Last year, light industry of Uzbekistan attracted $187.3 million. The investment program was increased by 2.7 % compared with 2014, the press service of JSC "O'zbekyengilsanoat" reports.
33 new businesses created more than 12 thousand new jobs in the country.
For example, by the 24th anniversary of independence of our country 18 new industrial plants worth $ 99 million, with an export potential of $ 43.1 million, were put in operation. More than one thousand new jobs were created.
As a result 188 types of products of light industry were manufactured, 75 new products produced. Much attention was given to the industry producing goods for sports purposes. To date, there are 85 enterprises specializing in the production of sports goods, including children's sportswear.
In the past year, measures to reduce energy consumption and energy-saving technologies in enterprises were implemented. Electricity consumption in the production of marketable products worth 1 billion soums fell by 6 %, consumption of natural gas - by 9.8 % .