Based on its
extensive knowledge of textile end-use products and markets, DRA has created
a system for describing and forecasting world textile end-use (citizen) consumption
by final product and calculating the implied volumes of different types of
fibre, yarn, fabric and levels of finish.
DRAs "Textile End-Use Consumption Forecasting System" analyses
current consumption of 300 separate end-use products by region in terms of
20 fibre, 8 yarn, 20 fabric and 6 finish types.
Forecasts and scenarios are produced by calculating the consequences of "what
if" questions relating to relative fibre prices, technical advances,
economic variables, lifestyle changes, fashion trends etc.
SYSTEM HAS BEEN USED TO ANALYSE LIKELY FUTURE COMPETITION AMONG: