Table 6a. Shipment Characteristics by Two-Digit Commodity for the United States: 2007

Table 6a. Shipment Characteristics by Two-Digit Commodity for the United States: 2007

[Estimates are based on final data from the 2007 Commodity Flow Survey. Because of rounding, estimates may not be additive]

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SCTG
code1
Commodity description (2-digit) 2007 Value (million $) 2007 Tons (thousands) 2007 Ton-miles2
(millions)
2007 Average miles per shipment Value CV3 Tons CV Ton-miles CV Average miles per shipment CV
00 All Commodities4 11,684,872 12,543,425 3,344,658 619 0.8 1.6 3.6 2.5
01 Live animals and live fish 10,833 6,150 3,973 739 25.3 20.4 39.1 15
02 Cereal grains 84,851 514,151 203,446 139 6.7 6.3 11.3 12
03 Other agricultural products 143,637 211,890 88,207 354 5.7 4 6 14.4
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec 90,472 246,436 76,188 499 6.5 6.4 9.2 13.2
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 277,251 98,413 48,549 247 3.7 4 8.3 12.9
06
Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 143,139 120,023 50,732 403 4.9 4.6 5.6 16
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 479,757 468,435 171,452 268 2.4 3.1 4.7 13
08 Alcoholic beverages 158,322 114,012 36,685 80 3.8 3.5 6.2 14.9
09 Tobacco products 70,551 3,289 390 407 9.5 26.9 10.4 13.8
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone 5,202 28,738 3,113 123 14.5 20.5 13.1 13.3
11 Natural sands 6,665 460,085 41,125 56 7.4 8.3 15.7 10.7
12 Gravel and crushed stone 21,167 2,039,457 147,770 37 3.2 2.9 10.5 3.7
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec 16,727 272,264 52,096 223 5.6 6.1 8.3 16.6
14 Metallic ores and concentrates 32,910 76,672 39,319 504 15.8 17.4 29.4 9.4
15 Nonagglomerated bituminous coal 38,228 1,416,187 835,796 106 7.1 7.6 12.2 8.8
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 663,194 959,161 68,647 43 4.5 4.3 9.7 6.5
18 Fuel oils 373,515 641,894 54,243 32 3.5 4.1 7.4 9.2
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 268,163 578,188 127,190 111 4.1 4 7.6 12.9
20 Basic chemicals 271,469 412,581 171,156 428 6.2 7 10.7 10.9
21 Pharmaceutical products 771,252 19,076 8,134 635 6.2 11 8.6 6.6
22 Fertilizers 43,613 149,600 58,970 171 9.2 10.3 14.9 9.5
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 331,750 123,537 58,477 638 5.9 4.9 5.8 7.2
24 Plastics and rubber 489,435 186,392 104,622 550 2.4 4 4.9 8.5
25 Logs and other wood in the rough 7,086 107,869 11,164 110 13.1 21 13.9 44.2
26 Wood products 183,868 323,773 100,787 328 2.9 2.7 4.2 10.9
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 126,857 145,380 82,098 297 3.8 3.6 5.8 14.6
28 Paper or paperboard articles 118,070 82,233 28,977 512 3 5.7 7.8 13.5
29 Printed products 190,389 51,435 22,363 579 4.4 5 6.8 8.7
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 473,610 46,728 30,643 1,101 5.9 5.5 13.7 3.2
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 196,993 1,156,790 115,289 447 3 4.1 6.8 10.1
32 Base metal in prim or semifin forms & in finished basic shapes 488,410 364,940 129,224 360 3.3 3.8 6.2 10.7
33 Articles of base metal 388,292 131,924 52,343 561 2.7 5.2 4.1 8.5
34 Machinery 628,267 66,728 36,760 498 3.6 3 5.9 5.4
35 Electronic & other electrical equipment & components & office equipment 1,046,495 47,528 31,645 815 2.7 4.6 5.7 3.5
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 907,288 133,126 64,776 489 5.6 5.2 5 6.9
37 Transportation equipment, nec 173,883 6,815 4,471 908 10.6 18.1 12.1 3.9
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 304,620 5,668 3,513 1,008 4.6 31.1 20 4.3
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 152,286 26,633 15,024 766 4.5 6.2 7.4 5.3
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 490,305 91,844 41,995 1,012 1.9 6.3 5 2.4
41 Waste and scrap 82,243 305,878 67,023 152 8.3 23.1 18.3 23.2
43 Mixed freight 932,353 300,922 56,137 369 2.2 2.9 3 4.7
99 Commodity Unknown 1,453 S 145 485 16.2 S 26 18.7

KEY: S = Estimate does not meet publication standards because of high sampling variability or poor response quality.

1 Standard Classification of Transported Goods.
2 Ton-miles estimates are based on estimated distances traveled along a modeled transportation network.
3 Coefficient of Variation.
4 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/cfs.

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.