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 2,958 100 11,007 100 351 100 367 17.6 - 21.9 - 11.7 - 36.1
Single modes 2,685 90.8 10,925 99.3 321 91.4 107 19.3 2.2 22 0.4 11.6 2.2 40.4
Truck6 2,400 81.1 10,305 93.6 147 42 20 20.8 5 22.5 1.5 25.9 7.6 6.5
For-hire truck 418 14.1 5,458 49.6 S S 13 42 3.2 41.2 9.5 S S 45.3
Private truck 1,982 67 4,847 44 77 22 21 17.6 5 24.2 10 25.3 4.8 6.3
Water 38 1.3 471 4.3 157 44.7 S 28.5 0.6 45.1 1.7 22.5 10.2 S
Deep draft 38 1.3 471 4.3 157 44.7 S 28.5 0.6 45.1 1.7 22.5 10.2 S
Air (incl truck and air) 153 5.2 13 0.1 16 4.6 2,102 47.8 3.7 49.3 0.1 21.7 2 18.7
Pipeline7 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 181 6.1 25 0.2 27 7.6 3,012 21.9 1.8 29.1 0.1 26.3 1.8 13.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 74 2.5 3 - 4 1.2 3,242 29.5 1 48.1 - 26.5 0.5 11.7
Truck and water 107 3.6 22 0.2 23 6.4 359 29.1 1.1 31.7 - 29.6 1.6 25.9
Other and unknown modes 92 3.1 57 0.5 S S 120 26.6 0.8 42.5 0.3 S S 47.9

SCTG2 01, Live animals and live fish

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
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 02, Cereal grains

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 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

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 118 100 47 100 61 100 S 44.4 - 31 - 31.4 - S
Single modes 107 91 45 95.7 56 91.9 S 47.3 6.8 32.8 7.8 35.4 12.7 S
Truck6 38 32.4 18 38.3 1 1.2 32 33.9 9.3 41.9 9.7 41.8 1.7 13.8
For-hire truck - 0.1 S S S S 39 40 0.3 S S S S -
Private truck 38 32.4 18 38.3 1 1.2 32 33.9 9.3 41.9 9.6 41.8 1.7 14.1
Water 13 11.5 17 37.1 45 73.4 S 28.3 8 27.5 11.5 30 18.3 S
Deep draft 13 11.5 17 37.1 45 73.4 S 28.3 8 27.5 11.5 30 18.3 S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S 11 17.3 1,778 S S S S 24.5 16.9 20.5
Multiple modes 10 8.7 2 4.2 S S 3,604 30.5 9.6 46.4 11.3 S S 7.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 5 4.4 - 0.9 1 2.1 3,750 36.8 6.3 34 7.3 36.1 18.2 4.8
Truck and water 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 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 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

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 95 100 15 100 S S 30 26.2 - 35.7 - S S 23.4
Single modes 81 85.4 14 92.8 S S 27 27.6 6.4 38.3 5.1 S S 20.6
Truck6 79 83.4 13 86.2 S S 20 28.3 6.5 40.9 6.6 S S 11.9
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 79 83.4 13 86.2 S S 20 28.3 6.5 40.9 6.6 S S 11.5
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Deep draft 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 S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 261 S S S S S S 13.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and water S S S S S S 261 S S S S S S 19.1
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 45 100 15 100 S S 19 32.5 - 43.5 - S S 11.7
Single modes 45 100 15 100 S S 19 32.5 - 43.5 - S S 11.7
Truck6 45 99.9 15 100 S S 19 32.5 0.4 43.5 0.2 S S 11.7
Private truck 45 99.9 15 100 S S 19 32.5 0.4 43.5 0.2 S S 11.7
Air (incl truck and air) S S - - - 0.2 136 S S 34.6 1.3 35.1 10.4 0.6

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 159 100 100 100 59 100 1,102 15.8 - 43.1 - 38.7 - 29.3
Single modes 90 56.4 91 91.3 49 82.4 42 26.7 11.3 47.8 15.1 48.5 18.7 22
Truck6 77 48.4 S S 1 2.1 27 27.2 10 S S 31.6 4.8 8.8
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 71 44.7 42 42.6 1 1.9 27 28.3 10.1 28.6 12.7 29.5 4.7 8.7
Water 13 7.9 18 18.2 47 80.2 1,730 39.6 7.6 31.6 19.1 30.5 8.7 29.1
Deep draft 13 7.9 18 18.2 47 80.2 1,730 39.6 7.6 31.6 19.1 30.5 8.7 29.1
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 70 43.6 9 8.7 S S 3,287 17.9 11.5 22.5 16.9 S S 24.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S - 0.4 1 1.8 3,527 S S 36.8 0.4 47.3 9.5 30.3
Truck and water 50 31.3 8 8.2 S S S 19.6 14.9 17.2 19 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 237 100 92 100 3 100 S 15 - 19.7 - 13.6 - S
Single modes 226 95.4 87 94.2 2 63.4 S 16.8 7.3 22.7 8.7 25.5 11.1 S
Truck6 226 95.2 87 94.1 2 55.2 22 16.8 7.3 22.7 8.7 20 10.5 6.3
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 225 94.8 87 94 2 55.2 22 16.9 7.2 22.9 8.7 20 10.5 6.3
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Deep draft 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 S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 9 3.9 5 5.2 1 36.3 283 28.2 7.1 36.5 8.1 35.5 12 10.5
Truck and water 9 3.9 5 5.2 1 36.3 283 28.2 7.1 36.5 8.1 35.5 12 10.5
Other and unknown modes 2 0.7 S S S S S 40.9 6.8 S S S S S

SCTG2 09, Tobacco 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 8 100 - 100 - 100 57 32.5 - 30.3 - 33.4 - 15.3
Single modes 8 100 - 100 - 100 57 32.5 - 30.3 - 33.4 - 15.3
Truck6 8 100 - 100 - 100 57 32.5 - 30.3 - 33.4 - 15.3
Private truck 8 100 - 100 - 100 57 32.5 - 30.3 - 33.4 - 15.3

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 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

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 S S S S S S 18 S S S S S S 13.8
Single modes S S S S S S 18 S S S S S S 13.8
Truck6 S S S S S S 18 S S S S S S 13.8
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 23 S S S S S S 15.6

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 74 100 4,608 100 118 100 25 22.6 - 24.3 - 28.2 - 23.6
Single modes 74 99.6 4,598 99.8 118 99.9 25 22.5 0.3 24.4 0.3 28.3 0.3 23.6
Truck6 68 91.1 4,184 90.8 58 48.7 16 24.6 5.1 25.9 4.8 25.5 16.2 6.9
For-hire truck 30 40.8 2,119 46 27 23.3 15 27.3 10.8 30.6 10.8 28.9 11.7 16.5
Private truck 37 50.3 2,065 44.8 30 25.5 16 38.4 11.8 42.9 12.1 32.8 13.7 11.2
Water 6 8.5 414 9 60 51.1 146 3.6 13.9 6.8 12.5 6.4 17.4 0.1
Deep draft 6 8.5 414 9 60 51.1 146 3.6 13.9 6.8 12.5 6.4 17.4 0.1
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 S S S S S S 18 S S S S S S 41.4
Single modes S S S S S S 21 S S S S S S 36.2
Truck6 S S S S S S 21 S S S S S S 36.2
Private truck S S S S S S 21 S S S S S S 36.2
Other and unknown modes 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 S S S S 9 100 S S S S S 20.8 - S
Single modes S S S S 9 100 S S S S S 20.8 - S
Truck6 S S S S 9 100 S S S S S 20.8 - S
For-hire truck S S S S 2 21.6 S S S S S 38.4 6.2 S
Private truck 514 64.9 574 61.8 7 78.4 S 50 8.1 48.4 9 17.5 6.4 S

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 200 100 269 100 2 100 S 38.8 - 41.5 - 29.5 - S
Single modes 200 100 269 100 2 98.7 S 37 - 39.9 - 27.9 0.5 S
Truck6 106 53 131 48.8 1 61 8 30.1 16.2 26.1 17.2 26.7 13.7 32.3
For-hire truck 46 22.9 60 22.2 1 34.2 9 36.2 13.2 34 14.1 39 10.9 30.5
Private truck 60 30.1 S S S S S 46.9 19.9 S S S S S
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Deep draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Pipeline7 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
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 55 100 89 100 2 100 24 17.8 - 47 - 40.2 - 20.2
Single modes 55 100 89 100 2 100 24 17.8 - 47 - 40.2 - 20.2
Truck6 55 100 89 100 2 100 24 17.8 - 47 - 40.2 - 20.2
Private truck 55 100 89 100 2 100 24 17.8 - 47 - 40.2 - 20.2
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 13 100 12 100 - 100 20 26.8 - 41.8 - 41.5 - 12.3
Single modes 13 99.8 11 99 - 92.6 20 24.5 0.1 39.9 1 43 5.1 9.7
Truck6 13 99.6 11 99 - 92.2 19 24.5 0.3 39.9 1 42.9 5.1 10.4
Private truck 13 99.6 11 99 - 92.2 19 24.5 0.3 39.9 1 42.9 5.1 10.4
Air (incl truck and air) - 0.2 - - - 0.4 174 25.8 1.5 15.1 0.4 44 2.3 31
Multiple modes 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 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 S S S S S S 4,051 S S S S S S 47.8
Single modes S S S S S S 140 S S S S S S 32.2
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 140 S S S S S S 32.2
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 22, Fertilizers

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 28 100 57 100 1 100 24 24.3 - 17.2 - 20.7 - 10.1
Single modes 28 100 57 100 1 100 24 24.3 - 17.2 - 20.7 - 10.1
Truck6 27 99.2 56 98.7 1 92.7 23 23.9 0.5 16.8 0.8 20 4.1 9.2
For-hire truck S S S S S S 16 S S S S S S 3
Private truck 26 95.1 47 82.9 1 79.7 23 16.8 2 10.3 7.2 16.8 8.6 9.9
Water S S S S S S 139 S S S S S S 15.8
Deep draft S S S S S S 139 S S S S S S 15.8

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 83 100 15 100 S S 1,575 42 - 27.8 - S S 29.6
Single modes 61 72.8 14 90.2 1 45 1,031 29.2 8.5 29.6 4.9 38.5 15.6 29.9
Truck6 51 61.8 13 85.9 - 21.3 23 27.4 11.1 29.1 6 30.4 17.9 8.9
For-hire truck S S S S S S 30 S S S S S S 3.5
Private truck 36 43.2 11 73.1 - 15.7 21 24.4 15.8 35.2 10.4 37.4 19 8.2
Water S S S S S S 298 S S S S S S 11.9
Deep draft S S S S S S 298 S S S S S S 11.9
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 2,790 S S S S S S 38.2
Multiple modes S S S S S S 2,178 S S S S S S 43.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and water S S - 0.8 - 3 316 S S 41.1 1.4 49.1 19 29.5
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 29 100 S S S S S 39.9 - S S S S S
Single modes 27 92.9 S S S S 23 43.9 6.7 S S S S 11.2
Truck6 27 92.4 S S S S 21 44.2 6.7 S S S S 7.6
Private truck 27 92.4 S S S S 21 44.2 6.7 S S S S 7.6
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Deep draft 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 219 S S S S S S 38.8
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 water - 0.1 S S S S 303 41.6 2.8 S S S S 22.9
Other and unknown modes S S - 1.5 - 0.5 24 S S 8.5 17.6 19.4 16.4 6

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 - 100 S S S S S 21.3 - 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 3,951 S S S S S S 15.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 3,951 S S S S S S 15.8

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 S S S S 130 S S S S S S 32.6
Single modes S S S S S S 45 S S S S S S 19.4
Truck6 S S S S S S 44 S S S S S S 20
For-hire truck 5 2.2 3 1.3 - 0.4 16 35.8 3.3 47.3 4.3 38 6.1 28.6
Private truck S S S S S S 45 S S S S S S 20.1
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 - 0.4 4,239 S S S S 43.8 16 7.9
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 38 15.1 24 9.9 S S 51 33.9 13.2 27.4 12.3 S S 45.5

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 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S 29 S S S S S S 13.6
Truck6 S S S S S S 29 S S S S S S 13.6
Private truck S S S S S S 29 S S S S S S 13.6
Multiple modes 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

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 13 100 2 100 - 100 S 37.8 - 32.4 - 31.7 - S
Single modes 13 99.5 2 99.9 - 99.6 17 38.2 10.1 32.4 5.2 31.9 9.2 3.6
Truck6 13 99.5 2 99.9 - 99.6 17 38.2 10.1 32.4 5.2 31.9 9.2 3.6
Private truck 13 99.5 2 99.9 - 99.6 17 38.2 10.1 32.4 5.2 31.9 9.2 3.6
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 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 21 100 1 100 - 100 S 44.4 - 36.1 - 40.4 - S
Single modes 20 96.5 1 99.6 - 64.5 S 46.6 5.4 36.2 0.3 29.4 13.9 S
Truck6 20 96.2 1 98.8 - 53.7 23 42.4 7.5 30 0.9 33.3 18.9 8.1
For-hire truck 1 5.3 S S - 9.4 55 36.9 4.6 S S 13.8 9.9 34.8
Private truck 19 90.9 1 78.2 S S 21 43.1 9.5 40.2 13.6 S S 7.2
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 3,274 S S S S S S 43
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 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 S S S S - 100 S S S S S 38.8 - S
Single modes S S S S S S 47 S S S S S S 25.1
Truck6 S S S S S S 30 S S S S S S 23.9
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 29 S S S S S S 24.3
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 170 S S S S S S 1.4
Multiple modes S S S S - 66.6 S S S S S 11.2 19.3 S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S - 66.6 S S S S S 11.2 19.3 S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 22 S S S S S S 21.2

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 159 100 S S 28 100 S 35.2 - S S 37.7 - S
Single modes 146 92.3 S S 27 98.2 14 36.8 4.5 S S 38.8 2.1 30.5
Truck6 143 89.9 S S 25 91.8 13 37.9 4.8 S S 41.9 5.9 25.5
For-hire truck 19 11.9 S S S S S 12 13.6 S S S S S
Private truck 124 78 1,444 70.1 21 77.9 15 38 7.2 47.8 8.6 33.1 7.2 19.7
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Deep draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes - 0.2 S S S S 243 49 1.3 S S S S 38.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 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 12 7.5 S S S S S 43.7 6.3 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 6 100 S S S S 30 37.7 - S S S S 40.8
Single modes S S S S S S 21 S S S S S S 17.1
Truck6 S S S S S S 21 S S S S S S 17.1
Private truck S S S S S S 21 S S S S S S 17.1
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 3 56 S S S S 32 49.7 15.4 S S S S 33.6

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 S S S S S S 77 S S S S S S 24.4
Single modes S S S S S S 31 S S S S S S 30.5
Truck6 S S S S S S 20 S S S S S S 42.7
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 20 S S S S S S 42.6
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 187 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 - 0.1 S S 935 S S 47 4.8 S S 46.4
Truck and water S S S S S S 329 S S S S S S 11.9
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 73 S S S S S S 40.4

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 107 100 5 100 - 100 28 36.6 - 30.6 - 29.7 - 20.9
Single modes 85 79.9 4 79.8 - 80.5 S 45.2 14.1 39.3 13.8 37.9 10.3 S
Truck6 85 79.6 4 79.6 - 71.1 22 44.1 11.9 37.7 11.5 43.3 11.7 19.1
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 82 76.5 3 70 - 68 22 46.8 13.3 43.7 13.1 46.3 13.8 19.1
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 - 4.7 S S S S S 24 12.1 S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S - 2.6 S S S S S 34.9 9.2 S
Truck and water - 0.1 - 0.2 - 2 234 41.4 1.1 20.4 1.1 19 13.4 3.2
Other and unknown modes 21 19.8 1 19.9 S S 15 26.6 17.9 35.4 17.4 S S 23.9

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 S S S S 254 S S S S S S 30.8
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
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 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
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 242 S S S S S S 30.7
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,173 S S S S S S 49.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,226 S S S S S S 49.2
Truck and water 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 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 - 100 S S S S S 39.8 - 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
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 168 S S S S S S 42.7
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 3 100 - 100 S S S 27.1 - 26 - S S S
Single modes 2 81.4 - 93.5 S S 12 25.4 9.9 27.8 5.5 S S 22.1
Truck6 2 81.4 - 93.5 S S 12 25.4 9.9 27.8 5.5 S S 22.1
Private truck 2 81.4 - 93.5 S S 12 25.4 9.9 27.8 5.5 S S 22.1
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 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 S S 3 100 7 100 1,603 S S 30.5 - 46.4 - 28
Single modes S S S S S S 1,378 S S S S S S 42.9
Truck6 S S S S S S 20 S S S S S S 19.9
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 19 S S S S S S 19.5
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Deep draft 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 S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S 2 62 S S 2,849 S S 45.2 15.5 S S 16.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 9 9.7 - 1.4 - 1.4 2,831 37.3 18.4 41.7 15.1 39.3 18.6 18
Truck and water S S S S 7 90.1 3,069 S S S S 47.8 12.3 23.5
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 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
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Deep draft 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 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 139 100 45 100 1 100 21 27.8 - 30.2 - 31.7 - 11.7
Single modes 136 98 45 98.6 1 95.8 20 28.1 0.9 30.7 0.9 31.9 1.6 11.8
Truck6 136 98 45 98.6 1 95.7 19 28.1 0.9 30.7 0.9 32 1.6 13
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 134 96.5 45 98.5 1 95.7 20 28.8 2.3 30.7 0.9 32 1.6 11.6
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Deep draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 1 0.5 - 0.1 S S 282 33.8 0.4 44.5 0.2 S S 23
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier - 0.1 - - S S 329 32.9 0.1 36.6 - S S 42.4
Truck and water 1 0.4 S S S S 249 40.8 0.4 S S S S 6.6
Other and unknown modes 2 1.5 1 1.3 - 1.3 17 25.9 1.8 17.2 2.4 18.5 1.6 22

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 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

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.