Brazilian textile and clothing exports to the Arab world increased 87.5 per cent in January and February this year compared to the same period last year. The increment was almost exclusively a result of synthetic fabric and sisal rope for use in ships and rigs. Exports of beachwear, textile yarns and intimate wear also went up in the first two months of the year.
The United Arab Emirates bought the most from the Brazilian textile and apparel industry in January and February. Next come Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, and Lebanon. Arab countries are important buying markets for Brazilian companies, especially in party wear, children’s wear, and beachwear.
Brazil has the know-how across the value chain from textile to clothing, i.e. from fiber to design. Brazil is the eighth largest producer of yarns, fabric, and knitwear, and ranks seventh in the production of apparel. The Brazilian economy is characterized by moderately free markets and an inward-oriented economy. Brazil’s economy is the largest of Latin America and the second largest in the western hemisphere. It is also recognized for complying with labor laws and environmental sustainable production. Brazil is fast becoming a hub for leather manufacturing.