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NEWS RELEASE 98-076; OCTOBER 14, 1998 October 14, 1998
News Release 98-076
Inv. No. 332-393

ITC RELEASES REPORT ON COMPETITIVE FACTORS AFFECTING WORLD TRADE IN AMMONIUM NITRATE

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) today released its report Ammonium Nitrate: A Comparative Analysis of Factors Affecting Global Trade.

The ITC, an independent, nonpartisan, factfinding federal agency, prepared the report at the request of the U.S. Senate's Committee on Finance. As requested, the ITC provided a comparative analysis of the ammonium nitrate (AN) industries in the United States, the European Union (EU), and Russia. The analysis includes profiles of the industries, addressing factors such as production, trade, and consumption; ownership and investment patterns; government programs; the ammonium nitrate production process with information regarding major feedstocks; and trends in domestic and export prices of ammonium nitrate. Following are highlights of the report.

The ITC's report Ammonium Nitrate: A Comparative Analysis of Factors Affecting Global Trade (Inv. No. 332-393, USITC Publication 3135, October 1998) will be posted on the ITC's Internet server at www.usitc.gov. A printed copy may be requested by calling 202-205-1809 or by writing the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may be faxed to 202-205-2104.

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