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'Russia lacks in production of textile raw materials'
Feb '14
Russia lacks in production of quality raw materials for the textile industry and there is a need to consider the possibility of producing them domestically, according to experts.
The textile sector is the largest of the 17 sub-sectors of the Russian light industry, and in some regions this sector is given a priority over all other sectors. But, in recent years there has been a marked decline in textile production in the country compared to a decade ago, when the textile output accounted for more than 15 percent of the country’s overall production.
According to experts, income of Russian people is growing and in the coming years, the demand for textiles, including clothing, is likely to increase. So, the domestic industry should increase its volume of production to meet the demand and also to keep a check on imports.
But, the task is not easy as the Russian textile industry faces several problems. The first is the problem with raw materials. Being a northern country, Russia cannot grow cotton. The production of flax is increasing but is still not enough to meet the demand of the local industry.
Wool is also produced in Russia, but again, its volume is insufficient to meet the demand of the local industry. Moreover, the wool produced in Russia is more from common dairy cattle and not from those species that give quality wool, leading sometimes to poor fibre quality. In such a situation, several companies prefer to import raw materials from other countries. This situation can be overcome only by producing quality domestic raw materials for the textile industry, keeping in mind the climatic conditions of Russia, experts say.
Secondly, Russian enterprises are still using outdated technology of production, and are yet to upgrade their production techniques, which also affect their efficiency and competitiveness. In such a situation, manufacturers need to introduce latest equipment and tools and maximize automation in order to produce highest quality products, and also increase their competitiveness, feel experts.

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