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Profile of the Textile and Clothing Industry in Ukraine

  • Published: June 2006
  • Region: Ukraine
  • 23 Pages
  • Textiles Intelligence

The textile and clothing industry is Ukraine’s largest light industry and exporting sector. In 2004 it had 3,282 official enterprises employing 177,500 people. The domestic market is estimated to have been worth US$1.8 bn in 2005 and, due to rising personal incomes, is growing by around US$400 mn annually. However, much of this growing demand is expected to be supplied by imported low cost fabrics and garments.

Exports of garments were worth over US$500 mn in 2003—the latest year for which comprehensive data are available—while fabric exports were valued at around US$60 mn. Most exports are fashion items—a sector in which proximity to the EU market, flexibility and quality are important determinants of competitiveness. The export industry has carved a niche for itself in items where quality plays an important role. Such items include women’s and men’s suits, overcoats, blouses and shirts.

There has been considerable change in the industry since the country regained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991 and some key companies have invested heavily to improve quality, market penetration and profitability. Two examples are Khmelnytsklegprom READ MORE >

POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC PROFILE
A TIME OF POLITICAL TURMOIL
THE TEXTILE AND CLOTHING INDUSTRY IN UKRAINE
THE LEGACY OF THE USSR
INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
TYPES OF GARMENT MANUFACTURERS
Production for state contracts
Production for local consumption
Wholly or partly foreign-owned companies with a dedicated export market
Subcontracting companies
INDUSTRY LOCATION
RAW MATERIALS
TEXTILE AND CLOTHING PRODUCTION
Textiles
Garments
MARKETS
IMPORTS AND EXPORTS
IMPORTS
EXPORTS
IMPORT TARIFFS
FOREIGN INVESTMENT
STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES OF THE TEXTILE AND CLOTHING INDUSTRY IN
UKRAINE
Market proximity
Good infrastructure and low utility costs
Low import tariffs
Availability of skilled labour
Low costs
Quality and design
Availability of trims and accessories
PROBLEMS FACING THE INDUSTRY
PROFILES OF TWO UKRAINIAN COMPANIES: KHMELNYTSKLEGPROM AND
VOLODARKA
KHMELNYTSKLEGPROM
Structure and development
Manufacturing operations and markets
Future plans
VOLODARKA
Profile of the Textile and Clothing Industry in Ukraine
Products and markets
Modernisation and investment
Retail and brand development
CONTACT INFORMATION
List of tables
Table 1: Ukraine: leading garment producers by garment category, 2003

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