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 70,096 100 105,817 100 32,957 100 1,370 9.2 - 10.9 - 18.2 - 18.6
01 Live animals and live fish 188 0.3 137 0.1 7 - 48 31 0.3 10.9 0.1 19.6 - 15.8
02 Cereal grains S S 10,704 10.1 S S 118 S S 48.6 2.8 S S 30.5
03 Other agricultural products 2,827 4 4,002 3.8 3,482 10.6 S 24.5 1 22.5 1.2 27.6 2.6 S
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec S S 1,539 1.5 S S 299 S S 44.4 0.5 S S 49.2
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 2,977 4.2 1,184 1.1 729 2.2 712 31.1 1.3 27.9 0.4 34.4 1.1 21.9
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products S S 405 0.4 114 0.3 887 S S 49.7 0.4 37.8 0.2 33.2
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 4,937 7 5,901 5.6 2,897 8.8 640 13 1 27.2 1.4 23.1 1.5 29.4
08 Alcoholic beverages 907 1.3 471 0.4 S S 211 29.4 0.6 20.9 0.2 S S 48.8
09 Tobacco products 148 0.2 4 - S S 47 30.4 0.1 34.6 - S S 26.6
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone 66 0.1 S S S S 13 14.9 0.1 S S S S 44.7
11 Natural sands 85 0.1 4,316 4.1 852 2.6 S 28.3 0.1 36.8 1.9 48.1 1.1 S
12 Gravel and crushed stone 241 0.3 22,678 21.4 656 2 23 28.5 0.1 30 5.6 27.9 0.9 41.9
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
14 Metallic ores and concentrates 463 0.7 156 0.1 9 - S 48.9 0.6 30.6 0.1 43.7 - S
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 7,062 10.1 10,550 10 S S S 30.2 2.2 32.5 2.6 S S S
18 Fuel oils 3,365 4.8 5,675 5.4 S S 36 42.7 1.5 38.8 2.1 S S 47.9
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 1,934 2.8 2,433 2.3 S S S 46.4 0.9 31 0.7 S S S
20 Basic chemicals 697 1 839 0.8 S S S 32.3 0.4 47.8 0.3 S S S
21 Pharmaceutical products 679 1 S S S S 1,678 32.5 0.3 S S S S 20.2
22 Fertilizers 304 0.4 1,202 1.1 328 1 S 32.1 0.1 28.1 0.3 32.5 0.4 S
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 916 1.3 250 0.2 74 0.2 309 23.2 0.3 32 0.1 39.9 0.1 35.6
24 Plastics and rubber 1,148 1.6 298 0.3 194 0.6 1,283 19 0.4 25.7 0.1 28.1 0.2 18.2
25 Logs and other wood in the rough 180 0.3 S S S S 347 49.5 0.3 S S S S 30.6
26 Wood products 3,484 5 11,323 10.7 6,957 21.1 1,861 18.5 0.7 30.9 3.7 25.2 4.5 24.6
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 2,722 3.9 4,327 4.1 3,188 9.7 439 18.2 1 20.5 1.1 16.9 2.9 16.9
28 Paper or paperboard articles 1,158 1.7 976 0.9 S S S 34.1 0.5 29.2 0.3 S S S
29 Printed products 254 0.4 97 0.1 9 - S 33.9 0.1 43.3 - 38.3 - S
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather S S 66 0.1 S S 1,891 S S 44.3 - S S 19
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 1,053 1.5 7,032 6.6 405 1.2 945 17.9 0.2 23.3 1.7 15.8 0.5 26.9
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 2,637 3.8 1,271 1.2 1,192 3.6 1,363 21 0.9 29.2 0.6 30.3 1.1 24.6
33 Articles of base metal 1,131 1.6 340 0.3 108 0.3 S 25.9 0.5 25.4 0.1 32.4 0.2 S
34 Machinery 2,405 3.4 172 0.2 89 0.3 370 15.9 0.8 16.7 - 18.3 0.1 28
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 7,666 10.9 273 0.3 254 0.8 1,227 29.4 3.4 43.8 0.1 47.7 0.4 18.8
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 3,910 5.6 435 0.4 289 0.9 S 30.9 2.4 24.5 0.2 26.4 0.5 S
37 Transportation equipment, nec 999 1.4 20 - S S 1,682 20.4 0.3 46.1 - S S 8.2
38 Precision instruments and apparatus S S S S S S 1,819 S S S S S S 17.2
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 356 0.5 48 - 23 0.1 820 30.6 0.2 38.7 - 34.3 - 25.2
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 2,215 3.2 1,433 1.4 221 0.7 1,833 33.6 1 48.5 0.9 30.2 0.2 18.9
41 Waste and scrap 161 0.2 593 0.6 189 0.6 267 31.9 0.3 44.3 0.6 38.3 0.7 4
43 Mixed freight 4,960 7.1 1,519 1.4 316 1 305 13.2 0.5 14.6 0.2 20.9 0.1 36.3
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.