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Brazilian companies estimate US$2.7 million in new business after Simatex 2022

04 - July - 2022

Businesses carried out at the fair by Brazilian companies reach US$980 thousand; Sectoral project promotes the participation of six companies during the event

The main news on the international textile machinery sector was the focus of Simatex 2022. The fair, which took place between May 30 and June 2 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, had approximately 200 exhibitors in an area of ​​129,000 square feet. On the occasion, Brazilian companies presented the main highlights of products for textile finishing, knitted fabrics, dyes and chemical products, software, recycling and services for the industry at the collective stand of the Brazil Machinery Solutions Program (BMS).

In total, the companies Audaces, Castilho, Comelato Roncato, Delta Máquinas Têxteis, Porta Cabos and Socio Tec generated US$980 thousand in business during the fair. In addition, the organizations expect to sell a combined $2.7 million over the next 12 months. The presence of these companies was promoted by BMS, the result of the partnership between ApexBrasil and ABIMAQ to promote Brazil as a competitive exporter of mechanical capital goods and technology.

The main market reached by Brazilian companies was Argentina. Argentina is Brazil’s fourth largest trading partner in the sector, having imported a total of US$4.8 million last year. The most imported products in the country are circular knitting looms, with cylinders with a diameter of more than 165mm. In 2021, this product represented 40.7% of imports, with US$1.95 million, an increase of 351.2% between 2020 and 2021. Other Brazilian machinery frequently imported by Argentina are clothes dryers, moving US$777 thousand last year, and cards for the preparation of other textile materials, with a total of US$414 thousand.

In 2021, Brazil exported US$57.5 million in textile machinery and equipment. Its main importers were Germany, the United States, Paraguay, Argentina and Mexico. In 2021, Germany handled US$13.9 million, a total of 24.2% of Brazilian textile machinery. The United States, in turn, imported US$8.2 million, increasing its imports by 71.6% between 2021 and 2020. Paraguay had a 96.7% increase in imports, reaching US$6.3 million. Argentina imported US$4.8 million last year, and Mexico reached US$3.6 million.

Among the products most exported by Brazil to the foreign market, there are washing machines with a dry clothes capacity over 10 kg, representing a share of 33.9%, totaling US$19.4 million. In second place are textile preparation machines, with US$6.5 million. Next, needles for sewing machines, which reached US$6 million in total exports.

About the Brazil Machinery Solutions Program

Fruit of the partnership between the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (ApexBrasil) and the Brazilian Machinery Builders Association (ABIMAQ), the Brazil Machinery Solutions Program (BMS) aims to promote exports machinery and equipment companies, as well as strengthening Brazil’s image as a manufacturer of mechanical capital goods with technology and competitiveness. The BMS Program currently has around 400 members, among industries from various sectors, such as agriculture, textiles, mining, plastics, packaging, among others. In 2018, companies associated with the BMS Program registered exports to 159 countries. To join the Program and for more information, visit


The Brazilian Machinery Builders Association (ABIMAQ) was founded in 1937, with the objective of acting in favor of strengthening the national industry, mobilizing the sector, carrying out actions with political and economic instances, stimulating trade and international cooperation contributing to improve its performance in terms of technology, human resources skills and modernization.  More information:

About ApexBrasil

The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (ApexBrasil) works to promote Brazilian products and services abroad and attract foreign investment to strategic sectors of the Brazilian economy. The Agency carries out diversified trade promotion actions, such as prospective and trade missions, business roundtables, support for Brazilian companies to participate in major international fairs, and visits by foreign buyers and opinion makers to learn about the Brazilian production structure. More information:




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