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 6,120 100 6,619 100 852 100 227 8.8 - 16.6 - 17.3 - 23.1
02 Cereal grains - - S S S S 18 22.8 - S S S S 30.9
03 Other agricultural products S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
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 275 4.5 78 1.2 33 3.9 49 25 1.5 35 2.3 44.4 2.7 35.3
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 168 2.7 73 1.1 S S 43 34 1 32.7 2 S S 43.7
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils S S 347 5.2 S S S S S 41.3 2.7 S S S
08 Alcoholic beverages 273 4.5 236 3.6 7 0.8 31 19.8 1 19.9 3.9 22.2 0.4 9.4
09 Tobacco products S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
11 Natural sands 13 0.2 1,677 25.3 101 11.9 60 29.8 0.1 32.3 7.9 35.3 6.6 14.9
12 Gravel and crushed stone 3 0.1 252 3.8 S S 50 45.3 0.1 47.6 2.1 S S 43.6
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec 8 0.1 334 5 11 1.3 36 36.7 0.1 36.2 2.3 36.7 0.8 9.3
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
18 Fuel oils 185 3 217 3.3 S S 18 41.9 1.5 42 2.1 S S 35.7
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 105 1.7 383 5.8 9 1.1 24 46.1 1.1 48.2 1.9 44.7 0.5 15.1
20 Basic chemicals 737 12 S S S S 771 39.7 5.7 S S S S 22.1
21 Pharmaceutical products 12 0.2 - - - - S 31.6 0.1 41.3 - 40.6 - S
22 Fertilizers 5 0.1 S S 2 0.2 S 7.2 0.2 S S 45.9 0.3 S
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 523 8.5 123 1.9 S S 566 36.8 4.3 35.1 1.3 S S 24.4
24 Plastics and rubber 616 10.1 161 2.4 71 8.3 S 28.8 2.3 44.6 1.5 48.4 3.9 S
25 Logs and other wood in the rough S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
26 Wood products 134 2.2 S S S S S 31.3 0.7 S S S S S
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard S S S S S S 616 S S S S S S 27.1
28 Paper or paperboard articles S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
29 Printed products 4 0.1 S S - - S 35.6 - S S 43.3 - S
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 128 2.1 16 0.2 9 1 924 30.9 0.7 33.5 0.1 44.6 0.3 14.6
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 182 3 856 12.9 42 4.9 362 26.9 1 28.4 2.2 24 1.2 27.8
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 48 0.8 22 0.3 1 0.1 422 31 0.3 31.6 0.1 47.4 0.1 28.9
33 Articles of base metal 253 4.1 S S S S 486 44 1.6 S S S S 23.1
34 Machinery S S S S 6 0.7 216 S S S S 45.3 0.4 43.8
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 329 5.4 18 0.3 6 0.7 S 30 1.9 24.8 0.1 35.3 0.3 S
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
37 Transportation equipment, nec 34 0.6 1 - S S 165 36.5 3.9 35.1 0.1 S S 38.8
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 27 0.4 S S S S 1,273 32.9 0.3 S S S S 19.6
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 14 0.2 S S S S S 41.2 0.2 S S S S S
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 129 2.1 9 0.1 6 0.7 664 18.6 0.4 32.8 0.1 19.1 0.4 18.1
41 Waste and scrap 53 0.9 242 3.7 21 2.4 S 40.5 1.1 40.7 2.3 26.7 1.9 S
43 Mixed freight 29 0.5 S S S S S 41.3 0.2 S S S S S
99 Commodity Unknown 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).

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.