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Brazilian textile and apparel sector in 2015

  • Textile and apparel revenue: USD 36.2 billion
  • Exports (without cotton fiber): USD 1.08 billion
  • Imports (without cotton fiber): USD 5.85 billion
  • Trade balance (without cotton fiber): USD 4.8 billion negative
  • Investments: USD 749 million
  • Average apparel production: 5,5 billion items
  • Workers: 1.5 million direct employees
  • The second largest employer in the manufacturing industry
  • Second largest first job generator
  • Number of companies: 33,000
  • Fourth most productive manufacturing park in the world
  • Fifth largest textile producer in the world
  • Second largest producer and third largest consumer of the world’s denim
  • Fourth world’s knitwear producer
  • Represents 16.7% of employment and 5.7% of the manufacturing industry revenues
  • 100 schools and fashion colleges
  • Brazil is a world reference in beachwear, jeanswear and homewear design. Also stands out in fitnesswear and underwear
  • SPFW is among the world most important fashion weeks
  • About 100 fashion journalists from around the world visit Brazil every year