Table 12. Shipment Characteristics by NAICS and Commodity for Metropolitan Area of Origin: 2007

Table 12. Shipment Characteristics by NAICS and 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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NAICS2 31-33, Manufacturing

Commodity Description (SCTG3 Code) Value Tons Ton-miles4 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
CV5 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All Commodities6 275 100 2,838 100 17 100 95 22.4 - 30.2 - 36.9 - 33.4
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
26 Wood products S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
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 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
29 Printed products 82 30 6 0.2 1 5.2 164 15.8 9.1 17.1 13.5 30.6 14.9 27.2
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 124 45.2 2,828 99.6 16 94.2 6 18.8 9.7 21.5 0.1 33 1.7 11.2
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 1 0.2 - - - - 6 44.4 0.7 19 0.1 19.3 - 13
33 Articles of base metal S S S S - - 9 S S S S 34.1 0.1 24.7
34 Machinery S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
38 Precision instruments and apparatus S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
43 Mixed freight S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
99 Commodity Unknown S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 323, Printing and related support activities

Commodity Description (SCTG3 Code) Value Tons Ton-miles4 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
CV5 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All Commodities6 87 100 8 100 1 100 163 16.1 - 21 - 30.5 - 27.4
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 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
29 Printed products 82 95 6 78.4 1 99.3 164 15.8 2.5 17.1 9.5 30.6 1.7 27.2
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
43 Mixed freight S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
99 Commodity Unknown S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 327, Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing

Commodity Description (SCTG3 Code) Value Tons Ton-miles4 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
CV5 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All Commodities6 124 100 2,828 100 16 100 6 18.8 - 21.5 - 33 - 11.2
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 124 100 2,828 100 16 100 6 18.8 - 21.5 - 33 - 11.2

NAICS2 332, Fabricated metal product manufacturing

Commodity Description (SCTG3 Code) Value Tons Ton-miles4 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
CV5 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All Commodities69 100 1 100 - 100 6 41.9 - 38 - 29.6 - 30.5
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 1 6.5 - 1.1 - 0.9 6 44.4 7.6 19 2.7 19.3 1.5 13
33 Articles of base metal S S S S - 85.1 9 S S S S 34.1 8.4 24.7
34 Machinery S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 337, Furniture and related product manufacturing

Commodity Description (SCTG3 Code) Value Tons Ton-miles4 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
CV5 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All Commodities6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
26 Wood products S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 339, Miscellaneous manufacturing

Commodity Description (SCTG3 Code) Value Tons Ton-miles4 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
CV5 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All Commodities6 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 S S S S S S S S
38 Precision instruments and apparatus S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 42, Wholesale trade

Commodity Description (SCTG3 Code) Value Tons Ton-miles4 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
CV5 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All Commodities6 2,290 100 S S 27 100 40 21 - S S 26.9 - 13.8
02 Cereal grains S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
03 Other agricultural products S S S S S S 10 S S S S S S 9.4
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 175 7.6 29 2 1 2.4 42 32.7 5.9 19.2 3.7 24.4 5.6 22.7
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products S S S S S S 26 S S S S S S 32.8
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils S S S S S S 30 S S S S S S 32.2
08 Alcoholic beverages 398 17.4 203 13.7 1 3.5 5 45.7 7.4 23.4 12.3 26.5 5.5 14.4
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
20 Basic chemicals 4 0.2 - - - - 13 41.6 0.5 33.2 - 44.7 - 12.4
21 Pharmaceutical products 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 S S S S S S S S
24 Plastics and rubber 2 0.1 - - - - 5 2.9 0.2 - 0.4 7.2 0.2 7.2
26 Wood products 27 1.2 10 0.7 S S 65 13.2 2.6 23.9 4.4 S S 5.5
28 Paper or paperboard articles S S S S S S 12 S S S S S S 18.5
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 174 7.6 1 0.1 - 1.1 235 27.8 4.2 37.2 0.2 22.8 1.8 23.3
31 Nonmetallic mineral products S S S S S S 7 S S S S S S 13.4
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 41 1.8 S S - 0.2 101 20.1 1.9 S S 49.2 1 35.2
34 Machinery S S S S - 0.1 40 S S S S 42.4 0.1 49.4
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 324 14.1 25 1.7 - 1.3 14 45.4 9.8 49.8 4 47.6 4.4 23
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting S S S S S S 7 S S S S S S 13.9
41 Waste and scrap 38 1.6 S S S S 100 8.2 14.8 S S S S 33.4
43 Mixed freight S S S S S S 27 S S S S S S 20.7

NAICS2 423, Merchant wholesalers, durable goods

Commodity Description (SCTG3 Code) Value Tons Ton-miles4 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
CV5 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All Commodities6 1,128 100 S S 21 100 50 46.4 - S S 34.7 - 25.4
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
21 Pharmaceutical products S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
24 Plastics and rubber 2 0.1 - - - - 5 2.9 0.9 - 2.3 7.2 0.2 7.2
26 Wood products 27 2.4 S S S S 65 13.2 7.8 S S S S 5.5
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather S S 1 0.1 S S 197 S S 46.8 6.1 S S 22.3
31 Nonmetallic mineral products S S S S S S 7 S S S S S S 13.4
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 41 3.6 S S - 0.2 101 20.1 6.9 S S 49.2 5 35.2
34 Machinery S S S S - 0.1 40 S S S S 42.4 0.1 49.4
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip S S S S S S 14 S S S S S S 26.1
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
41 Waste and scrap S S S S 13 63 100 S S S S 18.6 20 33.4

NAICS2 4232, Furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers

Commodity Description (SCTG3 Code) Value Tons Ton-miles4 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
CV5 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All Commodities6 152 100 1 100 - 100 197 23.9 - 46.8 - 34.3 - 22.3
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 152 100 1 100 - 100 197 23.9 - 46.8 - 34.3 - 22.3

NAICS2 4233, Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers

Commodity Description (SCTG3 Code) Value Tons Ton-miles4 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
CV5 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All Commodities6 38 100 S S S S S 14.8 - S S S S S
24 Plastics and rubber 2 4.2 - - - - 5 2.9 3.6 - 5.3 7.2 0.4 7.2
26 Wood products 27 71.4 S S S S 65 13.2 12.1 S S S S 5.5
31 Nonmetallic mineral products S S S S S S 7 S S S S S S 13.4
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
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 4234, Commercial equip. merchant wholesalers

Commodity Description (SCTG3 Code) Value Tons Ton-miles4 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
CV5 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All Commodities6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
21 Pharmaceutical products S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 4236, Electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers

Commodity Description (SCTG3 Code) Value Tons Ton-miles4 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
CV5 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All Commodities6 324 100 25 100 - 100 14 42.9 - 47.6 - 45.2 - 26.1
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 324 100 25 100 - 100 14 42.9 - 47.6 - 45.2 - 26.1

NAICS2 4237, Hardware and plumbing merchant wholesalers

Commodity Description (SCTG3 Code) Value Tons Ton-miles4 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
CV5 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All Commodities6 33 100 1 100 - 100 100 29 - 34.1 - 47.2 - 19.9
33 Articles of base metal 28 85.5 - 75.7 S S 106 21 7.8 36.4 13.1 S S 34.1
34 Machinery S S S S S S 66 S S S S S S 30.7

NAICS2 4238, Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers

Commodity Description (SCTG3 Code) Value Tons Ton-miles4 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
CV5 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All Commodities6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
33 Articles of base metal S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
34 Machinery S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 4239, Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers

Commodity Description (SCTG3 Code) Value Tons Ton-miles4 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
CV5 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All Commodities6 38 100 95 100 13 100 100 8.2 - 22.8 - 18.6 - 33.4
41 Waste and scrap 38 100 95 100 13 100 100 8.2 - 22.8 - 18.6 - 33.4

NAICS2 424, Merchant wholesalers, nondurable goods

Commodity Description (SCTG3 Code) Value Tons Ton-miles4 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
CV5 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All Commodities6 1,162 100 463 100 7 100 33 24.1 - 25.1 - 39.9 - 15.5
02 Cereal grains S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
03 Other agricultural products S S S S S S 10 S S S S S S 9.4
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 175 15.1 29 6.3 1 10 42 32.7 14.3 19.2 15.1 24.4 17.3 22.7
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products S S S S S S 26 S S S S S S 32.8
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils S S S S S S 30 S S S S S S 32.2
08 Alcoholic beverages 398 34.2 203 43.8 1 14.7 5 45.7 9.9 23.4 12.5 26.5 12.8 14.4
20 Basic chemicals 4 0.3 - - - - 13 41.6 3.6 33.2 0.1 44.7 0.1 12.4
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
28 Paper or paperboard articles S S S S S S 12 S S S S S S 18.5
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 22 1.9 1 0.2 - 2.4 384 35.6 6.5 38.6 0.6 2 5.1 22.2
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting S S S S - 0.1 7 S S S S 47.7 0.5 16.1
43 Mixed freight S S S S S S 27 S S S S S S 20.7

NAICS2 4241, Paper and paper product merchant wholesalers

Commodity Description (SCTG3 Code) Value Tons Ton-miles4 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
CV5 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All Commodities6 47 100 7 100 - 100 16 24.3 - 43.7 - 29.9 - 12.1
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products - 0.1 S S S S 7 7.8 0.1 S S S S 25.1
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 1 1.6 - 0.5 - 0.5 9 42.7 4 12.6 1.7 47.2 1.4 41.3
20 Basic chemicals 4 7.8 - 0.6 - 0.8 13 41.6 6.6 33.2 0.4 44.7 0.3 12.4
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
28 Paper or paperboard articles S S S S S S 12 S S S S S S 18.5
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting S S S S - 12.8 7 S S S S 47.7 11.7 16.1
43 Mixed freight 27 56.5 2 33.7 - 41.7 18 13.1 10 35.3 18.1 21.1 16.8 14.4

NAICS2 4243, Apparel, piece goods, and notions merchant wholesalers

Commodity Description (SCTG3 Code) Value Tons Ton-miles4 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
CV5 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All Commodities6 23 100 1 100 - 100 341 37.7 - 41.9 - 2.1 - 34
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 22 96.3 1 94.6 - 99.9 384 35.6 2.8 38.6 4.1 2 0.1 22.2
43 Mixed freight S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 4244, Grocery and related product merchant wholesalers

Commodity Description (SCTG3 Code) Value Tons Ton-miles4 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
CV5 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All Commodities6 693 100 252 100 5 100 33 30 - 38.4 - 41.1 - 16
02 Cereal grains S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
03 Other agricultural products S S S S S S 10 S S S S S S 9.4
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations S S S S S S 42 S S S S S S 22.7
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products S S S S S S 27 S S S S S S 32.9
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils S S S S S S 30 S S S S S S 40.3
43 Mixed freight 343 49.4 S S S S 29 46.9 15.7 S S S S 27.2

NAICS2 4248, Beer, wine, and distilled alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers

Commodity Description (SCTG3 Code) Value Tons Ton-miles4 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
CV5 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All Commodities6 398 100 203 100 1 100 5 45.7 - 23.4 - 26.5 - 14.4
08 Alcoholic beverages 398 100 203 100 1 100 5 45.7 - 23.4 - 26.5 - 14.4

NAICS2 4541, Electronic shopping and mail-order houses

Commodity Description (SCTG3 Code) Value Tons Ton-miles4 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
CV5 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All Commodities6 S S S S S S 1,125 S S S S S S 21.4
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec S S S S S S 779 S S S S S S 21.7
29 Printed products S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 5111, Newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers

Commodity Description (SCTG3 Code) Value Tons Ton-miles4 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
CV5 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All Commodities6 S S S S S S 926 S S S S S S 10.6
29 Printed products S S S S S S 926 S S S S S S 11.9
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
43 Mixed freight S S S S S S S S S 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 North American Industry Classification System
3 Standard Classification of Transported Goods
4 Ton-miles estimates are based on estimated distances traveled along a modeled transportation network.
5 Coefficient of Variation.
6 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/2002/.
Rows are not shown if all cells for that particular row have no value. For example, Richmond, VA by Textile mills (NAICS 313) by Mixed freight (SCTG 43) has no data for any shipment characteristic therefore the entire row is not shown. Also, entire NAICS codes are not present if there is no such data for that particular area. For example, Lake Charles-Jennings, LA by Mining (except oil and gas) (NAICS 212) has no data for any commodity therefore the entire industry 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.