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 35,191 100 94,149 100 23,565 100 298 10.2 - 15.5 - 10.6 - 12.6
01 Live animals and live fish S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
02 Cereal grains 759 2.2 4,057 4.3 957 4.1 103 25.7 0.8 22.9 1.7 34.1 2.2 18.8
03 Other agricultural products 94 0.3 591 0.6 155 0.7 191 35 0.2 46.3 0.6 44.5 0.6 43.1
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec 796 2.3 2,990 3.2 434 1.8 S 28 0.8 32.5 1.4 31.1 0.8 S
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 2,849 8.1 2,608 2.8 837 3.6 S 34.5 2.1 47.9 0.6 38.3 1 S
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 147 0.4 438 0.5 254 1.1 S 34.3 0.3 40.8 0.5 42.7 1.2 S
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 426 1.2 602 0.6 69 0.3 S 16.2 0.3 40.4 0.4 30.3 0.1 S
08 Alcoholic beverages 151 0.4 S S 6 - 64 43.8 0.6 S S 49.1 - 39.7
09 Tobacco products 147 0.4 4 - 1 - 135 26.4 0.2 34.9 - 27.3 - 50
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone 41 0.1 296 0.3 193 0.8 600 28.1 0.2 29.1 0.6 38.5 1.6 35.6
11 Natural sands 129 0.4 6,936 7.4 1,086 4.6 115 23.7 0.1 29.2 3.1 34.3 1.5 36.3
12 Gravel and crushed stone 167 0.5 29,771 31.6 4,617 19.6 97 19.6 0.1 22.5 3.2 34.4 5.7 35.4
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec S S 5,238 5.6 1,577 6.7 278 S S 35.3 3.4 28.2 2.3 33.2
15 Nonagglomerated bituminous coal 43 0.1 1,495 1.6 S S 77 20 0.1 15.8 1.1 S S 33.6
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 3,845 10.9 5,425 5.8 447 1.9 52 32.1 2.9 31.9 1.8 41.6 0.7 29.1
18 Fuel oils 4,229 12 6,973 7.4 593 2.5 46 39.2 3.6 39.2 2.1 40.8 1.1 40.5
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 2,789 7.9 5,999 6.4 3,187 13.5 121 39.5 2.2 36.3 1.6 40.7 3.7 18.3
20 Basic chemicals 567 1.6 S S 561 2.4 S 32 0.5 S S 47 1.2 S
21 Pharmaceutical products S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
22 Fertilizers 978 2.8 3,441 3.7 1,676 7.1 S 20.9 0.8 14.7 0.7 20.4 1.4 S
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 326 0.9 169 0.2 46 0.2 195 28.7 0.3 32.8 0.1 44.5 0.1 48.5
24 Plastics and rubber 2,371 6.7 746 0.8 673 2.9 368 25.5 2.2 26.3 0.3 28.1 1 24.3
25 Logs and other wood in the rough 30 0.1 115 0.1 56 0.2 603 34 0.1 33.4 0.2 33.9 0.4 23.7
26 Wood products 198 0.6 618 0.7 235 1 387 31.2 0.3 38.2 0.4 41.6 0.6 22.8
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 1,051 3 2,959 3.1 2,461 10.4 693 39.4 1.5 35.1 1.5 37 5.2 8.5
28 Paper or paperboard articles 708 2 359 0.4 222 0.9 388 26.9 0.4 26.1 0.1 34.8 0.3 20.5
29 Printed products 164 0.5 88 0.1 75 0.3 S 26.9 0.3 33.6 0.1 41.8 0.2 S
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather S S S S S S 1,004 S S S S S S 6.7
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 877 2.5 7,562 8 1,822 7.7 166 24.7 0.4 22 1.1 33.2 2.4 24.5
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 639 1.8 446 0.5 233 1 429 35.5 0.8 36.6 0.1 46 0.4 18.6
33 Articles of base metal 1,010 2.9 368 0.4 142 0.6 389 16.9 0.7 16.7 0.1 16.5 0.1 15.1
34 Machinery 2,700 7.7 213 0.2 146 0.6 650 20.1 2.1 18 0.1 16.9 0.1 14
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 1,396 4 63 0.1 36 0.2 821 25.6 1.3 27.8 - 27 - 14.5
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 445 1.3 46 - 34 0.1 918 40.9 0.4 47.8 - 39.6 0.1 9.6
37 Transportation equipment, nec S S S S S S 762 S S S S S S 39.4
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 162 0.5 3 - 3 - 861 37.5 0.4 26.5 - 28.5 - 25.8
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 320 0.9 44 - 18 0.1 366 30.2 0.4 29.1 - 29.5 - 29.5
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 826 2.3 363 0.4 212 0.9 704 34 1 27.6 0.2 43.2 0.5 13.1
41 Waste and scrap S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
43 Mixed freight 2,774 7.9 1,142 1.2 251 1.1 192 21.2 2.1 28.9 0.4 24.8 0.4 39.7
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.