Map of light industry professions

The light industry is a part of a cluster of sectors that manufacture consumer goods.

The industry produces above 40% of all non-foods in the group.

  • To date, the industry embraces 20,000 businesses and has 292,000 employees.

  • The light industry holds 1.04% of the total market share.

  • Russia ranks 2nd in the global ranking of the fastest growing apparel markets (with GAGR of 9.9%).

The light industry production can be divided into four main groups:

  • TEXTILE

    Production of yarn, threads and fabrics by processing plant, animal, artificial and synthetic fibers (flax, hemp, silk, wool, synthetic fibers, viscose, cellulose, nonwovens)

  • LEATHER FUR SHOES

    Production of natural and artificial leather, fur, sheepskin, as well as production of leather goods (footwear, fur products, accessories)

  • GARMENTS

    Production of garments (clothing, underwear, textile accessories, home textiles and interior items, designer collections)

  • INNOVATIONS

    Production of high-tech innovative materials and products therefrom (workwear, personal protective equipment, geotextiles for roadworks and construction, smart clothes)

In January-May 2022, the shipments of domestically manufactured light industry goods amounted to RUB 427.5 billion or 120.2% of the shipments, year-on-year.

This includes:

  • RUB 217.7 billion (+17.2%): from production of textiles;
  • RUB 153.3 billion (+27.4%) : from apparel production;
  • RUB 56.4 billion (+13.6%) : from production of leather and leather items.
  • Manufacturing distribution in 2022:

  • 51
    %
    of the market comes from production of textiles
  • 36
    %
    of the market comes from production of apparel;
  • 13
    %
    of the market comes from production of leather and leather items