U.S. Trends in Short Staple Spinning

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Title: U.S. Trends in Short Staple Spinning
Author: Dodd, Erin Linnea
Advisors: Dr. William Oxenham, Chair
Dr. Cynthia L. Istook, committee member, Member
Dr. Tom Johnson, committee member, Member
Abstract: The purpose of this research has been to examine possible factors which effect yarn production and prices in the U.S.The research approach first involved gathering the data from different sources about yarn production and prices. Second, data was gathered about the different factors which could have an effect on these. These factors included enduse demand, cotton consumption, the effect of spinning systems, labor cost and demand, machinery hours and shipments, and the level of imports and exports. Third, the data was compared and conclusions were made based solely on the obvious trends in the data. Fourth, current situations in the textile market were examined in order to conclude if any have had an effect on yarn production and price. The main issues which are facing the textile industry and were included in this analysis were NAFTA, CBI, Asia and the WTO. The effect that these have had and will have on the spinning industry was examined in detail. Fifth, a statistical analysis was conducted. The analysis included the use of a correlation matrix for both yarn production levels and yarn prices in order to see which factors statistically had the strongest impact on these. Overall, this research offers a view into the inside of the U.S. spinning industry, including the dynamics which effect final yarn production levels and yarn prices, as well as situations which will have an impact on the future of the spinning industry.
Date: 2000-11-16
Degree: MS
Discipline: Textile Technology Management
URI: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/142

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