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 32,684 100 24,281 100 1,819 100 317 10.7 - 12.3 - 10.4 - 22.6
Single modes 25,199 77.1 24,007 98.9 1,770 97.3 92 9.8 5.9 12.5 0.5 10.8 1.8 20.9
Truck6 23,510 71.9 23,024 94.8 1,492 82 73 11.5 7 13.1 2.8 10.7 5.3 14.7
For-hire truck 12,848 39.3 3,551 14.6 713 39.2 200 18.4 6.8 33.8 3.7 20.5 6.7 41.2
Private truck 10,661 32.6 19,473 80.2 779 42.8 46 10.9 3.4 14.7 3.7 14.4 4.7 14.4
Rail 73 0.2 946 3.9 246 13.5 S 45 0.3 47 6.8 38.5 11.4 S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 821 S S S S S S 19.7
Multiple modes 7,049 21.6 51 0.2 29 1.6 738 43.9 5.7 25.4 0.1 30.5 0.6 9.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 6,998 21.4 50 0.2 27 1.5 738 44.3 5.8 24.4 0.1 26.3 0.6 9.2
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 436 1.3 S S 20 1.1 40 27.6 0.4 S S 46.3 1.3 49.4

SCTG2 02, Cereal grains

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
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S 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 S S 18 S S S S S S 30.3
Single modes S S S S S S 18 S S S S S S 30.3
Truck6 S S S S S S 18 S S S S S S 30.3
For-hire truck S S S S S S 33 S S S S S S 21
Private truck S S S S S S 16 S S S S S S 44.5

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 9 100 S S S S S 48.1 - S S S S S
Single modes 9 100 S S S S S 48.1 - S S S S S
Truck6 9 100 S S S S S 48.1 - 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 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 838 100 213 100 S S 99 21.6 - 22.6 - S S 47.1
Single modes 837 99.9 213 99.9 S S 99 21.7 0.3 22.7 0.4 S S 47.6
Truck6 836 99.8 212 99.8 S S 99 21.7 0.7 22.8 0.8 S S 47.5
For-hire truck S S 65 30.8 S S 395 S S 45.8 12.6 S S 19.7
Private truck 498 59.4 147 69 S S 69 16.6 11.4 20.9 8.2 S S 24.9
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes - - - - S S 129 11.6 0.1 16.1 0.1 S S 10.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier - - - - S S 129 11.6 0.1 16.1 0.1 S S 10.8
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 531 100 95 100 20 100 174 35.6 - 30.2 - 33.8 - 35.6
Single modes 530 99.9 95 100 20 100 174 35.7 0.1 30.3 0.2 33.8 0.2 35.5
Truck6 530 99.9 95 100 20 100 174 35.7 0.1 30.3 0.2 33.8 0.2 35.5
For-hire truck 415 78.3 55 57.4 14 70.3 541 44.5 17.2 43.2 13.9 34.4 12.6 22.5
Private truck 115 21.7 41 42.6 S S 129 42.5 17.8 45.8 13.8 S S 42.9
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 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 1,086 100 1,263 100 100 100 79 24 - 22.7 - 27.4 - 18.3
Single modes 1,086 100 1,263 100 100 100 79 24 - 22.7 - 27.4 - 18.3
Truck6 1,086 100 1,263 100 100 100 79 24 - 22.7 - 27.4 - 18.3
For-hire truck 471 43.4 435 34.5 60 60 243 24.3 7.1 36.6 8.2 17.9 8.3 25.5
Private truck 615 56.6 827 65.5 40 40 63 20.4 10 16.9 8.7 29.1 13.5 20.5
Multiple modes - - - - S S S 38.1 - 44.1 - S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier - - - - S S S 38.1 - 44.1 - S S 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 223 100 118 100 2 100 21 37 - 22.4 - 24.2 - 10.1
Single modes 223 100 118 100 2 100 21 37 - 22.4 - 24.2 - 10.1
Truck6 223 100 118 100 2 100 21 37 - 22.4 - 24.2 - 10.1
Private truck 223 100 118 100 2 100 21 37 - 22.4 - 24.2 - 10.1

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 245 100 4 100 - 100 28 24.1 - 23.7 - 18.6 - 4.9
Single modes 245 100 4 100 - 100 28 24.1 - 23.7 - 18.6 - 4.9
Truck6 245 100 4 100 - 100 28 24.1 - 23.7 - 18.6 - 4.9
Private truck 245 100 4 100 - 100 28 24.1 - 23.7 - 18.6 - 4.9

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
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 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 48 S S S S S S 16.6
Single modes S S S S S S 48 S S S S S S 16.6
Truck6 S S S S S S 48 S S S S S S 16.6
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 16 66.8 1,412 68.4 54 58.4 43 47.4 13.9 46.2 13.3 39.4 17.4 16.9

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 24 S S S S S S 41.5
Single modes S S S S S S 24 S S S S S S 41.5
Truck6 S S S S S S 24 S S S S S S 41.5
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 24 S S S S S S 42.3

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 61 S S S S S S 29.3
Single modes S S S S S S 61 S S S S S S 34.9
Truck6 S S S S S S 61 S S S S S S 34.9
Private truck S S S S S S 61 S S S S S S 34.9
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 969 S S S S S S 47.5
Single modes S S S S S S 969 S S S S S S 47.5
Truck6 S S S S S S 969 S S S S S S 47.5
For-hire truck S S S S S S 969 S S S S S S 47.5

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 S S S S 26 S S S S S S 13.3
Single modes S S S S S S 26 S S S S S S 13.3
Truck6 S S S S S S 26 S S S S S S 13.3
Private truck S S S S S S 26 S S S S S S 13.3

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 260 100 351 100 6 100 21 42 - 39.8 - 31.2 - 15.2
Single modes 260 100 351 100 6 100 21 42 - 39.8 - 31.2 - 15.2
Truck6 260 100 351 100 6 100 21 42 - 39.8 - 31.2 - 15.2
Private truck 260 100 351 100 6 100 21 42 - 39.8 - 31.2 - 15.2

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 317 100 1,431 100 13 100 24 38.3 - 35.1 - 40.7 - 17.7
Single modes 315 99.3 1,431 100 13 100 22 38.7 3.5 35.1 0.8 40.7 1.1 20.3
Truck6 315 99.3 1,431 100 13 100 22 38.7 3.5 35.1 0.8 40.7 1.1 20.3
Private truck 315 99.3 1,431 100 13 100 22 38.7 3.5 35.1 0.8 40.7 1.1 20.3
Multiple modes S S S S - - S S S S S 30 1.1 S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S - - S S S S S 30 1.1 S
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 123 100 115 100 26 100 S 21.7 - 43.9 - 49.1 - S
Single modes 93 76 114 99.7 26 99.9 S 20.9 14.9 39.3 3.6 45.1 4 S
Truck6 93 75.9 114 99.7 26 99.9 S 20.9 14.9 39.3 3.6 45.1 4 S
For-hire truck S S S S S S 369 S S S S S S 42.2
Private truck S S S S S S 27 S S S S S S 27.3
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

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 7,997 100 S S S S 418 39.5 - S S S S 21
Single modes 4,196 52.5 S S S S S 49.9 12.4 S S S S S
Truck6 S S S S S S 135 S S S S S S 21.3
For-hire truck S S S S S S 134 S S S S S S 21.4
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) 19 0.2 1 0.7 S S S 35.9 16.7 44 13.5 S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 552 S S S S S S 15.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 552 S S S S S S 15.8
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 10 100 52 100 2 100 190 34.4 - 33.6 - 38.1 - 39.2
Single modes 9 94.5 39 74.3 1 61 142 40.2 11.2 43 16.5 26.9 18.9 37.3
Truck6 9 94.5 39 74.3 1 61 142 40.2 11.2 43 16.5 26.9 18.9 37.3
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 9 89 38 73.8 S S S 43.4 14.9 43.8 17.8 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
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 423 100 202 100 29 100 217 19.4 - 42.8 - 49 - 44.1
Single modes 393 92.8 199 98.6 29 98.4 S 22.5 7.3 43.1 2.9 49.4 8.6 S
Truck6 392 92.7 199 98.6 29 98.4 S 22.5 7.5 43.1 2.9 49.4 8.7 S
For-hire truck S S 16 7.7 5 16.4 S S S 34.7 19.1 40.4 5.5 S
Private truck 324 76.5 184 90.8 24 82 S 27.6 10.3 44.6 9.3 49.2 7.5 S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S - - 461 S S S S 33.8 0.2 39.4
Multiple modes S S 1 0.4 S S 850 S S 34 2.4 S S 29.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S 1 0.4 S S 850 S S 34 2.4 S S 29.4
Other and unknown modes 10 2.4 S S S S S 43.1 4.6 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 354 100 78 100 8 100 224 14.6 - 20.3 - 18.5 - 38.8
Single modes 266 75.3 75 95.4 7 87.6 73 16.1 6.8 21.2 4.5 21.2 8.3 35.2
Truck6 266 75.3 75 95.4 7 87.6 72 16.1 6.8 21.2 4.5 21.2 8.3 34.8
For-hire truck 55 15.5 6 7.7 S S S 35.4 6.6 40.6 7 S S S
Private truck 211 59.7 68 87.7 5 58.1 48 19.1 9.3 23.1 8.3 27.9 11.8 16.2
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 84 23.7 3 3.7 1 12 508 30.3 6.6 35.5 4.2 37.2 7.7 31
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 84 23.7 3 3.7 1 12 508 30.3 6.6 35.5 4.2 37.2 7.7 31
Other and unknown modes 4 1.1 1 0.9 S S 14 38.2 0.9 32.3 1.3 S S 31

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 927 100 1,669 100 147 100 82 21.7 - 26.9 - 32.8 - 36.3
Single modes 907 97.9 1,638 98.1 146 99.6 63 22.3 2.2 27.6 1.7 33 0.9 7.8
Truck6 907 97.9 1,638 98.1 146 99.6 63 22.3 2.2 27.6 1.7 33 0.9 7.8
For-hire truck 60 6.5 130 7.8 25 16.7 137 38.5 3.2 36.8 5.1 45.3 8 18.7
Private truck 847 91.4 1,508 90.3 122 82.9 61 24.6 4.1 30.1 5 39.4 7.3 8.8
Multiple modes S S S S S S 472 S S S S S S 27.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 472 S S S S S S 27.7
Other and unknown modes 18 1.9 S S S S S 30.5 2 S S S S S

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 39 S S S S S S 7.9
Truck6 S S S S S S 39 S S S S S S 7.9
For-hire truck 13 11.7 13 17.4 S S S 36.6 7.8 35.3 6.4 S S S
Private truck S S S S S S 27 S S S S S S 16.5
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 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 220 100 70 100 5 100 56 25.5 - 23 - 30.6 - 25
Single modes 211 95.7 69 99 5 97.6 29 24.6 2.8 20.4 0.5 29.3 1.9 37.5
Truck6 211 95.7 69 99 5 97.6 29 24.6 2.8 20.4 0.5 29.3 1.9 37.5
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 204 92.5 66 95.1 4 84.9 29 24.9 2.9 20.3 2.1 26 5 41.5
Multiple modes S S - 0.4 - 1.8 S S S 30.6 13.3 31.6 13.2 S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S - 0.4 - 1.8 S S S 30.6 13.3 31.6 13.2 S
Other and unknown modes 2 0.8 S S S S S 37.1 3.2 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 1,532 100 257 100 61 100 622 17.7 - 25.6 - 27.6 - 12
Single modes 902 58.9 209 81 39 64.6 197 28.6 8.4 31.9 8.2 31.9 8.1 45.7
Truck6 893 58.3 208 80.9 39 64.1 192 28.8 8.4 31.9 8.2 32.1 8.1 46.3
For-hire truck 529 34.5 137 53.2 36 59.3 616 44.4 7.4 43.7 10.1 33.4 9.2 15.5
Private truck 365 23.8 71 27.7 3 4.9 36 16.6 6.8 16.7 8 22.1 2.7 18.9
Air (incl truck and air) 9 0.6 - 0.1 - 0.4 1,211 3.2 1.6 40.4 0.6 19.8 5.4 23.3
Multiple modes 536 35 14 5.3 9 15.1 762 20.4 6.8 22.4 1.9 41.8 6.7 12.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 486 31.7 13 5 7 11.7 761 17.1 6.8 19 1.9 26.9 6.7 12.2
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 93 6.1 S S S S S 39.2 4.4 S S S S S

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 4,001 100 48 100 S S 939 49.3 - 40.5 - S S 23.8
Single modes 3,867 96.7 46 96.1 S S S 49.5 7.9 39.9 7.2 S S S
Truck6 3,867 96.7 46 96.1 S S S 49.5 7.9 39.9 7.2 S S S
For-hire truck 3,799 94.9 35 73.9 16 91.8 607 41.7 12.5 43.3 15.2 49.3 5.2 20.5
Private truck S S S S S S 23 S S S S S S 41.4
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,035 S S S S S S 24.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,035 S S S S S S 24.9
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 14 S S S S S S 39.8

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 1,128 100 8,502 100 711 100 128 18.3 - 29.1 - 27.7 - 42.4
Single modes 996 88.2 8,497 99.9 710 99.9 S 19.1 6.8 29.1 0.1 27.7 0.3 S
Truck6 923 81.8 7,551 88.8 464 65.3 S 17.8 7 28.4 4.5 22.1 10.1 S
For-hire truck 204 18 1,014 11.9 193 27.1 298 25 11.3 34.7 13.6 44.2 15.3 28.6
Private truck 719 63.8 6,536 76.9 271 38.1 36 22.9 9 33.7 9.4 35.7 10.7 50
Rail 73 6.4 946 11.1 246 34.6 S 45 6.5 47 9.5 38.5 13.6 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 1,045 S S S S S S 35.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,045 S S S S S S 35.8
Other and unknown modes 3 0.3 5 0.1 - - 13 48.8 0.1 31.4 0.1 38.7 - 33.1

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 198 100 S S 9 100 184 41.1 - S S 37.2 - 49.2
Single modes 187 94.3 S S 8 91.3 S 44.6 6.1 S S 40.3 5.1 S
Truck6 184 92.9 S S 8 88.8 S 45.6 7.6 S S 41.3 5.3 S
For-hire truck 22 11.2 S S 5 51.2 792 37.2 19.2 S S 42.6 15.3 24.3
Private truck S S S S S S 38 S S S S S S 12
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 1,032 S S S S S S 27.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,032 S S S S S S 27.2
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 35 S S S S S S 7.1

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 500 100 48 100 7 100 436 25.4 - 25.9 - 39 - 18.5
Single modes 316 63.3 43 88.5 4 56 61 39.3 12.3 31.2 11.7 43.1 12.7 31.5
Truck6 316 63.3 43 88.5 4 56 61 39.3 12.3 31.2 11.7 43.1 12.7 31.5
For-hire truck S S S S S S 441 S S S S S S 26.4
Private truck 175 34.9 29 59.4 1 15.9 44 35 9.9 29.5 11.8 29.6 13.6 9.4
Multiple modes S S S S S S 617 S S S S S S 23.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 617 S S S S S S 23.4
Other and unknown modes S S S S - 0.1 23 S S S S 29.5 0.4 30.9

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 725 100 56 100 S S 92 39.1 - 27.4 - S S 49.7
Single modes 483 66.7 52 92.7 S S 101 33.9 9.2 25.6 2.1 S S 24.5
Truck6 429 59.2 50 89.4 S S 100 37.8 11.4 26 3.3 S S 25.5
For-hire truck S S S S S S 692 S S S S S S 31
Private truck 233 32.2 30 54.5 S S 25 13.6 17.6 19.1 13.7 S S 22.3
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
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 5,130 100 122 100 S S 475 33.8 - 33.9 - S S 21.3
Single modes 3,790 73.9 113 92.3 S S 422 38.9 7.9 37 5.8 S S 26.4
Truck6 2,320 45.2 80 65.4 S S 145 30 9.8 41.7 9 S S 42.5
For-hire truck S S S S S S 775 S S S S S S 18.9
Private truck 1,159 22.6 35 28.8 2 2 49 38.5 11.1 29.1 12.2 23.6 12.6 9.3
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,008 S S S S S S 32.7
Multiple modes 1,168 22.8 5 4.2 4 3.9 655 25.9 6.1 28.9 3.3 33.6 7.6 14.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 1,168 22.8 5 4.2 4 3.9 655 25.9 6.1 28.9 3.3 33.6 7.6 14.5
Other and unknown modes S S 4 3.5 S S S S S 31.5 4.7 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 216 100 24 100 S S S 28.4 - 44.2 - S S S
Single modes 205 94.8 24 96.3 S S S 22.9 2.5 40.3 1 S S S
Truck6 205 94.8 24 96.3 S S S 22.9 2.5 40.3 1 S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 160 74.1 18 74.3 S S S 21.6 9.5 33.4 7.8 S S S
Multiple modes 6 2.7 S S - 0.3 S 47 16.3 S S 37.1 16.8 S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 6 2.7 S S - 0.3 S 47 16.3 S S 37.1 16.8 S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 S S S S S S 890 S S S S S S 35.1
Single modes S S S S S S 1,038 S S S S S S 33.3
Truck6 S S S S S S 936 S S S S S S 38.7
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S - - 56 S S S S 33.8 1.2 2
Air (incl truck and air) 4 1.6 - 0.6 S S 1,722 46.4 2.2 29.7 18.2 S S 11
Multiple modes S S S S S S 869 S S S S S S 34.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 869 S S S S S S 34.5

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 726 100 4 100 2 100 879 28.9 - 43.1 - 36 - 14.4
Single modes 426 58.6 S S S S 539 44.5 11.9 S S S S 46.3
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck S S 1 14.3 S S 1,062 S S 48.6 7.4 S S 29.7
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 S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 300 41.4 2 35.5 1 61.8 894 34.5 12.5 37 12.2 41.4 10.5 10.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 300 41.4 2 35.5 1 61.8 894 34.5 12.5 37 12.2 41.4 10.5 10.6

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 387 100 S S S S S 31 - S S S S S
Single modes 386 99.8 S S S S 40 31.1 0.5 S S S S 23.7
Truck6 386 99.8 S S S S 40 31.1 0.5 S S S S 23.3
For-hire truck 5 1.3 1 0.4 - 2.7 680 22.4 1.7 34.5 2 39.8 11.3 21.1
Private truck 381 98.5 S S S S 38 31.7 1.2 S S S S 21.4
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes - 0.1 - - S S S 45.4 0.1 42.1 - S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier - 0.1 - - S S S 45.4 0.1 42.1 - 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 1,491 100 143 100 40 100 953 39.1 - 28.2 - 31.2 - 19.2
Single modes 1,223 82 141 98.2 37 91.1 S 38.1 5.4 28.3 7.9 30.1 9.8 S
Truck6 1,222 82 141 98.2 37 91 S 38.1 5.8 28.3 8 30.2 9.8 S
For-hire truck 368 24.7 61 42.6 26 65.3 1,214 43.2 9.8 34.2 10.9 36.4 10.4 15.6
Private truck 855 57.3 80 55.6 10 25.7 S 41.6 9.3 38.2 10.1 37.9 9.6 S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 251 16.8 2 1.2 1 3.7 1,242 45.5 3.9 32.2 3.5 39.9 9.6 15.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 251 16.8 2 1.2 1 3.7 1,242 45.5 3.9 32.2 3.5 39.9 9.6 15.3
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 442 100 S S 79 100 S 47.7 - S S 33.5 - S
Single modes 442 100 S S 79 100 S 47.7 - S S 33.5 - S
Truck6 442 100 S S 79 100 S 47.7 - S S 33.5 - S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S 30 38.2 S S S S S 45.1 17.6 S

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 1,895 100 506 100 35 100 S 35.6 - 44.1 - 45.4 - S
Single modes 1,785 94.2 503 99.5 34 95.1 47 37.2 2.7 44.3 0.5 46.5 4.1 13.1
Truck6 1,785 94.2 503 99.5 34 95.1 47 37.2 2.7 44.3 0.5 46.5 4.1 13.1
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 1,724 91 487 96.3 30 84.2 50 38.4 3.9 45.6 2.9 48.2 5.2 13.2
Multiple modes S S S S S S 544 S S S S S S 34
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 544 S S S S S S 34
Other and unknown modes S S - - S S S S S 21.5 0.6 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 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
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

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.