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 6,120 100 6,619 100 852 100 227 8.8 - 16.6 - 17.3 - 23.1
Single modes 5,483 89.6 6,073 91.7 724 85 91 10 2.3 15.5 4 17.8 5.1 18.3
Truck6 5,478 89.5 6,072 91.7 724 85 88 9.9 2.3 15.5 4 17.8 5.1 17.9
For-hire truck 2,920 47.7 2,266 34.2 536 62.9 578 14.9 4.2 22.1 6.4 23.9 6.9 8.8
Private truck 2,558 41.8 3,807 57.5 188 22.1 33 13 4.4 19.3 6.6 20.1 5.1 8.5
Air (incl truck and air) 5 0.1 - - - - 1,775 43.9 - 45 - 39.7 - 18
Multiple modes 571 9.3 66 1 108 12.7 735 19.4 2.3 32.3 0.4 39.6 4 11
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 369 6 9 0.1 6 0.8 732 15.3 1.1 16.5 0.1 25.5 0.2 11.1
Truck and rail 168 2.8 56 0.8 102 11.9 2,462 26.6 1.5 26.4 0.6 32.6 5.4 15.2
Truck and water S S 1 - - - S S S 46.4 - 32.7 0.1 S
Rail and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 66 1.1 S S S S S 35.3 0.4 S S S S S

SCTG2 02, Cereal grains

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 S S S S 18 22.8 - S S S S 30.9
Single modes - 100 S S S S 18 22.8 - S S S S 30.9
Truck6 - 100 S S S S 18 22.8 - S S S S 30.9
Private truck - 100 S S S S 18 22.8 - S S S S 30.9

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 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 277 S S S S S S 42.1
Private truck 45 13.1 S S S S 49 32.9 17 S S S S 12.9
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

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 128 99.7 S S S S 58 49.9 0.2 S S S S 37.4
Truck6 128 99.7 S S S S 58 49.9 0.2 S S S S 37.4
Private truck 128 99.7 S S S S 58 49.9 0.2 S S S S 37.4
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 275 100 78 100 33 100 49 25 - 35 - 44.4 - 35.3
Single modes 275 100 78 100 33 100 49 25 - 35 - 44.4 - 35.3
Truck6 275 100 78 100 33 100 49 25 - 35 - 44.4 - 35.3
For-hire truck 66 24.1 36 45.9 29 88.2 S 22.7 14.9 15 19.2 32.9 8.3 S
Private truck 208 75.9 42 54 S S S 28.3 8.8 42.5 14.4 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 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 168 100 73 100 S S 43 34 - 32.7 - S S 43.7
Single modes 168 100 73 100 S S 43 34 0.1 32.7 - S S 44.1
Truck6 168 100 73 100 S S 43 34 0.1 32.7 - S S 44.1
For-hire truck 121 72 48 65.1 S S 278 38.4 14.8 37.1 14.4 S S 29.7
Private truck 47 28 25 34.9 3 15.2 S 28.5 16.6 26.8 15.4 30.9 19.7 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 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 S S 347 100 S S S S S 41.3 - S S S
Single modes S S 335 96.4 S S 39 S S 42.1 2.1 S S 45.7
Truck6 S S 335 96.4 S S 39 S S 42.1 2.1 S S 45.7
For-hire truck S S S S S S 513 S S S S S S 38.3
Private truck 211 33.8 S S S S 33 42.2 17.1 S S S S 23.9
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 - - - - 446 S S 38.3 0.3 48.3 9.2 23
Truck and rail 57 9.2 13 3.6 S S 2,418 22.5 19.2 9.9 11.9 S S 28.9

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 273 100 236 100 7 100 31 19.8 - 19.9 - 22.2 - 9.4
Single modes 273 100 236 100 7 100 31 19.8 - 19.9 - 22.2 - 9.4
Truck6 273 100 236 100 7 100 31 19.8 - 19.9 - 22.2 - 9.4
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 273 99.8 236 100 7 99.9 31 19.9 0.2 19.9 0.1 22.3 0.3 9.4

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 S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S 96 S S S S S S 6
Truck6 S S S S S S 96 S S S S S S 6
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
Other and unknown modes 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 13 100 1,677 100 101 100 60 29.8 - 32.3 - 35.3 - 14.9
Single modes 13 100 1,677 100 101 100 60 29.8 - 32.3 - 35.3 - 14.9
Truck6 13 100 1,677 100 101 100 60 29.8 - 32.3 - 35.3 - 14.9
For-hire truck 6 46.1 801 47.8 40 40 51 38.1 12.4 41.7 11.6 36.5 16.2 30.1
Private truck 7 53.9 875 52.2 61 60 69 32.3 11.6 35.3 11.1 38.7 14.6 20.3

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 3 100 252 100 S S 50 45.3 - 47.6 - S S 43.6
Single modes 3 99.3 251 99.5 S S 50 42.2 0.4 44.7 0.3 S S 48.3
Truck6 3 99.3 251 99.5 S S 50 42.2 0.4 44.7 0.3 S S 48.3
For-hire truck 1 24.4 60 23.7 4 33.8 80 11 13.4 12.1 17.5 19.4 13.5 25.4
Private truck 2 74.8 S S S S S 46.9 10.7 S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 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 8 100 334 100 11 100 36 36.7 - 36.2 - 36.7 - 9.3
Single modes 8 99.1 333 100 11 100 36 36.9 0.7 36.2 1.4 36.7 1.6 10.6
Truck6 8 99.1 333 100 11 100 36 36.9 0.7 36.2 1.4 36.7 1.6 10.6
For-hire truck 2 24.5 172 51.6 5 46.2 32 32.8 16.9 27.1 5.9 22.6 3.4 24.9
Private truck 6 74.6 161 48.4 6 53.8 40 46.4 12.1 33.2 12.9 34.5 11 10.2
Other and unknown modes 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 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 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 185 100 217 100 S S 18 41.9 - 42 - S S 35.7
Single modes 185 100 217 100 S S 18 41.9 - 42 - S S 35.7
Truck6 185 100 217 100 S S 18 41.9 - 42 - S S 35.7
Private truck 185 100 217 100 S S 18 41.9 - 42 - S S 35.7

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 105 100 383 100 9 100 24 46.1 - 48.2 - 44.7 - 15.1
Single modes 105 100 383 100 9 100 24 46.1 - 48.2 - 44.7 - 15.1
Truck6 105 100 383 100 9 100 24 46.1 - 48.2 - 44.7 - 15.1
Private truck 105 100 383 100 9 100 24 46.1 - 48.2 - 44.7 - 15.1

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 737 100 S S S S 771 39.7 - S S S S 22.1
Single modes 710 96.3 S S S S 681 34.1 1.1 S S S S 27.6
Truck6 710 96.3 S S S S 681 34.1 1.1 S S S S 27.6
For-hire truck 667 90.4 S S S S 952 37.6 15.8 S S S S 8.7
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 966 S S S S S S 16.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 969 S S S S S S 16.2
Rail and water 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 12 100 - 100 - 100 S 31.6 - 41.3 - 40.6 - S
Single modes 9 72.5 - 76.2 - 89.3 S 27.5 5.3 45.3 10.6 41.9 11 S
Truck6 9 72.5 - 76.2 - 89.3 S 27.5 5.3 45.3 10.6 41.9 11 S
For-hire truck 8 67.7 - 74.8 - 89.3 729 29.4 4.3 43.6 11.5 39 12.9 28.6
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 3 24.4 S S S S 298 31.5 12.6 S S S S 47.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 3 24.4 S S S S 298 31.5 12.6 S S S S 47.8
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 8 S S S S S S 11.7

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 5 100 S S 2 100 S 7.2 - S S 45.9 - S
Single modes S S S S S S 61 S S S S S S 19.4
Truck6 S S S S S S 61 S S S S S S 19.4
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
Other and unknown modes 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 523 100 123 100 S S 566 36.8 - 35.1 - S S 24.4
Single modes 441 84.4 108 87.9 86 67 495 31.3 13.9 26.8 14.1 36.4 15.9 21.7
Truck6 441 84.4 108 87.9 86 67 495 31.3 13.9 26.8 14.1 36.4 15.9 21.7
For-hire truck 436 83.5 108 87.3 86 67 660 27.1 5.7 21.7 5.4 32.8 14.3 9.6
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 633 S S S S S S 25.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S 1 0.7 S S 617 S S 36.7 18.6 S S 25.4
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S - 0.3 - - 12 S S 42.2 0.7 45.9 - 31

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 616 100 161 100 71 100 S 28.8 - 44.6 - 48.4 - S
Single modes 520 84.5 129 80 40 55.8 S 27.1 9.2 41.1 9.6 38.7 11.6 S
Truck6 519 84.2 129 80 40 55.7 S 27.3 9.1 41.1 9.5 38.7 11.5 S
For-hire truck 324 52.7 79 48.9 31 43.3 583 23.5 7.8 32.8 9 28.6 12.9 17.2
Private truck 194 31.6 S S S S S 44.3 9.4 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 84 13.7 S S S S 669 46.4 9.4 S S S S 11.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 29 4.7 1 0.6 1 1 663 25.9 10.2 28.7 10.3 27.8 10.5 11.8
Truck and rail S S S S 30 42.1 1,487 S S S S 48.2 13.4 45.2
Truck and water 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 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 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 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 134 100 S S S S S 31.3 - S S S S S
Single modes 132 98.9 S S S S 221 30.1 3.8 S S S S 41.1
Truck6 132 98.9 S S S S 221 30.1 3.8 S S S S 41.1
For-hire truck S S S S S S 904 S S S S S S 46.1
Private truck 115 86 S S S S 48 33 9.1 S S S S 15.7
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 33 S S S S S S 38.4

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 S S S S S S 616 S S S S S S 27.1
Single modes S S S S S S 744 S S S S S S 39.9
Truck6 S S S S S S 744 S S S S S S 39.9
For-hire truck 70 89.1 S S S S 951 48.1 5.2 S S S S 3.1
Private truck S S S S S S 41 S S S S S S 11.3
Multiple modes S S S S S S 568 S S S S S S 26.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 568 S S S S S S 26.3
Other and unknown modes 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 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes 42 99.5 21 99.8 1 99.5 49 40.2 0.5 44.9 0.3 42.8 4.9 21.4
Truck6 42 99.5 21 99.8 1 99.5 49 40.2 0.5 44.9 0.3 42.8 4.9 21.4
Private truck 42 99.5 21 99.8 1 99.5 49 40.2 0.5 44.9 0.3 42.8 4.9 21.4
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 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 4 100 S S - 100 S 35.6 - S S 43.3 - 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 9 S S S S S S 14
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S - 1.1 S S S S S 39.6 1.7 S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 854 S S S S S S 42.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 854 S S S S S S 42.1

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 128 100 16 100 9 100 924 30.9 - 33.5 - 44.6 - 14.6
Single modes 99 77.1 15 91.6 8 88.7 827 27.9 6.5 30.9 5.3 43.7 16.9 24.5
Truck6 98 76.7 15 91.3 8 88.2 757 27.8 6.4 31 5.2 46.2 16.8 24.4
For-hire truck 35 27.3 5 33.2 5 60 891 43.6 11.8 44.6 11.9 39.7 12.9 27.3
Private truck 63 49.4 9 58.1 S S S 37.2 8.8 37.2 10.1 S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,584 S S S S S S 28.4
Multiple modes 27 20.9 1 6.1 1 7.7 1,022 37.2 15 24.8 17.2 26.2 17.4 13.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 27 20.9 1 6.1 1 7.7 1,022 37.2 15 24.8 17.2 26.2 17.4 13.2
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 182 100 856 100 42 100 362 26.9 - 28.4 - 24 - 27.8
Single modes 152 83.5 852 99.6 41 97.7 93 32.8 6.5 28.5 0.2 24.6 2 28.3
Truck6 152 83.5 852 99.6 41 97.7 93 32.8 6.5 28.5 0.2 24.6 2 28.3
For-hire truck S S S S 22 52.5 255 S S S S 22.1 9.7 41.4
Private truck 99 54.5 537 62.8 19 45.2 34 22.5 7.1 21.5 10.5 22.2 10.7 15.1
Multiple modes 28 15.4 1 0.1 1 1.8 908 38.1 10.4 35.6 0.1 39.9 3.5 22.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 28 15.4 1 0.1 1 1.8 908 38.1 10.4 35.6 0.1 39.9 3.5 22.5
Other and unknown modes 2 1.1 3 0.3 S S 16 45.8 3.3 46.1 0.4 S S 46.9

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 48 100 22 100 1 100 422 31 - 31.6 - 47.4 - 28.9
Single modes 31 64.2 18 81.7 S S S 32.3 9.9 37.6 9.3 S S S
Truck6 31 64.2 18 81.7 S S S 32.3 9.9 37.6 9.3 S S S
For-hire truck S S S S - 2.8 391 S S S S 37.8 14.5 6.3
Private truck 27 57 18 81.3 S S 23 36.7 12.6 36.4 10.4 S S 41.9
Multiple modes 8 17 - 0.5 - 7 779 40.6 5.6 34.1 4 41 10.7 24.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 8 17 - 0.5 - 7 779 40.6 5.6 34.1 4 41 10.7 24.9
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 18 S S S S S S 40.1

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 253 100 S S S S 486 44 - S S S S 23.1
Single modes S S S S S S 191 S S S S S S 40.3
Truck6 S S S S S S 191 S S S S S S 36.7
For-hire truck 168 66.3 S S S S 661 48.5 17.1 S S S S 19.7
Private truck 40 15.9 S S 1 1.5 39 42.8 13.7 S S 36.4 18.4 20.2
Air (incl truck and air) S S - - - - 605 S S 41.3 0.3 39.7 0.6 16
Multiple modes S S S S S S 866 S S S S S S 16.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 866 S S S S S S 16.5
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 18 S S S S S S 24.3

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 S S S S 6 100 216 S S S S 45.3 - 43.8
Single modes S S S S 6 94 96 S S S S 47.3 10.8 38.9
Truck6 S S S S 6 93.7 94 S S S S 47.5 11 37.8
For-hire truck S S 7 23.2 5 73.6 644 S S 41.7 16.4 43.7 12.5 18.6
Private truck S S S S S S 54 S S S S S S 19.8
Air (incl truck and air) 1 0.4 S S S S S 34.9 2.2 S S S S S
Multiple modes 34 9.4 1 2 S S 475 44.7 5.6 41.3 7.5 S S 23.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 34 9.4 1 2 S S 475 44.7 5.6 41.3 7.5 S S 23.6
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S 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 329 100 18 100 6 100 S 30 - 24.8 - 35.3 - S
Single modes 294 89.3 17 95.7 6 98 S 33.5 6.2 26.2 2.7 36 9.4 S
Truck6 294 89.3 17 95.7 6 98 S 33.5 6.2 26.2 2.7 36 9.4 S
For-hire truck 103 31.3 9 47.2 6 94 970 28.6 15.4 31.2 16 32.1 12.3 15.1
Private truck 191 58 9 48.5 S S 14 45.6 11.8 41.4 14.6 S S 34.1
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 25 7.6 - 1.3 - 1.9 646 39.5 6.9 26.9 0.8 32.5 8.8 34
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 25 7.6 - 1.3 - 1.9 646 39.5 6.9 26.9 0.8 32.5 8.8 34
Other and unknown modes 10 3.1 1 3 - 0.1 S 46.1 3 43.4 4.4 40.6 3 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 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 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 34 100 1 100 S S 165 36.5 - 35.1 - S S 38.8
Multiple modes 34 100 1 100 S S 165 36.5 - 35.1 - S S 38.8
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other multiple 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 27 100 S S S S 1,273 32.9 - S S S S 19.6
Single modes S S S S S S 1,339 S S S S S S 43.1
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S 474 S S S S S S 48.8
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 S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 24 87.8 S S S S 1,268 26.3 5.3 S S S S 15.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 24 87.8 S S S S 1,268 26.3 5.3 S S S S 15.3

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 14 100 S S S S S 41.2 - S S S S S
Single modes 11 78 - 85 S S S 48.4 13.1 49.7 7.5 S S S
Truck6 11 78 - 85 S S S 48.4 13.1 49.7 7.5 S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S - 56.6 S S S S S 48 12.6 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 129 100 9 100 6 100 664 18.6 - 32.8 - 19.1 - 18.1
Single modes 37 28.6 6 74.2 4 73.8 S 44.1 12.1 42.1 10.4 27.7 10.7 S
Truck6 37 28.6 6 74.2 4 73.7 S 44.1 12.1 42.2 10.4 27.8 10.6 S
For-hire truck 15 11.4 4 40.9 4 72.7 861 32.6 8.9 41.5 11.9 28 13.2 22.1
Private truck S S S S S S 27 S S S S S S 20.4
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 84 65.2 2 21 1 22 716 17.1 9.9 28.9 12 32.4 11.5 14.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 84 65.2 2 21 1 22 716 17.1 9.9 28.9 12 32.4 11.5 14.5
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 53 100 242 100 21 100 S 40.5 - 40.7 - 26.7 - S
Single modes 53 100 242 100 21 100 S 40.5 - 40.7 - 26.7 - S
Truck6 53 100 242 100 21 100 S 40.5 - 40.7 - 26.7 - S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 51 96.4 234 96.6 16 75.7 66 43.7 19.2 43.7 19.3 42.4 19.8 14.9

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 29 100 S S S S S 41.3 - S S S S S
Single modes 24 84.9 6 96.9 S S S 39.1 5.2 49.9 1.9 S S S
Truck6 24 84.8 6 96.9 S S S 39 5.2 49.9 1.9 S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S 1,855 S S S S S S 45.3
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 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 24 S S S S S S 5.5
Truck6 S S S S S S 24 S S S S S S 5.5
Private truck S S S S S S 24 S S S S S S 5.5
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

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.