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 48,296 100 46,115 100 8,054 100 271 8.4 - 14.1 - 12.4 - 11
02 Cereal grains 116 0.2 750 1.6 S S 115 31.9 0.1 30.7 1.2 S S 35.9
03 Other agricultural products 690 1.4 934 2 107 1.3 S 30.7 0.5 26.4 0.9 33.9 0.6 S
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec 90 0.2 505 1.1 35 0.4 S 31.9 0.2 32.8 0.9 28.8 0.5 S
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 738 1.5 280 0.6 106 1.3 S 18.4 0.3 24.9 0.2 25.5 0.5 S
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 1,106 2.3 853 1.8 653 8.1 S 39 0.8 38.8 1.6 47.3 6.1 S
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 1,348 2.8 1,622 3.5 284 3.5 76 42.9 1 38.2 1.9 38.3 1.2 49.4
08 Alcoholic beverages 363 0.8 177 0.4 6 0.1 61 15.6 0.1 17 0.1 15.9 - 13.6
09 Tobacco products 8,863 18.4 174 0.4 3 - 489 46.7 10.1 36.2 0.3 25 - 38.3
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
11 Natural sands 16 - S S 180 2.2 S 31 - S S 32 2.9 S
12 Gravel and crushed stone 140 0.3 18,250 39.6 481 6 25 29 0.2 28 7.4 34.5 2.5 9.5
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec S S 295 0.6 S S 250 S S 43.6 0.3 S S 20.7
14 Metallic ores and concentrates 272 0.6 503 1.1 364 4.5 447 32.3 0.3 33.3 0.6 47.2 3.1 21.7
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel S S S S S S 41 S S S S S S 38.3
18 Fuel oils 376 0.8 654 1.4 38 0.5 S 23.6 0.2 23.7 0.5 36.7 0.2 S
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 65 0.1 S S S S 27 48.3 0.1 S S S S 27.9
20 Basic chemicals 1,778 3.7 920 2 335 4.2 370 28.8 0.9 33.3 0.7 35.9 1.1 24.8
21 Pharmaceutical products S S S S 40 0.5 S S S S S 41.1 0.5 S
22 Fertilizers 296 0.6 1,660 3.6 1,306 16.2 568 32.2 0.4 31.5 3.3 31.9 7.5 21.9
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 295 0.6 S S S S 722 50 0.6 S S S S 25.7
24 Plastics and rubber 2,309 4.8 562 1.2 298 3.7 129 15.9 0.7 23.3 0.4 24.4 1 29.9
25 Logs and other wood in the rough S S S S S S 92 S S S S S S 34.4
26 Wood products 599 1.2 1,231 2.7 181 2.2 97 25.1 0.3 25.3 0.9 29.9 0.7 16
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 1,264 2.6 1,729 3.7 908 11.3 255 17.7 0.5 21.4 1.2 23.5 3.4 29.2
28 Paper or paperboard articles 548 1.1 404 0.9 154 1.9 300 15.4 0.2 20.3 0.4 28.2 0.5 19.9
29 Printed products 1,219 2.5 317 0.7 141 1.8 571 19.7 0.6 22.2 0.1 26.6 0.4 15.8
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather S S S S S S 407 S S S S S S 27.3
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 267 0.6 3,298 7.2 168 2.1 74 16.8 0.2 34.7 3.2 33.6 0.9 35.3
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 2,932 6.1 1,932 4.2 709 8.8 S 12 0.8 23.4 1.2 20.8 1.9 S
33 Articles of base metal 454 0.9 S S S S 201 21.7 0.2 S S S S 39.1
34 Machinery 4,392 9.1 338 0.7 143 1.8 634 16.9 1.2 36.8 0.4 23 0.5 21.7
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 2,316 4.8 83 0.2 16 0.2 S 17.7 1 49.7 0.1 49.9 0.1 S
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 920 1.9 94 0.2 12 0.2 S 27.9 0.7 46.3 0.1 40.2 0.1 S
37 Transportation equipment, nec 142 0.3 24 0.1 22 0.3 1,033 5 1.1 4.4 0.4 4.5 1.6 17.6
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 697 1.4 2 - 1 - 751 45.3 0.6 36.1 - 45.9 - 17.9
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 365 0.8 67 0.1 12 0.2 S 21.6 0.2 47.5 0.1 41.2 0.1 S
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 1,467 3 363 0.8 138 1.7 450 19 1.1 39.1 0.3 42.7 0.5 24.3
41 Waste and scrap S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
43 Mixed freight 6,461 13.4 3,866 8.4 538 6.7 101 30.7 3.5 29.1 2.4 24.8 1.1 14.6
99 Commodity Unknown 1 - S S S S S 45.4 - 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.