17 0.4 20.5 - 35.5 0.2 S
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 4,171 4.7 115 0.2 88 0.8 443 11.7 0.9 29.3 - 29.5 0.3 19.9
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 1,682 1.9 151 0.2 S S 455 27.5 0.8 38.5 0.1 S S 21.2
37 Transportation equipment, nec 71 0.1 3 - 2 - 856 14.7 0.1 20.2 - 31.2 - 38.8
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 1,290 1.4 21 - 14 0.1 876 18.6 0.3 34.3 - 33.7 0.1 13.9
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 558 0.6 77 0.1 S S S 49.3 0.5 40.9 0.1 S S S
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 1,705 1.9 471 0.7 454 4.2 826 25.1 0.4 39.8 0.3 44.2 1.9 14.2
41 Waste and scrap 326 0.4 S S S S S 35.8 0.8 S S S S S
43 Mixed freight 14,519 16.2 2,651 4.2 315 2.9 152 35.9 3.1 15.9 0.9 22.3 0.8 18.1
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.