The industrial sector is primarily represented by food processing, engineering, metalworking, light industry, wood industry and building materials industry.
Specific products in each sector include: metal cutting and woodworking machine tools (Zhytomyr, Berdychiv), equipment for the chemical industry (Berdychiv, Korosten), machinery and equipment for livestock and feed (Novograd-Volynskyi), road machines and equipment (Korosten, Zhytomyr), spare parts to tractors (Olevsk, Malyn), automation instruments (Zhytomyr), cryogenic equipment, electrical products (Zhytomyr, Korostyshiv) agricultural processing equipment (Novograd-Volynskyy, Berdychiv).
The food industry is represented by more than 100 enterprises inculding the: bakery, confectionery, beer, soft drinks, meat, dairy, sugar, flour, liquor and beverage industry. In addition there are businesses in meat, milk, butter and cheese processing industry, canned-vegetable industry and the production of malt (Berdychiv). The region manufactures almost 9% of the butter and cheese and dairy products and more than 3% of confectionery of Ukraine.
Light industry consists mainly of garment enterprises (Zhytomyr, Korosten Novograd-Volynskyi, Malyn, Berdychiv), footwear (Berdychiv, Zhytomyr), knitting sectors (Zhytomyr) and manufacture of linen.
There are over 60 companies and associations relating to construction materials. Mainly in the industries of stone and concrete including quarries, factories for the production of reinforced concrete for structures, stone crushing plants, which are located mainly in Korostyshiv, Korosten, Ovruch, Novograd-Volynskyi, Cherniakhiv, Malyn, Olevsk, Popilnia, Pulyny, Zhytomyr districts. In Radomyshl district there are research and industrial facilities for marble. And finally, production of panels, bricks, and asphalt are concentrated in Zhytomyr, Berdychiv, Malyn, Chudniv, Cherniakhiv.
The region also supports the chemical industry producing such products as paint, plastic goods, and feed antibiotics.
The region has developed a robust timber industry including raw timber products and finished goods. A variety of products include: pulp, paper, plywood and other building materials, and finished goods such as furniture, cardboard, and musical instruments. Areas of production are located in Korostysiv and Malyn.
Local peat and lignite are the basis of the fuel and energy industry of the region.