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 32,684 100 24,281 100 1,819 100 317 10.7 - 12.3 - 10.4 - 22.6
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 18 S S S S S S 30.3
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec 9 - S S S S S 48.1 0.1 S S S S S
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 838 2.6 213 0.9 S S 99 21.6 0.8 22.6 0.5 S S 47.1
06 Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products 531 1.6 95 0.4 20 1.1 174 35.6 0.6 30.2 0.1 33.8 0.6 35.6
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 1,086 3.3 1,263 5.2 100 5.5 79 24 0.9 22.7 1.9 27.4 1.7 18.3
08 Alcoholic beverages 223 0.7 118 0.5 2 0.1 21 37 0.3 22.4 0.2 24.2 - 10.1
09 Tobacco products 245 0.7 4 - - - 28 24.1 1.2 23.7 - 18.6 - 4.9
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
11 Natural sands S S S S S S 48 S S S S S S 16.6
12 Gravel and crushed stone S S S S S S 24 S S S S S S 41.5
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec S S S S S S 61 S S S S S S 29.3
14 Metallic ores and concentrates S S S S S S 969 S S S S S S 47.5
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel S S S S S S 26 S S S S S S 13.3
18 Fuel oils 260 0.8 351 1.4 6 0.4 21 42 0.5 39.8 0.7 31.2 0.2 15.2
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 317 1 1,431 5.9 13 0.7 24 38.3 0.7 35.1 2.2 40.7 0.3 17.7
20 Basic chemicals 123 0.4 115 0.5 26 1.5 S 21.7 0.1 43.9 0.2 49.1 1.2 S
21 Pharmaceutical products 7,997 24.5 S S S S 418 39.5 7.5 S S S S 21
22 Fertilizers 10 - 52 0.2 2 0.1 190 34.4 - 33.6 0.2 38.1 0.1 39.2
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 423 1.3 202 0.8 29 1.6 217 19.4 0.5 42.8 0.4 49 0.7 44.1
24 Plastics and rubber 354 1.1 78 0.3 8 0.5 224 14.6 0.3 20.3 0.1 18.5 0.1 38.8
25 Logs and other wood in the rough S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
26 Wood products 927 2.8 1,669 6.9 147 8.1 82 21.7 0.7 26.9 4.3 32.8 3.7 36.3
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 220 0.7 70 0.3 5 0.3 56 25.5 0.2 23 0.1 30.6 0.1 25
29 Printed products 1,532 4.7 257 1.1 61 3.3 622 17.7 1.2 25.6 0.2 27.6 1.7 12
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 4,001 12.2 48 0.2 S S 939 49.3 5.2 40.5 0.1 S S 23.8
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 1,128 3.5 8,502 35 711 39.1 128 18.3 0.5 29.1 8.1 27.7 7.4 42.4
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 198 0.6 S S 9 0.5 184 41.1 0.5 S S 37.2 0.2 49.2
33 Articles of base metal 500 1.5 48 0.2 7 0.4 436 25.4 0.9 25.9 - 39 0.1 18.5
34 Machinery 725 2.2 56 0.2 S S 92 39.1 1.4 27.4 0.1 S S 49.7
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 5,130 15.7 122 0.5 S S 475 33.8 6.3 33.9 0.4 S S 21.3
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 216 0.7 24 0.1 S S S 28.4 0.3 44.2 0.1 S S S
37 Transportation equipment, nec S S S S S S 890 S S S S S S 35.1
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 726 2.2 4 - 2 0.1 879 28.9 1.1 43.1 - 36 0.1 14.4
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 387 1.2 S S S S S 31 0.4 S S S S S
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 1,491 4.6 143 0.6 40 2.2 953 39.1 1.4 28.2 0.2 31.2 0.7 19.2
41 Waste and scrap 442 1.4 S S 79 4.3 S 47.7 1.1 S S 33.5 2.8 S
43 Mixed freight 1,895 5.8 506 2.1 35 1.9 S 35.6 1.6 44.1 0.7 45.4 0.8 S
99 Commodity Unknown 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 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.