Textile and apparel output records 7. 6 billion soms in 2013
In 2013, Kyrgyzstan produced textiles and garments valued at
7.6 billion soms, according to the Ministry of Energy and
Industry. Segment-wise, the textile production was 1.206 billion
soms, while clothing accounted for 6.394 billion soms. Apparel
accounted for 84.1% of all textile and clothing production in
Kyrgyzstan in 2013. About 80% of all garments were produced by
individual entrepreneurs operating on a patent basis.
Compared to 2012, there was a decrease in Krygyz apparel
production, which the Ministry attributed to growth of import of
‘Made in Kyrgyzstan’ products from China, and also to the
government’s decision to increase the rate of customs duties on
raw materials like fabrics, accessories and other support
materials for the production of apparel to US$ 0.35 per kg.
Meanwhile, the Ministry has developed two medium-term
programs for the development of the textile and apparel industry
of the country, under the Development of Textile and Garment
Production of the Kyrgyz Republic Program for 2013-2015.
Moreover, the Kyrgyz government is currently finalizing a
draft aimed at banning import of textiles and clothing products
with ‘Made in Kyrgyzstan’ label.
The Development of Textile and Garment Production of the
Kyrgyz Republic Program for 2013-2015, was introduced by the
government of Kyrgyzstan in March 2013, with the aim of
developing the domestic textile and garment industries.
The program emphasizes creating favourable conditions for
development of textile and garment industries, in terms of
exports, development of new markets, and training workers for
the industry, with the aim of increasing the share of domestic
goods in the domestic market.