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 96,082 100 99,037 100 24,802 100 830 6.2 - 22.9 - 24.9 - 12.8
02 Cereal grains 3,262 3.4 14,540 14.7 33 0.1 S 23.3 2.9 21.4 9.3 37.3 0.2 S
03 Other agricultural products 764 0.8 567 0.6 S S S 23.7 0.2 17.8 0.3 S S S
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec 249 0.3 S S S S S 41 0.2 S S S S S
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 1,210 1.3 369 0.4 72 0.3 S 18.7 0.3 20.6 0.2 27 0.1 S
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 1,607 1.7 1,321 1.3 346 1.4 275 31.9 0.7 38.2 1.2 49.2 1.3 41.6
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 4,325 4.5 3,398 3.4 2,864 11.5 S 17 0.9 20.6 2 19 4.5 S
08 Alcoholic beverages 679 0.7 626 0.6 70 0.3 S 22.6 0.2 24.5 0.4 27.5 0.1 S
09 Tobacco products 126 0.1 3 - S S 49 31.2 0.2 37.5 - S S 19.4
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone S S 731 0.7 S S 19 S S 50 1.9 S S 30.5
11 Natural sands S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
12 Gravel and crushed stone 139 0.1 15,029 15.2 355 1.4 22 16.6 - 14.6 2.7 17.5 0.5 12.7
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec 73 0.1 327 0.3 18 0.1 S 44.3 - 48.7 0.1 47 - S
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 4,119 4.3 6,451 6.5 192 0.8 53 37.1 1.4 36.6 2.6 39.3 0.6 24.8
18 Fuel oils 1,462 1.5 2,590 2.6 151 0.6 47 40.8 0.5 41.7 1.2 42.8 0.2 20.2
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 1,116 1.2 1,263 1.3 215 0.9 137 26.3 0.2 25.5 0.4 26.5 0.3 40.9
20 Basic chemicals 502 0.5 377 0.4 S S 1,128 47.6 0.3 20.9 0.1 S S 27.8
21 Pharmaceutical products S S S S 1 - 1,499 S S S S 44.2 - 30.2
22 Fertilizers 228 0.2 593 0.6 189 0.8 257 29.2 0.1 27.6 0.5 31.2 0.4 22
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 728 0.8 228 0.2 95 0.4 785 23.8 0.2 22.7 0.1 31.2 0.3 25
24 Plastics and rubber 2,296 2.4 588 0.6 310 1.3 362 18.9 0.6 17.8 0.2 19.8 0.3 18.8
25 Logs and other wood in the rough 111 0.1 S S S S S 49.6 0.3 S S S S S
26 Wood products 3,601 3.7 6,226 6.3 6,944 28 329 22.7 0.8 21.8 1.6 36.2 8.5 22.6
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 1,537 1.6 1,742 1.8 1,730 7 302 22.1 0.4 18.3 0.8 22.3 3 46
28 Paper or paperboard articles 1,508 1.6 1,428 1.4 303 1.2 175 26.7 0.5 17.7 0.4 19.3 0.4 18.1
29 Printed products 900 0.9 415 0.4 302 1.2 1,116 28.3 0.3 29.8 0.1 46 0.4 18.4
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 5,204 5.4 121 0.1 123 0.5 1,759 38 1.8 33.5 - 35.2 0.2 12.5
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 3,870 4 S S S S 185 48.6 1.8 S S S S 20.9
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 3,076 3.2 2,350 2.4 826 3.3 239 21.9 0.8 25.5 0.9 39.1 1.6 29.7
33 Articles of base metal 3,502 3.6 768 0.8 380 1.5 438 18.1 0.7 20.2 0.2 21.3 0.5 42.3
34 Machinery 4,689 4.9 314 0.3 342 1.4 1,197 17.7 0.9 19.7 0.1 21.3 0.6 17.5
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 16,993 17.7 116 0.1 67 0.3 1,374 17.9 3.2 35.3 0.1 18.5 0.1 15
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 4,112 4.3 467 0.5 319 1.3 466 35.7 1.3 32.6 0.3 39.9 0.6 23.2
37 Transportation equipment, nec 636 0.7 11 - 2 - S 39.3 0.8 35.6 - 30.5 - S
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 7,238 7.5 24 - 37 0.1 1,618 41.5 2.3 32.5 - 35.7 - 10.2
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting S S 50 0.1 30 0.1 1,141 S S 36 - 45.3 0.1 24.4
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 2,944 3.1 465 0.5 406 1.6 1,083 14.7 0.4 42.8 0.1 45 0.4 14.9
41 Waste and scrap 1,111 1.2 4,006 4 262 1.1 63 22.9 0.3 23.7 2.1 24.8 0.4 16.9
43 Mixed freight 10,598 11 3,659 3.7 660 2.7 566 19.7 2.4 17.3 0.6 27.2 1 29.5
99 Commodity Unknown S S 1 - S S 166 S S 38.3 - S S 36.4

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.