Table 8. Shipment Characteristics by Two-Digit Commodity and Mode of Transportation for Metropolitan Area of Origin: 2007

Table 8. Shipment Characteristics by Two-Digit Commodity and Mode of Transportation 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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All Commodities5

Mode of transportation 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 modes 46,656 100 64,169 100 13,174 100 244 14.4 - 20 - 16.1 - 14.7
Single modes 41,938 89.9 62,454 97.3 11,747 89.2 147 15.7 2.4 20.3 1.2 14.6 3.1 10
Truck6 36,664 78.6 49,595 77.3 7,134 54.2 138 14 3.1 23.5 6.6 11.1 9.9 9.8
For-hire truck 21,168 45.4 19,288 30.1 4,619 35.1 420 16.3 4.5 24.2 4.7 11.1 8 11.5
Private truck 15,496 33.2 30,306 47.2 2,515 19.1 57 21.7 3.7 29.1 6 28.1 5.1 8
Rail 2,283 4.9 7,489 11.7 4,585 34.8 576 29.6 2.4 30.9 7.9 27.4 9.1 24.4
Air (incl truck and air) 399 0.9 4 - S S 937 41.1 0.2 33.9 - S S 8.5
Pipeline7 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 2,707 5.8 1,316 2.1 1,138 8.6 416 17.1 1.1 42.5 1 44.4 2.4 25
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 2,319 5 54 0.1 33 0.3 414 16.1 0.9 19.3 - 21.5 0.1 25.1
Truck and rail S S S S S S 695 S S S S S S 22.5
Truck and water 205 0.4 S S S S 3,956 29.1 0.3 S S S S 23.4
Other and unknown modes 2,011 4.3 399 0.6 S S S 41 1.6 44.2 0.2 S S S

SCTG2 03, Other agricultural products

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S - 100 S S S S S 34.6 - S
Single modes S S S S - 100 S S S S S 34.6 - S
Truck6 S S S S - 100 S S S S S 34.6 - S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S - 99.9 S S S S S 34.6 0.1 S

SCTG2 04, Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec

Mode of transportation 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 modes 73 100 S S 7 100 139 26.6 - S S 25.5 - 34
Single modes 73 99.2 S S 7 99.5 106 26.7 0.7 S S 25.9 0.7 44.4
Truck6 73 99.2 S S 7 99.5 106 26.7 0.7 S S 25.9 0.7 44.4
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 72 97.8 S S 7 98.9 106 25.9 1 S S 25.4 0.6 47.4
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 05, Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations

Mode of transportation 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 modes 337 100 137 100 S S 40 39.7 - 37.1 - S S 30.8
Single modes 306 90.8 124 91 S S 61 41 4.6 35.6 3.7 S S 29.2
Truck6 306 90.8 124 91 S S 61 41 4.6 35.6 3.7 S S 29.2
For-hire truck 260 77 95 69.6 S S 95 48.5 8.6 43.2 11.4 S S 32.7
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 16 S S S S S S 39.1

SCTG2 06, Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products

Mode of transportation 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 modes 282 100 244 100 166 100 670 22.9 - 24.6 - 36.5 - 20.7
Single modes 282 100 244 100 166 100 670 22.9 - 24.6 - 36.5 - 20.7
Truck6 282 100 244 100 166 100 670 22.9 - 24.6 - 36.5 - 20.7
For-hire truck 208 73.8 187 76.5 158 95.3 846 31.4 13.1 32.2 11.8 31.9 2.4 5.5
Private truck S S S S S S 133 S S S S S S 3.2

SCTG2 07, Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils

Mode of transportation 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 modes 745 100 1,215 100 111 100 S 24.4 - 26.4 - 39.9 - S
Single modes 745 100 1,215 100 111 100 S 24.4 - 26.4 - 39.9 - S
Truck6 745 100 1,215 100 111 100 S 24.4 - 26.4 - 39.9 - S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 654 87.9 1,169 96.2 72 64.5 S 27.8 7.9 28.5 6.7 34.5 13.8 S

SCTG2 08, Alcoholic beverages

Mode of transportation 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 modes 253 100 160 100 5 100 39 31.4 - 38.5 - 31.8 - 21
Single modes 253 100 160 100 5 100 39 31.4 - 38.5 - 31.8 - 21
Truck6 253 100 160 100 5 100 39 31.4 - 38.5 - 31.8 - 21
Private truck 253 100 160 100 5 100 39 31.4 - 38.5 - 31.8 - 21

SCTG2 09, Tobacco products

Mode of transportation 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 modes 84 100 4 100 - 100 52 7.4 - 38.9 - 31.4 - 7.4
Single modes 84 100 4 100 - 100 52 7.4 - 38.9 - 31.4 - 7.4
Truck6 84 100 4 100 - 100 52 7.4 - 38.9 - 31.4 - 7.4
Private truck 84 100 4 100 - 100 52 7.4 - 38.9 - 31.4 - 7.4

SCTG2 10, Calcareous monumental or building stone

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 11, Natural sands

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 12, Gravel and crushed stone

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S 25 S S S S S S 21.8
Single modes S S S S S S 25 S S S S S S 21.8
Truck6 S S S S S S 25 S S S S S S 21.8
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S 23 S S S S S S 23
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 13, Nonmetallic minerals nec

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S 30 S S S S S S 10.1
Single modes S S S S S S 30 S S S S S S 10.1
Truck6 S S S S S S 30 S S S S S S 10.1
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S 31 S S S S S S 6.8

SCTG2 14, Metallic ores and concentrates

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S 244 S S S S S S 46.5
Single modes S S S S S S 249 S S S S S S 45.9
Truck6 S S S S S S 282 S S S S S S 48.3
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S 72 S S S S S S 14.8
Rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 17, Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S 9,635 100 S S 72 S S 48.4 - S S 32.7
Single modes S S 9,629 99.9 S S 72 S S 48.5 7 S S 24
Truck6 6,789 99.6 9,601 99.7 S S 72 49.3 0.3 41.9 0.3 S S 23.8
For-hire truck S S S S S S 69 S S S S S S 23.8
Private truck 2,433 35.7 4,085 42.4 S S 76 44 17.4 49.3 16.6 S S 26.5
Pipeline7 21 0.3 28 0.3 S S S - 18.8 3.7 18.5 S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 18, Fuel oils

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S 83 S S S S S S 19.3
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S 93 S S S S S S 18.5
Rail S S S S S S 1,140 S S S S S S 23.8
Pipeline7 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 19, Coal and petroleum products, nec

Mode of transportation 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 modes 2,857 100 4,749 100 1,985 100 S 29.2 - 37.7 - 44.3 - S
Single modes 2,829 99 4,730 99.6 1,977 99.6 S 29.7 1.6 37.9 1.5 44.5 1.1 S
Truck6 1,881 65.8 3,362 70.8 668 33.7 S 25.6 9.9 34.1 8.2 36 18.9 S
For-hire truck 909 31.8 2,063 43.4 514 25.9 267 30.9 9.4 42.5 9.1 39.9 14.4 34.9
Private truck 972 34 1,300 27.4 155 7.8 S 23.9 9.5 27.5 9.7 26.9 10.8 S
Rail 948 33.2 1,367 28.8 1,309 65.9 912 13.4 12.6 15 7.3 15.4 8.3 4.2
Multiple modes - - - - - - 608 17.4 - 45.5 - 42.8 - 24.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier - - - - - - 608 17.4 - 45.5 - 42.8 - 24.7
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 20, Basic chemicals

Mode of transportation 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 modes 306 100 S S S S S 38.6 - S S S S S
Single modes 269 88 S S S S S 44.8 12.5 S S S S S
Truck6 244 79.7 S S S S S 43.2 11.7 S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S 27 31.2 608 S S S S 47 17.1 15.2
Private truck 151 49.5 S S S S S 40.6 8.2 S S S S S
Rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 1 0.3 1 0.2 S S S 11.9 0.7 36.8 0.5 S S S

SCTG2 21, Pharmaceutical products

Mode of transportation 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 modes 236 100 S S 1 100 S 32.7 - S S 38.7 - S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S 1,178 S S S S S S 21.8
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 160 67.8 S S S S 449 37.4 13.5 S S S S 39.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 160 67.8 S S S S 449 37.4 13.5 S S S S 39.7

SCTG2 22, Fertilizers

Mode of transportation 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 modes 1,120 100 S S S S 421 45.9 - S S S S 22.6
Single modes S S S S S S 403 S S S S S S 23
Truck6 S S 1,593 23.3 S S 308 S S 49.2 10 S S 24.3
For-hire truck S S 1,465 21.4 S S 318 S S 48.2 9.6 S S 20.9
Private truck 43 3.8 127 1.9 34 0.9 219 37.6 9.1 39 9 39.9 13.3 20.1
Rail 477 42.6 4,174 61 2,308 60.3 552 15 17.5 15.4 11 5.2 8.3 14.9
Multiple modes 252 22.5 1,078 15.8 1,017 26.6 724 20.6 10.6 36.6 12.7 32.2 17.9 15.1
Truck and rail S S S S S S 703 S S S S S S 17
Truck and water S S S S S S 1,523 S S S S S S 11.7
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 8 S S S S S S 34.8

SCTG2 23, Chemical products and preparations, nec

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S 383 S S S S S S 21.3
Single modes S S S S S S 488 S S S S S S 21.3
Truck6 S S S S S S 486 S S S S S S 21.3
For-hire truck S S S S S S 573 S S S S S S 13.8
Private truck S S S S S S 105 S S S S S S 46
Rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S 1 0.3 S S S S S 48.3 13.7 S
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 4 0.2 S S S S S 49.5 2.2 S S S S S

SCTG2 24, Plastics and rubber

Mode of transportation 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 modes 860 100 302 100 157 100 345 24.2 - 23.3 - 28.1 - 21.7
Single modes 772 89.8 297 98.2 154 98.1 341 25.3 7.8 23.3 6.4 28.4 10.4 20.3
Truck6 762 88.6 297 98.2 154 98.1 339 25.8 8.1 23.3 6.4 28.4 10.4 20.2
For-hire truck 549 63.8 224 74 143 91.1 501 26.6 9.2 25.7 9.3 30.7 12.4 15
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,362 S S S S S S 18.5
Multiple modes 72 8.4 3 0.9 2 1.2 447 27.1 8 25 6.5 27.3 10.5 25.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 71 8.3 3 0.9 2 1.1 441 27.1 8 25 6.5 27.7 10.5 25.1
Truck and water S S S S S S 6,248 S S S S S S 23.8
Other and unknown modes 15 1.8 S S S S S 37.9 0.4 S S S S S

SCTG2 25, Logs and other wood in the rough

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 26, Wood products

Mode of transportation 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 modes 493 100 940 100 119 100 80 32.1 - 34.5 - 40.6 - 13.5
Single modes 493 99.8 939 100 119 100 80 32.2 0.4 34.6 0.2 40.6 - 13.1
Truck6 493 99.8 939 100 119 100 80 32.2 0.4 34.6 0.2 40.6 - 13.1
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 400 81 704 74.9 80 67 75 32.6 6.8 31.5 8.5 31.8 10.5 12.8
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S - - - - 14 S S 25.8 1.3 29.1 0.3 4.1

SCTG2 27, Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 543 S S S S S S 28.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 543 S S S S S S 28.2
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 28, Paper or paperboard articles

Mode of transportation 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 modes 761 100 423 100 353 100 892 37.5 - 31.8 - 37.6 - 21.8
Single modes 739 97.1 422 99.7 352 99.7 836 26.5 4.3 13 0.4 25 1.5 17.3
Truck6 734 96.4 421 99.6 351 99.6 825 26.5 5 13.2 0.6 25.1 2.1 18.2
For-hire truck 724 95.1 416 98.5 350 99.4 833 26.3 4.9 13.2 0.8 25.2 2.1 17.6
Private truck 10 1.3 S S 1 0.2 S 48.3 0.6 S S 50 0.2 S
Air (incl truck and air) 6 0.7 S S S S 1,121 0.5 1.8 S S S S 6
Multiple modes S S S S S S 990 S S S S S S 30
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 990 S S S S S S 30
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 29, Printed products

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S 51 100 S S 624 S S 48.6 - S S 16.1
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S 122 S S S S S S 28.4
For-hire truck S S S S S S 213 S S S S S S 44.7
Private truck S S S S S S 17 S S S S S S 43.7
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 838 S S S S S S 15.8
Multiple modes S S S S S S 704 S S S S S S 18
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 704 S S S S S S 18
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 19 S S S S S S 36.3

SCTG2 30, Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather

Mode of transportation 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 modes 239 100 20 100 16 100 1,069 28.5 - 41.9 - 49.6 - 18
Single modes S S 17 84.2 S S 371 S S 43.8 6.8 S S 28.5
Truck6 S S 17 84.2 S S 371 S S 43.8 6.8 S S 28.5
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S 11 56.2 S S 334 S S 27.3 16.7 S S 30.2
Multiple modes 164 68.4 S S S S 1,089 38.1 17.2 S S S S 13.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 164 68.4 S S S S 1,089 38.1 17.2 S S S S 13.1
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 31, Nonmetallic mineral products

Mode of transportation 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 modes 1,271 100 4,434 100 1,004 100 180 35.8 - 31.3 - 27.2 - 28
Single modes 1,240 97.5 4,260 96.1 944 94 183 36.4 1.4 31.3 1.7 28 2.6 24.7
Truck6 1,240 97.5 4,260 96.1 944 94 181 36.4 1.4 31.3 1.7 28 2.6 24.6
For-hire truck 580 45.7 1,226 27.7 804 80 730 22.2 8.8 28.3 9.6 31.1 10.4 13.1
Private truck S S 3,034 68.4 140 14 46 S S 34.4 10 49 10.2 36.5
Air (incl truck and air) - - S S - - S 7.7 - S S 13.2 - S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 716 S S S S S S 23.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 718 S S S S S S 25
Truck and rail 21 1.7 S S 57 5.6 S 48.2 4.2 S S 44.9 8.2 S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 32, Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes

Mode of transportation 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 modes 3,321 100 2,521 100 628 100 139 17.9 - 26.3 - 36 - 17.7
Single modes 3,273 98.6 2,516 99.8 611 97.3 114 18.3 0.7 26.3 0.3 37.2 2.8 14.8
Truck6 3,061 92.2 2,342 92.9 437 69.6 110 17.2 2.2 27.4 4.3 25.8 9.8 15.3
For-hire truck 1,355 40.8 727 28.8 307 48.9 261 27.4 8.3 28.7 8.5 30 9.6 27.3
Private truck 1,706 51.4 1,616 64.1 130 20.7 56 23.2 8.6 36.5 9.7 30.1 8 15.2
Rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,145 S S S S S S 21.6
Multiple modes 41 1.2 S S S S 655 31.7 0.7 S S S S 45.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 30 0.9 1 - S S 604 36.2 0.7 35.7 0.1 S S 11.1
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 7 0.2 2 0.1 - 0.1 S 41 0.2 42.1 0.5 42.7 0.3 S

SCTG2 33, Articles of base metal

Mode of transportation 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 modes 3,189 100 2,045 100 630 100 295 12.9 - 18.6 - 18.8 - 16.1
Single modes 2,844 89.2 2,017 98.6 608 96.6 234 14.5 3.6 18.9 0.6 18.6 1.4 18.9
Truck6 2,745 86.1 1,584 77.4 605 96.1 229 16 5.3 14.4 9.5 18.8 1.7 18.1
For-hire truck 1,657 52 611 29.9 414 65.8 600 23.6 6.8 21 11.1 24.8 9 11
Private truck 1,088 34.1 973 47.6 191 30.3 57 16.1 7 30.1 11.1 33.4 9 15.9
Rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 912 S S S S S S 15.6
Multiple modes S S 6 0.3 3 0.5 584 S S 29.9 0.1 40 0.1 19.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S 5 0.2 2 0.3 584 S S 32.9 0.1 34.7 0.1 19.7
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 180 5.6 22 1.1 18 2.9 S 41.8 3.7 38.8 0.6 45.8 1.5 S

SCTG2 34, Machinery

Mode of transportation 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 modes 4,275 100 386 100 219 100 583 26.3 - 24.2 - 24.3 - 16.4
Single modes 3,817 89.3 364 94.2 201 91.7 492 25.4 2.7 24.3 2.6 23.6 3.2 21.3
Truck6 3,778 88.4 363 94.1 201 91.6 484 25.4 2.7 24.3 2.6 23.6 3.2 18.5
For-hire truck 3,271 76.5 314 81.2 195 89 711 25.4 5.8 23.2 6 24 2.9 14.6
Private truck 507 11.9 50 12.9 6 2.6 127 34.9 5.8 43.1 6.2 48.9 1.2 19
Rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S - 0.1 S S S S S 49 0.1 S
Multiple modes 319 7.5 11 2.8 10 4.5 665 41.4 2 34.5 2.1 34.7 3 16.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 277 6.5 7 1.9 S S 663 48.4 1.6 48.4 0.4 S S 16.4
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and water 34 0.8 1 0.3 S S 1,914 31.1 2.7 37 1.9 S S 42
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 35, Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip

Mode of transportation 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 modes 1,523 100 213 100 182 100 269 21 - 34.1 - 35.8 - 37.8
Single modes 1,171 76.9 208 97.9 181 99.3 255 24.5 9.7 34 8.3 35.9 10.3 36.6
Truck6 1,132 74.3 208 97.8 181 99.1 219 25.1 9.9 34.1 8.3 36 10.4 34.1
For-hire truck 974 64 191 89.8 176 96.8 557 26.9 9.7 36 11.3 36.8 12.9 15.8
Private truck 158 10.3 17 7.9 S S S 47.7 4 32.8 8.7 S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 877 S S S S S S 16.7
Multiple modes 323 21.2 2 0.8 1 0.7 404 28.4 9.9 27.3 8.4 34.7 10.3 28.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 323 21.2 2 0.8 1 0.7 404 28.4 9.9 27.3 8.4 34.7 10.3 28.6
Other and unknown modes 29 1.9 S S S S S 43.8 1 S S S S S

SCTG2 36, Motorized and other vehicles (including parts)

Mode of transportation 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 modes 2,219 100 415 100 S S 326 45.5 - 48.2 - S S 31.9
Single modes 851 38.3 140 33.8 S S S 35.5 16.7 47.9 18.6 S S S
Truck6 849 38.3 140 33.8 S S S 35.6 16.7 48 18.6 S S S
For-hire truck 311 14 47 11.2 40 13.2 806 28.7 15.4 43.2 16.9 45.2 17 13.1
Private truck S S S S S S 118 S S S S S S 29.9
Air (incl truck and air) S S - - - - 755 S S 8.5 0.1 28.3 0.1 4.9
Multiple modes 30 1.4 1 0.3 S S 662 25.8 1.7 24.5 0.4 S S 8.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 29 1.3 1 0.2 1 0.2 641 26.8 1.7 24.6 0.4 36.6 0.4 8.7
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 793 S S S S S S 28.6

SCTG2 37, Transportation equipment, nec

Mode of transportation 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 modes 872 100 9 100 6 100 834 24.3 - 32.8 - 37.2 - 14.2
Single modes 607 69.6 7 80.7 4 75.1 499 33 9.9 32 8.8 44.8 12.7 26.7
Truck6 491 56.3 6 72.2 3 58.1 275 39.3 11.3 32.1 7.9 49.1 12 36.1
For-hire truck S S 4 44.6 S S 645 S S 46.4 12 S S 19.9
Private truck 104 11.9 S S S S S 30.4 7.8 S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 933 S S S S S S 8.9
Multiple modes 244 28 2 18 1 23.5 989 27.4 8.6 32.5 7.1 31.9 11.8 13.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 244 28 2 18 1 23.5 989 27.4 8.6 32.5 7.1 31.9 11.8 13.5
Other and unknown modes 21 2.4 - 1.2 S S S 35.9 5 42.5 4.7 S S S

SCTG2 38, Precision instruments and apparatus

Mode of transportation 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 modes 568 100 12 100 6 100 S 26.8 - 31.1 - 35.8 - S
Single modes 251 44.2 9 79.3 5 84.9 S 31.7 10.9 33.4 9.3 37.8 10.3 S
Truck6 210 37 9 78.2 5 82.8 S 35.2 13 29.7 11.3 34.9 11.6 S
For-hire truck S S S S 2 35.8 925 S S S S 47 15 16.3
Private truck S S 6 53.6 3 47 S S S 31.8 12.4 44.5 12.6 S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 708 S S S S S S 35.1
Multiple modes 317 55.8 S S 1 15.1 S 31.5 10.3 S S 44.4 11.4 S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 317 55.8 S S 1 15.1 S 31.5 10.3 S S 44.4 11.4 S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 39, Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting

Mode of transportation 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 modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S 515 S S S S S S 40.7
Private truck S S S S S S 54 S S S S S S 35
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,232 S S S S S S 4
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 40, Miscellaneous manufactured products

Mode of transportation 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 modes 2,227 100 428 100 155 100 425 29.9 - 37 - 22.8 - 20.6
Single modes 1,959 88 417 97.4 144 93 313 29 2.9 38.1 2.2 22.5 2.6 32.8
Truck6 1,947 87.4 417 97.3 144 92.9 304 29 2.9 38.1 2.2 22.6 2.6 33.9
For-hire truck 1,695 76.1 216 50.3 125 80.5 721 34.1 7.4 23.7 11.7 25.6 7.3 6.5
Private truck 251 11.3 S S S S S 34.9 8.3 S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) 13 0.6 S S S S 1,067 34.1 0.3 S S S S 7.6
Multiple modes 255 11.4 9 2.2 S S 667 46.8 3.1 48.8 2.3 S S 15.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 202 9.1 S S S S 658 45.9 3.1 S S S S 13.4
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 13 0.6 2 0.5 2 1 645 49 0.8 39.1 0.8 45.8 2.9 32.8

SCTG2 41, Waste and scrap

Mode of transportation 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 modes 167 100 500 100 17 100 68 34.3 - 9.2 - 23.5 - 24.8
Single modes 167 100 500 100 17 100 68 34.3 - 9.2 - 23.5 - 24.8
Truck6 S S S S 14 81.3 178 S S S S 30.3 13.8 31.5
Private truck S S S S 14 81.3 178 S S S S 30.3 13.8 31.5
Rail S S 339 67.8 3 18.7 10 S S 16.8 14.9 22.8 17.9 18.5

SCTG2 43, Mixed freight

Mode of transportation 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 modes 756 100 146 100 S S 269 26.4 - 46.8 - S S 26.1
Single modes 431 57.1 127 87.2 S S 127 28.3 10.3 45.3 3.6 S S 32.8
Truck6 431 57.1 127 87.2 S S 125 28.3 10.3 45.3 3.6 S S 33.4
For-hire truck S S S S S S 742 S S S S S S 13
Private truck 268 35.4 S S S S 80 27.8 10.7 S S S S 14
Air (incl truck and air) S S - - - - 1,272 S S 25.3 - 24.7 0.1 0.7
Multiple modes 168 22.2 7 5.1 5 9.1 718 33.7 5.5 45.1 3.4 47.3 7.2 13.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 168 22.2 7 5.1 5 9.1 718 33.7 5.5 45.1 3.4 47.3 7.2 13.8
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 99, Commodity Unknown

Mode of transportation 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 modes 1 100 S S S S 120 46.5 - S S S S 18.2
Single modes 1 100 S S S S 120 46.5 - S S S S 18.2
Truck6 1 100 S S S S 120 46.5 - S S S S 18.2
Private truck 1 100 S S S S 120 46.5 - S S S S 18.2

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).
6 "Truck" as a single mode includes any shipment that was made by private truck only, by for-hire truck only, or by a combination of private and for-hire truck.
7 Estimates for pipeline exclude shipments of crude petroleum.

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, Orlando-Deltona-Daytona Beach, FL by Alcoholic Beverages (08) by Air has no data for any cell therefore the entire row is not shown. Also, two-digit commodities are not present if there is no such data for an entire commodity by area. For example, Pittsburgh-New Castle, PA by Cereal Grains (02) has no data for any mode therefore the entire commodity 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.