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NEWS RELEASE 01-013; January 30, 2001 January 30, 2001
News Release 01-013

U.S. FURNITURE PRODUCERS MAINTAIN STRONG U.S. MARKET SHARE DESPITE STEADY IMPORT GROWTH, REPORTS ITC

U.S. manufacturers remain highly competitive in the U.S. furniture market because they have implemented strategies that capitalize on their proximity to the market, production and distribution technologies, and top quality design, says the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in its report Industry and Trade Summary: Furniture and Motor Vehicle Seats.

The ITC, an independent, nonpartisan, factfinding federal 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:

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.

Industry and Trade Summary: Furniture and Motor Vehicle Seats (USITC Publication No. 3382, January 2001) 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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