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The EC clothing industry employs a million people and ranks among the leading ten industries in the European Community. Its output, at about US$60 bn a year, is almost double that of the USA and Japan. But while it remains a major industry it has had to face a number of difficulties. The report looks at the factors affecting the clothing industry in the EC and examines its future prospects.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Industry structure and characteristics
Importance of the Clothing Industry in EC and Member State Economies
Industry Structure
Factors of Production and Technological Change
Performance of the EC Clothing Industry
Chapter 2: The EC clothing market
Market Size: EC and Member States
Determinants of Demand
Chapter 3: The international environment
Export Specialisation by Member State
Intra-EC Trade
Extra-EC Trade
EC and International Competitiveness
EC Trade Policy
Chapter 4: Current developments and industrial restructuring
Introduction The Heritage of a Restructured Industry
Strategies of EC Clothing Firms in the 1980s
Future Developments
Chapter 5: Completion of the single European market
Internal Impact
External Impact
Effect on Industry Structures
EC Brite Programme
Chapter 6: Restructuring in France, Italy, West Germany and the UK
West Germany
The UK
Chapter 7: Restructuring in Spain, Portugal and Greece
Chapter 8: Restructuring in Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark and Republic of Ireland
The Netherlands
Republic of Ireland
Chapter 9: Conclusions and future prospects
Forces for Change
The Challenge of Automation
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