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Ukrainian Geological Survey 

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The Mineral Industry of Ukraine

The Mineral Industries of the Commonwealth of Independent States -- Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan


Mineral Commodity Summaries 2023

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"On May 21, 2022, the Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2022 provided $600 million for DPA title III funds for missiles and munitions in support of Ukraine and strategic and critical materials to expand domestic capacity. The areas of interest for funding for critical materials included feasibility studies, byproduct and coproduct extraction, modernization and productivity improvements, recycling and reclamation, and industrial resources."

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"In December 2022, the DOD announced its first critical minerals award using Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations funds to a stibnite-gold project in Idaho for completing environmental and engineering studies."

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"The conflict between Russia and Ukraine led to the closure of a 1.7-million-ton-per-year alumina refinery in Ukraine. High energy costs in Europe caused a 600,000-ton-per-year alumina refinery in Romania to temporarily shutter and a 1.7-million-ton-per-year alumina refinery in Spain to curtail production by up to 60%. Additionally, several primary aluminum smelters and aluminum product manufacturers throughout Europe announced shutdowns or partial curtailments."

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"In February, Ukraine halted graphite production, citing Russian military action. Operations recommenced in August, although future production was uncertain as the conflict continued. Additionally, the United States and many other countries have suspended normal trade relations with Russia, removing supplies of Russian graphite from much of the global market. Leading up to the conflict, Ukraine and Russia were considered among the top 10 producers of graphite."

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"In the latter part of 2022, some countries in Europe began distributing and stockpiling potassium iodide tablets amid concerns over the possible use of nuclear weapons by Russia in Ukraine as well as concerns regarding the security of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear powerplant in Ukraine. Potassium iodide tablets can be taken to prevent radioactive iodine from accumulating in the thyroid gland following exposure to nuclear radiation."

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"The World Steel Association8 forecast global finished steel consumption to decrease by 2.3% in 2022 and increase by 1.0% in 2023. End-use consumption of steel products was expected to decline in 2022 following concurrent events affecting consumer demand, including the conflict in Ukraine, continuing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) mitigation measures in China, rising energy costs and interest rates, and global inflation. In the United States, the apparent consumption of finished steel products was estimated to have increased by 2% in 2022 owing to strong economic recovery from COVID-19 supply disruptions. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act was expected to spur growth in the energy and construction sectors."



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