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July 1995

Multifactor productivity: Cotton and synthetic broadwoven fabrics

Mary Jablonski

Multifactor productivity in the industry rose during the 1972-91 period. Major influences on industry performance include technological advances and international competition. This article presents for the first time a multifactor productivity measure for the cotton and synthetic broadwoven fabrics industry. Multifactor productivity in this industry grew by an average of 0.8 percent per year between 1972 and 1991.

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