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Automation & Mechanisation

-Machines, robots, computerised production lines replace people.

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Foreign Competition

-Foreign firms produce goods more cheaply due to lower labour cost or latest technology.

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Fall in Demand

-Some industries produce materials for other manufacturing industries.

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Exhaustion of Resources

-Natural resources run out or become too expensive to exploit so uneconomic.

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Increasing Wealth

-Increasing consumption as people get richer over time & also increased leisure time.

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Increase in Goverment Spending

-Increased wealth lead to more tax income and goverment can also use borrowing to fund spending.

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Shift in Production to LEDC's

-UK firms move production oversee due to lover costs.

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