July 16, 2001
News Release 01-099
Inv. No. 332-345


Shifts in U.S. Merchandise Trade 2000, released today by the United States International Trade Commission (ITC), reviews U.S. trade performance in 2000, 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 245 industry and commodity groups and subgroups, providing data for 1996-2000 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 merchandise report also reviews:

Shifts in U.S. Merchandise Trade 2000 (Inv. No. 332-345, USITC Publication 3436, July 2001) will be available on the ITC's Internet site at http://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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