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 82,931 100 152,871 100 46,890 100 560 5.1 - 10.8 - 11.9 - 9.2
01 Live animals and live fish 119 0.1 S S S S S 43 0.2 S S S S S
02 Cereal grains 2,993 3.6 22,103 14.5 12,685 27.1 S 30.3 1 30.9 4.3 38 6.2 S
03 Other agricultural products 2,960 3.6 10,316 6.7 2,903 6.2 S 24.4 0.7 25.9 1.6 19.3 0.9 S
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec 1,578 1.9 4,830 3.2 1,151 2.5 S 17.5 0.4 24.8 1.1 20.7 0.9 S
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 3,317 4 1,780 1.2 1,160 2.5 596 23.5 0.8 24.1 0.3 28.2 0.8 8.6
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 1,885 2.3 1,796 1.2 950 2 245 20 0.5 26.2 0.4 23.3 0.4 42
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 6,022 7.3 5,758 3.8 2,290 4.9 S 16.3 1.3 21.2 1.1 16.2 0.7 S
08 Alcoholic beverages 782 0.9 655 0.4 S S 55 11.9 0.2 17.7 0.1 S S 28.5
09 Tobacco products 284 0.3 5 - 1 - 119 31.8 0.2 20.3 - 28 - 11.7
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
11 Natural sands S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
12 Gravel and crushed stone 378 0.5 37,845 24.8 12,893 27.5 51 37.7 0.2 22.8 5.3 29.1 6.9 16.1
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec 74 0.1 S S 221 0.5 S 37.7 - S S 40.6 0.3 S
14 Metallic ores and concentrates S S S S S S 173 S S S S S S 42.5
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 3,145 3.8 3,980 2.6 135 0.3 22 27.3 1 27.8 0.9 29.1 0.1 29
18 Fuel oils 1,972 2.4 2,409 1.6 78 0.2 20 37.2 0.9 32.7 0.7 31.5 0.1 45.6
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 1,198 1.4 1,448 0.9 90 0.2 S 25.2 0.4 21.9 0.2 28.8 0.1 S
20 Basic chemicals S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
21 Pharmaceutical products 3,433 4.1 114 0.1 41 0.1 S 20.6 0.8 22.3 - 19.7 - S
22 Fertilizers 843 1 2,601 1.7 348 0.7 S 31.7 0.4 28.3 0.5 29.3 0.3 S
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 2,486 3 586 0.4 228 0.5 382 25 0.9 23.7 0.1 31.5 0.2 25.1
24 Plastics and rubber 3,259 3.9 S S S S 336 33.7 1.5 S S S S 21
25 Logs and other wood in the rough 17 - 97 0.1 53 0.1 488 26.1 - 36 - 33 0.1 23.2
26 Wood products 1,785 2.2 4,750 3.1 946 2 226 20.5 0.5 29 1.1 26.6 0.7 18.5
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard S S S S S S 550 S S S S S S 28.6
28 Paper or paperboard articles 2,662 3.2 869 0.6 639 1.4 729 32.3 1.1 23.3 0.2 28.7 0.6 12
29 Printed products 2,820 3.4 261 0.2 148 0.3 968 34.8 1 35.8 - 32.6 0.1 14.4
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 2,225 2.7 198 0.1 242 0.5 990 25.7 0.7 16.2 - 19.6 0.1 8.5
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 2,232 2.7 15,519 10.2 3,273 7 607 7.1 0.1 18.5 1.9 21.7 2.7 22.9
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 3,452 4.2 1,919 1.3 510 1.1 241 20.5 0.7 31.5 0.3 26.3 0.2 26.4
33 Articles of base metal 2,574 3.1 692 0.5 348 0.7 491 12.8 0.4 16.2 0.1 17.5 0.2 16.9
34 Machinery 4,892 5.9 655 0.4 395 0.8 551 15.8 1 15.6 0.1 17.8 0.2 12
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 4,554 5.5 759 0.5 612 1.3 405 18.4 1 20.3 0.1 14.9 0.3 29.5
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 5,094 6.1 1,405 0.9 518 1.1 204 12.4 1 16.8 0.2 19.2 0.2 27.3
37 Transportation equipment, nec 685 0.8 S S 33 0.1 625 32.1 0.4 S S 47.7 0.1 19.8
38 Precision instruments and apparatus S S 3 - S S 880 S S 44.8 - S S 21.5
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 1,281 1.5 293 0.2 218 0.5 875 16.6 0.3 20.6 0.1 20.4 0.1 8.6
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 3,527 4.3 1,634 1.1 412 0.9 878 17.9 0.6 24 0.2 15.9 0.2 9.1
41 Waste and scrap 1,182 1.4 3,897 2.5 790 1.7 166 36.9 0.6 38.1 1.1 41.6 0.6 35.8
43 Mixed freight 5,666 6.8 1,966 1.3 485 1 757 29.3 1.5 27.8 0.3 26.9 0.2 18.2
99 Commodity Unknown S S - - S S 236 S S 48.3 - S S 29.7

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.