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

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

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

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Commodity description (2-digit) 2007 Value (million $) 2007 Tons (thousands) 2007 Ton-miles (2) (millions) 2007 Average miles per shipment Value CV (3) Tons CV Ton-miles CV Average miles per shipment CV
  All Commodities 11,831,503 13,016,610 3,490,806 580 1.0 1.9 3.7 1.9
01 Live animals and live fish 14,654 8,766 3,900 725 18.6 19.9 25.1 12.4
02 Cereal grains 109,708 672,952 280,363 153 8.1 6.6 5.8 11.2
03 Other agricultural products 157,614 271,460 121,512 374 3.3 4.1 4.2 12.7
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec 82,357 231,495 70,558 383 4.1 3.9 8.6 14.1
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 258,620 90,236 44,157 243 3.0 3.7 8.4 11.8
06 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 137,360 115,314 50,309 262 4.2 4.6 5.7 18.2
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 489,767 461,975 159,873 230 2.5 3.8 5.0 9.1
08 Alcoholic beverages 156,828 116,820 33,241 87 2.7 4.6 8.8 13.3
09 Tobacco products 81,238 3,380 646 414 9.9 21.6 35.9 12.0
10 Calcareous monumental or building stone 5,137 36,379 3,366 168 9.5 15.7 12.2 13.6
11 Natural sands 6,479 484,498 33,272 53 7.0 8.2 9.6 8.7
12 Gravel and crushed stone 18,536 1,885,219 132,653 39 2.9 3.9 7.9 6.0
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec 17,690 257,185 51,143 280 4.9 8.0 6.0 18.1
14 Metallic ores and concentrates 21,090 93,652 51,519 454 14.5 21.9 41.9 16.3
15 Nonagglomerated bituminous coal 33,442 1,234,583 722,280 115 5.8 5.9 9.8 6.3
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 793,713 1,135,395 129,911 61 5.6 4.8 23.0 19.3
18 Fuel oils 402,578 692,777 65,627 32 4.7 5.3 15.1 5.6
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 298,433 847,597 206,377 83 7.0 23.7 34.6 9.2
20 Basic chemicals 253,222 408,198 148,281 400 6.8 8.0 6.6 11.8
21 Pharmaceutical products 778,370 22,082 10,564 690 8.2 10.7 12.2 4.5
22 Fertilizers 41,860 136,763 52,065 162 11.9 12.6 23.1 15.0
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 344,096 128,543 62,135 611 3.9 4.1 2.7 7.2
24 Plastics and rubber 488,100 183,251 102,718 521 3.0 4.4 4.8 4.4
25 Logs and other wood in the rough 7,084 104,452 10,991 114 10.9 19.9 14.0 12.5
26 Wood products 217,999 413,844 134,137 290 2.1 3.0 5.9 8.1
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 128,651 144,721 80,369 250 3.1 3.3 4.0 7.0
28 Paper or paperboard articles 117,910 81,710 29,675 392 2.8 5.0 7.9 7.6
29 Printed products 209,852 56,586 24,726 546 3.5 5.3 7.2 8.5
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 466,156 44,952 28,643 1,039 5.3 5.0 7.0 1.5
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 201,149 1,182,580 123,301 383 2.0 2.0 4.9 9.6
32 Base metal in prim or semifin forms & in finished basic shapes 479,557 397,286 148,620 322 2.9 4.8 9.5 8.8
33 Articles of base metal 380,789 131,193 57,385 524 2.3 5.8 9.1 5.7
34 Machinery 631,390 69,773 37,593 460 2.9 2.9 4.8 2.4
35 Electronic & other electrical equipment & components & office equipment 1,040,585 45,735 29,599 765 4.9 4.8 7.4 2.5
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 828,359 129,190 59,775 366 2.6 2.3 4.6 5.6
37 Transportation equipment, nec 138,417 5,428 3,746 889 8.9 9.7 10.4 3.9
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 289,568 5,129 4,033 967 4.3 16.7 18.8 2.2
39 Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting 158,426 27,980 16,378 826 3.2 4.2 6.9 5.9
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 507,717 130,064 43,170 972 2.5 25.8 5.2 1.7
41 Waste and scrap 57,604 212,747 61,507 196 5.4 8.5 15.0 13.4
43 Mixed freight 974,634 313,129 60,490 388 2.8 4.7 4.6 5.6
99 Commodity Unknown S S 202 1,157 S S 24.2 17.2

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.

NOTES: These data are preliminary and are subject to change; they will be superseded by data released in later reports. Value-of-shipment estimates have not been adjusted for price changes. 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.census.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, Preliminary Release, December 2008.