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 18,397 100 18,622 100 4,466 100 276 15.8 - 15 - 13.8 - 16.7
03 Other agricultural products S S S S S S 28 S S S S S S 36.4
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec S S S S 10 0.2 S S S S S 42.7 0.3 S
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 38 0.2 15 0.1 4 0.1 S 15.4 0.1 7.5 0.1 26.9 0.1 S
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 99 0.5 34 0.2 5 0.1 702 42.8 1.2 46 0.3 36.1 0.2 46.3
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 594 3.2 848 4.6 384 8.6 507 43 1.3 45.7 2.2 44.4 3.1 24
08 Alcoholic beverages 191 1 112 0.6 5 0.1 54 18 0.6 33.9 0.4 40.2 - 7.1
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone 2 - S S S S S 40.6 0.1 S S S S S
11 Natural sands 2 - 175 0.9 6 0.1 S 20.4 - 33.5 0.4 32 0.1 S
12 Gravel and crushed stone - - 8 - S S S 34.5 - 34.6 0.2 S S S
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec S S 92 0.5 S S 193 S S 45.9 0.6 S S 40.3
14 Metallic ores and concentrates S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 1,345 7.3 1,851 9.9 181 4 110 17.9 12.9 15.4 12 37.8 8.5 23.5
18 Fuel oils 1,041 5.7 1,722 9.2 107 2.4 65 41 5.7 41.8 6.7 43.4 2.7 19.4
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 983 5.3 3,440 18.5 859 19.2 S 41.8 2.1 46.6 7.1 48.8 6.8 S
20 Basic chemicals 885 4.8 895 4.8 310 6.9 S 35.6 1.7 24.9 3.3 31.3 2 S
21 Pharmaceutical products S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
22 Fertilizers S S S S S S 124 S S S S S S 13.3
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 791 4.3 S S 316 7.1 324 41.8 1.5 S S 48.9 3 40.8
24 Plastics and rubber 303 1.6 25 0.1 S S S 37.8 0.8 32.1 0.1 S S S
25 Logs and other wood in the rough 29 0.2 133 0.7 63 1.4 271 38.7 0.1 19.9 0.5 37.1 0.5 24.1
26 Wood products 89 0.5 276 1.5 86 1.9 117 23.7 0.1 15.9 0.7 42.2 0.5 49.1
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 805 4.4 1,657 8.9 511 11.4 158 39.6 2.6 38.5 5.2 31 9.6 28.7
28 Paper or paperboard articles 802 4.4 S S 216 4.8 425 40 3.6 S S 45.1 5.2 13.3
29 Printed products S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather S S S S S S 1,377 S S S S S S 30.3
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 534 2.9 2,578 13.8 372 8.3 250 21.2 0.8 23.9 2.3 37.1 2.4 15.1
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 595 3.2 485 2.6 87 2 S 35.2 1 35.1 1.1 39.8 0.6 S
33 Articles of base metal S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
34 Machinery 819 4.4 75 0.4 S S S 35 2.4 32.2 0.4 S S S
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 302 1.6 14 0.1 2 - 110 36.4 1.1 33.4 0.1 31.4 - 31.6
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 818 4.4 176 0.9 78 1.7 S 35.1 2.6 40 0.5 37.1 1.5 S
37 Transportation equipment, nec 3,878 21.1 8 - 10 0.2 1,070 39.9 15.7 35 - 36.1 0.2 5
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 277 1.5 1 - 1 - 1,176 40.2 2.2 26.5 - 41.4 - 19.4
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 26 0.1 1 - S S S 20.4 0.1 40.9 - S S S
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 117 0.6 S S S S 239 37.1 0.2 S S S S 22.7
41 Waste and scrap 107 0.6 S S 67 1.5 76 34.7 0.7 S S 45.4 2.8 23.7
43 Mixed freight S S S S S S 343 S S S S S S 22.1
99 Commodity Unknown S S S S S S 6 S S S S S S 12.9

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.