Table 5. Shipment Characteristics by Commodity Group for Metropolitan Area of Origin: 2007

Table 5. Shipment Characteristics by Commodity Group 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 179,669 100 226,291 100 45,488 100 396 7.2 - 7.8 - 8.1 - 6.1
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 6,943 3.9 21,304 9.4 6,075 13.4 170 11.3 0.4 8.4 0.9 15.7 1.9 34.1
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 13,851 7.7 13,828 6.1 4,459 9.8 162 10.9 0.8 12.4 0.9 11.3 1.1 29.3
10-14 Stones, nonmetallic minerals, and metallic ores 1,785 1 48,176 21.3 2,605 5.7 42 42.9 0.5 31 4.5 41 2.8 26.6
15-19 Coal and petroleum products 21,274 11.8 69,015 30.5 7,292 16 80 31.1 3 18.3 4.5 34 3.6 22.3
20-24 Basic chemicals, chemical, and pharmaceutical products 30,749 17.1 15,491 6.8 6,677 14.7 322 17.3 2.5 14.9 0.9 20.4 3.1 11.8
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 8,954 5 5,644 2.5 1,403 3.1 582 13.1 0.9 17.5 0.5 13.5 0.7 13
31-34 Base metal and machinery 46,025 25.6 35,342 15.6 13,159 28.9 434 7 1.9 7 1.2 15.2 2.7 7.8
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 29,651 16.5 5,424 2.4 1,825 4 573 17.9 1.5 11.2 0.4 8.5 0.3 10
39-43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products 20,436 11.4 12,066 5.3 1,993 4.4 419 11.6 1.4 9.3 0.9 16.4 0.8 12.2
99 Commodity Unknown 1 - - - S S 222 46 - 38.1 - S S 48.3

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, Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV (DC part) by Coal and petroleum products (15-19) has no data for any shipment characteristic therefore 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.