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 7,843 100 4,961 100 564 100 222 24.9 - 9.6 - 16.1 - 17.5
03 Other agricultural products S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec 209 2.7 1,022 20.6 15 2.6 S 8.5 3.4 13.9 12.8 33.2 3.9 S
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 14 0.2 4 0.1 S S S 2.1 0.5 35.7 0.6 S S S
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 21 0.3 9 0.2 7 1.3 S 35 0.3 36 0.1 49.3 1.4 S
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 121 1.5 S S 6 1 22 42.3 1.5 S S 39.8 0.4 21.4
08 Alcoholic beverages 78 1 60 1.2 1 0.2 17 30.4 1.1 35.3 0.6 35.5 0.2 11.5
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone S S 31 0.6 1 0.2 39 S S 48.5 2.3 18.6 1.5 44.8
11 Natural sands 2 - 141 2.8 3 0.6 21 48 0.1 44.3 5.7 39.4 0.5 13.7
12 Gravel and crushed stone 6 0.1 532 10.7 7 1.3 11 38.5 0.1 38.1 3.7 38.5 0.6 18.5
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec 1 - S S S S 7 41.2 - S S S S 18.2
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 236 3 315 6.4 6 1 16 36.6 6 42.7 4.8 46.7 0.8 15.1
18 Fuel oils S S S S S S 15 S S S S S S 10.6
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 56 0.7 330 6.7 5 0.9 15 29.4 0.5 24.3 2.3 32.6 0.4 12.2
20 Basic chemicals S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
21 Pharmaceutical products 22 0.3 - - - - 984 28.1 0.4 33.4 - 44.8 0.1 13.4
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 157 2 138 2.8 68 12 587 41.3 1.9 41.6 1.9 40.6 3.9 32.7
24 Plastics and rubber 427 5.4 185 3.7 148 26.3 S 34.9 2.9 40.4 2.2 44.2 8 S
25 Logs and other wood in the rough S S S S S S 1,064 S S S S S S 12.1
26 Wood products S S 5 0.1 - - S S S 49.2 0.1 45.9 - S
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 239 3 435 8.8 142 25.2 311 24.3 2.7 25 2.1 23.1 9.5 15.2
28 Paper or paperboard articles 57 0.7 20 0.4 5 0.9 S 26.2 0.3 32.2 0.2 30.8 1.2 S
29 Printed products 52 0.7 S S 2 0.3 939 26.1 0.4 S S 32.1 0.1 20.9
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 49 0.6 S S 1 0.1 752 30.2 0.2 S S 30.3 0.1 18.6
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 18 0.2 S S S S S 34.7 0.2 S S S S S
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes S S S S S S 223 S S S S S S 43.3
33 Articles of base metal 110 1.4 23 0.5 4 0.7 236 30 0.6 31.1 0.2 38.2 0.5 49.6
34 Machinery S S S S S S 519 S S S S S S 23.1
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip S S 4 0.1 1 0.3 S S S 42.7 - 49.6 0.8 S
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
37 Transportation equipment, nec 34 0.4 S S S S 457 28.8 0.8 S S S S 31.5
38 Precision instruments and apparatus S S S S 1 0.2 1,088 S S S S 43.2 0.1 19.5
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 100 1.3 12 0.2 3 0.6 873 22.9 0.3 29.9 0.1 35.4 1.2 20.1
41 Waste and scrap S S 2 - S S S S S 37.7 0.2 S S S
43 Mixed freight 969 12.3 S S 18 3.2 425 41.5 4.2 S S 37.4 2.4 42.9
99 Commodity Unknown S S S S S S 8 S S S S S S 43.3

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.