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 270,110 100 206,762 100 25,964 100 907 9.2 - 22.7 - 20 - 10
02 Cereal grains S S 217 0.1 S S 133 S S 49.8 0.2 S S 31.8
03 Other agricultural products 3,107 1.2 1,559 0.8 828 3.2 S 22.2 0.4 16.5 0.3 47.9 1.5 S
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 4,511 1.7 1,106 0.5 104 0.4 68 23.7 0.3 28.9 0.2 30.4 0.1 47.6
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 1,565 0.6 847 0.4 S S S 28.9 0.2 33.4 0.2 S S S
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 14,429 5.3 13,365 6.5 4,657 17.9 S 10.5 0.7 31.3 1.4 28.7 3.1 S
08 Alcoholic beverages 12,128 4.5 4,006 1.9 2,830 10.9 457 13 0.6 12.5 0.7 30 3.2 32.9
09 Tobacco products S S S S S S 24 S S S S S S 27.5
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone 220 0.1 300 0.1 151 0.6 341 18.2 - 15.4 0.1 41.5 0.5 49.5
11 Natural sands 178 0.1 7,605 3.7 280 1.1 S 21.7 - 29.4 2.1 25.3 0.4 S
12 Gravel and crushed stone 303 0.1 20,460 9.9 551 2.1 20 22.8 - 24 3.6 35.3 1.2 10.8
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
14 Metallic ores and concentrates S S S S S S 1,106 S S S S S S 37
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 21,480 8 28,409 13.7 1,531 5.9 37 25.2 2 26 3.3 31.4 2.3 36.4
18 Fuel oils S S S S 475 1.8 41 S S S S 41.1 0.9 23.7
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 6,078 2.3 15,220 7.4 1,468 5.7 76 43.1 0.7 31.1 2.8 31.2 1.8 20.7
20 Basic chemicals 1,675 0.6 1,987 1 478 1.8 S 19.7 0.1 20.5 0.3 27.2 0.7 S
21 Pharmaceutical products 15,844 5.9 133 0.1 159 0.6 1,134 29.4 2 23.9 - 28.5 0.3 21.1
22 Fertilizers S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 3,018 1.1 1,851 0.9 S S 1,204 22.3 0.2 48.4 0.3 S S 24.9
24 Plastics and rubber 3,933 1.5 1,529 0.7 376 1.4 482 9.4 0.2 26.9 0.2 25.2 0.5 20.5
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 2,201 0.8 1,676 0.8 215 0.8 233 13.6 0.1 18.3 0.3 17.3 0.2 25.1
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 1,036 0.4 805 0.4 271 1 1,320 26.5 0.1 24.6 0.2 24 0.4 28.2
28 Paper or paperboard articles 1,816 0.7 1,077 0.5 180 0.7 1,046 21.2 0.1 49.2 0.3 46.2 0.3 31.9
29 Printed products 3,927 1.5 753 0.4 S S 1,106 44.2 0.7 36.1 0.2 S S 16.3
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 6,087 2.3 475 0.2 526 2 1,568 16 0.6 44.5 0.2 43 1.2 6.2
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 5,162 1.9 30,436 14.7 1,328 5.1 1,056 14.8 0.2 26.7 4.3 21.4 1.4 26.6
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 4,280 1.6 2,464 1.2 1,026 4 243 17.1 0.3 31.9 0.4 36.2 1.8 36
33 Articles of base metal 4,219 1.6 885 0.4 415 1.6 912 18.8 0.4 27.9 0.2 27.9 0.4 24.2
34 Machinery 8,831 3.3 287 0.1 98 0.4 594 17 0.6 27.7 - 39.3 0.2 38.9
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 79,405 29.4 996 0.5 1,287 5 1,379 21.9 4 24.3 0.1 42.6 0.9 5.4
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 11,704 4.3 1,678 0.8 656 2.5 492 45 1.8 44.1 0.4 45.2 1.4 44.4
37 Transportation equipment, nec 361 0.1 S S S S 1,634 43.2 0.2 S S S S 24.8
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 23,906 8.9 439 0.2 311 1.2 1,677 16.1 1.8 32.1 0.1 26.2 0.1 9.8
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 2,292 0.8 391 0.2 220 0.8 1,204 38.6 0.3 39.3 0.1 26.8 0.2 17.1
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 5,854 2.2 1,131 0.5 214 0.8 1,309 29.9 0.5 46 0.4 44 0.5 18.6
41 Waste and scrap 2,550 0.9 S S S S S 46 0.7 S S S S S
43 Mixed freight 7,560 2.8 1,652 0.8 386 1.5 244 13 0.4 11.1 0.2 17.7 0.3 38.1
99 Commodity Unknown 52 - 5 - - - S 43 - 30.7 - 34.7 - 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.