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 158,703 100 174,630 100 51,566 100 667 10.6 - 14.5 - 8.1 - 9.3
02 Cereal grains S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
03 Other agricultural products 11,335 7.1 6,605 3.8 6,984 13.5 1,011 20.5 1.3 15.3 0.8 23.7 3.4 19.4
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec 3,069 1.9 12,725 7.3 1,833 3.6 114 26.4 0.5 36.3 1.8 46.3 1.5 17.5
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 5,342 3.4 2,003 1.1 761 1.5 141 21.5 0.8 25.2 0.4 31 0.6 40
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 2,095 1.3 1,981 1.1 383 0.7 237 28.6 0.4 32.8 0.4 34.5 0.3 19.6
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 18,000 11.3 16,743 9.6 18,844 36.5 S 6.3 1.7 13.1 1.8 20.6 5.7 S
08 Alcoholic beverages 8,017 5.1 5,774 3.3 3,606 7 272 28 1.4 26.4 1.2 37 3.2 33
09 Tobacco products 190 0.1 16 - 1 - 98 6.6 0.1 26.8 - 21.2 - 7.6
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone S S 663 0.4 66 0.1 S S S 44 0.2 24.4 0.1 S
11 Natural sands S S S S S S 43 S S S S S S 22.3
12 Gravel and crushed stone 455 0.3 34,155 19.6 1,417 2.7 35 46.2 0.1 48.1 5 47.4 1.3 11.6
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec 265 0.2 1,036 0.6 353 0.7 354 28 0.1 29.9 0.2 34.3 0.5 49.8
15 Nonagglomerated bituminous coal S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 6,359 4 8,030 4.6 528 1 44 42 1.5 42.9 2.7 45.2 0.8 16.6
18 Fuel oils 2,729 1.7 4,064 2.3 196 0.4 38 28.6 0.5 31.5 1.1 41.6 0.2 18.3
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 1,447 0.9 5,545 3.2 943 1.8 45 13.7 0.1 21 0.7 37.7 0.7 13
20 Basic chemicals S S 569 0.3 S S S S S 45.7 0.2 S S S
21 Pharmaceutical products 3,590 2.3 41 - 13 - 846 22.5 0.6 36.3 - 28.2 - 29.5
22 Fertilizers S S 4,072 2.3 S S 63 S S 49.5 1.2 S S 49.6
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 1,878 1.2 562 0.3 242 0.5 S 23.1 0.3 46.8 0.2 49.1 0.3 S
24 Plastics and rubber 2,975 1.9 886 0.5 482 0.9 625 15.8 0.4 14.9 0.1 20.1 0.2 17
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 3,976 2.5 9,953 5.7 3,088 6 195 21.1 0.7 28.4 1.3 24.1 1.1 20.1
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 524 0.3 571 0.3 126 0.2 126 34.5 0.1 28.7 0.1 29.4 0.1 25.6
28 Paper or paperboard articles 1,597 1 1,454 0.8 288 0.6 100 20.8 0.2 20.5 0.2 27.4 0.2 43.2
29 Printed products 1,283 0.8 S S 418 0.8 936 27.1 0.2 S S 43.4 0.4 15.9
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 5,444 3.4 277 0.2 249 0.5 1,552 47.6 1.4 38.4 0.1 47.2 0.4 10
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 4,782 3 21,847 12.5 3,469 6.7 144 16.9 0.5 19.6 3.4 24.1 1.6 31.1
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 2,346 1.5 1,324 0.8 238 0.5 228 25 0.4 23.4 0.2 23.4 0.1 30.9
33 Articles of base metal 5,085 3.2 1,985 1.1 639 1.2 423 21.2 0.6 28.4 0.5 20.7 0.3 19.9
34 Machinery 6,484 4.1 507 0.3 260 0.5 S 37.7 1.3 30.3 0.1 31.4 0.2 S
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 5,993 3.8 S S 114 0.2 625 34.6 1.3 S S 23 0.1 16.4
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 7,615 4.8 1,050 0.6 806 1.6 787 28 1 32 0.2 49.9 0.7 17.6
37 Transportation equipment, nec 495 0.3 S S 30 0.1 1,487 29.6 0.2 S S 44.8 - 10.7
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 1,228 0.8 S S 16 - 1,917 18.9 0.2 S S 47.6 - 9.5
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 506 0.3 378 0.2 61 0.1 332 29.8 0.1 44.4 0.1 41.4 - 23
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 4,533 2.9 1,630 0.9 418 0.8 1,880 18.4 0.7 31.4 0.2 20.5 0.2 7.6
41 Waste and scrap 1,299 0.8 3,010 1.7 436 0.8 S 40.1 0.4 26.4 0.8 33.4 0.3 S
43 Mixed freight 35,274 22.2 11,884 6.8 1,858 3.6 402 29 4.1 34.4 1.9 25.9 0.9 32.8
99 Commodity Unknown 55 - 15 - 1 - S 42.4 - 37.5 - 42.5 - 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.