March 12, 2002
News Release 02-023


The U.S. pulp and paper industry continued to increase its use of waste paper and remained the world's largest producer of wood pulp amid increasingly competitive markets in the late 1990s, reports the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in its publication Industry and Trade Summary: Wood Pulp and Waste Paper.

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. The report addresses the market, industry, and trade conditions for wood pulp and waste paper from 1996 through 2000. Following are the highlights of the report:

The foregoing information is from the ITC report Industry and Trade Summary: Wood Pulp and Waste Paper (USITC Publication 3490, February 2002).

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 the 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 A printed copy may be ordered 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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