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 19,126 100 22,941 100 3,654 100 910 16.7 - 21.5 - 38.1 - 15.9
01 Live animals and live fish S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
03 Other agricultural products S S 4 - S S 20 S S 36.2 - S S 40.2
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec S S - - S S S S S 21.3 - S S S
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 59 0.3 10 - 4 0.1 S 26.7 0.1 27.7 0.1 28.3 0.4 S
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products S S S S S S 28 S S S S S S 25.1
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 277 1.5 S S S S S 34.8 1.1 S S S S S
08 Alcoholic beverages 157 0.8 128 0.6 1 - 12 16.4 0.4 16.5 0.4 23.1 - 20.3
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone 19 0.1 S S S S S 42.7 0.6 S S S S S
11 Natural sands 43 0.2 3,584 15.6 S S S 27.3 0.1 32.3 4.2 S S S
12 Gravel and crushed stone 67 0.3 4,406 19.2 S S 75 49.5 0.4 39.8 9.3 S S 22.3
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
14 Metallic ores and concentrates 2,174 11.4 1,438 6.3 212 5.8 127 18.2 10.6 10.1 15.5 19.8 18.3 7.2
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 570 3 706 3.1 12 0.3 17 14 0.4 14.4 1.5 24 0.2 33.2
18 Fuel oils 178 0.9 239 1 6 0.2 22 31.9 0.4 34 0.7 28.6 0.2 42.4
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 108 0.6 669 2.9 32 0.9 16 14.4 0.2 41.9 0.7 36.9 0.9 49.6
20 Basic chemicals S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
21 Pharmaceutical products S S S S S S 1,636 S S S S S S 11.7
22 Fertilizers S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec S S S S S S 1,191 S S S S S S 26.4
24 Plastics and rubber 413 2.2 57 0.2 21 0.6 996 37.6 1.1 37.2 0.1 30.8 0.7 17.6
26 Wood products 151 0.8 76 0.3 10 0.3 710 21.4 0.2 36.3 0.1 38.7 0.6 25.3
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
28 Paper or paperboard articles 35 0.2 14 0.1 S S 687 36.2 0.2 38.5 - S S 26.5
29 Printed products 215 1.1 65 0.3 4 0.1 S 32 0.4 49.4 0.1 29.4 0.1 S
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 309 1.6 S S S S 1,784 35.1 1.1 S S S S 17.1
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 809 4.2 S S S S S 49.6 5.4 S S S S S
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
33 Articles of base metal 289 1.5 S S S S 434 25.5 0.6 S S S S 48.8
34 Machinery 899 4.7 96 0.4 131 3.6 509 24.9 0.8 27.8 0.2 37.8 2.8 48.6
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 3,043 15.9 121 0.5 38 1 430 29.2 4.7 29.1 0.2 26.4 1.2 37.8
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 317 1.7 25 0.1 S S S 30.8 0.9 41.8 0.2 S S S
37 Transportation equipment, nec 149 0.8 - - - - 1,474 36.1 0.7 32.7 - 33.2 - 12.7
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 698 3.7 2 - 1 - 1,111 22.1 1.2 36.3 - 41.9 - 8.2
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 370 1.9 S S 5 0.1 471 42.9 1.7 S S 41.4 0.1 33.6
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products S S 36 0.2 21 0.6 1,258 S S 29.8 0.1 32.3 0.5 6.8
41 Waste and scrap 19 0.1 30 0.1 26 0.7 594 20.8 0.2 24.4 0.5 36.7 4.9 13
43 Mixed freight 515 2.7 137 0.6 S S S 37.7 1.3 48.3 0.2 S S S
99 Commodity Unknown 3 - S S S S S 42.7 - 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.