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Determinants of Demand for the Indian Textile Industry

The textile industry in India experienced a recession with demand stagnating or decelerating from the mid-1960s to the 1980s. However, per capita consumption of textiles has increased significantly from the early 1990s. This study analyses the reasons for this increase in demand and the resulting revival of the Indian textile industry by examining whether the determinants of textile demand identified by previous studies aiming to explain the deceleration in the industry are important in the more recent context. The intention is to assess whether movements in the variables that explained the deceleration in demand for textiles since the mid-1960s are relevant for explaining the growth since the early 1990s.
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