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 88,738 100 79,908 100 25,230 100 1,167 17.9 - 17.6 - 26.8 - 12.2
02 Cereal grains 67 0.1 S S S S 59 41.4 0.1 S S S S 35.7
03 Other agricultural products 657 0.7 513 0.6 89 0.4 S 20.6 0.2 17 0.3 27.5 0.3 S
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec 201 0.2 448 0.6 162 0.6 1,468 30.7 0.1 40.2 0.2 39.8 0.2 26.1
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 820 0.9 272 0.3 80 0.3 125 15.1 0.2 18.2 0.1 26.8 0.2 50
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 1,755 2 1,132 1.4 705 2.8 1,401 36 1 21.5 0.5 23.8 1.7 21.8
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 1,805 2 1,800 2.3 362 1.4 1,512 21.9 0.7 24.7 0.8 26.3 1.1 23.8
08 Alcoholic beverages 239 0.3 159 0.2 S S 14 25.2 0.1 14.3 0.1 S S 10.1
09 Tobacco products S S S S S S 54 S S S S S S 37.8
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone S S S S - - S S S S S 40.8 - S
11 Natural sands S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
12 Gravel and crushed stone 118 0.1 S S S S S 45.8 0.1 S S S S S
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec S S 4,947 6.2 4,165 16.5 549 S S 42.7 2.7 49.6 7.8 15.8
14 Metallic ores and concentrates S S S S S S 1,766 S S S S S S 8.5
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 6,326 7.1 9,170 11.5 634 2.5 59 26.7 1.9 25.6 1.8 36.9 1.5 28.2
18 Fuel oils 3,867 4.4 5,702 7.1 326 1.3 67 33 1.5 31.6 1.5 32 0.8 26
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 607 0.7 2,041 2.6 644 2.6 S 29.3 0.3 18.7 1.1 29.4 2.4 S
20 Basic chemicals 1,088 1.2 S S S S S 29.7 0.2 S S S S S
21 Pharmaceutical products 5,116 5.8 123 0.2 61 0.2 846 25.2 1.5 31 0.1 35.6 0.1 19.7
22 Fertilizers 163 0.2 549 0.7 733 2.9 582 39.4 0.1 39.9 0.5 41.2 1.2 24.2
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 1,086 1.2 759 0.9 518 2.1 681 25.3 0.4 39.9 0.3 40.8 1.1 26.3
24 Plastics and rubber 2,420 2.7 488 0.6 220 0.9 388 36.5 1.2 40.5 0.6 41.8 0.5 19.6
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 1,246 1.4 1,026 1.3 119 0.5 81 26.8 0.6 21.9 0.6 21.5 0.3 17.1
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 194 0.2 108 0.1 6 - 62 40 0.1 39.9 0.1 41.7 - 34
28 Paper or paperboard articles 1,105 1.2 437 0.5 152 0.6 396 24.4 0.3 30.2 0.2 27.7 0.5 44.2
29 Printed products 1,378 1.6 S S 64 0.3 1,334 23.7 0.5 S S 41.3 0.2 14.7
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 695 0.8 S S S S 1,349 28.1 0.3 S S S S 14.8
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 1,575 1.8 9,953 12.5 1,242 4.9 S 24.1 0.4 38.5 3.1 27.8 2.8 S
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes S S 6,539 8.2 S S 456 S S 39.6 3.1 S S 22.1
33 Articles of base metal 2,271 2.6 553 0.7 146 0.6 430 12.5 0.5 39.8 0.2 21.1 0.3 16.3
34 Machinery 4,255 4.8 440 0.6 190 0.8 505 29.1 1.7 39.2 0.3 39.9 0.6 16.2
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 2,613 2.9 122 0.2 56 0.2 1,003 18.3 0.7 18.4 - 25.9 0.2 17.5
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 2,925 3.3 381 0.5 474 1.9 435 21.3 0.9 30.4 0.2 36.6 0.6 35
37 Transportation equipment, nec 1,089 1.2 3 - 3 - 727 14 0.3 32.7 - 13.3 - 19.6
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 3,989 4.5 42 0.1 S S 1,616 41.2 1.7 41.5 - S S 9.8
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 1,426 1.6 299 0.4 218 0.9 962 16.7 0.3 44.6 0.1 29.1 0.2 12.9
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 4,279 4.8 496 0.6 330 1.3 1,260 8.6 0.9 20.7 0.2 25.1 0.3 4.3
41 Waste and scrap 574 0.6 1,626 2 192 0.8 116 22.2 0.2 26 0.7 23.4 0.4 27.8
43 Mixed freight 8,660 9.8 4,490 5.6 1,035 4.1 260 12.3 1.9 13.8 2.9 16.3 2.1 33.9
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.