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 is the sixth edition of the survey of trends in international silk production and trade, which the International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO (ITC) has been publishing since September 1988. It updates the statistical data presented in the 1997 edition and reviews the roles of developing and other countries in the international silk trade as these have evolved since then.

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