Why did the inflow of fine Indian cotton begin to decline in England?
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2018-03-06 14:21:43 UTC
Historically, fine cottons produced in India were exported to Europe.
With industrialisation, British cotton manufacture began to expand and industrialists pressurised the government to restrict cotton imports into Britain and protect local industries.
Tariffs were imposed on cloth imports into Britain, consequently the inflow of fine Indian cotton began to decline.
British manufacturers also began to seek overseas markets for their cloth.
Excluded from the British market by tariff barriers, Indian textiles now faced stiff competition in other international markets