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 70,579 100 92,073 100 19,678 100 492 8.5 - 15.2 - 12.1 - 10.8
01 Live animals and live fish 45 0.1 6 - 5 - S 37.4 - 27.5 - 40.1 - S
02 Cereal grains S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
03 Other agricultural products 3,400 4.8 2,837 3.1 383 1.9 S 45.2 2.1 46.7 1.7 45.3 0.8 S
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec S S S S S S 163 S S S S S S 43.1
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 1,373 1.9 335 0.4 186 0.9 S 19.9 0.4 23.7 0.1 22.1 0.5 S
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 400 0.6 535 0.6 74 0.4 205 34.6 0.3 24.7 0.3 38.7 0.3 21.1
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 2,625 3.7 4,711 5.1 1,181 6 S 14.4 0.8 17.1 1.8 17.7 1.7 S
08 Alcoholic beverages 1,952 2.8 866 0.9 S S 88 30.4 0.8 25.8 0.3 S S 25.4
09 Tobacco products 1,563 2.2 48 0.1 46 0.2 1,262 38.6 0.7 43.9 - 48.5 0.1 15.2
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone S S S S S S 66 S S S S S S 26
11 Natural sands 2 - S S S S 18 30.1 - S S S S 33.4
12 Gravel and crushed stone S S S S 542 2.8 42 S S S S 38.8 3.4 11.3
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec S S 1,072 1.2 54 0.3 S S S 50 3 50 0.8 S
14 Metallic ores and concentrates 126 0.2 2 - 3 - 708 29.5 0.1 28.9 - 31.6 - 29.2
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 11,922 16.9 17,383 18.9 587 3 34 27.4 3.8 27.9 5.1 27.2 1.6 18.6
18 Fuel oils 2,341 3.3 3,859 4.2 143 0.7 33 22.1 0.6 23 1.4 33.5 0.5 14.5
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 1,093 1.5 2,665 2.9 S S 75 37.5 0.6 30.8 0.9 S S 38.6
20 Basic chemicals 387 0.5 2,386 2.6 3,122 15.9 S 36 0.2 41.7 1.3 41.6 6 S
21 Pharmaceutical products 2,077 2.9 43 - 6 - 995 28.4 1.2 37.6 - 23.1 - 17.7
22 Fertilizers 3,092 4.4 14,215 15.4 9,140 46.4 523 22.1 1.2 27 4.8 24.3 7.2 15.3
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec S S 211 0.2 61 0.3 S S S 43.6 0.1 45.8 0.1 S
24 Plastics and rubber 1,577 2.2 356 0.4 127 0.6 463 10.7 0.5 30.4 0.2 30.9 0.2 15.8
25 Logs and other wood in the rough 47 0.1 87 0.1 S S 21 28.6 0.2 21.1 0.6 S S 17.8
26 Wood products 493 0.7 557 0.6 39 0.2 374 19.4 0.2 25.6 0.2 22.4 0.1 47.9
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard S S S S 12 0.1 96 S S S S 38.6 - 35.4
28 Paper or paperboard articles 659 0.9 307 0.3 44 0.2 S 27.3 0.4 21.5 0.1 17.1 0.1 S
29 Printed products 1,612 2.3 S S S S 742 41.7 0.8 S S S S 22
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 1,059 1.5 82 0.1 45 0.2 732 30.9 0.9 40.6 0.1 42.7 0.1 15.7
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 1,621 2.3 12,167 13.2 1,071 5.4 55 13.1 0.4 19.8 4.4 27 2.5 41.2
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 1,760 2.5 1,015 1.1 S S 201 28.1 0.6 33.2 0.4 S S 38.7
33 Articles of base metal 2,579 3.7 654 0.7 95 0.5 269 27.7 1.1 36.9 0.3 22 0.2 26.1
34 Machinery 2,501 3.5 218 0.2 65 0.3 317 20.7 1.1 20.3 0.1 35 0.2 35.3
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 6,437 9.1 334 0.4 S S 682 21.3 1.7 27.7 0.1 S S 16.3
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 2,565 3.6 1,362 1.5 199 1 91 24 1 44.3 0.9 40 0.6 30.5
37 Transportation equipment, nec 450 0.6 9 - 7 - 702 34.9 0.4 23.8 - 35.1 - 27.9
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 4,399 6.2 S S 44 0.2 1,015 22 1.1 S S 43.7 0.1 9.7
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 1,409 2 136 0.1 47 0.2 411 27.5 0.6 33.6 0.1 32.8 0.1 41.3
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 2,337 3.3 S S 129 0.7 1,029 23.5 0.7 S S 36.6 0.2 9
41 Waste and scrap 539 0.8 S S 356 1.8 S 30 0.2 S S 46.2 1.3 S
43 Mixed freight 3,472 4.9 1,334 1.4 160 0.8 278 21.3 0.9 24.7 0.5 26 0.4 26.5
99 Commodity Unknown 3 - S S - - 1,029 41 - S S 35.4 - 46.1

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.