In Brazil during 2001, the balance of trade turned positive with the industry exporting more than it imported. The textile and clothing industry in Brazil owns and operates some of the most sophisticated factories in the world covering every aspect of the supply chain with sectors of the industry located throughout each of the twenty seven states. Brazil has the seventh largest textile and apparel industry in the world, turning over US$22 billion per annum. The industry invested US$ 7 billion over the last eight years and has a further US$ 12 billion scheduled over the next seven, good news for the 1.5 million employees. With over 18 tables of data and 63 pages of analysis, this reports offers a great understanding of the Brazilian textile and clothing industry.