publication . Article . 2017

THE CURRENT STATE OF CLOTHING TRADE IN THE BALKAN COUNTRIES

TRIPA Simona; CUC Sunhilde; YALDIZ Suleyman;
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  • Published: 01 May 2017 Journal: Annals of the University of Oradea: Fascicle of Textiles (issn: 1843-813X, eissn: 2457-4880, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Editura Universităţii din Oradea
Abstract
The study presented here is aimed at analysing the current state of clothing trade in the Balkan states. The dynamics of change over a 15‐year period following economic reforms are revealed. The clothing industries play a significant role and continue to contribute to the economic prosperity of countries with an inexpensive labour force. For most Balkan States clothing’s export plays an important role in promoting economic growth and development – for example, exports of garments Albania was in 2015, 16.81% of its exports, Republic of Macedonia 11.75% of its exports, in Turkey10.51% etc. The main factors which influence the level of competitiveness of clothing p...
Subjects
free text keywords: clothing, textiles, economic prosperity, gross value added per employee, wages, Manufactures, TS1-2301
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