U.S. Import Statistics for Animal Related Commodities
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This reference work presents six years (1981-1986) of import data on commodities of animal origin. For each commodity, annual statistics are listed for the quantity imported; the free-alongside-ship (f.a.s.) value; the cost insurance and freight (c.i.f.) value; and the import charges. Data are aggregated by the country of origin, region of unloading, and method of transportation. Overall annual summaries are also included.Import statistics were obtained from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, which collects data based on commodity descriptions in Tariff Schedules of the United States Annotated (TSUSA), an official publication of the U.S. International Trade Commission. TSUSA descriptions were examined to identify commodities of animal origin. Statistics for these commodities are grouped into eight general product categories: (1) live animals, (2) poultry meats, (3) meats, (4) dairy and egg products, (5) hides, skins, and leather, (6) furskins, (7) wool and animal hair, and (8) other animal products. Within each general product category, statistics are further grouped by more specific product types.The book includes three indices: (1) a listing of key words to facilitate looking up import data for specific commodities, (2) an alphabetical listing of commodities by the country of origin, and (3) a listing of TSUSA commodity codes and descriptions used for this work.