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 29,398 100 27,933 100 2,678 100 216 6.3 - 12.8 - 12.9 - 41.7
Single modes 24,398 83 27,371 98 2,434 90.9 S 7.8 1.9 13.1 0.7 13.3 1.2 S
Truck6 24,157 82.2 27,106 97 2,282 85.2 S 8 1.9 13.1 0.8 12.1 2.5 S
For-hire truck 10,134 34.5 6,047 21.6 1,464 54.7 462 9.5 3.3 22 3 13 2.7 9.1
Private truck 14,023 47.7 21,058 75.4 818 30.6 S 12.4 4.1 13.4 3.1 16.5 3.4 S
Rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) 129 0.4 5 - 5 0.2 1,572 22.6 0.1 19.9 - 26.2 0.1 9.3
Multiple modes 4,638 15.8 259 0.9 185 6.9 601 11.8 1.8 16.5 0.2 20.1 1.3 16.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 4,393 14.9 191 0.7 136 5.1 601 12.4 1.9 24.3 0.2 29.4 1.4 16.9
Truck and rail S S 35 0.1 25 1 694 S S 31.2 0.1 41 1 20.4
Truck and water 173 0.6 33 0.1 24 0.9 589 25.8 0.2 34 - 39.9 0.5 14.5
Other and unknown modes 361 1.2 S S S S S 17.6 0.3 S S S S S

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 1,159 S S S S S S 43.8
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,164 S S S S S S 43.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,164 S S S S S S 43.4
Other and unknown modes 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 74 100 54 100 S S 883 37.1 - 47.4 - S S 33.7
Single modes 74 99.3 53 98.1 S S S 28.5 0.3 43.1 0.9 S S S
Truck6 74 99.3 53 98.1 S S S 28.5 0.3 43.1 0.9 S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 61 82.2 43 79.5 S S 141 19.8 9.1 34.9 10.3 S S 45.9
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 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
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
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 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 693 100 97 100 S S 665 30.1 - 17.6 - S S 32.2
Single modes 460 66.4 82 84.5 S S S 31.1 16.8 10.7 7.8 S S S
Truck6 460 66.4 82 84.5 S S S 31.1 16.8 10.7 7.8 S S S
For-hire truck S S 18 18.3 S S 268 S S 25.9 8.8 S S 46.5
Private truck 374 54 64 66.2 S S 21 47.1 15 19 9.5 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 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 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
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S 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 710 100 590 100 46 100 S 31.5 - 33.5 - 35.4 - S
Single modes 700 98.5 589 99.7 45 98.7 S 30.3 1.9 32 1 34.1 1.9 S
Truck6 700 98.5 589 99.7 45 98.7 S 30.3 1.9 32 1 34.1 1.9 S
For-hire truck 172 24.3 74 12.5 19 41 S 24.6 9.1 34.9 11.7 18 13.2 S
Private truck 527 74.3 515 87.2 26 57.8 75 32.3 8.9 33.7 8.6 41.6 13.2 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
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 213 100 113 100 S S 26 17.5 - 22.4 - S S 9
Single modes 205 96.4 107 94.8 2 50.3 23 16.4 2.1 22.5 3.4 19.5 17.1 10.4
Truck6 205 96.4 107 94.8 2 50.3 23 16.4 2.1 22.5 3.4 19.5 17.1 10.4
Private truck 205 96.4 107 94.8 2 50.3 23 16.4 2.1 22.5 3.4 19.5 17.1 10.4
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S 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 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 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 85 100 12 100 924 S S 40.4 - 41.2 - 40.9
Single modes 25 93 85 99.6 12 96.8 607 48.7 3.7 40.5 0.2 41 1.9 36.5
Truck6 25 93 85 99.6 12 96.8 607 48.7 3.7 40.5 0.2 41 1.9 36.5
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 20 73.1 83 98.2 11 90.6 129 40.1 14.5 40 1.1 39.2 5.5 29.6
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 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 8 100 782 100 7 100 8 45.9 - 42.4 - 28.8 - 35.6
Single modes 8 100 782 100 7 100 8 45.9 - 42.4 - 28.8 - 35.6
Truck6 8 100 782 100 7 100 8 45.9 - 42.4 - 28.8 - 35.6
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 7 82 776 99.3 7 99.7 8 39.1 8.1 42.4 0.4 28.6 0.2 35.3

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 95 100 6,752 100 141 100 S 25.7 - 27.9 - 24.9 - S
Single modes 95 99.7 6,749 100 141 100 S 25.6 0.2 27.9 - 24.9 - S
Truck6 95 99.7 6,749 100 141 100 S 25.6 0.2 27.9 - 24.9 - S
For-hire truck S S S S S S 137 S S S S S S 30.2
Private truck 75 78.9 6,550 97 115 81.9 16 24.6 7.2 25.8 1.1 26.7 6.6 12.7
Multiple modes 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

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 652 S S S S S S 44
Single modes S S S S S S 172 S S S S S S 29
Truck6 S S S S S S 172 S S S S S S 29
For-hire truck 13 38.9 S S S S 184 2.6 9.4 S S S S 20.3
Private truck S S S S S S 166 S S S S S S 37.2
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

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 1,947 100 3,747 100 104 100 27 25.3 - 25.4 - 26.8 - 20.9
Single modes 1,947 100 3,747 100 104 100 27 25.3 - 25.4 - 26.8 - 20.9
Truck6 1,947 100 3,747 100 104 100 27 25.3 - 25.4 - 26.8 - 20.9
For-hire truck 1,251 64.3 2,410 64.3 68 64.9 28 6.7 2 6.6 2 11.8 2.8 10.9
Private truck 696 35.7 1,337 35.7 37 35.1 27 25.1 14.5 25.3 14.5 27.4 14.7 20.6

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 32 100 16 S S S S 44.1 - 11.7
Single modes S S S S 32 100 16 S S S S 44.1 - 11.7
Truck6 S S S S 32 100 16 S S S S 44.1 - 11.7
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S 25 76.7 17 S S S S 47.2 9.6 12.1

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 253 100 S S S S S 37.5 - S S S S S
Single modes 211 83.2 S S S S S 36.1 7.5 S S S S S
Truck6 211 83.2 S S S S S 36.1 7.5 S S S S S
Private truck 211 83.2 S S S S S 36.1 7.5 S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 23 S S S S S S 26.2

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 457 100 S S S S S 44 - S S S S S
Single modes 454 99.4 S S S S S 43.9 0.5 S S S S S
Truck6 454 99.4 S S S S S 43.9 0.5 S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 432 94.6 S S S S 44 43 11.2 S S S S 24.9
Air (incl truck and air) - - - - - - 2,266 17.7 0.2 9 - 22.1 0.1 19.9
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 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 166 100 17 100 5 100 S 36.9 - 43.7 - 41.5 - S
Single modes 123 74.1 14 83.7 5 86.6 S 45.6 12.2 40.6 13 42.8 15.7 S
Truck6 123 74 14 83.7 5 85.8 S 45.5 12.2 40.6 12.9 42.9 15.6 S
For-hire truck 116 69.9 S S S S S 47.9 14.5 S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S 76 S S S S S S 27.9
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 43 25.9 S S 1 13.4 S 40.5 16.6 S S 36.4 20 S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 43 25.9 S S 1 13.4 S 40.5 16.6 S S 36.4 20 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 S S S S S S 187 S S S S S S 39.2
Single modes S S S S S S 187 S S S S S S 39.2
Truck6 S S S S S S 187 S S S S S S 39.2
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 S S S S S S S S

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 774 100 273 100 105 100 873 31.6 - 29.3 - 28.4 - 17.3
Single modes 350 45.2 263 96.3 99 93.9 421 24.6 13.1 30.1 8 30.4 11.4 39
Truck6 349 45.1 263 96.2 99 93.9 425 24.7 13 30.1 8 30.4 11.4 38.5
For-hire truck 325 42 214 78.3 93 87.9 815 24.7 12.6 28.8 6 30.3 7.1 19.4
Private truck 24 3.1 49 18 6 6 82 23.3 4.4 32.3 8.3 39.8 5.3 24.2
Rail 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 7 2.4 5 5.1 923 S S 37.9 8.2 45.5 11.6 17.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S 3 1.1 2 2.3 923 S S 30.5 10.1 26 14.6 18.8
Truck and water 10 1.2 3 1.3 S S S 32.2 13.1 42 19 S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 252 S S S S S S 42.2

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 2,136 100 669 100 300 100 281 13.4 - 15 - 18.3 - 10.4
Single modes 1,747 81.8 584 87.3 240 80 189 14.2 3.8 16.5 3.2 22.3 8 24.3
Truck6 1,689 79.1 547 81.7 225 75 183 14.3 3.8 16.4 4.2 22.1 8.5 25.5
For-hire truck 1,153 54 362 54 207 69.1 522 21 7.6 20.4 7.9 23.9 7.9 17.2
Private truck 536 25.1 185 27.7 18 5.9 70 27.5 7 29.2 8.1 34.9 3 27.1
Rail 45 2.1 36 5.4 15 4.9 404 9.8 3.4 13.2 5.5 16.6 4.3 26.9
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,861 S S S S S S 26.9
Multiple modes 333 15.6 56 8.4 33 10.9 347 30.8 3.1 35.3 2.3 47.3 3.5 29.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 225 10.5 16 2.5 5 1.8 346 48.9 3.6 40.2 1.4 38.6 1.3 30.4
Truck and rail 31 1.4 23 3.5 19 6.3 809 45.8 3.4 44.2 5.6 44 9.2 5
Truck and water 77 3.6 17 2.5 8 2.8 440 34.7 2.1 41.4 1.3 46.2 1.5 13.7
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 584 S S S S 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 - 100 2 100 - 100 246 47.3 - 42.8 - 44.4 - 2
Single modes - 100 2 100 - 100 246 47.3 - 42.8 - 44.4 - 2
Truck6 - 100 2 100 - 100 246 47.3 - 42.8 - 44.4 - 2
For-hire truck - 100 2 100 - 100 246 47.3 - 42.8 - 44.4 - 2

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 749 100 479 100 41 100 115 20.4 - 24.5 - 24.2 - 22.4
Single modes 739 98.7 477 99.7 40 99.3 89 20.5 0.6 24.6 0.2 24.1 1.3 13.5
Truck6 739 98.7 477 99.7 40 99.3 89 20.5 0.6 24.6 0.2 24.1 1.3 13.5
For-hire truck 85 11.3 196 40.9 23 57 170 30.9 3.2 37.1 8.8 32.5 10.3 33.6
Private truck 654 87.4 281 58.7 17 42.3 86 21.1 3.3 25.2 9 23.6 10.5 14.4
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,543 S S S S S S 42.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,543 S S S S S S 42.9
Other and unknown modes 8 1 S S S S S 11.9 1.6 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 1,172 100 482 100 357 100 634 22.2 - 25.9 - 30.5 - 16.4
Single modes 1,159 98.9 481 99.7 356 99.7 764 22.3 0.7 26.1 0.7 30.6 0.5 7.7
Truck6 1,147 97.9 478 99.1 349 97.8 669 22.3 0.9 26 0.8 30.6 1.8 12.5
For-hire truck 1,085 92.6 429 89 345 96.6 960 23 1.9 26.7 2.2 30.7 1.7 5.4
Private truck 62 5.3 49 10.1 4 1.1 57 27.7 2.1 25.3 2.5 32.3 0.5 47
Rail 11 0.9 3 0.6 7 2 2,563 0.2 3.1 21.2 2.6 8 10 15.5
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,437 S S S S S S 11.8
Multiple modes 12 1.1 2 0.3 1 0.3 460 37.9 0.9 45.7 0.8 36.4 0.6 39.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 10 0.8 S S 1 0.2 460 47.1 1.1 S S 34.9 0.7 44.2
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 1,015 100 468 100 164 100 443 25.3 - 33.3 - 38.6 - 23.4
Single modes 965 95 459 98.1 159 96.7 302 26.3 2.5 34 3.6 39.3 1.5 48.1
Truck6 965 95 459 98.1 159 96.7 302 26.3 2.5 34 3.6 39.3 1.5 48.1
For-hire truck 810 79.7 345 73.8 152 92.7 501 22.9 3.7 31 5.8 37.4 1.4 31.7
Private truck 155 15.3 S S S S 37 37.6 13.9 S S S S 33.1
Multiple modes 50 4.9 9 1.9 5 3.3 545 32.7 2.7 45.2 4 32.5 1.6 18.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 50 4.9 9 1.9 5 3.3 545 32.7 2.7 45.2 4 32.5 1.6 18.2
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 1,723 100 334 100 56 100 S 25.1 - 28.8 - 29.3 - S
Single modes 1,352 78.5 322 96.4 48 85.9 S 24 7.9 27.6 2 34.3 12.1 S
Truck6 1,343 77.9 322 96.3 48 85.2 S 24.4 8.2 27.6 2.2 34.5 14.4 S
For-hire truck 805 46.7 193 57.7 46 81.9 S 31.5 9.2 43.5 12.6 34.3 15.4 S
Private truck 538 31.3 129 38.5 2 3.4 10 38.5 8.2 49.7 11.4 35.9 3.8 22.7
Air (incl truck and air) 9 0.5 S S S S 1,725 38.5 11.2 S S S S 3.6
Multiple modes 364 21.1 11 3.4 8 13.9 312 38.1 10.9 36.8 10.3 39.4 14.1 47.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 363 21 11 3.4 8 13.9 312 38 10.9 36.8 10.3 39.4 14.1 47.8
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 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 48 100 28 100 887 S S 32.5 - 47.7 - 14.3
Single modes 216 42.8 38 78.6 21 73.7 359 47.2 12.4 33 5.9 42.7 6.7 46.5
Truck6 208 41.2 37 77.6 21 72.7 355 45.4 12.8 33.2 6.2 42.5 6.9 47.8
For-hire truck S S 21 44.1 18 61.8 407 S S 42.3 12.6 46.3 12 43.7
Private truck 58 11.5 16 33.5 3 10.9 89 22.3 18.6 25.7 12 41 10.6 41.3
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 549 S S S S S S 22.9
Multiple modes S S S S S S 895 S S S S S S 15.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 895 S S S S S S 15.1
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 15 3 2 5 1 2.8 229 33.5 11.3 17.2 8.5 39.7 11.2 7.6

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 345 100 1,387 100 99 100 781 20.5 - 24.3 - 30.2 - 26.7
Single modes 305 88.4 1,381 99.6 95 95.6 138 18.8 4.2 24.4 0.3 30.4 3.7 25.9
Truck6 305 88.4 1,381 99.6 95 95.6 138 18.8 4.2 24.4 0.3 30.4 3.7 25.9
For-hire truck 95 27.6 S S 45 45.3 872 43.8 12.8 S S 45 15.1 12.4
Private truck 210 60.8 1,200 86.5 50 50.3 40 23 11 27.6 5.8 41.6 13.1 32.6
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,348 S S S S S S 20.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,348 S S S S S S 20.3
Other and unknown modes S S - - S S S S S 30 - 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 524 100 190 100 45 100 S 28.7 - 33.9 - 35.4 - S
Single modes 406 77.5 182 96.2 41 90.7 S 23.6 5.3 33.8 1.7 37.6 9.1 S
Truck6 401 76.5 169 89.3 33 73.6 S 23.4 5.4 36.1 4.9 43.8 8.3 S
For-hire truck 173 32.9 66 34.8 28 60.9 907 30.6 9.8 45.5 10.2 45.2 11.6 21.2
Private truck 228 43.6 S S 6 12.8 S 30.8 10.9 S S 41.4 12.5 S
Rail S S 13 6.8 8 16.6 646 S S 24.7 11.3 43.4 10.8 25.6
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 114 21.8 S S S S 811 49.9 5.5 S S S S 23.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 93 17.7 1 0.3 1 1.2 809 46.4 4.9 31.4 1.9 32.1 13.8 23.6
Truck and rail S S 6 3.1 S S S S S 15.3 4.2 S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 1,167 100 272 100 108 100 474 31.6 - 36.5 - 43.3 - 26
Single modes 840 72 256 94.3 91 84.2 S 32.2 5.9 38.1 2.9 47 7.1 S
Truck6 835 71.5 256 94.3 90 84.1 S 32.6 6.1 38.1 2.9 47 7.1 S
For-hire truck 469 40.2 93 34.4 S S 608 35.8 7 46.5 11.4 S S 23.7
Private truck 365 31.3 S S S S S 37.9 10.2 S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 2,193 S S S S S S 41
Multiple modes S S 15 5.5 17 15.8 797 S S 37.7 2 39.7 7 13.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 796 S S S S S S 13.3
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and water 16 1.3 6 2.1 9 8.7 1,588 38.6 1.4 45.1 1.7 44 8.5 24.4
Other and unknown modes 5 0.4 - 0.2 - - 23 37.2 5.6 28 4.3 48.6 2.5 27.3

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 496 100 S S 16 100 506 34.7 - S S 45.8 - 19.8
Single modes 344 69.4 S S S S S 41 9.2 S S S S S
Truck6 329 66.5 S S S S S 40.1 9.4 S S S S S
For-hire truck 260 52.4 S S S S 698 48.2 10.9 S S S S 18.8
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 - 1.4 1,287 S S S S 40.6 16.7 25
Multiple modes 147 29.7 2 4.7 1 6.7 627 43.7 9.1 43 10.3 38.1 11.6 14.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 147 29.7 2 4.7 1 6.7 627 43.7 9.1 43 10.3 38.1 11.6 14.7
Other and unknown modes 4 0.9 S S S S S 46.3 16.8 S S S S S

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 1,015 100 51 100 S S S 22.7 - 37.2 - S S S
Single modes 674 66.4 42 82.6 S S S 28.3 9.2 39.2 5 S S S
Truck6 662 65.2 42 82.1 S S S 28.8 9.4 39.3 4.9 S S S
For-hire truck 393 38.7 S S S S 1,212 34.4 10.2 S S S S 13.2
Private truck 269 26.5 S S 1 1.8 24 30 5.7 S S 35.9 3.4 13
Rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) 12 1.2 - 0.5 S S 1,629 47.3 2.1 47.9 2.6 S S 36.5
Multiple modes 274 27 S S 1 3.4 510 33 8.7 S S 45.9 5.4 27.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 274 27 S S 1 3.4 510 33 8.7 S S 45.9 5.4 27.3
Other and unknown modes S S S S - 0.3 S S S S S 47.2 0.9 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 477 100 42 100 27 100 S 36.5 - 29 - 39.6 - S
Single modes 462 96.9 40 93.9 20 75.7 S 36.7 8.4 29.4 4.4 34.9 10.6 S
Truck6 462 96.9 40 93.9 20 75.7 S 36.7 8.4 29.4 4.4 34.9 10.6 S
For-hire truck 273 57.3 26 60.6 19 71.9 787 36.9 16.1 35 13.6 31.7 14.5 45.2
Private truck S S 14 33.3 1 3.7 S S S 38.5 13.8 24.3 16.3 S
Multiple modes S S S S - 0.4 681 S S S S 47.4 4.9 18.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S - 0.4 681 S S S S 47.4 4.9 18.4
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 2,532 S S S S S S 9.7

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 208 100 S S S S 887 34.7 - S S S S 18.7
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 901 S S S S S S 25.4
Private truck S S S S S S 37 S S S S S S 28.9
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 1,203 S S S S S S 18.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,203 S S S S S S 18.2
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 1,085 100 48 100 10 100 357 33.2 - 43.5 - 30.8 - 41.6
Single modes 435 40.1 37 76.4 6 59.3 S 43.8 10.7 44 14.1 37.4 13.3 S
Truck6 397 36.6 37 75.9 6 57.4 S 46.9 11 44.3 16.5 39 14.7 S
For-hire truck 254 23.4 19 40.1 4 41.3 S 41.7 11.2 46.6 13.8 41.1 14.4 S
Private truck S S S S S S 77 S S S S S S 21.3
Air (incl truck and air) S S - 0.5 - 1.9 1,305 S S 47.4 18.3 48.6 13 39.7
Multiple modes 624 57.5 11 22.3 3 32.2 501 36.2 10.2 48.1 12.6 42.4 13.5 30.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 624 57.5 11 22.3 3 32.2 501 36.2 10.2 48.1 12.6 42.4 13.5 30.9
Other and unknown modes 25 2.3 S S S S S 42.7 6.8 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 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 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 2,477 100 196 100 152 100 750 24.1 - 26.3 - 30.5 - 14.6
Single modes 1,371 55.3 115 58.5 83 54.5 690 26.1 9.5 28.4 8.8 33.3 8.9 26.6
Truck6 1,348 54.4 113 57.5 80 52.5 667 23.5 8.5 26.2 6.6 31.9 5.9 12.8
For-hire truck 1,208 48.8 93 47.2 78 51.3 849 25.5 8.2 32.8 6.9 32.6 5.8 18.2
Private truck 140 5.7 20 10.3 2 1.2 89 23 3.4 31.1 6.2 39.1 0.9 19.7
Air (incl truck and air) S S 2 1 3 2 2,651 S S 29 1.2 43.9 5.7 23.8
Multiple modes 1,043 42.1 75 38.3 61 40 757 25.2 9.5 27.8 8.6 32 8.6 15.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 982 39.7 69 35.2 58 38.4 757 27.3 10.2 29.7 9.3 32.9 9.3 15.2
Truck and water 61 2.5 6 3.1 S S 340 31.5 9.2 13.3 10 S S 35.6
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 1,218 S S S S S S 15.7

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 397 S S S S S S 16.2
Single modes S S S S S S 397 S S S S S S 16.2
Truck6 S S S S S S 289 S S S S S S 13
For-hire truck S S S S S S 297 S S S S S S 13.5
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Rail S S S S S S 570 S S S S S S 10.4

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 5,949 100 2,315 100 312 100 S 25.5 - 29.2 - 23.4 - S
Single modes 5,794 97.4 2,285 98.7 306 98 S 27 9.4 30 7.9 24.3 7.3 S
Truck6 5,794 97.4 2,285 98.7 306 98 S 27 9.4 30 7.9 24.3 7.3 S
For-hire truck S S 78 3.4 S S 519 S S 44.9 7.6 S S 34.1
Private truck 5,505 92.5 2,208 95.4 219 70.1 88 29.6 12.5 31.8 12.6 30.2 13 12.5
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 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.