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UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

SLIDE FASTENE·RS AND PARTS THEREOF

Report to the President
on Investigation No. TA-201-6

Under Section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974

USITC Publication 757
\Vashin~ton, D. C.

February 1976

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U.S. exports of slide fasteners and parts thereof, by types, 1972-74, January-
September 1974, and January-September 1975

Slide Parts of Ratio of ex-
Period fasteners slide Total ported oarts

fasteners :to total exoorts
1,000 1,000 1,000

dollars dollars dollars Percent

1972-------------: 2, ll9 1,214 3,333
1973-------------: 2,392 1,174 3,566
1974-------------: 925 1,900 2,825
Jan. -Sept. --

1974-----------: 755 1,426 2,181
1975-----------: 1,479 1,123 2,602

Snu~ce: Compiled from data submitted in responses to U.S. International
Trade Commission questionnaires by U.S. producers that accounted for approxi-
mately half the total value of all export shipments of slide fasteners and
parts.

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33
67

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U.S. producers' inven~ories

U.S. producers' inventories of domestically made slide fasteners dropped 10

percent from 1972 to 1974, as shown in the table below, reflecting in part the

shift in market demand from zippers with metallic chain to those with nonmetallic

(nylon or plastic) chain.

Domestically made slide fasteners and parts thereof: U.S. producers' inventories,
by tyPeS? 1970-74? January-Septeil}ber 1974 1 and .January~:September 1975

Item

Finished slide fasteners
with I

Metallic chain--

1970

Dec. 31--

1971 1972

Sept. 30--

1973 1974 1974 1975

mil lion units---------: 64 56 52 44 42 47 46
Nonmetallic chain--do---: 58 53 74 71 72 59 74

Tota 1- - - - - - - - - -do-- - :-1'.12~2:;-:---1:;-:o:v9;--:---:1:-:2::-::6:-----:1:-:1~5_;__-:1"""'1~4-=---1..:::o.:::.6~---12:..::!...o
Parts of slide fasteners:

Sliders for:
Metallic zippers--

million units-------: 43 106 129 124 105 37 123
Nonmetallic zippers-- :
------------do--------: 11 13 16 22 15 12 99

Total---do--------:-~5~4;;.-----:1:-:1~9~--:1~4~5,........:.._~1~4~6_:_ ___ 1~2.:::.0_:_ _ _..:.4~9_:_ ___ 2~2~2

Zipper chain:
Metallic--

~il lion yards-------: 40 57 51 46 54 48 34
Nonmetallic------do---: 19 25 38 31 37 31 31

Total--------do---:---5~9~----~8~2.....;_----;:.8~9-----=7~7--=---__::9~1--=-~__;;7~9:.......:. _____ ~6:..=..5

Source: Compiled from data submitted to the U.S. International Trade Commission
from U.S. producers.

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The specifications of the slide fasteners for which price and cost data

are presented in tables 7, 8, and 9 are as follows.

Industrial slide fasteners:

For apparel:

Metallic:

.201"-.3", aluminum chain, separating, pin-locking slider, 18" 1ong •

. 201"-.3" c_.9ain, separating, pin-locking slider, 22" long •

. 141"-.2" chain, sold by the yard, no specific slider (for slacks,
jeans, etc.) .

. 201"-.3" chain, sold by the yard, no specific slider (for slacks,
jeans, etc.).

Nonmetallic:

Under .1417" chain, with automatic locking slider, 7" long (for skirts,
slacks, and sportswear, etc.).

Invisible slide fastener, .141"-.2" chain, automatic locking slider,
22" long .

• 201"-.3" chain, automatic locking slider, 20" long .

• 201"-.3" chain, sold by the yard, no sped.fie.slider (for slacks,
jeans, etc.).

For recreational goods:

Metallic:

Sleeping bag fastener with reversible slider, .201"-.3" chain,
aluminum, 108" long, separating, non-locking slider.

Nonmetal lie:

.301" and over chain, separating, automatic locking slider, 70" long.

For furniture:

Metallic:

.141"-.2" chain, sold by the yard, no specific slider.

For luggage:

Nonmetallic:

.201"-.3" chain, sold by the yard, no specific slider.

Retail slide fasteners (for home sewing):

For apparel:

Nonmetallic:

Under .1417" chain, with automatic locking slider, 7" long (for skirts,
slacks, etc.) (sold in packages).

Under .1417" chain, with automatic locking slider, 7" long (for skirts,
slacks, etc.) (unpackaged).

Invisible slide fastener, .141"-.2" chain, automatic locking slider,
22" long (sold in packages).

Invisible slide fastener, .141"-.2". chain, automatic locking slider,
22" long (unpackaged) •

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