Silk Review 2001

A Survey of International Trends in Production and Trade

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This report provides an overview of production, international trade, consumption, and the generic promotion of raw silk and various silk products. It examines the ecological factors of silk trade, reviews consumer markets in selected EU countries and explains the role of China in the international silk trade. Silk producing countries and areas covered in the report include Africa, Brazil, India, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Colombia, Nepal, Uzbekistan, Japan and United Kingdom. Tables providing statistical data and prices are also included.

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This survey was prepared by Antero Hyvärinen, ITC Senior Market Development Officer, who retired at the end of 2001. Matthias Knappe, who succeeded Mr Hyvärinen as Senior Market Development Officer, finalized the survey. Mr Knappe is responsible for ITC’s trade promotion and development activities on clothing and textiles.

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