In Russia's textile and apparel production grew by 4.2 percent compared to 2015. This was stated at the all-Russian forum of light industry Deputy Minister of industry and trade Viktor Evtukhov, said "Rustekstil".
According to Victor evtuhova, the production of leather and footwear amounted to 6.2 percent. The reason for the growth, he said, due to several factors. In particular, due to the devaluation of the Russian light industry received an additional competitive advantage, as the cost of production in Russia has become attractive not only for big brands, as, for example, "Sportmaster", but for the world as "IKEA", "decathlon", "Zara home" and others.
"Today Russia has a unique opportunity to make a big step especially in light industry, integrated into the global system of division of labor and begin to satisfy global demand for high-tech products, which mainly made from synthetic fibers," said Evtukhov.
He also noted that in 2016, the support of light industry was allocated 2.2 billion. "Now the sector contributes 0.9 percent of GDP, 2.4 percent of industrial output, 3.6 percent of total manufacturing industries", — said the Deputy Minister.
The Agency expects that Russia will be created a comprehensive infrastructure for the implementation of projects on creation of new and modernization and technical re-equipment of existing production in light industry. "In parallel we are direct work with the state to Orient them on products in the internal market", — said the Deputy Minister.
Also Evtukhov also said that in the framework of implementing orders of the President were interact with farmers to resolve issues with raw leather. "Most importantly, today business and government understand each other and agree to do, in fact, one common cause — to create a consistently evolving competitive industry light industry", — he concluded.
The forum will be held in Moscow in 2014. At the event, collected about a thousand representatives of leading enterprises of light industry, public authorities, financial institutions and banking institutions, retail companies, media, analysts, experts of Russian and international level.
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