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   Natural Fibers Witness a Slight Decline.....II-1
Global Textile Fiber Production.....II-1
Increase in Cotton Prices.....II-1
Increased Production Expected to Persist.....II-1
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   Consolidation of Operations – An Emerging Trend.....II-2
Diverse Trends in Major Producing Countries.....II-2
China Increases Australian Raw Wool Imports.....II-2
Rotor-yarn Production Capacities Increase.....II-2
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   Dramatic Migration of Textile Manufacturing from Developed to Developing
  Nations.....II-3
The US – A Major Exporter.....II-3
China –Set to Emerge as a Global Player.....II-3
Luxury Natural Fibers Witness Increased Adoption in the Legwear Category.....II-3
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   Revival of the Legwear Category.....II-4
Among the more important luxury fibers issues vis-ΰ-vis legwear .....II-4
Comfort.....II-4
Durability:.....II-4
Marketing and Point of Sale:.....II-4
Pashmina Wrap – Creating a Major Impact.....II-4
Vendors Blend Natural Fibers with Synthetic.....II-4
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   Natural Luxury Fibers – A Strong Positive for the Legwear Category.....II-5
Consumer Perception of Natural Fibers.....II-5
Fabric Content Label Checks.....II-5
Natural Fibers – Less Attractive in Asia and the UK.....II-5
Cotton Ranked Better than Polyester.....II-5
Cotton/Polyester Blends Inferior to 100% Cotton.....II-5
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   Attitudes Towards Cotton Products.....II-6
Denim - Favorite of US Consumers.....II-6
Consumers Unaware of Denim’s Cotton Roots.....II-6
Global Perceptions Regarding Denim.....II-6
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   Wrinkle-Resistant Apparel - Boosted by casual-days-at-the-workplace trend.....II-7
Shopping Behavior - Majority Consumers Enjoy Shopping for Apparel.....II-7
Mass Media Promotions Unlikely to Motivate Apparel Purchases.....II-7
Asian’s More Receptive to Synthetics.....II-7
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   Natural Fiber Innovations.....II-8
Natural Fibers In Plastic Compounds – Opening New Vistas.....II-8
Agricultural Fiber Market is still in Infancy.....II-8
Remarkable Growth Projected for Agricultural fiber Composites.....II-8
Price – A Key Advantage.....II-8
Automotive Industry – Huge Potential.....II-8
Kenaf Natural Fiber in Plastic Lumber .....II-8
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   Spider Silk Manufacturing in the Nascent Stage .....II-9
Strong Polyurethane with Natural Fibers Preference of European Automakers.....II-9
Controlling the Moisture Content in Cotton Bales.....II-9
Usage of Cotton in Umbrellas and Raincoats.....II-9
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   Natural Fiber Composites.....II-10
Decking – A key constituent of Demand.....II-10
Synthetics – A Constant Challenge on the Horizon for Natural Fibers.....II-10
Synthetics (acrylics) Burgeoning Cotton Still Leads.....II-10
Synthetic Fibers Meet Consumer Needs.....II-10
Technology Enables Synthetic to Compete on Features.....II-10
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   Vendors Customizing Synthetics to Meet Exact Requirements.....II-11
Synthetics – Unique Appeal to the Younger Generation.....II-11
Table 1: World Market for Women’s Outerwear: Percentage Breakdown by Fiber Content for 1995, 1998, & 2000 for Polyester, Nylon, Acrylic, Cotton, Wool, Leather/Suede and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-11
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   Table 2: World Market for Women’s Apparel: Percentage Breakdown by Fiber Content for 1995, 1998, & 2000 for Polyester, Nylon, Rayon, Acrylic, Cotton, Wool, Silk, Leather/Suede and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-12
Natural Fibers Increasing Share of the Home-fabrics Market.....II-12
Wellman Launches “Sensura” – A Cotton Clone Made from Polyester.....II-12
“Sensura” - An important Challenger to Cotton.....II-12
An Attempt to Side-step Asian Imports.....II-12
Sensura – Better than Cotton?.....II-12
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   Cotton.....II-13
Low Cotton/Alternate Crop Price Ratio.....II-13
Impact of Revised Macroeconomic Outlook on World Cotton Consumption.....II-13
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   Cotton Adoption Trends Among Non-Wovens.....II-14
Natural Fibers – Finding Support among Non-woven Producers.....II-14
Natural Fibers Offering Better Advantages than Synthetics.....II-14
Cotton – Offering the Best Features of Natural Fibers.....II-14
Global Synthetic Prices – Another Positive for Cotton.....II-14
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   Manufacturer Awareness Regarding Cotton Features – Critical.....II-15
Misplaced Concerns – Stalling Natural Fiber Adoption.....II-15
Cotton – Chosen for Environmental Benefits.....II-15
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   Natural Fiber Drawbacks.....II-16
Natural Fiber not as Chemically Strong.....II-16
Natural Fiber Cleanliness Another Issue.....II-16
Producers Creating Newer Categories.....II-16
Natural and Synthetic Blends for Industrial Apparel.....II-16
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   Auto Industry – Opportunity for Needlepunched Nonwovens.....II-17
Europe – Traditionally Responsive to Natural Fiber Nonwovens.....II-17
Automotive sound area – Another Application area for Natural Fiber
  Composites.....II-17
Wipes – Huge Potential for Cotton Non-wovens.....II-17
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   Global Acceptance of Natural Fiber Non-wovens Varies.....II-18
Japan – Increased Acceptance of Natural fiber based Products.....II-18
Strong Presence in the Personal Care Products Market.....II-18
Technology Unlocking Novel Cotton Applications in the Non-woven Area.....II-18
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   Advances in Technology Make Cotton the Ideal Fabric for All-Weather
  Outerwear.....II-19
New Water-resistant Cotton Raincoats.....II-19
Cotton in Activewear Category.....II-19
EPIC Cotton Meeting the Tough Requirements.....II-19
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   Cotton as an All-Weather Apparel.....II-20
Table 3: Survey Findings of Most Important Characteristics for Quality Clothing (Women 16-70).....II-20
Organically Grown Cotton.....II-20
Market Potential of Organically Grown Cotton.....II-20
Consumers Demand Pro-environment Production Processes.....II-20
Farmers Display Increased Interest.....II-20
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   Production and Certification.....II-21
Certification Systems Mature.....II-21
Return to Traditional Farming Methods.....II-21
Organic Cotton Demands “Clean” Development Process.....II-21
European Consumers – More Receptive to Pro-environment Fibers.....II-21
Novotex Produces Organic Cotton T-shirts.....II-21
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   Organic Cotton in the Bedding Market.....II-22
Cotton Characteristics.....II-22
Uses.....II-22
Wool.....II-22
World Wool Production and Trade Overview.....II-22
Declining End-use Demand and Pressure from Synthetics.....II-22
Markets for New Zealand Wool.....II-22
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   Table 4: New Zealand Market for Wool Fiber in 2002: Percentage Breakdown of Exports by Country – China & Hong Kong, Others, United Kingdom, India, Belgium, Germany, Australia, USA, Japan, Italy and Taiwan (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-23
Second Largest Wool Producer and Exporter.....II-23
Plagued by an Abundance of Supply.....II-23
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   Bleak Outlook.....II-24
Wool Processing - Overview.....II-24
Wool Demand.....II-24
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   Wool Marketing.....II-25
Wool Categories.....II-25
Wool Grades.....II-25
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   Silk.....II-26
Asia - Dominating Global Silk Production and Consumption.....II-26
France – Country with a Silk Tradition.....II-26
Germany – Receptive to Natural Fibers.....II-26
Consumer Emphasis on Easy-care Fabrics in the US.....II-26
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   Silk Characteristics.....II-27
Uses.....II-27
Other Natural Fibers.....II-27
Mohair.....II-27
South Africa – Largest Mohair Producer.....II-27
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   The US – Second Largest.....II-28
Mohair Characteristics and Uses.....II-28
Ramie - Old Fiber Coming Back with a New Image.....II-28
Ramie Apparel – Increasing Presence at the Retail.....II-28
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   Ramie – A Linen Look-alike.....II-29
Ramie Blends – More Common.....II-29
Flax.....II-29
Linen......II-29
Milkweed Floss Joins the Race.....II-29
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   Cotton Trade – Truly International.....II-30
Trade Distortions vis-ΰ-vis Cotton.....II-30
Global Cotton Production, Consumption, and Trade.....II-30
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   The Impact of Uruguay Rounds on Agricultural and Textiles Trade Rules.....II-31
ATC the New Global Trade Regime.....II-31
Uruguay Round Agreement on Agriculture (URAA) - Market Access.....II-31
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   Correction of Export Subsidies.....II-32
Moderation and Control of Domestic support.....II-32
The EU, the US and Japan – Substantial Domestic Support Programs.....II-32
Identifying and Correcting the Amber Box Policies.....II-32
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   The EU and the US, Domestic Support.....II-33
Major Importers Administer Low Tariffs or Import Quotas.....II-33
Other Distorting Tariff Rates.....II-33
China’s Cotton Trade – Controlled and Regulated by STE, Chinatex.....II-33
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   STEs – Major Players in India and Pakistan.....II-34
Effects of the New Dispute Settlement Mechanisms.....II-34
The End of Multi-Fiber Arrangement (MFA) Quotas in 2004.....II-34
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   Impact of ATC on Global Cotton Trade.....II-35
Exporter Policies and State Support for Cotton Trade.....II-35
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   Uzbekistan’s Role in Global Cotton Trade.....II-36
The Role of West African Francophone Cotton Producers.....II-36
Regulatory Outlook.....II-36
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   Acquisitions.....II-37
Dan River to Acquire Import Specialties.....II-37
Unifi Acquires Intex Yarns Ltd.....II-37
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   U.S. Cotton LLC Acquires Smith and Nephew’s Canadian Consumer Products
  Business.....II-38
Janin Textiles to Acquire Prim.....II-38
Quadrant Holding to Acquire Marx Group’s Natural Fiber Thermoplastics
  Business.....II-38
S. Shamash & Sons Acquires I.S.P.E.R.T. KLW Textilvertrieb GmbH.....II-38
Miroglio Acquires Siltex.....II-38
Gangotri Textiles Acquires Palani Andavar’s Unit-II.....II-38
China Worldbest Group Acquired Zhejiang Tianchang Group and Huzhou Dachang
  Silk.....II-38
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   Feltex Carpet to Acquire Shaw Industries Australia.....II-39
Textil Bezerra de Menzes (TBM) Group Acquires Fiacao Caruaru.....II-39
Agreements.....II-39
Thomaston Mills Enters into a Marketing and Distribution Agreement with
  Vossen.....II-39
Mohan Clothing Forges a Promotional Tie-Up with Revlon.....II-39
Stacy Adams Receives License from Lucasini Classics to Manufacture Shirts.....II-39
Daniel de Fasson Inks a Licensing Agreement with Hathaway Shirt.....II-39
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   Circle T Western Wear Inks a Licensing Agreement with Arena Brands.....II-40
Beverly Murphy Home Licenses Lacey Rug Mills to Make Bath Rugs and Handhooked
  Lifestyle Rugs.....II-40
International Licensing Signs a Global Licensing and Distribution Agreement.....II-40
Product Launches.....II-40
Glenoit Fabrics Develops Casalana Fabric .....II-40
Habidecor Launches New Tone-On-Tone Cotton Rug.....II-40
Scala International Unveils NEMM Range of Linen and Cotton Products .....II-40
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   Home Source Introduces Micro Cotton Products .....II-41
Weston Carpets Unleashes a Latest Pure Wool Range.....II-41
Milliken and Claire Murray Launch Wool Collection.....II-41
Cotton Buds Inc. Launches Moist Mates Moist Toilet Tissue.....II-41
Dan River Unveils Di Lewis Bedding Line.....II-41
Margaret O’ Leary Introduces Men’s Wear.....II-41
Cargill Dow Polymers Launches Polylactic Acid Fiber.....II-41
Tommy Hilfiger Home Introduces a New Range of Sheets and Towels.....II-41
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   Cotton Inc Unveils Woven Constructions in Six Varieties.....II-42
Malik Industries Introduces a Natural Fiber Batting.....II-42
Nina Leonard Launches NL brand of Apparel.....II-42
Guilford Home Fashions Launched a New Line of Bed, Bath and Window
  Treatments.....II-42
E-TEC Corp Unveils an Antibacterial Fabric.....II-42
Isabel Marant Launches New Pieces Under Etoile.....II-42
Joint Ventures.....II-42
Corneliani Inks a Joint Venture Pact with Jiangsu Sunshine.....II-42
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   Vietnam Sericulture Corporation Inks an Agreement with Sericulture Association of the
  Republic of Uzbekistan (CIS).....II-43
Cargill Dow Joins Woolmark .....II-43
New Plants.....II-43
Vietnam Cotton Starts Tam Thang Plant .....II-43
Sri Varadaraja Textiles Opens Sri Padmavathi Apparels and Fabrics.....II-43
Gravity Silk Mills Unveils a Textile Plant in Dadra and Nagar Haveli.....II-43
Himatsingka Seide Ltd to Set Up Weaving Plants Across India.....II-43
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   Ha Noi Textile Company to Manage Vietnam’s Largest Denim Production Facility.....II-44
Closures.....II-44
Geelong Wool Combing to Stop its Operations .....II-44
Dawson International to Close Two Major Spinning Operations.....II-44
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   Avondale Incorporated (USA).....II-45
Burlington Industries Inc. (USA).....II-45
Calcot, Ltd. (USA).....II-45
Cotton Incorporated (USA).....II-45
Dunavant Enterprises, Inc. (USA).....II-45
Guilford Mills, Inc. (USA).....II-45
Malden Mills Industries, Inc. (USA).....II-45
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   National Textiles, L.L.C. (USA).....II-46
Parkdale Mills, Inc. (USA).....II-46
Pendleton Woolen Mills, Inc. (USA).....II-46
Plains Cotton Cooperative Association (USA).....II-46
Staple Cotton Cooperative Association (USA).....II-46
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   The Woolmark Co. (Australia).....II-47
Toyobo Co., Ltd. – (Japan).....II-47
W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (USA).....II-47
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   Table 5: World Market for Natural Fibers – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/Projections for the Years 2001 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. Geographic Regions Independently Analyzed – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia– Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-48

Table 6: World Market for Natural Fibers – A Ten-Year Historic Review: Annual Sales for Estimates the Years 1991 through 2000 in ‘000 Metric Tons. Geographic Regions Independently Analyzed – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia–Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-48
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   Table 7: World Market for Natural Fibers - A Global 20-Year Perspective: A comparative presentation of the past, present and future perspective by staging unit sales estimates for years 1991, 2001 and 2010. A Graphical depiction of growth/decline trends across the geographic regions - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia–Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-491$100
   Table 8: World Market for Cotton – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/ Projections for the Years 2001 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. Geographic Regions Independently Analyzed – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia– Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-50

Table 9: World Market for Cotton – A Ten-Year Historic Review: Annual Sales Estimates for the Years 1991 through 2000 in ‘000 Metric Tons. Geographic Regions Independently Analyzed – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia–Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-50
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   Table 10: World Market for Cotton - A Global 20-Year Perspective: A comparative presentation of the past, present and future perspective by staging unit sales estimates for years 1991, 2001 and 2010. A Graphical depiction of growth/decline trends across the geographic regions - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia–Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-511$100
   Table 11: World Market for Wool – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/ Projections for the Years 2001 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. Geographic Regions Independently Analyzed – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia– Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) .....II-52

Table 12: World Market for Wool – A Ten-Year Historic Review: Annual Sales Estimates for the Years 1991 through 2000 in ‘000 Metric Tons. Geographic Regions Independently Analyzed – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia–Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) .....II-52
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   Table 13: World Market for Wool - A Global 20-Year Perspective: A comparative presentation of the past, present and future perspective by staging unit sales estimates for years 1991, 2001 and 2010. A Graphical depiction of growth/decline trends across the geographic regions - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia–Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) .....II-531$100
   Table 14: World Market for Silk – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/Projections for the Years 2001 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. Geographic Regions Independently Analyzed – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia–Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) .....II-54

Table 15: World Market for Silk – A Ten-Year Historic Review: Annual Sales Estimates for the Years 1991 through 2000 in ‘000 Metric Tons. Geographic Regions Independently Analyzed – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia–Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) .....II-54
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   Table 16: World Market for Silk - A Global 20-Year Perspective: A comparative presentation of the past, present and future perspective by staging unit sales estimates for years 1991, 2001 and 2010. A Graphical depiction of growth/decline trends across the geographic regions - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia–Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) .....II-551$100
   Table 17: World Market for Other Natural Fibers – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/Projections for the Years 2001 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. Geographic Regions Independently Analyzed – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia–Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) .....II-56

Table 18: World Market for Other Natural Fibers – A Ten-Year Historic Review: Annual Sales Estimates for the Years 1991 through 2000 in ‘000 Metric Tons. Geographic Regions Independently Analyzed – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia– Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) .....II-56
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   Table 19: World Market for Other Natural Fibers - A Global 20-Year Perspective: A comparative presentation of the past, present and future perspective by staging unit sales estimates for years 1991, 2001 and 2010. A Graphical depiction of growth/ decline trends across the geographic regions - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia–Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) .....II-571$100
   A. Market Analysis.....III-1
Favorable Weather – Boosting Production.....III-1
Table 20: US Market for Raw Cotton in 2002: Percentage Breakdown of Production by State– Texas, California, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-1
Restructuring in the Textile and Apparel Industry.....III-1
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   The Favorable Caribbean Basin Initiative.....III-2
US Textile Mills – A Bleak Outlook.....III-2
Hit by Global Oversupplies, Weak Consumption.....III-2
Global Oversupplies – A Cause for Concern.....III-2
Acreage Reduction Essential.....III-2
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   Mills Owners’ Perceptions.....III-3
Overseas Competition – Basic Challenge.....III-3
Technology – The Way Out.....III-3
The US – Historically Receptive to New Technologies.....III-3
Trade Initiatives - Important.....III-3
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   Cheap Cotton Product Imports – Hurting the US Textile Industry.....III-4
Consumer Attitude Regarding Apparel and Fiber Content.....III-4
Older Groups Hold a Fixed Opinion.....III-4
Younger Groups - Particular about Fashion.....III-4
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   Wool – Fabric to be Avoided.....III-5
Younger Consumers Relatively Indifferent to Fiber Content.....III-5
US Wool and Other Natural Fiber Trade – Trade Policy Issues.....III-5
Import Quotas – Hurting Domestic Consumers.....III-5
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   The US Manufacturers - Extremely Difficult Market Post-2005.....III-6
Quota-and-Tariff Free Regime – Directly Benefiting the US Consumer.....III-6
Staggered Quota Elimination by the US – Global Implications.....III-6
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   MFA-ATC Comparison.....III-7
Quotas on Textiles – A Historical Review.....III-7
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   Cotton at the Retail Level.....III-8
Cotton’s Success at the Retail Level Unmatched.....III-8
Steadily Increasing Market Share & Mind Share.....III-8
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   Cotton Inc – Successful Promotion.....III-9
Cotton’s Share at Retail Level – A Dateline.....III-9
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   Breakthroughs in Spinning Technology.....III-10
Murata Vortex Spinning System (MVS System).....III-10
Elite Spinning.....III-10
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   Customer Focused Strategies - Vital.....III-11
Customer Perception and Requirement - Critical for Cotton Producer.....III-11
Cotton Producer Strategies.....III-11
Cotton Acreage – Overwhelmingly Biotech (BT).....III-11
Cotton Farmers in the US-More Receptive to BT.....III-11
BT Cotton Acreage – Increasing Steadily.....III-11
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   Farmers Point to Consumers Lack of Opposition to BT.....III-12
Consumer Perception – Key to Farmers Adoption of BT.....III-12
Wool Market – Tough Times.....III-12
Hemp and Other Natural Fibers Market.....III-12
Raw Hemp Fiber Imports – Dramatic Increase.....III-12
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   Hemp Yarn – Used Mostly In Apparel, Household Furnishings and Floor
  Coverings.....III-13
Markets for Bast Fibers.....III-13
The US-A Small, Thin Market for Hemp Fibers.....III-13
Hemp Based Specialty Textiles.....III-13
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   Linen – Hemp’s Closest Competing Fiber.....III-14
Paper and Composites.....III-14
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   Industrial Hemp – Not as Competitive in Specialty Paper Market.....III-15
Automobile Industry – Major Potential End-user.....III-15
Auto Parts – Potential Applications for Industrial Hemp.....III-15
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   Hemp – An Alternative to Fiber Glass.....III-16
Hemp – Not a Total Substitute to Fiberglass.....III-16
“Chopped” Fiberglass Area – Potential Natural Fiber Market.....III-16
Bast Fibers - Potential Markets.....III-16
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   Other Potential Markets.....III-17
Modern Hemp Harvesting - Extremely Labor Intensive.....III-17
Regulatory Constraints vis-ΰ-vis Industrial Hemp Production.....III-17
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   Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-184$300
   Focus on Select Players.....III-223$225
   B. Market Analytics.....III-25
Table 21: US Market for Natural Fibers – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/Projections for the Years 2001 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. Product Segments Independently Analyzed – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-25

Table 22: US Market for Natural Fibers – A Ten-Year Historic Review: Annual Sales Estimates for the Years 1991 through 2000 in ‘000 Metric Tons. Product Segments Independently Analyzed – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-25
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   Table 23: US Market for Natural Fibers - A 20-Year Perspective: A comparative presentation of the past, present and future perspective by staging unit sales estimates for years 1991, 2001 and 2010. A Graphical depiction of growth/decline trends across the product segments – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-26
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-27
Textile Industry.....III-27
Imports Account for Half of Canada’s Textile Consumption.....III-27
Demand for Natural Fiber Materials.....III-27
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   Imports – Closely Monitored.....III-28
Canadian Textile Tariff Rates Mild vis-ΰ-vis the US.....III-28
Import Strategy Requirements.....III-28
B. Market Analytics.....III-28
Table 24: Canadian Market for Natural Fibers – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/Projections for the Years 2001 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. Product Segments Independently Analyzed – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-28
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   Table 25: Canadian Market for Natural Fibers – A Ten-Year Historic Review: Annual Sales Estimates for the Years 1991 through 2000 in ‘000 Metric Tons. Product Segments Independently Analyzed – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-29

Table 26: Canadian Market for Natural Fibers - A 20-Year Perspective: A comparative presentation of the past, present and future perspective by staging unit sales estimates for years 1991, 2001 and 2010. A Graphical depiction of growth/decline trends across the product segments – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-29
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-30
B. Market Analytics.....III-30
Table 27: Japanese Market for Natural Fibers – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/Projections for the Years 2001 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. Product Segments Independently Analyzed – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-30
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   Table 28: Japanese Market for Natural Fibers – A Ten- Year Historic Review: Annual Sales Estimates for the Years 1991 through 2000 in ‘000 Metric Tons. Product Segments Independently Analyzed – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-31

Table 29: Japanese Market for Natural Fibers - A 20-Year Perspective: A comparative presentation of the past, present and future perspective by staging unit sales estimates for years 1991, 2001 and 2010. A Graphical depiction of growth/decline trends across the product segments – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-31
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-32
Other Natural Fibers Market.....III-32
Short and Long Fibers – A Brief Overview.....III-32
Short Fibers from “Total Fiber Lines”.....III-32
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   Flax Fiber Applications.....III-33
Apparel and Home Textiles – Major Consumers of Flax Long Fiber.....III-33
Major Value Addition – Outside Europe.....III-33
Pulp Industry – Major Consumer of Short Fiber.....III-33
Eastern Europe – Major Supplier of Flax Fiber for Technical Markets.....III-33
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   Novel Technical Applications – Increasing Market Share.....III-34
Market for Composites and Other Novel Applications – Increase Share.....III-34
Apparel and Home Textile – Not an Important Market for EU Hemp Fibers.....III-34
Potential for Flax in Germany.....III-34
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   Potential for Flax in Europe.....III-35
Potential for Hemp in Germany.....III-35
Potential for Hemp in Europe.....III-35
Product Lines Receptive to Flax and Hemp Short Fibers.....III-35
Composites Developed Using Flax and Hemp Fibers.....III-35
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   Thermal Insulation Materials Developed Using Flax and Hemp Fibers.....III-36
Pulp sector as a Consumer of Flax and Hemp Short Fibers.....III-36
Other Novel Fiber Applications.....III-36
Cocos and Jute Dominating the Geotextile or Agricultural Textile Segment.....III-36
Shives/Hurds – Applications and Potential.....III-36
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   Composites Market for Flax and Hemp Fibers – Brief Overview.....III-37
Automotive Industry – A Key End-user of Flax and Hemp Fibers.....III-37
German Automotive Industry – Largest User of Flax and Hemp Fibers.....III-37
Natural fiber Automotive Parts used by car manufacturers for various
  models.....III-37
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   Promising Potential in Other Markets.....III-38
Scope for New Capacity Additions.....III-38
Reasons for favoring natural fibers by the automotive industry include .....III-38
Technologies Enabling Natural Fiber Processing and End-use.....III-38
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   Aiming to Supplant Glass Fiber.....III-39
Consumption of Natural Fibers-By Type of Fiber.....III-39
Flax Dominating the EU Automotive Industry.....III-39
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   Sisal and Jute Fiber Consumption Declining.....III-40
Natural Fiber Prices and Quality Overview.....III-40
Thermal Insulation Materials Market for Flax and Hemp Fibers – A Brief
  Overview.....III-40
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   Alternative Insulation Materials – Growing in Consumption.....III-41
Lower-value Materials Competing for Space.....III-41
Trend Favoring Use of Flax or Hemp.....III-41
Flax and Hemp Industry Prospects - German Processor Projections.....III-41
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   Flax and Hemp Industry Prospects - European Processor Projections.....III-42
Pulp Sector Consumption of Flax and Hemp Fibers.....III-42
Specialty Pulps and Papers.....III-42
Commodity Pulps and Paper.....III-42
Textile Industry Demand – A Key Driver of Flax Utilization.....III-42
Specialty Pulp Market Development.....III-42
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   Consumption in Germany.....III-43
Pulp Market Sales – Forecasts by Fiber Processors.....III-43
Competition from Asia and Eastern Europe.....III-43
Competitions from Synthetic Fibers.....III-43
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   Fiber Imports from Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa – Critical Impact.....III-44
Sisal Agricultural Twine Market in European Union: A Review of 2000.....III-44
Table 30: Sisal Agricultural Twine Imports into EU during 2000 (In tons) by Exporting Country - Brazil, Mozambique, Tanzania, Tunisia and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-44

Table 31: Sisal Yarn Imports into EU during 2000 (In tons) by Exporting Country – China, Madagascar, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-44
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   Table 32: Sisal Rope and Other Twine Imports into EU during 2000 (In Tons) by Exporting Country – Madagascar, Mozambique, China, Egypt, Brazil and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-45
B. Market Analytics.....III-45
Table 33: European Market for Natural Fibers – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/Projections for the Years 2001 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. Geographic Regions Independently Analyzed – France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK and Rest of Europe (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-45
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   Table 34: European Market for Natural Fibers – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/Projections for the Years 2001 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. Product Segments Independently Analyzed – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-46

Table 35: European Market for Natural Fibers – A Ten-Year Historic Review: Annual Sales Estimates for the Years 1991 through 2000 in ‘000 Metric Tons. Geographic Regions Independently Analyzed – France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK and Rest of Europe (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-46
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   Table 36: European Market for Natural Fibers – A Ten-Year Historic Review: Annual Sales Estimates for the Years 1991 through 2000 in ‘000 Metric Tons. Product Segments Independently Analyzed – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-47

Table 37: European Market for Natural Fibers - A 20-Year Perspective: A comparative presentation of the past, present and future perspective by staging unit sales estimates for years 1991, 2001 and 2010. A Graphical depiction of growth/decline trends across the geographic regions - France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK and Rest of Europe (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-47

Table 38: European Market for Natural Fibers - A 20-Year Perspective: A comparative presentation of the past, present and future perspective by staging unit sales estimates for years 1991, 2001 and 2010. A Graphical depiction of growth/decline trends across the product segments – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-47
1$75
   A. Market Analysis.....III-481$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-49
Table 39: French Market for Natural Fibers – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/Projections for the Years 2001 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. Product Segments Independently Analyzed – Cotton, Wool,Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-49

Table 40: French Market for Natural Fibers – A Ten-Year Historic Review: Annual Sales Estimates for the Years 1991 through 2000 in ‘000 Metric Tons. Product Segments Independently Analyzed – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-49

Table 41: French Market for Natural Fibers - A 20-Year Perspective: A comparative presentation of the past, present and future perspective by staging unit sales estimates for years 1991, 2001 and 2010. A Graphical depiction of growth/decline trends across the product segments – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-49
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-501$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-51
Table 42: German Market for Natural Fibers – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/Projections for the Years 2001 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. Product Segments Independently Analyzed – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-51

Table 43: German Market for Natural Fibers – A Ten-Year Historic Review: Annual Sales Estimates for the Years 1991 through 2000 in ‘000 Metric Tons. Product Segments Independently Analyzed – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-51

Table 44: German Market for Natural Fibers - A 20-Year Perspective: A comparative presentation of the past, present and future perspective by staging unit sales estimates for years 1991, 2001 and 2010. A Graphical depiction of growth/decline trends across the product segments – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-51
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-521$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-53
Table 45: Italian Market for Natural Fibers – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/Projections for the Years 2001 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. Product Segments Independently Analyzed – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-53

Table 46: Italian Market for Natural Fibers – A Ten-Year Historic Review: Annual Sales Estimates for the Years 1991 through 2000 in ‘000 Metric Tons. Product Segments Independently Analyzed – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-53

Table 47: Italian Market for Natural Fibers - A 20-Year Perspective: A comparative presentation of the past, present and future perspective by staging unit sales estimates for years 1991, 2001 and 2010. A Graphical depiction of growth/decline trends across the product segments – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-53
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-54
Major Producer of Textiles and Apparel in Europe.....III-54
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   Market Highlights.....III-55
Market Opportunities.....III-55
Best prospects for apparel industry importers to Spain include.....III-55
Domestic Production.....III-55
Spanish Imports.....III-55
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   Consumer Profile.....III-56
Consumer Attitude towards Apparel.....III-56
B. Market Analytics.....III-56
Table 48: Spanish Market for Natural Fibers – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/Projections for the Years 2001 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. Product Segments Independently Analyzed – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-56
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   Table 49: Spanish Market for Natural Fibers – A Ten-Year Historic Review: Annual Sales Estimates for the Years 1991 through 2000 in ‘000 Metric Tons. Product Segments Independently Analyzed – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-57

Table 50: Spanish Market for Natural Fibers - A 20-Year Perspective: A comparative presentation of the past, present and future perspective by staging unit sales estimates for years 1991, 2001 and 2010. A Graphical depiction of growth/decline trends across the product segments – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-57
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-58
British Textile and Apparel Industry.....III-58
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   B. Market Analytics.....III-59
Table 51: UK Market for Natural Fibers – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/ Projections for the Years 2001 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. Product Segments Independently Analyzed – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-59

Table 52: UK Market for Natural Fibers – A Ten- Year Historic Review: Annual Sales Estimates for the Years 1991 through 2000 in ‘000 Metric Tons. Product Segments Independently Analyzed – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-59

Table 53: UK Market for Natural Fibers - A 20-Year Perspective: A comparative presentation of the past, present and future perspective by staging unit sales estimates for years 1991, 2001 and 2010. A Graphical depiction of growth/decline trends across the product segments – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-59
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-60
Russia.....III-60
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   Table 54: Russian Textile and Apparel Production and Growth 2000.....III-611$75
   Local Textiles Industry Structure.....III-62
Import Tariffs.....III-62
Table 55: Russian Market for Cotton – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/ Projections for the Years 2000 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-62
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   Turkey.....III-63
Textile Industry in Turkey.....III-63
Burgeoning Modern Textile Industry.....III-63
Major Clothing Exporter.....III-63
Mature Spinning and Weaving Industries.....III-63
Third Largest Producer of Mohair.....III-63
Turkish Home Textile Industry.....III-63
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   Turkish Clothing Industry.....III-64
Exports from Turkey.....III-64
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   Table 56: Turkish Market for Cotton – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/ Projections for the Years 2000 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-65
Other Key Cotton Consuming Regions.....III-65
Table 57: Cotton Market in Czech Republic – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/Projections for the Years 2000 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-65
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   Table 58: Greek Market for Cotton – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/ Projections for the Years 2000 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-66

Table 59: Polish Market for Cotton – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/ Projections for the Years 2000 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-66

Table 60: Portuguese Market for Cotton – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/ Projections for the Years 2000 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-66
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   Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).....III-67
Table 61: Cotton Market in Turkmenistan – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/ Projections for the Years 2000 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-67

Table 62: Cotton Market in Uzbekistan – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/ Projections for the Years 2000 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-67
B. Market Analytics.....III-67
Table 63: Natural Fibers Market in Rest of Europe – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/ Projections for the Years 2001 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. Product Segments Independently Analyzed – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-67
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   Table 64: Natural Fibers Market in Rest of Europe – A Ten-Year Historic Review: Annual Sales Estimates for the Years 1991 through 2000 in ‘000 Metric Tons. Product Segments Independently Analyzed – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-68

Table 65: Natural Fibers Market in Rest of Europe – A 20-Year Perspective: A comparative presentation of the past, present and future perspective by staging unit sales estimates for years 1991, 2001 and 2010. A Graphical depiction of growth/decline trends across the product segments – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-68
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-69
Natural Fiber Consumption Trends.....III-69
Jute and Sisal Fibers Market in Asia – A Brief Overview.....III-69
Focus on Select Markets.....III-69
China.....III-69
Natural Fiber Consumption Trends.....III-69
Tough Times Seen for Textile Sector.....III-69
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   China's Cotton Sector Under Stress.....III-70
An Insight into Factors Dictating Cotton Output.....III-70
Regulatory Control.....III-70
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   Price – Driving Government’s Policies.....III-71
Local Government Policies.....III-71
Planning and Planting – The Bureaucratic Way .....III-71
Reality – Far From Stipulated Policies.....III-71
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   Cotton – A Sliding Monopoly?.....III-72
Imports.....III-72
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   Chinese Textile Output – Relatively Free from Government Planning.....III-73
Factors Affecting Cotton Trade Policy.....III-73
Foreign Exchange Blues.....III-73
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   Marketing Farm Production.....III-74
Table 66: Chinese Market for Natural Fibers – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/Projections for the Years 2000 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. Product Segments Independently Analyzed – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-74
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   Table 67: Chinese Market for Natural Fibers - A 10-Year Perspective: A comparative presentation of the recent past, present and future perspective by staging unit sales estimates for years 2000, 2003 and 2010. A Graphical depiction of growth/ decline trends across the product segments – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-75
India.....III-75
Natural Fiber Consumption.....III-75
Indian Wool Sector.....III-75
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   Carpet Industry – Impressive Progress.....III-76
India – Key Australian Wool Importer.....III-76
Indian Silk Market.....III-76
Table 68: Indian Market for Natural Fibers – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/ Projections for the Years 2000 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. Product Segments Independently Analyzed – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-76
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   Table 69: Indian Market for Natural Fibers - A 10-Year Perspective: A comparative presentation of the recent past, present and future perspective by staging unit sales estimates for years 2000, 2003 and 2010. A Graphical depiction of growth/ decline trends across the product segments – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-77
Australia.....III-77
Global Wool Production - Overview.....III-77
Declining Share of the Global Fiber Production.....III-77
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   Australian Wool – Production and Trading Landscape.....III-78
European Import of Australian Wool.....III-78
Italy – Largest Fine Wool Importer.....III-78
France, Germany – Key Australian Wool Importers.....III-78
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   Asia – Largest Importer.....III-79
South Korea - Another Key Market.....III-79
Australia - Key Importer of Chinese Wool Knitwear.....III-79
India, Japan – Major Australian Wool Markets.....III-79
Relatively Small North American Imports.....III-79
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   Declining Raw Wool Consumption.....III-80
Mexico – Major Australian Wool Top Exporter.....III-80
Regulatory Environment.....III-80
Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-80
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   Table 70: Australian Market for Cotton – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/ Projections for the Years 2000 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-811$75
   New Zealand.....III-82
Table 71: New Zealand Market for Wool Fiber in 2002: Percentage Breakdown of Exports by Country – China & Hong Kong, Others, United Kingdom, India, Belgium, Germany, Australia, USA, Japan, Italy and Taiwan (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-82
Second Largest Wool Producer and Exporter.....III-82
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   The Philippines.....III-83
Abaca (Manila Hemp) in 2000.....III-83
Table 72: Philippines Abaca Market in 1999 Vs 2000: Production Capacity (In Bales) Contributed by Different Varieties of Abaca – Vizayas, Bicol, Mindanao, and Caraga (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-83
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   Table 73: Philippines Abaca Market in 1999 Vs 2000: Exports (In Bales) by Importing Country – United Kingdom, Japan, and US (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-84

Table 74: Cotton Market in Philippines – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/ Projections for the Years 2000 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-84
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   Other Major Cotton Producers in Asia-Pacific.....III-85
Table 75: Cotton Market in Bangladesh – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/ Projections for the Years 2000 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-85

Table 76: Indonesian Market for Cotton – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/ Projections for the Years 2000 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-85

Table 77: Malaysian Market for Cotton – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/ Projections for the Years 2000 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-85
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   Table 78: Pakistani Market for Cotton – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/ Projections for the Years 2000 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-86

Table 79: South Korean Market for Cotton – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/ Projections for the Years 2000 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-86

Table 80: Taiwanese Market for Cotton – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/ Projections for the Years 2000 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-86
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   Table 81: Thai Market for Cotton – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/ Projections for the Years 2000 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-87

Table 82: Vietnamese Market for Cotton – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/ Projections for the Years 2000 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-87
B. Market Analytics.....III-87
Table 83: Natural Fibers Market in Asia Pacific – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/ Projections for the Years 2001 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. Product Segments Independently Analyzed – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-87
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   Table 84: Natural Fibers Market in Asia Pacific – A Ten- Year Historic Review: Annual Sales Estimates for the Years 1991 through 2000 in ‘000 Metric Tons. Product Segments Independently Analyzed – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-88

Table 85: Natural Fibers Market in Asia Pacific - A 20-Year Perspective: A comparative presentation of the past, present and future perspective by staging unit sales estimates for years 1991, 2001 and 2010. A Graphical depiction of growth/decline trends across the product segments – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-88
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-89
Natural Fiber in Latin America.....III-89
Natural Fiber Padding.....III-89
Blankets.....III-89
Regenerated Fibers.....III-89
Other Applications.....III-89
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   Automotive Industry – Key Market for Needlepunch Manufacturers.....III-901$75
   Floor Covering/Carpet.....III-91
Geotextiles.....III-91
Other Products.....III-91
Future Trends.....III-91
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   Brazil.....III-92
Textiles Market in Brazil.....III-92
Market Characteristics.....III-92
The Textile Sector.....III-92
Natural Fibers – Favored Apparel Manufacture.....III-92
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   Growing Fashion Industry.....III-93
Brazilian Sisal Market.....III-93
Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-93
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   Table 86: Brazilian Market for Cotton – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/ Projections for the Years 2001 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-94
Ecuador.....III-94
Abaca Market in 2000.....III-94
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   Other Major Markets.....III-95
Argentina.....III-95
Table 87: Argentine Market for Cotton – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/ Projections for the Years 2001 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-95
Colombia.....III-95
Table 88: Colombian Market for Cotton – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/ Projections for the Years 2001 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-95
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   Mexico.....III-96
Table 89: Mexican Market for Cotton – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/ Projections for the Years 2001 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-96
Venezuela.....III-96
Table 90: Venezuelan Market for Cotton – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/ Projections for the Years 2001 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-96
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   B. Market Analytics.....III-97
Table 91: Natural Fibers Market in Latin America – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/ Projections for the Years 2001 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. Product Segments Independently Analyzed – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-97

Table 92: Natural Fibers Market in Latin America – A Ten-Year Historic Review: Annual Sales Estimates for the Years 1991 through 2000 in ‘000 Metric Tons. Product Segments Independently Analyzed – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-97
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   Table 93: Natural Fibers Market in Latin America - A 20-Year Perspective: A comparative presentation of the past, present and future perspective by staging unit sales estimates for years 1991, 2001 and 2010. A Graphical depiction of growth/decline trends across the product segments – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-98
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-99
African “Other Natural Fibers” Market Overview.....III-99
World Export Market for Sisal.....III-99
African Sisal Market.....III-99
Lower Prices in the Past.....III-99
Severe Power Cuts/Increasing Freight Rates.....III-99
Resumption of IMF Program.....III-99
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   South Africa.....III-100
South African Textile and Apparel Industries.....III-100
Tough Export Market in the Sub-Saharan Region.....III-100
Table 94: South African Market for Cotton – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/ Projections for the Years 2000 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-100
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   Other Major Cotton Consuming Countries.....III-101
Table 95: Egyptian Market for Cotton – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/ Projections for the Years 2000 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-101

Table 96: Iranian Market for Cotton – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/ Projections for the Years 2000 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-101

Table 97: Moroccan Market for Cotton – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/ Projections for the Years 2000 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-101
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   Table 98: Nigerian Market for Cotton – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/ Projections for the Years 2000 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-102

Table 99: Syrian Market for Cotton – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/ Projections for the Years 2000 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-102
B. Market Analytics.....III-102
Table 100: Natural Fibers Market in Rest of World – A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Sales Estimates/ Projections for the Years 2001 through 2010 in ‘000 Metric Tons. Product Segments Independently Analyzed – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-102
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   Table 101: Natural Fibers Market in Rest of World – A Ten-Year Historic Review: Annual Sales Estimates for the Years 1991 through 2000 in ‘000 Metric Tons. Product Segments Independently Analyzed – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-103

Table 102: Natural Fibers Market in Rest of World - A 20-Year Perspective: A comparative presentation of the past, present and future perspective by staging unit sales estimates for years 1991, 2001 and 2010. A Graphical depiction of growth/decline trends across the product segments – Cotton, Wool, Silk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-103
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