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Textile Outlook International
Issue 122:
March-April 2006

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Editorial: Post-Quota Scenarios in Textiles and Clothing: Sub-Saharan African Producers Invest for Survival
World textile and apparel trade and production trends, March-April 2006 (64 pages)
Profile of the Textile and Clothing Industry in Brazil (27 pages)
Trends in US textile and clothing imports, March-April 2006 (70 pages)
Profile of the Textile and Clothing Industry in Syria (34 pages)
The West European Market for Women's Hosiery (22 pages)

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Profile of the Textile and Clothing Industry in Brazil
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Brazil is the sixth largest textile and clothing producer in the world. Textiles and clothing are, in turn, important to Brazil’s economy. In 2004 the total production value of the textile and clothing sector was equivalent to 4.1% of Brazilian GDP. Its made-up sector—comprising clothing, hosiery and home linen—is second in size only to the service industries.

After dramatic job cuts during the 1990s, employment in the textile and clothing industry reached a low point in 2002. Since then, however, it appears to have recovered and by 2005 it had reached 1.5 mn. The clothing sector is dominated by small enterprises, which produce an average of less than 20,000 pieces per month each.

Despite continuing problems related to the country’s debt, global confidence in Brazil’s economy is growing. Total foreign direct investment in Brazil jumped from US$10.1 bn in 2003 to US$18.2 bn in 2004. Investment in the industry itself reached US$17.4 bn between 1990 and 2005. For the period between 2006 and 2008, investment is forecast to reach US$4.7 bn—which does not include a forthcoming project for developing polyester fibre production.

Unlike highly industrialised countries which have already optimised their textile and clothing industries, Brazil can still do much to advance and strengthen its position. A lot will depend, however, on government policies.

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Six times a year, Textile Outlook International provides up to 200 pages of expert comment and analysis. A subscription provides an overview of the global fibre, textile and apparel industries. It is essential reading for senior executives in the fibre, textile and apparel industries – and for anyone who is not involved in the industry, but needs to quickly gain an understanding of the key issues.
Reports in Textile Outlook International include:
 country profiles – providing a comprehensive guide to the textile and clothing industries in a range of countries and regions. The reports include an economic and political profile together with a comprehensive overview of the main issues, plus an outlook for the future.
 company profiles – giving you the opportunity to learn from strategies employed by others. Companies profiled recently include retailers, manufacturers, innovators and sourcing companies involved in textiles and apparel as well as smaller companies which illustrate the opportunities for firms which are interested in selected sourcing locations.
 trends in world textile and apparel trade and production – taking into account current issues facing the industry – such as global fibre prices; competition from China and other low cost countries; the elimination of quotas and imposition of selective new ones; relocation of production operations; the impact of economic factors affecting trade; international trade agreements; trade promotion agreements (TPAs); and much more.
 trends in EU and US imports of textiles and clothing – providing comprehensive statistical data and analysis of the top ten supplying countries to the EU and US markets. These reports are updated each year and contain value and volume data as well as average prices and analyses of trends for up to 15 product categories.
 innovations, technological developments, business development opportunities, individual sector analysis and political implications which affect players in the global fibre, textile and apparel industries. Some of the topics which have been covered in recent reports include: new innovations in the textile and clothing industry, such as environmentally friendly textiles, plant based fibres, and developments in textile colorants; innovations in textile machinery; and overviews of the European swimwear, hosiery and lingerie markets.
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