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NEWS RELEASE 98-095; DECEMBER 8, 1998 December 8, 1998
News Release 98-095

U.S. REMAINS WORLD'S LEADING POULTRY PRODUCER

The United States remained the world's leading producer and exporter of poultry during the years 1993-97 and likely will dominate the world market in the future, reports the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in its publication Industry and Trade Summary: Poultry.

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

The foregoing information is from the ITC report Industry and Trade Summary: Poultry (USITC Publication 3148, December 1998).

ITC Industry 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's Internet server at www.usitc.gov. A printed copy may be requested 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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