International Economic Review (Washington, D.C.)

Articles

November-December

Energy Use in China: Trends in Oil Demand and Imports
Since 1994 China has been the second largest consumer of energy, lagging behind only the United States. In 2002 it surpassed Japan to also become the second largest consumer of oil, and by 2003 accounted for 7.6 percent of total world oil use and 12.1...
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The Expanded Andean Trade Preferences Act and a U.S. Free Trade Agreement with Its Beneficiaries
As the United States begins negotiations with Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia for a United States-Andean free trade agreement, 86 percent of combined U.S. imports from these countries are already free of duty. For these Andean countries, the principal...
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Recent Developments
U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services The U.S. Department of Commerce reported that seasonally adjusted exports of $97.5 billion, and imports of $149.0 billion in September 2004, resulted in a goods and services deficit of $51.6 billion,...
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U.S. Economic Performance Relative to Other Group of Seven (G-7) Members
Economic Growth The real gross domestic product (GDP) of the United States-the output of goods and services produced in the United States measured in 1996 prices-increased at an annual rate of 3.7 percent in the third quarter of 2004, according...
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Statistical Tables
STATISTICAL TABLES Table 1 Unemployment rates in G-7 countries, by specified periods, 2003 to September 2004 (1) 2003 Country Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Percent United States 5.8 ...
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January-February

Trade under AGOA Continues to Expand
On May 18, 2000, President Bill Clinton signed the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) into law. Subsequently, on August 6, 2002, President George W. Bush signed the Trade Act of 2002, modifying the AGOA legislation and providing expanded preferential...
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WTO Trade Negotiations Pause after Cancun
Members of the World Trade Organization could not reach agreement at their September 2003 ministerial meeting in Cancun, Mexico, on how to move forward with the Doha multilateral trade negotiations. Ministers were to set the terms, or "modalities,"...
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Mexican Farmers against U.S. Imports: An Update
A December 2003 World Bank report (2) concluded that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) had a positive impact on Mexican agriculture-a conclusion reached by some other analysts, including Mexican ones. Yet, the Mexican Government continues...
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Recent Developments
U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services The U.S. Department of Commerce reported that seasonally adjusted exports of $90.4 billion and imports of $132.8 billion in December 2003 resulted in a goods and services deficit of $42.5 billion, $4.1...
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U.S. Economic Performance Relative to Other Group of Seven (G-7) Members
Economic Growth The real gross domestic product (GDP) of the United States--the output of goods and services produced in the United States measured in 1996 prices--increased at an annual rate of 4.0 percent in the fourth quarter of 2003, compared...
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Statistical Tables
Unemployment rates in G-7 countries, by specified periods, 2002 to December 2003 (1) 2002 2003 Country Q:I Q:II Q:III Q:IV Q:I Q:II Q:III Q:IV Oct. Percent United...
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