packing manufacturing machinery
(“Termoplastavtomat”), space heating boilers (“Temp”), rifle butts and
fore stock (“Neva”), new types of hard-alloy disk saws
(Kamyanets-Podilsky wood-cutting tool works “Motor”), new series
electrolytic capacitors (“Kation”), combined cultivating unit “Podillya”
(“Shepetivsky cultivator works”), range of new transformers
(“Ukrelectroaparat”), radio stations for diesel and electric locomotives
(“Novator”), electric vacuum cleaners (Shepetivsky works “Pulsar”) as
well as gas, water, and heat flow meters and other products.
The leading place is held by the food industry, whose output makes 35.4%
of the total oblast’s production. It includes such sectors as sugar,
bakery, confectionary, macaroni, canned-vegetable, meat and dairy,
distillery, brewing, flour-grinding/cereal, tobacco, etc., which employs
22,4%of industrial workers of the oblast.
The Khmelnytsky oblast is one of the most important Ukrainian
sugar-making oblasts, 16 sugar factories function here. The largest of
them are in Khmelnytsky, Shepetivka, Kamyanets-Podilsky, Teofipol,
Horodok, and Derazhnya.
The light industry of the oblast develops on the base of processing of
local raw materials (leather) and the ones brought from the outside
(wool, cotton, textile). It includes such sectors as garment, textile,
footwear, knitwear, and haberdashery. The largest enterprises are PJSC
“Vzutex”, PJSC “Leather Haberdashery”, closed joint-stock company
“Khmelnytsklehprom”, Dunaivtsy cloth factory, and garment factory in
The forest and woodwork industry produces furniture, containers,
building materials, paper and board. The largest factories are in
Khmelnytsky, Izyaslav, and Letychiv. Products of joint-stock companies
“Slavutsko-Polyanska Paper factory” and “Poninkivsky Board and Paper
works” have a great demand.
Power industry is of great importance for the development of the
oblast’s economy. The Khmelnytsky Power Nuclear Plant in Netishyn is
connected with the power grids of Ukraine and Central European
Countries. The share of the power industry in the total output
Ther are also enterprises that manufacture domestic-chemistry goods
(“Lotos” in Slavuta), musical instruments (“Oktava” in Iziaslav),
tableware, medical instruments, and recreational and other consumer
The Khmelnytsky oblast contains about 4% of all farmlands in Ukraine.
The 1st place among agricultural sectors is held by the plant growing,
which gives 56% of the total agricultural output.
Cereal crops occupy the largest sown areas among them is winter wheat.
Barley, peas, oats, buckwheat are also cultivated.
The Khmelnytsky oblast is one of the most important sugar-beat growing
An important sector of plant growing is potato growing.
Essential oil-bearing plants are cultivated in Letychivsky,
Derazhniansky, and Khmelnytsky districts, and chicory – in Slavutsky and
Natural conditions are favorable for development of vegetable growing,
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