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 145,420 100 139,088 100 29,853 100 965 12.1 - 11.8 - 16.7 - 14.5
02 Cereal grains S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
03 Other agricultural products 1,949 1.3 3,856 2.8 S S S 32.7 0.7 43.5 1.9 S S S
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec S S S S S S 434 S S S S S S 24.7
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 4,560 3.1 1,438 1 S S S 14.5 0.6 37.3 0.6 S S S
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 2,000 1.4 1,386 1 505 1.7 S 19.8 0.3 27.8 0.4 34.7 0.5 S
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 6,140 4.2 4,836 3.5 1,870 6.3 S 19 0.7 19 0.9 30.7 2.9 S
08 Alcoholic beverages 1,525 1 915 0.7 S S 39 30.1 0.3 31.1 0.2 S S 23.4
09 Tobacco products S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone S S S S 16 0.1 S S S S S 41.2 0.1 S
11 Natural sands 9 - S S 27 0.1 S 49.9 - S S 46.5 - S
12 Gravel and crushed stone 503 0.3 49,459 35.6 2,613 8.8 31 20.6 0.1 23.9 5.4 48.8 2.6 14
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
14 Metallic ores and concentrates 16 - S S S S S 18.7 - S S S S S
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 8,418 5.8 11,973 8.6 930 3.1 S 21 1.1 29.5 2.5 44.5 0.8 S
18 Fuel oils 4,005 2.8 7,699 5.5 S S 22 42.2 1 41.8 2.3 S S 39.6
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 1,266 0.9 S S S S S 49.9 0.4 S S S S S
20 Basic chemicals 264 0.2 S S S S 932 37.5 0.1 S S S S 31.5
21 Pharmaceutical products 10,464 7.2 86 0.1 19 0.1 488 23 1.7 18.1 - 19.7 - 29
22 Fertilizers S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 1,521 1 328 0.2 S S 585 27.9 0.4 29.9 0.1 S S 28.1
24 Plastics and rubber 2,873 2 813 0.6 412 1.4 537 27.1 0.8 30.8 0.2 36 0.7 24.4
25 Logs and other wood in the rough 380 0.3 3,110 2.2 179 0.6 S 27.6 0.1 34.4 1.5 27.1 0.4 S
26 Wood products 4,522 3.1 12,229 8.8 5,202 17.4 145 13.4 0.6 35.6 1.6 11.2 3.7 30.1
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 1,296 0.9 1,279 0.9 481 1.6 88 27 0.3 34 0.4 37.9 0.9 32.5
28 Paper or paperboard articles 1,740 1.2 880 0.6 586 2 249 29.5 0.6 33.7 0.2 38.9 1 34.8
29 Printed products 1,118 0.8 298 0.2 S S 1,504 44.1 0.5 40.6 0.1 S S 22.1
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 5,947 4.1 267 0.2 182 0.6 1,772 25.5 1 20.8 - 21.3 0.1 14.3
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 3,665 2.5 15,135 10.9 2,261 7.6 376 23.8 0.8 28.2 2 22.5 2.5 27.4
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 3,278 2.3 2,247 1.6 554 1.9 145 28.7 0.9 34.7 0.6 39.3 1.1 33.8
33 Articles of base metal 3,914 2.7 1,028 0.7 264 0.9 682 14 0.5 17.3 0.2 20.8 0.3 29.7
34 Machinery 7,867 5.4 S S S S 635 43.7 2.2 S S S S 24.5
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 10,571 7.3 228 0.2 276 0.9 1,714 29.7 2.3 29.7 0.1 44.4 0.7 9.5
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 4,653 3.2 579 0.4 450 1.5 S 22.2 0.7 24.2 0.1 32.1 0.8 S
37 Transportation equipment, nec S S 90 0.1 76 0.3 605 S S 26.1 - 33.9 0.1 19.5
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 5,727 3.9 21 - 24 0.1 1,089 43.8 1.3 25.5 - 33 - 21.7
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 3,162 2.2 328 0.2 145 0.5 528 28.9 0.5 28.9 0.1 27.2 0.1 31.2
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 5,719 3.9 1,527 1.1 324 1.1 1,196 20.6 0.8 39.4 0.7 22.7 0.3 11.6
41 Waste and scrap 1,463 1 2,782 2 262 0.9 97 29.3 0.3 21.4 0.6 32.9 0.2 42.9
43 Mixed freight 10,701 7.4 3,152 2.3 938 3.1 413 13.5 1.6 13.9 0.6 12.4 0.8 25.9
99 Commodity Unknown 7 - - - S S 1,800 41.7 - 45.1 - S S 28.4

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.