October 2, 2000
News Release 00-125
Inv. No. 332-345


Shifts in U.S. Merchandise Trade in 1999, released today by the United States International Trade Commission (ITC), reviews U.S. trade performance in 1999, focusing on changes in U.S. exports, imports, and trade balances of key natural resource, agricultural, and manufacturing industries, as well as examining changes in U.S. bilateral/multilateral trade with major trade partners.

This year's report also includes profiles of the U.S. industry and market for about 250 industry and commodity groups, providing data for 1995-99 on domestic consumption, production, employment, trade, and import penetration.

The ITC, an independent, nonpartisan, factfinding federal agency, publishes Shifts in U.S. Merchandise Trade annually, along with a separate companion report, Recent Trends in U.S. Services Trade. This year's report also reviews:

Shifts in U.S. Merchandise Trade in 1999 (Inv. No. 332-345, USITC Publication 3353, September 2000) will be available on the ITC's Internet site at www.usitc.gov. It will also be available at regional federal depository libraries in the United States. A printed copy may be requested by calling 202-205-1809 or by writing to the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may also be faxed to 202-205-2104.

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