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 179,669 100 226,291 100 45,488 100 396 7.2 - 7.8 - 8.1 - 6.1
01 Live animals and live fish 71 - 53 - 16 - 199 39.4 - 47.3 - 42.1 - 24.8
02 Cereal grains 1,885 1 12,660 5.6 4,023 8.8 S 13.2 0.1 13.6 0.7 20.8 1.8 S
03 Other agricultural products 1,123 0.6 2,731 1.2 593 1.3 153 26.7 0.2 30.7 0.3 38.6 0.4 25.6
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec 1,922 1.1 5,250 2.3 1,318 2.9 85 22.7 0.2 18.3 0.5 25.1 0.8 44.4
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 1,942 1.1 610 0.3 126 0.3 296 31.7 0.3 31.7 0.1 41.9 0.1 41
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 3,100 1.7 2,382 1.1 874 1.9 390 19.7 0.4 37.1 0.5 22.9 0.5 24.4
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 9,673 5.4 10,852 4.8 3,568 7.8 193 20.5 1 15.4 0.8 13.4 1.1 28.2
08 Alcoholic beverages 765 0.4 589 0.3 17 - 27 26.6 0.6 3 0.3 14 0.1 7.5
09 Tobacco products 313 0.2 6 - - - 41 38 0.1 46.1 - 29.6 - 27.6
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
11 Natural sands 35 - 3,123 1.4 135 0.3 S 25.4 - 45.6 0.7 37.6 0.1 S
12 Gravel and crushed stone 260 0.1 34,288 15.2 S S 38 38 0.1 34.4 3.4 S S 29.3
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec S S 10,117 4.5 668 1.5 51 S S 44.4 1.9 43.8 1 22.8
14 Metallic ores and concentrates 1,217 0.7 S S S S S 48.4 0.6 S S S S S
15 Nonagglomerated bituminous coal 982 0.5 35,272 15.6 2,791 6.1 98 25.1 0.2 25.3 3.8 29 1.7 12.3
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 9,135 5.1 12,692 5.6 594 1.3 35 21.4 1 20.1 1.3 21.4 0.2 22.4
18, Fuel oils 4,774 2.7 7,685 3.4 547 1.2 34 31.2 0.8 30.9 0.8 40 0.4 23.3
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec S S 13,367 5.9 S S 112 S S 42.7 2.2 S S 23
20 Basic chemicals 1,669 0.9 2,655 1.2 977 2.1 S 21.3 0.2 32.3 0.5 25.7 0.6 S
21 Pharmaceutical products S S 146 0.1 S S 217 S S 34.4 - S S 30.2
22 Fertilizers 651 0.4 1,737 0.8 230 0.5 92 19.1 0.1 19.5 0.2 15.8 0.1 17.4
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 6,729 3.7 5,385 2.4 3,080 6.8 551 38.2 1.4 36.9 0.8 42.4 3 13.2
24 Plastics and rubber 15,267 8.5 5,569 2.5 2,360 5.2 444 12 0.9 11.2 0.3 8.6 0.6 12.1
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 1,860 1 2,712 1.2 658 1.4 183 18.2 0.3 29.6 0.4 24.6 0.5 10.7
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 670 0.4 913 0.4 300 0.7 418 29.4 0.1 25.3 0.1 25.3 0.2 27.1
28 Paper or paperboard articles 1,451 0.8 1,003 0.4 221 0.5 388 20.4 0.2 26.4 0.1 23.8 0.1 24
29 Printed products 2,106 1.2 356 0.2 143 0.3 644 23.9 0.3 28.1 - 22.3 0.1 16.8
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 2,764 1.5 154 0.1 71 0.2 741 36.8 0.7 23.1 - 15.2 - 9.6
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 3,846 2.1 12,150 5.4 2,630 5.8 310 8.5 0.2 20.1 1 10.3 0.8 15.9
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 16,704 9.3 15,482 6.8 5,580 12.3 305 11 1.2 12.4 0.9 18.4 1.5 6.4
33 Articles of base metal 9,896 5.5 5,494 2.4 3,768 8.3 422 13 0.8 19.4 0.5 31.2 2.2 10
34 Machinery 15,580 8.7 2,216 1 1,180 2.6 535 13.2 1 15.9 0.1 24.8 0.7 10.2
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 7,047 3.9 547 0.2 256 0.6 581 30.2 1 31.8 0.1 31.8 0.2 12.3
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 21,516 12 4,790 2.1 1,530 3.4 586 25.2 1.8 13.6 0.4 11.8 0.4 15
37 Transportation equipment, nec 426 0.2 77 - 30 0.1 582 43.3 0.3 44.7 0.1 44.7 0.2 25.9
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 662 0.4 10 - 8 - 497 34.2 0.1 35.3 - 44.9 - 27.1
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 2,454 1.4 596 0.3 S S 574 28.4 0.4 46.2 0.1 S S 14.8
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 6,797 3.8 1,951 0.9 436 1 574 15.2 0.6 34 0.2 16.2 0.2 13
41 Waste and scrap 1,503 0.8 5,743 2.5 476 1 85 22.4 0.2 24.2 0.9 28.9 0.5 41.6
43 Mixed freight 9,683 5.4 3,777 1.7 677 1.5 120 19.4 1 18.4 0.4 19.8 0.3 15.5
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, 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.