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 104,157 100 130,590 100 30,037 100 458 3.6 - 8.7 - 8.3 - 10.1
01 Live animals and live fish S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
02 Cereal grains 255 0.2 1,688 1.3 550 1.8 S 17.4 0.1 19.8 0.4 45.7 0.9 S
03 Other agricultural products 886 0.9 1,056 0.8 716 2.4 S 38.7 0.4 29 0.4 40.3 1.2 S
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec 283 0.3 786 0.6 226 0.8 S 44.2 0.1 44.5 0.2 35.3 0.3 S
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 203 0.2 49 - S S S 24.8 0.3 36.8 0.1 S S S
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 2,654 2.5 1,888 1.4 1,021 3.4 S 43.8 1.4 33.8 0.6 35.4 1.8 S
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 4,472 4.3 4,486 3.4 1,673 5.6 356 14.1 0.7 24 1.1 29.3 1.6 21.5
08 Alcoholic beverages 1,418 1.4 1,134 0.9 61 0.2 30 29.5 0.4 29.8 0.3 49.6 0.1 11.3
09 Tobacco products 99 0.1 8 - 1 - 45 32.9 0.1 38.3 - 43.3 - 24.8
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone 13 - S S S S 44 43.8 - S S S S 27.5
11 Natural sands 55 0.1 4,973 3.8 372 1.2 46 40.1 - 23.2 1.1 39.9 0.4 33.3
12 Gravel and crushed stone 191 0.2 31,210 23.9 8,240 27.4 34 24.6 - 23.4 5.2 29.8 6.7 15.9
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec 439 0.4 6,612 5.1 2,215 7.4 401 46.9 0.2 35.9 1.9 37.5 3.1 24
14 Metallic ores and concentrates 865 0.8 13,898 10.6 886 3 S 23.2 0.3 26 4.1 27.3 1.5 S
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 6,982 6.7 8,167 6.3 381 1.3 41 42.5 2.5 28 2 32.4 0.5 11.6
18 Fuel oils 1,128 1.1 1,939 1.5 77 0.3 25 18.7 0.2 19.9 0.4 27.5 0.1 13.6
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 1,017 1 4,512 3.5 S S 35 22.8 0.2 48.4 1.1 S S 28.9
20 Basic chemicals 2,041 2 S S S S 255 22.2 0.4 S S S S 37.7
21 Pharmaceutical products 6,382 6.1 95 0.1 46 0.2 S 31.8 2 31.4 - 50 0.1 S
22 Fertilizers S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 2,028 1.9 819 0.6 279 0.9 245 29 0.6 35.6 0.2 34.7 0.3 21.9
24 Plastics and rubber 4,899 4.7 1,420 1.1 719 2.4 397 13.5 0.5 15.9 0.2 17.1 0.5 17.8
25 Logs and other wood in the rough 42 - 138 0.1 S S 286 46.4 - 47.3 0.1 S S 29.6
26 Wood products 1,860 1.8 3,848 2.9 1,447 4.8 285 9 0.2 13.5 0.5 11.3 0.7 19.5
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 2,728 2.6 3,915 3 2,313 7.7 419 15 0.4 13.9 0.7 17.8 1.7 10.5
28 Paper or paperboard articles 983 0.9 751 0.6 S S 540 19.2 0.2 31.6 0.2 S S 22.3
29 Printed products 837 0.8 177 0.1 73 0.2 442 13.3 0.1 21.3 - 33.1 0.1 19.8
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 1,041 1 41 - 28 0.1 858 38 0.4 39.5 - 37.9 - 13
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 1,184 1.1 10,869 8.3 1,902 6.3 S 13.4 0.1 27 1.7 26.4 2.3 S
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 5,019 4.8 2,307 1.8 807 2.7 278 20.7 0.8 15.3 0.4 19.7 0.8 23.6
33 Articles of base metal 4,138 4 3,279 2.5 549 1.8 411 12.6 0.5 28.6 0.7 15.6 0.3 18.4
34 Machinery 6,224 6 671 0.5 308 1 510 13.1 0.7 15.5 0.1 17.9 0.3 5.3
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 4,339 4.2 223 0.2 82 0.3 118 13.7 0.7 25.4 0.1 16 - 40.1
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 18,329 17.6 3,357 2.6 880 2.9 739 13.3 2.3 21 0.5 18.5 0.7 10.1
37 Transportation equipment, nec 1,279 1.2 S S S S 585 21.6 0.3 S S S S 40.2
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 4,704 4.5 38 - 34 0.1 877 36.8 1.7 35.9 - 43.1 0.1 4.4
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 2,151 2.1 S S 371 1.2 716 21 0.5 S S 49.7 0.5 14.7
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 3,646 3.5 S S S S 854 21 0.6 S S S S 11.2
41 Waste and scrap 419 0.4 1,261 1 230 0.8 150 21.3 0.1 34.2 0.4 33.9 0.3 12.1
43 Mixed freight 8,799 8.4 3,003 2.3 448 1.5 295 25.1 2.2 19.6 0.7 28.5 0.4 19.3
99 Commodity Unknown 32 - S S S S 74 48.7 - S S S S 15.9

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.