The annual reports in this series analyze the forces that are affecting agriculture and the agricultural economy in selected regions and trade areas. Analysis includes short- and long-term projections for production, consumption, and trade of key commodities in the selected areas. Regions and topics covered vary yearly and can include the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Western Hemisphere, China, Asia, the European Union, the former Soviet Union, etc. Topics covered also vary yearly and correspond to significant events or trends in the agricultural sector.
This publication was last published in 1997 and examined how agricultural materials were used by industry sectors. Seven categories of agricultural materials are covered, including: starches and carbohydrates, fats and oils, natural fibers, animal products, forest products, natural plant products, natural rubber, and resins.