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Increase in U.S. trade surplus for nonwovens.

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has reported a significant increase - nearly 100% - in the U.S. trade surplus for nonwoven fabrics. According to the report, Industry and Trade Summary: Nonwoven Fabrics, the surplus in nonwoven fabrics almost doubled in one year, rising from $100 million in 1989 to $196 million in 1990. increased exports to Mexico, Canada and Belgium are credited with the gain.

According to Peter Mayberry, director of government affairs for INDA, however, the report is not completely rosy. Mr. Mayberry cites the deteriorating trade balance with Japan (dropping from a $17 million surplus in 1989 to a $4 million deficit in 1990) outlined in the report as an example of concern.

Chapters in the government publication cover topics such as a U.S. nonwovens industry history and profile, a comparable foreign profile and detailed breakdowns and analyses of the international markets in terms of imports, exports and consumption.
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Title Annotation:U.S. International Trade Commission report
Publication:Nonwovens Industry
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Oct 1, 1992
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