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The data for "The Facts: Accent & Area Rugs" is based on information obtained directly from producers of area rugs. Home Textiles Today augments the information from manufacturers with data from the U.S. Department of Commerce; Claritas, a market research firm headquartered in Alexandria, VA; and import data from the U.S. Customs Service, U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. International Trade Commission.

For purposes of the data selected for this report, the market segment was defined as (1) non-bath, (2) accent and area rugs (3) up to 6 by 9, (4) with price points below $1,000, and (5) sold through the specific retail classes of trade described. Individual size breakdowns are approximate to account for industry variations in manufacturing.

The report was compiled by director of market research Kay Anderson; editor-in-chief Jennifer Negley; senior research specialist Janice Chamberlain; product editor Andrea Lillo; and contributing editor Brent Felgner.

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