February 14, 2000
News Release 00-028


The United States experienced a rising trade surplus in animal feed products from 1994 to 1998, fueled by increased exports of oilseed meals and pet food, says the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in its report Industry and Trade Summary: Animal Feeds.

The ITC, an independent, nonpartisan, factfinding agency, recently released the report as part of an ongoing series of reports on thousands of products imported into and exported from the United States. Following are highlights from the report:

The foregoing information is from the ITC report Industry and Trade Summary: Animal Feeds (USITC Publication 3275, January 2000).

ITC Industry and Trade Summary reports include information on product uses, U.S. and foreign producers, and customs treatment of the products being studied; they analyze the basic factors affecting trends in consumption, production, and trade of the commodities, as well as factors bearing on the competitiveness of the U.S. industry in domestic and foreign markets.

This report will be available on the ITC Internet web site at www.usitc.gov. A printed copy may be ordered without charge 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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