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 15,204 100 45,761 100 7,468 100 404 19.5 - 12.1 - 15.6 - 18.9
02 Cereal grains 7 - 41 0.1 3 - 65 24.4 0.1 25.5 0.1 26.5 0.1 21.7
03 Other agricultural products 719 4.7 866 1.9 881 11.8 886 15.4 1.4 15 0.6 14.5 4.1 10.3
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec 426 2.8 392 0.9 S S 396 41.5 5 37.8 1.8 S S 48.2
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 29 0.2 10 - 4 - S 10.9 0.7 28.8 0.1 49.1 0.3 S
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 414 2.7 511 1.1 36 0.5 55 33.2 2.3 43.1 1 44 0.3 19.3
08 Alcoholic beverages 156 1 126 0.3 7 0.1 58 23.5 0.5 25.4 0.1 27.8 - 9.1
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone S S S S S S 252 S S S S S S 25.4
11 Natural sands 65 0.4 1,329 2.9 898 12 S 31.9 0.2 39.9 1.9 36.8 7.7 S
12 Gravel and crushed stone 196 1.3 11,820 25.8 1,023 13.7 71 30.9 0.8 27.9 5.8 35.2 3.5 38.9
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec 52 0.3 S S 1,673 22.4 S 36.7 0.4 S S 49.1 10.5 S
14 Metallic ores and concentrates S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
15 Nonagglomerated bituminous coal 228 1.5 S S 569 7.6 78 13.2 2.8 S S 16.8 9.2 -
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel S S S S S S 53 S S S S S S 11.2
18 Fuel oils 206 1.4 276 0.6 13 0.2 54 36.2 0.5 38.7 0.3 34.6 0.1 11.5
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 153 1 121 0.3 9 0.1 44 29.4 0.3 33.9 0.1 22.6 - 47.3
20 Basic chemicals 217 1.4 S S 57 0.8 S 39.4 1.1 S S 43.1 1.1 S
21 Pharmaceutical products S S S S S S 1,577 S S S S S S 6.9
22 Fertilizers 195 1.3 671 1.5 108 1.5 132 36.3 2.1 35.4 1.9 35.9 1.7 32.4
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 14 0.1 3 - 1 - 962 31.2 0.1 41.2 - 45.3 - 25.1
24 Plastics and rubber 354 2.3 146 0.3 81 1.1 581 22.7 1 33.7 0.1 30.5 0.5 25.3
26 Wood products 112 0.7 55 0.1 6 0.1 242 17.5 0.3 20.6 0.1 20.1 - 33.8
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 504 3.3 690 1.5 399 5.3 511 16.4 2.1 21.1 1.2 24.6 5 16.2
28 Paper or paperboard articles 183 1.2 171 0.4 52 0.7 753 27.1 0.5 33.3 0.3 49.8 0.4 25.1
29 Printed products 49 0.3 6 - 1 - 559 26 0.1 37.5 - 48.2 - 34.2
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 366 2.4 66 0.1 25 0.3 1,669 26.6 2 35.8 0.2 40.9 0.3 21.9
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 749 4.9 9,501 20.8 553 7.4 91 19.2 1.5 18.1 6.9 26.3 3.2 34
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 1,444 9.5 304 0.7 145 1.9 307 33.1 2.1 26.4 0.2 22.3 0.6 29.8
33 Articles of base metal 67 0.4 S S S S S 36.6 0.1 S S S S S
34 Machinery 289 1.9 51 0.1 S S 525 35.1 0.8 42.7 0.1 S S 28.2
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 30 0.2 7 - 3 - S 41.5 0.1 31 - 32.8 - S
37 Transportation equipment, nec 102 0.7 5 - 3 - 332 25.6 0.2 38.3 - 42.9 - 23.7
38 Precision instruments and apparatus S S 1 - 2 - 989 S S 47.7 - 46.8 - 22
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 296 1.9 38 0.1 18 0.2 S 30.8 1 30.3 0.1 37.5 0.2 S
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 409 2.7 12 - 14 0.2 1,303 20.5 0.7 27.3 - 30.3 0.1 6.4
41 Waste and scrap S S S S S S 178 S S S S S S 22.9
43 Mixed freight 812 5.3 292 0.6 61 0.8 505 38 2.1 45.4 0.3 41.1 0.3 32.3
99 Commodity Unknown S S S S - - S S S S S 10.9 - 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.