December 11, 2012
News Release 12-122
Inv. No. 332-345
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
USITC RELEASES 2011 DATA ON SHIFTS IN U.S. MERCHANDISE TRADE;
SEEKS INPUT ON IMPROVING DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS
The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has released data for 2011 regarding changes in trade with key U.S. partners and for individual U.S. industries, along with a user survey it hopes will help the agency identify ways to revise and improve its data presentation and analysis in this area.
The USITC, an independent, nonpartisan, factfinding federal agency, compiles the information and releases it in an annual web-based report. The report provides details and analysis for key shifts in merchandise trade and can be searched by country or industry group and subgroup. Certain of the trade data are also updated each quarter on the USITC website.
The USITC is not publishing its annual report this year while it evaluates its trade shifts reporting to ensure that it is presenting data and analysis in ways that users find useful and timely. The agency is actively seeking input from users through a brief survey, which is posted on its web site.
The trade data for 2011 can be found at: http://www.usitc.gov/research_and_analysis/tradeshifts/2011/index.htm
The survey can be found at: http://parkinglot.usitc.gov/ITCSurveys/OARS/Trade_Shifts/Trade_Shifts.asp?P1=0710-90x6-58p
Questions regarding the report and the survey's content should be directed to Robert Carr at firstname.lastname@example.org. Technical questions related to the survey should be directed to Jeremy Wise at email@example.com.