July 8, 2011
News Release 11-080
Inv. No. 332-345
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819

U.S. SERVICE PROVIDERS REMAIN COMPETITIVE IN GLOBAL SERVICES MARKET, SAYS USITC

The United States remained the world's largest services market and also the world's leading exporter and importer of services in 2009, reports the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) in its publication Recent Trends in U.S. Services Trade, 2011 Annual Report.

The USITC, an independent, nonpartisan, factfinding federal agency, compiles the report annually. Each year's report presents a statistical overview of U.S. trade in services and highlights some of the service sectors and geographic markets that contribute substantially to recent services trade performance.

This year's report primarily focuses on professional services and includes separate chapters on specific professional service sectors (computer, education, health and legal services) and audiovisual services. These chapters analyze issues affecting global competitive conditions in the industry, examine recent trade performance, and summarize the industry outlook going forward.

The 2011 report covers trade in services from 2004 through 2009. Highlights of the report follow.

Recent Trends in U.S. Services Trade, 2011 Annual Report (Investigation No. 332-345, USITC publication 4243, July 2011) is available on the USITC's Internet site at http://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4243.pdf.

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