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 85,038 100 126,964 100 34,124 100 727 7 - 16.3 - 27 - 7.4
02 Cereal grains S S S S S S 55 S S S S S S 27.6
03 Other agricultural products S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec 621 0.7 S S 190 0.6 109 40.1 0.3 S S 37.6 0.6 49.8
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 2,828 3.3 1,174 0.9 235 0.7 139 31.4 1 24.9 0.4 14.5 0.3 22.4
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 1,270 1.5 253 0.2 123 0.4 S 34.7 0.8 41 0.2 44.3 0.4 S
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 5,141 6 4,145 3.3 1,210 3.5 73 31.4 2 28.7 1.2 25.1 1.5 23.3
08 Alcoholic beverages 850 1 1,068 0.8 S S 61 38.7 0.6 42 0.6 S S 23.1
09 Tobacco products 52 0.1 1 - - - 276 17.3 0.1 11.9 - 15.6 - 4.1
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
11 Natural sands S S S S S S 15 S S S S S S 29.9
12 Gravel and crushed stone 329 0.4 28,437 22.4 1,630 4.8 40 19.4 0.1 21.2 4 22 2.2 19
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec S S S S S S 178 S S S S S S 22.4
15 Nonagglomerated bituminous coal 2,517 3 44,068 34.7 17,873 52.4 250 47.7 1 43.3 6.9 48.1 9.8 20.6
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 566 0.7 847 0.7 44 0.1 37 26.7 0.2 29.5 0.4 47.8 - 15.3
18 Fuel oils 602 0.7 940 0.7 45 0.1 18 18.4 0.1 18.7 0.2 31.7 0.1 12.4
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 615 0.7 1,612 1.3 403 1.2 S 29.7 0.3 29.9 0.6 39.2 1.1 S
20 Basic chemicals 901 1.1 S S S S 721 42.7 0.4 S S S S 18.7
21 Pharmaceutical products 8,460 9.9 96 0.1 43 0.1 716 14.1 1.4 34.3 0.1 34.2 0.1 6.3
22 Fertilizers 16 - 12 - S S 279 47.4 - 37.7 - S S 45.5
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 1,270 1.5 427 0.3 191 0.6 389 22.3 0.4 35.2 0.1 28.1 0.2 23
24 Plastics and rubber 3,144 3.7 924 0.7 650 1.9 549 22.2 0.8 25 0.2 28.3 0.7 10.5
25 Logs and other wood in the rough S S S S S S 195 S S S S S S 30.2
26 Wood products 2,170 2.6 8,076 6.4 1,367 4 159 24.4 0.8 46.3 3.1 35.3 2.8 13.1
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard S S S S S S 462 S S S S S S 16.9
28 Paper or paperboard articles 682 0.8 303 0.2 105 0.3 589 27.1 0.2 34.6 0.1 43.9 0.2 21.2
29 Printed products 954 1.1 606 0.5 214 0.6 790 14.9 0.2 30.1 0.2 26.9 0.3 15.6
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 5,819 6.8 782 0.6 494 1.4 1,050 12.8 0.9 17.9 0.2 16.2 0.5 7.6
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 1,940 2.3 6,862 5.4 914 2.7 109 32.8 1 11.2 1.4 24.5 2 34.5
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 2,427 2.9 1,869 1.5 477 1.4 207 18.5 0.6 17.6 0.4 17.5 0.5 33.8
33 Articles of base metal 2,436 2.9 1,049 0.8 314 0.9 402 23.9 0.7 24.1 0.4 27.7 0.5 12.3
34 Machinery 3,285 3.9 447 0.4 407 1.2 250 17.5 0.8 28.1 0.1 48.1 0.6 23.5
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 6,015 7.1 474 0.4 S S 1,077 22.4 1.5 39.2 0.2 S S 9.9
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 8,329 9.8 1,694 1.3 1,181 3.5 784 27.4 1.9 25.5 0.3 29 1.4 12
37 Transportation equipment, nec 78 0.1 41 - 3 - 703 19.7 0.1 43.9 - 48.3 - 23.1
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 1,804 2.1 4 - 3 - 919 29.1 0.6 31.2 - 32.6 - 17.6
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 2,274 2.7 564 0.4 418 1.2 864 16.5 0.4 21.8 0.1 20.8 0.3 7.5
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 5,718 6.7 475 0.4 210 0.6 965 34.6 1.8 33 0.1 31.9 0.2 13.3
41 Waste and scrap 23 - 109 0.1 25 0.1 200 42 - 24.6 - 36.1 - 27.7
43 Mixed freight 5,776 6.8 1,857 1.5 403 1.2 196 37.3 2.4 33.9 0.5 38.2 0.7 20.3
99 Commodity Unknown S S S S S S 412 S S S S S S 32.4

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.