The textile industry in the West African subregion

Analyses the current market structure and consumption patterns of textiles in the West African sub-region from 1951 to 1966. Examines the evolution of the textile industry by country up to mid-1966 in terms of structure and results attained with respect-to number of units, equipment, employment and output, man/machine ratios, productivity and employee remuneration, methods of financing, volume of investment and capital costs, and other factors. The rationale of rapid import substitution within a structure of viable costs is presented and related to the need for a sub-regional orientation if import-substitution is to assume a large scale. This is followed by demand projections up to 1980 for the total textile supply and its major components, which are then related to a subregional framework of textile development, with estimates of required capital, equipment and personnel. Notes, tables.

Title: The textile industry in the West African subregion
Author: Anonymous
Year: 1967
Periodical: Economic Bulletin for Africa – ECA
Volume: 7
Issue: 1-2
Pages: 103-125
Language: English
Geographic term: West Africa
Subject: textile industry
Abstract: Analyses the current market structure and consumption patterns of textiles in the West African sub-region from 1951 to 1966. Examines the evolution of the textile industry by country up to mid-1966 in terms of structure and results attained with respect-to number of units, equipment, employment and output, man/machine ratios, productivity and employee remuneration, methods of financing, volume of investment and capital costs, and other factors. The rationale of rapid import substitution within a structure of viable costs is presented and related to the need for a sub-regional orientation if import-substitution is to assume a large scale. This is followed by demand projections up to 1980 for the total textile supply and its major components, which are then related to a subregional framework of textile development, with estimates of required capital, equipment and personnel. Notes, tables.