An Economic History of the Silk Industry, 1830-1930 by Giovanni Federico

By Giovanni Federico

This publication examines the expansion of the realm silk undefined. Professor Federico files Western industrialization, the technical development and the altering equipment of construction that enabled the silk to deal with elevated call for. Silk turned the 1st eastern luck tale at the international industry, with Italy protecting a enormous percentage till exertions was once diverted due to its industrialization. jap industrialization additionally led its silk to an identical destiny after the second one global conflict.

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The only indivisible piece was the boiler. However, the constraint was not really binding, as the minimum viable size was very small - around 20-30 basins. The heating costs were indeed inversely proportional to the boiler's power, but savings were minimal in comparison with the total production costs. In fact, there is no evidence whatsoever of correlation between the plant size and the productivity per basin. 21 for eighty-seven Japanese ones in 1908) 33 34 35 36 Federico 1994a, Appendice statistica, table LXVIII.

See also Rusconi 1923; Ussi 1930, 168; Uyehara 1926, 99; Pratt 1928, 110; Warner 1921, 425; and Quataert 1993, 133. See Federico 1994a, Appendice statistica, table XVa. The cost of the raw material is the market price of fresh cocoons after the harvest multiplied by the average silk content; the proceedings are the sum of the price of silk and of the waste silk (multiplied the relative yield). For details on sources and methods of computing, see Federico 1994a, Appendice I. 5 per cent of the silk price.

1927 C. 1880/c. 1927 C. 1872/c. 4 The 1850s and 1860s were a very eventful period: Japan was opened to world trade, the Mediterranean sericulture was hit by a very serious disease (called pebrine) and Chinese sericulture by the effects of the Tai'ping war, which ravaged the region around Shangai. The crisis was over in the 1870s when Italian (but not French) output and China exports regained the pre-crisis levels. From then on, the world output and commerce began to grow steadily. Unfortunately, it is not possible to reconstruct a yearly series of production, as data on China and India are limited to a few scattered guesstimates.

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