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 82,135 100 86,379 100 18,232 100 610 5.7 - 13.2 - 6.8 - 13.5
01 Live animals and live fish S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
02 Cereal grains S S S S 11 0.1 83 S S S S 50 0.1 18.6
03 Other agricultural products 749 0.9 1,111 1.3 S S 955 35.3 0.5 39.2 1.3 S S 24.2
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec 472 0.6 1,359 1.6 S S S 32.1 0.2 31.6 0.9 S S S
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 520 0.6 278 0.3 119 0.7 S 44.1 0.7 43 0.4 42.9 0.6 S
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 1,464 1.8 1,831 2.1 332 1.8 69 33.1 0.6 33 1.1 33.5 0.8 28.2
08 Alcoholic beverages 1,401 1.7 786 0.9 26 0.1 58 20.4 0.3 24.7 0.3 23.8 - 14.6
09 Tobacco products 59 0.1 2 - - - 75 34.8 0.1 32.6 - 34.6 - 21.4
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone 16 - S S S S S 39.3 - S S S S S
11 Natural sands 62 0.1 4,998 5.8 425 2.3 79 25.5 - 19.8 1.7 24 0.7 42.7
12 Gravel and crushed stone 191 0.2 17,209 19.9 680 3.7 40 14.3 0.1 17.6 4.8 33.9 1.7 37.2
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec 38 - 502 0.6 315 1.7 526 24.3 - 23.6 0.2 20.5 0.5 14.8
14 Metallic ores and concentrates S S S S S S 518 S S S S S S 6
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 964 1.2 1,391 1.6 115 0.6 61 35.1 0.7 29.2 0.9 25.2 0.2 16.7
18 Fuel oils 650 0.8 1,232 1.4 62 0.3 28 27.4 0.3 33.3 0.6 31.6 0.1 22.9
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 464 0.6 874 1 S S 39 26.2 0.2 42.1 0.4 S S 46.8
20 Basic chemicals 1,676 2 764 0.9 322 1.8 S 37.7 0.8 38.4 0.3 36.3 0.6 S
21 Pharmaceutical products 1,860 2.3 97 0.1 65 0.4 916 34.4 1 42.4 0.1 45.3 0.2 12.7
22 Fertilizers 115 0.1 262 0.3 S S 101 29.4 0.1 41.5 0.2 S S 20.8
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 1,153 1.4 332 0.4 147 0.8 1,006 19.1 0.3 10.6 0.1 20.9 0.2 21.5
24 Plastics and rubber 7,151 8.7 3,489 4 2,359 12.9 519 9.1 0.7 13.9 0.7 17.9 1.7 16.4
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 3,469 4.2 8,866 10.3 1,828 10 528 16.9 0.8 33.5 3.2 15.4 1.4 19.9
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 3,322 4 4,599 5.3 2,666 14.6 335 15.6 0.6 16.6 0.9 20.9 2.4 13
28 Paper or paperboard articles 1,925 2.3 948 1.1 502 2.8 S 27.3 0.7 26.2 0.3 32.3 0.9 S
29 Printed products S S 184 0.2 S S S S S 41.1 0.1 S S S
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 5,155 6.3 1,077 1.2 479 2.6 834 19.9 1.1 26.1 0.2 24 0.5 14.7
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 1,880 2.3 9,994 11.6 1,417 7.8 115 16.3 0.3 24.4 2.2 33.5 1.9 18.7
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 4,862 5.9 4,134 4.8 1,669 9.2 392 6 0.6 8.8 0.7 11.7 1.8 15.9
33 Articles of base metal 2,990 3.6 1,360 1.6 565 3.1 264 9 0.4 22.1 0.3 29.3 0.8 27.1
34 Machinery 4,729 5.8 490 0.6 272 1.5 454 16.3 0.8 23.4 0.1 31.4 0.4 20.5
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 4,830 5.9 403 0.5 303 1.7 366 15.2 0.8 25.3 0.2 26 0.5 31.1
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 4,668 5.7 936 1.1 S S 271 34.1 1.6 40.8 0.4 S S 39.3
37 Transportation equipment, nec 399 0.5 21 - 17 0.1 903 45.7 0.2 46.4 - 47.3 - 10.2
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 1,167 1.4 65 0.1 56 0.3 329 26.1 0.3 43.7 - 44.9 0.2 48.9
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 187 0.2 19 - 7 - 1,332 39.7 0.3 35.6 - 34.8 - 34.7
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 2,708 3.3 462 0.5 229 1.3 732 16.2 0.5 19.5 0.1 20.4 0.2 9.9
41 Waste and scrap 884 1.1 2,797 3.2 157 0.9 S 23.9 0.2 26.8 1.2 18.1 0.2 S
43 Mixed freight 15,370 18.7 1,858 2.2 290 1.6 190 19.4 3 16.9 0.5 16.1 0.3 27.8
99 Commodity Unknown S S S S S S 185 S S S S S S 31.7

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.