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Textile industry: imports affect competitiveness

In May , the Brazilian production of the textile industry faced decrease of 1.1 % compared to April . In the apparel segment there was a decline of 4.9 % in the period , according to the IBGE . In the year , from January to May , the numbers are also negative : there was a decrease of 2.53 % in the production of clothing and textiles 4.6% . The decline in clothing, is still higher compared with May 2012: the physical production of the clothing industry fell by 5.2% and in the textile industry fell 4.5 % .

The balance between hiring and layoffs in the textile and apparel industry in May was 1822 seconds Caged data . Year to date ( January to May ) , the balance of employment stood at 27,890 . In the last 12 months ( June 2012 / May 2013 ) the balance was 12,583 , while in the interval from June 2011 to May 2012 was negative 16,752 . That is, despite the upward trend this year , the industry still could not restore the 16,752 layoffs the previous period. It is always important to analyze the previous 12 months , the industry has seen strong seasonality ( hires from February to November and resigned in December) .

From January to May 2013, imports of textiles and garments grew 4.7% in value ( U.S. $ ) . Exports grew by 6.05% , while the growth of the trade deficit for the period was 4.42 % compared to the same period in 2012 ( data without cotton fiber ) . The only clothing imports in the month from January to May 2013, increased by 7.7% in value compared to the same period in 2012 . This variation was 3.0 % in tonnes .

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When speaking of the situation of the textile industry , in Ceará , the president of the Union of the Textile Industry of Ceara ( CE - Sinditêxtil ) , Germano Maia , highlights the importance of the sector to the state - which has invested more than R $ 500 million in the last five years - emphasizing that , too, has followed the national context , the search for intelligent solutions to improve the competitiveness of the sector, in particular , before the increase of imports of Asian products .

" It is the major bottleneck currently, mainly for the garment industry . This directly impacts the textile industries , which provide for the clothing , "said Germano . From January to May , imports rose 12.9% in Ceará , reaching $ 64.9 million . Regarding exports reached U.S. $ 23.95 mi, being the sixth volume in the sector , although accumulating decrease of 9.6 % compared to the same period in 2012.

Maya advises that companies Ceará , in a manner generally rely on government incentives that given the systemic cost the country - plus the cost of Ceará ( infrastructure and logistics ) - end up not fulfilling the objective of minimizing the problems facing the sector . In 2012 , for example , the industry suffered a downturn in production and , this year , " the national expectation is for growth in imports of made- in clothing consumption and industrial production , an increase of approximately 2.5 % , signifying a halt in decline curve , " expects President .

 

 

Source: O Estado

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