The Brazilian government's power rationing programme has put a big question mark over whether or not the Americana textile complex will be able achieve its export targets of $200-320m by 2005. "The power rationing at this time will get in the way of textile companies' inventories, which may lead to an increase in Brazilian imports," Mário Zocca, president of Sinditec (the Association of Textile Industries of Americana, Nova Odessa, Santa Bárbara d'Oeste and Sumaré) told the Mercantile Gazette.