Table 8. Shipment Characteristics by Two-Digit Commodity and Mode of Transportation for Metropolitan Area of Origin: 2007

Table 8. Shipment Characteristics by Two-Digit Commodity and Mode of Transportation 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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All Commodities5

Mode of transportation 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 modes 7,843 100 4,961 100 564 100 222 24.9 - 9.6 - 16.1 - 17.5
Single modes 7,241 92.3 4,941 99.6 550 97.5 107 26.9 3 9.7 0.2 16.4 1.2 24.2
Truck6 4,776 60.9 4,773 96.2 408 72.3 71 19.1 8.9 11.1 2.4 15.3 7.9 18.4
For-hire truck 2,158 27.5 1,058 21.3 244 43.4 528 45.1 5.3 24.7 4.8 15.8 7 9.2
Private truck 2,619 33.4 3,714 74.9 163 29 31 13.6 8.1 13.2 5.8 35.1 6.8 14.1
Rail 196 2.5 166 3.3 140 24.8 836 19.9 5 20.9 5.5 25.5 12.9 8.8
Air (incl truck and air) S S 2 - 2 0.3 1,079 S S 48.5 - 48.3 0.6 17.4
Multiple modes 547 7 14 0.3 S S 1,015 43.6 3 48.5 0.2 S S 4.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 536 6.8 5 0.1 4 0.8 1,014 44.2 2.9 11.5 - 14.9 0.4 4.9
Truck and rail S S 9 0.2 S S S S S 31.6 1.2 S S S
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 55 0.7 S S S S S 34.8 0.4 S S S S S

SCTG2 03, Other agricultural products

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S 67 S S S S S S 19.2

SCTG2 04, Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec

Mode of transportation 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 modes 209 100 1,022 100 15 100 S 8.5 - 13.9 - 33.2 - S
Single modes 209 100 1,022 100 15 100 S 8.5 - 13.9 - 33.2 - S
Truck6 209 100 1,022 100 15 100 S 8.5 - 13.9 - 33.2 - S
Private truck 209 100 1,022 100 15 100 S 8.5 - 13.9 - 33.2 - S

SCTG2 05, Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations

Mode of transportation 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 modes 14 100 4 100 S S S 2.1 - 35.7 - S S S
Single modes 14 96.8 4 97.7 S S S 9.5 3.3 39 3.9 S S S
Truck6 14 96.8 4 97.7 S S S 9.5 3.3 39 3.9 S S S
Private truck 14 96.8 4 97.7 S S S 9.5 3.3 39 3.9 S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 06, Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products

Mode of transportation 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 modes 21 100 9 100 7 100 S 35 - 36 - 49.3 - S
Single modes 21 100 9 100 7 100 S 35 - 36 - 49.3 - S
Truck6 21 100 9 100 7 100 S 35 - 36 - 49.3 - S
For-hire truck S S S S 6 78.4 1,244 S S S S 40.1 14.4 15.4
Private truck 10 50.7 5 53.1 S S S 43.4 18.1 46 17.5 S S S

SCTG2 07, Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils

Mode of transportation 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 modes 121 100 S S 6 100 22 42.3 - S S 39.8 - 21.4
Single modes 119 98 S S 5 91.5 22 38.7 0.9 S S 36.1 4.6 16.4
Truck6 119 98 S S 5 91.5 22 38.7 0.9 S S 36.1 4.6 16.4
For-hire truck S S S S S S 946 S S S S S S 14
Private truck 111 91.6 S S S S 19 43 10.5 S S S S 16.7
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 08, Alcoholic beverages

Mode of transportation 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 modes 78 100 60 100 1 100 17 30.4 - 35.3 - 35.5 - 11.5
Single modes 78 100 60 100 1 100 17 30.4 - 35.3 - 35.5 - 11.5
Truck6 78 100 60 100 1 100 17 30.4 - 35.3 - 35.5 - 11.5
Private truck 78 100 60 100 1 100 17 30.4 - 35.3 - 35.5 - 11.5

SCTG2 10, Calcareous monumental or building stone

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S 31 100 1 100 39 S S 48.5 - 18.6 - 44.8
Single modes S S 31 100 1 100 39 S S 48.5 - 18.6 - 44.8
Truck6 S S 31 100 1 100 39 S S 48.5 - 18.6 - 44.8
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S 1 90.8 48 S S S S 10 8.1 24.6

SCTG2 11, Natural sands

Mode of transportation 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 modes 2 100 141 100 3 100 21 48 - 44.3 - 39.4 - 13.7
Single modes 2 100 141 100 3 100 21 48 - 44.3 - 39.4 - 13.7
Truck6 2 100 141 100 3 100 21 48 - 44.3 - 39.4 - 13.7
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S 21 S S S S S S 22.6

SCTG2 12, Gravel and crushed stone

Mode of transportation 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 modes 6 100 532 100 7 100 11 38.5 - 38.1 - 38.5 - 18.5
Single modes 6 100 532 100 7 100 11 38.5 - 38.1 - 38.5 - 18.5
Truck6 6 100 532 100 7 100 11 38.5 - 38.1 - 38.5 - 18.5
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 4 58.4 285 53.6 4 48.3 10 44.3 14.1 39.4 15.4 37.8 17 26.4

SCTG2 13, Nonmetallic minerals nec

Mode of transportation 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 modes 1 100 S S S S 7 41.2 - S S S S 18.2
Single modes 1 100 S S S S 7 41.2 - S S S S 18.2
Truck6 1 100 S S S S 7 41.2 - S S S S 18.2
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S 6 S S S S S S 14.1

SCTG2 14, Metallic ores and concentrates

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 17, Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel

Mode of transportation 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 modes 236 100 315 100 6 100 16 36.6 - 42.7 - 46.7 - 15.1
Single modes 236 100 315 100 6 100 16 36.6 - 42.7 - 46.7 - 15.1
Truck6 236 100 315 100 6 100 16 36.6 - 42.7 - 46.7 - 15.1
For-hire truck 72 30.5 96 30.4 S S 31 29.2 4.6 36 4.8 S S 21.8
Private truck 164 69.5 219 69.6 3 46.7 12 34.8 8.4 41.4 8.4 41.3 15 17.7

SCTG2 18, Fuel oils

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S 15 S S S S S S 10.6
Single modes S S S S S S 15 S S S S S S 10.6
Truck6 S S S S S S 15 S S S S S S 10.6
For-hire truck S S S S S S 22 S S S S S S 41.6
Private truck S S S S S S 15 S S S S S S 10.5

SCTG2 19, Coal and petroleum products, nec

Mode of transportation 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 modes 56 100 330 100 5 100 15 29.4 - 24.3 - 32.6 - 12.2
Single modes 56 100 330 100 5 100 14 29.4 - 24.3 - 32.6 - 12.5
Truck6 56 100 330 100 5 100 14 29.4 - 24.3 - 32.6 - 12.5
For-hire truck 2 4.2 49 14.9 S S 24 49.6 10.6 45.8 12.1 S S 29.8
Private truck 54 95.7 281 85.1 4 76.8 14 30.4 3 22.1 5.2 27 7.6 12.6
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 20, Basic chemicals

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S 53 S S S S S S 35.4
Truck6 S S S S S S 53 S S S S S S 35.4
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S 52 S S S S S S 36.5
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 21, Pharmaceutical products

Mode of transportation 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 modes 22 100 - 100 - 100 984 28.1 - 33.4 - 44.8 - 13.4
Single modes 6 24.7 S S S S 892 10.6 11 S S S S 40.4
Truck6 6 24.7 S S S S 937 10.7 11 S S S S 37.9
For-hire truck 6 24.7 S S S S 937 10.7 11 S S S S 37.9
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 17 75.3 S S - 42 1,006 32.3 9.4 S S 36.2 18.4 19.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 17 75.3 S S - 42 1,006 32.3 9.4 S S 36.2 18.4 19.2

SCTG2 23, Chemical products and preparations, nec

Mode of transportation 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 modes 157 100 138 100 68 100 587 41.3 - 41.6 - 40.6 - 32.7
Single modes 154 98.3 138 99.8 68 99.7 394 28.1 0.4 28.5 - 26.9 0.1 47.6
Truck6 95 60.3 70 50.7 34 50.5 S 34.8 12.5 29.3 13.2 34.4 16 S
For-hire truck 83 52.7 58 41.7 30 44.8 942 39.6 17.9 36.4 16 38.2 18.9 13.1
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Rail 60 38 68 49.2 33 49.2 500 31.4 11.5 31 9.3 38.2 15.1 20.9
Multiple modes S S S S S S 946 S S S S S S 21.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 946 S S S S S S 21.7
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 24, Plastics and rubber

Mode of transportation 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 modes 427 100 185 100 148 100 S 34.9 - 40.4 - 44.2 - S
Single modes 399 93.5 181 97.7 142 95.9 S 36.5 8.9 40.8 8.1 44.3 10 S
Truck6 257 60.2 83 44.7 35 23.7 S 36.1 9.8 41.2 12.2 41.8 15.6 S
For-hire truck 123 28.8 40 21.7 26 17.3 556 38.4 9 45.1 8.9 40.5 14.2 33.9
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Rail 136 31.9 98 52.8 107 72 1,092 22.2 11.1 20.4 7.8 26.9 5.4 7.6
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,092 S S S S S S 34.9
Multiple modes 20 4.7 S S S S 472 40.5 2 S S S S 34.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 12 2.8 1 0.4 S S 439 45.4 2.3 42.3 2.5 S S 36.9
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S - 0.1 S S 122 S S 37.4 10.3 S S 38.7

SCTG2 25, Logs and other wood in the rough

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S 1,064 S S S S S S 12.1
Single modes S S S S S S 949 S S S S S S 27.7
Truck6 S S S S S S 949 S S S S S S 27.7
For-hire truck S S S S S S 917 S S S S S S 24.9
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes - 3.4 - 1.8 - 5.4 1,280 25.5 11.9 7.1 8.5 25.6 16.3 8.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier - 3.4 - 1.8 - 5.4 1,280 25.5 11.9 7.1 8.5 25.6 16.3 8.9
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 26, Wood products

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S 5 100 - 100 S S S 49.2 - 45.9 - S
Single modes S S 5 99.7 S S 56 S S 45.8 0.1 S S 41.2
Truck6 S S 5 99.7 S S 56 S S 45.8 0.1 S S 41.2
Private truck S S 5 99.7 S S 56 S S 45.8 0.1 S S 41.2
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 27, Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard

Mode of transportation 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 modes 239 100 435 100 142 100 311 24.3 - 25 - 23.1 - 15.2
Single modes 239 100 435 100 142 100 314 19.9 - 20.7 - 18.3 - 11.6
Truck6 239 100 435 100 142 100 314 19.9 - 20.7 - 18.3 - 11.6
For-hire truck 224 93.7 410 94.3 126 89 298 20.6 4.1 21 3.6 20.2 7.9 14.8
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 28, Paper or paperboard articles

Mode of transportation 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 modes 57 100 20 100 5 100 S 26.2 - 32.2 - 30.8 - S
Single modes 56 98 19 98.7 5 99.2 S 26.3 6.4 32.8 10.5 30.9 13.2 S
Truck6 55 95.4 19 98.7 5 99.2 S 27 6.5 32.8 10.5 30.9 13.2 S
For-hire truck 29 50.1 9 46.8 5 89.7 519 33.7 16 33 17.8 32.2 13.9 35.8
Private truck S S S S - 9.5 40 S S S S 45.7 13.9 32.7
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 29, Printed products

Mode of transportation 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 modes 52 100 S S 2 100 939 26.1 - S S 32.1 - 20.9
Single modes 39 76.1 S S 1 80.8 651 32.1 5.4 S S 39.4 13.4 33.9
Truck6 39 74.9 S S 1 79.4 448 32.4 5.5 S S 40.6 15.4 42.5
For-hire truck 14 27.6 2 36.8 S S 1,256 35.7 16.8 46.5 17.9 S S 17.5
Private truck 24 47.2 S S - 2.3 S 38.5 11 S S 37.3 8.7 S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,239 S S S S S S 14.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,239 S S S S S S 14.3
Other and unknown modes 3 5.5 - 3.1 S S S 41.6 4.3 28.9 5.4 S S S

SCTG2 30, Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather

Mode of transportation 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 modes 49 100 S S 1 100 752 30.2 - S S 30.3 - 18.6
Single modes 25 51.6 S S S S S 48.3 13.5 S S S S S
Truck6 25 51.6 S S S S S 48.3 13.5 S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S 804 S S S S S S 34.1
Private truck S S S S - 6.2 53 S S S S 44.7 15.1 20.9
Multiple modes 22 45.3 - 16 S S 984 25 13.3 27.4 17.7 S S 16
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 22 45.3 - 16 S S 984 25 13.3 27.4 17.7 S S 16
Other and unknown modes 1 3.1 - 1.4 S S S 31.5 3.7 34.1 5.7 S S S

SCTG2 31, Nonmetallic mineral products

Mode of transportation 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 modes 18 100 S S S S S 34.7 - S S S S S
Single modes 16 90.4 S S S S S 32.3 3.9 S S S S S
Truck6 16 90.4 S S S S S 32.4 3.8 S S S S S
Private truck 16 90.4 S S S S S 32.4 3.8 S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,093 S S S S S S 24.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,093 S S S S S S 24.6
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 32, Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S 223 S S S S S S 43.3
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S 492 S S S S S S 37
Private truck S S S S S S 53 S S S S S S 18.9
Air (incl truck and air) S S - - S S S S S 23.3 0.4 S S S
Multiple modes 1 0.4 - - S S S 48 2.1 39.9 0.8 S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 1 0.4 - - S S S 48 2.1 39.9 0.8 S S S
Other and unknown modes 2 0.8 - 0.1 S S 56 31.6 8.9 45.9 6.7 S S 42.9

SCTG2 33, Articles of base metal

Mode of transportation 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 modes 110 100 23 100 4 100 236 30 - 31.1 - 38.2 - 49.6
Single modes 94 85 22 97.2 3 83.1 S 25.6 4.5 31 1.2 31.1 5.2 S
Truck6 89 80.6 22 97.1 3 82.5 S 26 5.6 31.1 1.2 31.1 5.2 S
For-hire truck S S S S S S 573 S S S S S S 16.6
Private truck 69 62.8 20 86.9 1 39.3 51 31.6 12.8 33.7 10.6 44 18 24.7
Air (incl truck and air) 5 4.5 S S - 0.6 897 35 7.9 S S 39.3 0.9 35.3
Multiple modes S S S S S S 980 S S S S S S 24.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 980 S S S S S S 24.9
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 34, Machinery

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S 519 S S S S S S 23.1
Single modes S S 9 67.6 7 71.2 S S S 39.8 11.7 48.2 15 S
Truck6 S S 9 66.1 S S S S S 41.2 11.4 S S S
For-hire truck S S S S 6 68.4 1,058 S S S S 47.4 15.9 24.8
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,236 S S S S S S 19.6
Multiple modes 106 15.8 1 4.1 1 5.6 817 43.9 17.1 39.2 17.7 48 19.9 16.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 106 15.8 1 4.1 1 5.6 817 43.9 17.1 39.2 17.7 48 19.9 16.1
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 168 S S S S S S 46.2

SCTG2 35, Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S 4 100 1 100 S S S 42.7 - 49.6 - S
Single modes S S 3 82.5 S S S S S 45.9 12.4 S S S
Truck6 S S 3 74.3 S S S S S 39.6 7.3 S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S 2 42.9 - 3.8 S S S 35.6 14 40.3 5.2 S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,204 S S S S S S 21.9
Multiple modes 36 8 - 4.4 - 15.6 1,126 25.6 16.5 29 14.7 30.1 18 14.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 36 8 - 4.4 - 15.6 1,126 25.6 16.5 29 14.7 30.1 18 14.8
Other and unknown modes 18 4 1 13.1 S S S 40.2 7.7 47.5 13.4 S S S

SCTG2 36, Motorized and other vehicles (including parts)

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,180 S S S S S S 22.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,180 S S S S S S 22.2

SCTG2 37, Transportation equipment, nec

Mode of transportation 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 modes 34 100 S S S S 457 28.8 - S S S S 31.5
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S 93 S S S S S S 33.7
For-hire truck S S - 6.4 - 5 180 S S 23.1 15.7 36.8 7.1 15.5
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) 2 5.7 - 2.8 - 15.3 1,351 9.2 4.7 8.1 2 11 1.6 19
Multiple modes 22 64.5 S S S S 718 21.6 15.4 S S S S 12.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 22 64.5 S S S S 718 21.6 15.4 S S S S 12.2
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 38, Precision instruments and apparatus

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S 1 100 1,088 S S S S 43.2 - 19.5
Single modes S S 1 71.9 S S S S S 46.8 12 S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 487 S S S S S S 1.2
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,357 S S S S S S 17.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,357 S S S S S S 17.5
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 39, Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S 123 S S S S S S 7
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,014 S S S S S S 27.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,014 S S S S S S 27.5
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 40, Miscellaneous manufactured products

Mode of transportation 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 modes 100 100 12 100 3 100 873 22.9 - 29.9 - 35.4 - 20.1
Single modes 66 65.8 11 92.4 2 69.6 437 33 9.4 32.7 8.2 46.3 8.7 35.5
Truck6 66 65.8 11 92.4 2 69.6 437 33 9.4 32.7 8.2 46.3 8.7 35.5
For-hire truck 28 27.6 S S S S 852 44 9 S S S S 18
Private truck S S 8 67.2 - 5.1 22 S S 44.9 14.5 42 11.2 36.3
Multiple modes 28 28.3 1 4.2 1 21.7 1,155 29 9.2 25.5 4.8 27.2 7.3 14.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 28 28.3 1 4.2 1 21.7 1,155 29 9.2 25.5 4.8 27.2 7.3 14.8
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 41, Waste and scrap

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S 2 100 S S S S S 37.7 - S S S
Single modes S S 2 100 S S S S S 37.7 - S S S
Truck6 S S 2 100 S S S S S 37.7 - S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S 4 S S S S S S -

SCTG2 43, Mixed freight

Mode of transportation 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 modes 969 100 S S 18 100 425 41.5 - S S 37.4 - 42.9
Single modes 872 90 S S 18 98.3 S 45.1 7.6 S S 37.3 4.6 S
Truck6 702 72.5 S S 17 94.4 S 46.7 10.5 S S 38.7 11.9 S
For-hire truck S S S S S S 434 S S S S S S 50
Private truck S S S S S S 72 S S S S S S 26.6
Air (incl truck and air) 170 17.5 S S S S 1,190 34.5 12.4 S S S S 34.7
Multiple modes S S - 0.2 - 1.7 1,116 S S 15.2 17.1 13 16.3 9.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S - 0.2 - 1.7 1,116 S S 15.2 17.1 13 16.3 9.6
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 99, Commodity Unknown

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S 8 S S S S S S 43.3
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S 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).
6 "Truck" as a single mode includes any shipment that was made by private truck only, by for-hire truck only, or by a combination of private and for-hire truck.
7 Estimates for pipeline exclude shipments of crude petroleum.

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, Orlando-Deltona-Daytona Beach, FL by Alcoholic Beverages (08) by Air has no data for any cell therefore the entire row is not shown. Also, two-digit commodities are not present if there is no such data for an entire commodity by area. For example, Pittsburgh-New Castle, PA by Cereal Grains (02) has no data for any mode therefore the entire commodity 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.