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 55,985 100 44,138 100 4,978 100 537 10.7 - 19.1 - 12.4 - 12.7
03 Other agricultural products 374 0.7 377 0.9 S S S 28.7 0.6 36.7 1.2 S S S
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec 373 0.7 1,575 3.6 127 2.6 75 14.6 0.3 10.7 3.6 22.5 1.1 24.8
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 962 1.7 445 1 197 4 492 18 1.1 21.8 1.6 26.2 3.9 14.8
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 514 0.9 S S S S 604 47.8 0.9 S S S S 16.5
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 449 0.8 S S S S S 29.7 0.4 S S S S S
08 Alcoholic beverages 523 0.9 276 0.6 14 0.3 71 21.6 0.3 27 0.3 49.9 0.2 47.3
11 Natural sands S S S S S S 57 S S S S S S 43.3
12 Gravel and crushed stone 258 0.5 20,350 46.1 742 14.9 33 27.3 0.2 35.3 10.1 29.5 3.8 24.4
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec S S 105 0.2 S S S S S 34.8 0.2 S S S
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 2,960 5.3 3,700 8.4 S S 44 46.6 2.4 47.3 4.3 S S 19.9
18 Fuel oils 453 0.8 659 1.5 S S 21 48.7 0.4 49.1 0.8 S S 10.7
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 171 0.3 595 1.3 10 0.2 S 36.1 0.2 39.8 1.1 34.6 0.1 S
20 Basic chemicals 593 1.1 516 1.2 72 1.5 S 34.2 0.4 28.4 0.6 27.1 0.5 S
21 Pharmaceutical products 20,056 35.8 S S 118 2.4 246 31.3 7.3 S S 21.5 1 35.4
22 Fertilizers 12 - 14 - 2 - 103 43.1 - 31.3 - 41.1 - 23.6
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 1,516 2.7 298 0.7 102 2 602 39.3 1.3 21.6 0.3 34 1.2 20.2
24 Plastics and rubber 1,156 2.1 111 0.3 51 1 350 16.4 0.4 16.9 - 22.5 0.2 26.2
25 Logs and other wood in the rough S S S S S S 98 S S S S S S 19.5
26 Wood products 1,696 3 2,037 4.6 752 15.1 571 21.3 0.4 12.9 0.9 19 3.7 25.5
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard S S S S 123 2.5 S S S S S 42.8 0.9 S
28 Paper or paperboard articles 259 0.5 99 0.2 9 0.2 S 45 0.3 45.7 0.1 40.4 0.1 S
29 Printed products 717 1.3 253 0.6 107 2.1 669 29.8 0.5 24.5 0.2 40.3 1 21.7
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 834 1.5 193 0.4 99 2 760 14.2 0.3 16.4 0.1 23.2 0.4 16.3
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 990 1.8 7,566 17.1 476 9.6 151 24.2 0.5 20.9 4.3 37.9 2.3 37.1
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 531 0.9 177 0.4 S S 196 33.6 0.4 31.5 0.1 S S 38.5
33 Articles of base metal 635 1.1 135 0.3 64 1.3 437 25.5 0.3 36.7 0.1 35.7 0.6 20.2
34 Machinery S S S S S S 265 S S S S S S 41.8
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 9,343 16.7 267 0.6 250 5 618 26.3 5.2 34.9 0.2 44.9 2.1 20.1
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 3,754 6.7 447 1 470 9.4 S 21.5 1.2 34.5 0.3 29.9 2.4 S
37 Transportation equipment, nec 33 0.1 2 - 1 - 288 34.4 0.1 26.5 - 31.4 - 35.5
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 989 1.8 9 - 6 0.1 987 38.2 0.7 47.4 - 39 0.1 20
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 539 1 61 0.1 21 0.4 269 27.6 0.4 27 0.1 35.9 0.2 35.6
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 1,143 2 110 0.2 S S 1,038 32 0.5 27.8 0.1 S S 9.1
41 Waste and scrap S S S S S S 145 S S S S S S 21.8
43 Mixed freight 1,399 2.5 459 1 64 1.3 749 36.6 1.3 35.8 0.5 34.2 0.4 27
99 Commodity Unknown - - S S S S S 46.6 - 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.