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 71,323 100 125,012 100 34,681 100 347 5.4 - 14.7 - 11.1 - 9.8
02 Cereal grains 3,052 4.3 20,703 16.6 633 1.8 94 33 1.7 32.6 4 28.8 0.6 29.2
03 Other agricultural products 3,098 4.3 9,576 7.7 381 1.1 226 45.2 2 46 2.6 46.9 0.4 22.7
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 1,291 1.8 508 0.4 257 0.7 231 12.2 0.3 12 0.1 14.4 0.1 37.8
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 344 0.5 S S S S 217 36.7 0.2 S S S S 42.3
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 2,447 3.4 2,986 2.4 951 2.7 171 20.5 0.9 23.5 0.9 32.9 0.9 19.4
08 Alcoholic beverages 476 0.7 284 0.2 9 - 41 23.4 0.2 32.3 0.1 30.9 - 11.2
09 Tobacco products 826 1.2 18 - 1 - 43 38.7 0.7 31.2 - 21.2 - 34.5
11 Natural sands S S S S S S 118 S S S S S S 40.5
12 Gravel and crushed stone 41 0.1 2,391 1.9 S S 121 47.6 - 46.5 1.6 S S 20.8
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec 177 0.2 8,102 6.5 5,979 17.2 S 23.7 0.1 43.6 1.7 48.8 5.4 S
14 Metallic ores and concentrates 83 0.1 53 - 49 0.1 760 42 0.1 39.5 0.1 39.1 0.2 13.7
15 Nonagglomerated bituminous coal 89 0.1 4,305 3.4 176 0.5 S 48.4 0.1 48.3 1.4 47.9 0.3 S
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 6,385 9 9,957 8 496 1.4 46 42.7 4.3 46.4 3.5 38.6 0.8 20.8
18 Fuel oils 4,539 6.4 10,836 8.7 S S 68 40 3.1 48 4.8 S S 30.5
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 4,715 6.6 7,203 5.8 2,615 7.5 127 22.4 1.3 22.9 2.1 26.1 2.6 42.6
20 Basic chemicals 2,586 3.6 5,428 4.3 2,895 8.3 169 28.6 1 35.7 1.1 37.8 3.8 48.2
21 Pharmaceutical products S S S S S S 379 S S S S S S 25.5
22 Fertilizers 1,677 2.4 5,682 4.5 2,279 6.6 134 31 1.8 32.8 5.2 38.6 5.2 22.4
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 4,258 6 4,121 3.3 2,363 6.8 574 32.3 2.1 26.1 1.2 33.3 2 20.1
24 Plastics and rubber 1,801 2.5 514 0.4 267 0.8 495 23.3 0.6 21.1 0.2 29.5 0.3 16.4
25 Logs and other wood in the rough 479 0.7 S S 467 1.3 S 37.4 0.7 S S 44.3 1.9 S
26 Wood products 2,337 3.3 5,634 4.5 3,010 8.7 338 9 0.4 21.7 2.4 20.2 2.6 13.8
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 3,381 4.7 6,989 5.6 6,111 17.6 376 16.2 0.9 23 1.3 24.7 2.7 21.4
28 Paper or paperboard articles 847 1.2 S S S S 156 46.7 0.7 S S S S 34
29 Printed products 186 0.3 24 - S S S 28.3 0.1 30 - S S S
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 1,428 2 236 0.2 176 0.5 903 31.2 0.7 36.9 0.1 37.7 0.2 13.6
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 1,270 1.8 3,934 3.1 S S 246 36.7 0.7 31.8 1.6 S S 33.1
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 1,509 2.1 390 0.3 112 0.3 270 38.3 0.8 27.2 0.1 37.9 0.1 28.7
33 Articles of base metal 4,291 6 1,286 1 369 1.1 387 18.1 1 42.9 0.4 33.2 0.5 14.6
34 Machinery 3,456 4.8 277 0.2 42 0.1 124 17.3 0.9 23.1 - 33.9 - 42.6
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 841 1.2 94 0.1 S S 281 34.7 0.4 43.6 - S S 37.2
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 6,171 8.7 575 0.5 504 1.5 387 34.2 3.9 34.2 0.4 37 0.9 35.8
37 Transportation equipment, nec S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
38 Precision instruments and apparatus S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 568 0.8 S S S S 341 40.5 0.3 S S S S 36.1
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 1,749 2.5 S S 143 0.4 1,001 30 0.7 S S 28.2 0.1 21.3
41 Waste and scrap S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
43 Mixed freight 1,942 2.7 616 0.5 123 0.4 214 24.5 0.7 23.3 0.1 34.1 0.1 15.5
99 Commodity Unknown 2 - S S S S 117 40.6 - S S S S 20

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.