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 250,064 100 274,454 100 48,008 100 565 9.4 - 9.8 - 11.6 - 12
01 Live animals and live fish S S S S S S 126 S S S S S S 40.4
02 Cereal grains S S S S S S 37 S S S S S S 27.1
03 Other agricultural products 1,346 0.5 1,248 0.5 299 0.6 91 29.6 0.2 30.2 0.1 38.3 0.4 23.4
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec 2,633 1.1 5,268 1.9 876 1.8 161 30.9 0.3 25.9 0.5 26.2 0.5 34.2
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 4,520 1.8 1,654 0.6 448 0.9 203 17.5 0.3 24.6 0.1 29.4 0.2 14.8
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 4,890 2 3,545 1.3 1,258 2.6 247 23.5 0.5 28.7 0.4 28 1.1 23.1
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 18,252 7.3 15,592 5.7 4,480 9.3 129 13.2 1 10 0.5 13.5 1.4 23.2
08 Alcoholic beverages 1,683 0.7 1,994 0.7 183 0.4 S 17.9 0.2 21.7 0.2 43.8 0.3 S
09 Tobacco products 583 0.2 34 - 3 - 48 19.7 0.1 29.3 - 33.4 - 25.4
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone 24 - S S S S 31 48.6 - S S S S 25.9
11 Natural sands 203 0.1 11,673 4.3 736 1.5 48 31.2 - 37.1 1.3 27.5 0.6 34.6
12 Gravel and crushed stone 467 0.2 55,288 20.1 1,685 3.5 S 25.3 - 26.3 5 25.5 0.9 S
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec 399 0.2 S S 919 1.9 S 39.9 0.1 S S 45.6 1.3 S
14 Metallic ores and concentrates S S S S S S 784 S S S S S S 23.1
15 Nonagglomerated bituminous coal 2,510 1 53,025 19.3 11,981 25 75 37.4 0.4 35.9 5.8 49.2 8.1 19.8
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 4,853 1.9 6,599 2.4 383 0.8 55 33.2 0.8 31.6 0.9 35.8 0.3 18.1
18 Fuel oils 5,066 2 7,997 2.9 396 0.8 19 18.9 0.5 18.5 0.7 30 0.2 12.5
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 1,795 0.7 8,528 3.1 897 1.9 57 16.5 0.2 17.9 0.7 26.8 0.6 18.7
20 Basic chemicals 4,008 1.6 S S 798 1.7 304 17.8 0.3 S S 42.1 1 47
21 Pharmaceutical products 11,646 4.7 S S 332 0.7 590 31.2 1.4 S S 36.4 0.3 16.6
22 Fertilizers S S S S 57 0.1 S S S S S 35.5 0.1 S
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 6,374 2.5 1,782 0.6 548 1.1 251 22.6 0.5 27.3 0.2 30.7 0.3 29.7
24 Plastics and rubber 10,239 4.1 4,598 1.7 1,860 3.9 392 10.7 0.5 15.5 0.3 18.1 1.1 14.8
25 Logs and other wood in the rough 237 0.1 343 0.1 S S 215 24.9 - 22.9 - S S 19.6
26 Wood products 6,002 2.4 6,980 2.5 2,164 4.5 218 11.9 0.3 17.2 0.4 18.9 0.9 25.4
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 3,142 1.3 3,201 1.2 1,090 2.3 158 24.8 0.5 29.5 0.5 37.6 0.7 37
28 Paper or paperboard articles 4,949 2 2,793 1 997 2.1 292 23 0.5 26.2 0.3 27.8 0.8 18.8
29 Printed products 7,683 3.1 4,228 1.5 2,280 4.8 912 16.4 0.4 32.2 0.4 40 1.4 15.9
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather S S S S S S 822 S S S S S S 7.4
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 1,274 0.5 3,339 1.2 404 0.8 287 24.6 0.1 27 0.3 30.1 0.2 31.2
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 9,532 3.8 6,124 2.2 2,104 4.4 367 9.1 0.4 6.9 0.3 19.4 0.9 15.6
33 Articles of base metal 11,231 4.5 3,541 1.3 1,364 2.8 398 11.9 0.4 21.1 0.3 17.9 0.8 14.1
34 Machinery 11,390 4.6 1,202 0.4 697 1.5 440 12.6 0.6 17.7 0.1 19.5 0.3 11.7
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 14,622 5.8 705 0.3 536 1.1 615 13.3 0.9 17.1 0.1 29.8 0.3 8.9
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 13,007 5.2 1,548 0.6 742 1.5 188 10.9 0.6 19.7 0.1 10 0.3 37.4
37 Transportation equipment, nec 3,476 1.4 258 0.1 143 0.3 736 44.3 0.7 45.4 - 42.8 0.1 12.6
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 2,968 1.2 67 - 44 0.1 732 29.1 0.2 31.1 - 38.5 - 16.4
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 3,642 1.5 703 0.3 381 0.8 588 25.7 0.5 29.4 0.1 36.2 0.4 11.1
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 12,853 5.1 2,992 1.1 1,403 2.9 936 21.6 1.3 23.5 0.3 29.3 1.4 9.7
41 Waste and scrap 1,988 0.8 S S 604 1.3 S 35.3 0.3 S S 41.8 0.7 S
43 Mixed freight 26,838 10.7 6,626 2.4 1,032 2.1 221 12.1 1.6 14.9 0.4 15.8 0.6 21.4
99 Commodity Unknown 23 - S S S S S 30.3 - 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.