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 99,709 100 88,876 100 20,926 100 521 7.7 - 10.1 - 20 - 14.9
01 Live animals and live fish S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
03 Other agricultural products 399 0.4 323 0.4 21 0.1 S 26.9 0.2 33.1 0.1 26.8 - S
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec 20 - S S S S 207 24.5 0.1 S S S S 44.8
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 1,242 1.2 300 0.3 42 0.2 S 31.9 0.9 29.1 0.2 18.7 0.1 S
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 344 0.3 153 0.2 15 0.1 S 42.5 0.2 38.9 0.1 32.9 0.1 S
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 2,380 2.4 2,184 2.5 853 4.1 S 43.9 0.9 29.4 0.8 35 1.7 S
08 Alcoholic beverages S S 585 0.7 27 0.1 S S S 33 0.4 31.3 0.1 S
09 Tobacco products 62 0.1 1 - S S S 9 0.3 9.3 - S S S
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
11 Natural sands 9 - 1,098 1.2 41 0.2 176 34 - 29.4 0.4 32.2 0.1 32.4
12 Gravel and crushed stone 139 0.1 16,127 18.1 365 1.7 23 20.6 - 23.3 4.2 23.7 0.6 9
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec 35 - 208 0.2 12 0.1 141 47.7 - 40.5 0.1 37.8 - 28.4
14 Metallic ores and concentrates S S S S S S 461 S S S S S S 31.3
15 Nonagglomerated bituminous coal 1,017 1 26,891 30.3 3,763 18 S 38.7 0.4 39.5 8.5 44.7 5.3 S
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 2,668 2.7 3,394 3.8 96 0.5 26 23.9 0.6 22.5 1 30.4 0.2 15.8
18 Fuel oils 695 0.7 1,113 1.3 44 0.2 S 32 0.2 33.2 0.5 22.8 0.1 S
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 1,243 1.2 2,024 2.3 S S S 24.8 0.3 42.5 0.7 S S S
20 Basic chemicals 1,804 1.8 1,853 2.1 666 3.2 S 19.2 0.4 33.7 0.9 38 1.4 S
21 Pharmaceutical products 12,973 13 280 0.3 28 0.1 507 25.2 3 31.4 0.1 25.5 0.1 21.2
22 Fertilizers 206 0.2 457 0.5 92 0.4 S 43.7 0.3 29.9 0.6 22.3 0.6 S
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 2,590 2.6 1,677 1.9 747 3.6 374 20.1 0.8 42.1 1.1 27.2 1 10
24 Plastics and rubber 3,126 3.1 1,707 1.9 1,202 5.7 380 11.5 0.3 16.6 0.5 16.9 1.6 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 844 0.8 1,192 1.3 123 0.6 124 14.4 0.1 27.3 0.6 23.2 0.2 22.7
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 366 0.4 S S S S 80 37.2 0.2 S S S S 23.4
28 Paper or paperboard articles 368 0.4 222 0.3 55 0.3 193 22 0.1 27.8 0.1 26.4 0.1 29
29 Printed products 1,215 1.2 247 0.3 24 0.1 S 32 0.4 31.3 0.1 32.1 0.1 S
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather S S 74 0.1 S S 1,007 S S 44.6 - S S 13.3
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 886 0.9 1,416 1.6 256 1.2 547 25.2 0.2 32.4 0.7 36.8 0.6 18.2
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 25,326 25.4 14,924 16.8 7,800 37.3 373 10.9 1.9 15.8 2.5 39.9 5.6 8
33 Articles of base metal 4,771 4.8 1,273 1.4 549 2.6 336 29.2 0.9 21.8 0.4 24.5 0.8 10.8
34 Machinery 2,686 2.7 237 0.3 97 0.5 354 12 0.4 19.4 0.1 30.5 0.2 20.4
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 5,133 5.1 154 0.2 104 0.5 892 29.3 2.2 18.1 - 25.9 0.2 16.8
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) S S S S S S 146 S S S S S S 46.9
37 Transportation equipment, nec S S S S S S 967 S S S S S S 10.3
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 2,809 2.8 43 - 36 0.2 981 33.2 1.2 31.3 - 39.4 0.1 14.5
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting S S S S S S 295 S S S S S S 31.6
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 2,806 2.8 408 0.5 158 0.8 620 9.1 0.2 21 0.1 17.3 0.2 11.3
41 Waste and scrap 2,657 2.7 3,961 4.5 1,837 8.8 318 23.2 1 19.3 1.1 36.4 3.5 20.9
43 Mixed freight 8,834 8.9 2,760 3.1 283 1.4 270 24.1 1.8 20 0.6 17.1 0.2 19.4
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.