Deposits of 22 minerals out of 30 from the list of critical raw materials for the EU are concentrated in the territory of Ukraine
Within the framework of the European Raw Materials Week 2022, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal participated in a business forum on the EU-Ukraine strategic partnership in the raw materials sector. In his address, the Head of the Ukrainian Government noted that in 2021, Ukraine was among the top 10 countries in the production of titanium, iron ore, kaolin, manganese, zirconium, and graphite.
Among 120 types of minerals consumed in the world, 117 were found in the subsoil of Ukraine.
Moreover, deposits of 22 minerals out of 30 from the list of critical raw materials for the EU are concentrated in the territory of Ukraine. According to the Ukrainian prime minister, Ukraine can become an important element of the European economic community in the extraction sector and an integrated part of the joint industrial chains with the European Union.
The Prime Minister expressed confidence that Ukraine should be an integral part of the EU Raw Materials Strategy until 2030, which is to be approved by April 2023.