This month's briefing profiles Indonesia's textile and clothing industry. Over the last three decades, the Indonesian garment industry has grown from a small sector to a major contributor to the country's total industrial revenue. Not surprisingly, the country's Ministry of Industry has categorised textiles and clothing as a "strategic industrial sector". In 2005, the sector was the country's biggest net exporter with a surplus of around US$7bn. This briefing provides an overview of this mature and fairly stable industry; including the economy, development of the industry, a closer look at the strong man-made fibre industry, foreign trade, leading companies, SWOT analysis, 2010 targets and prospects for the industry.