7th Edition of the International exhibition of machinery, equipment and technologies for mining, coal and construction industry

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Mining sector

Mineral resources in Ukraine

There are 117 types of minerals in Ukraine, 120 of them are used by people
20 000+ deposits  
8 761 deposits in 95 types of minerals are of industrial importance:

  • 4676 deposits of non-metallic minerals
  • 2233 deposits of mineral fuels
  • 1705 deposits of groundwater, therapeutic muds and brine
  • 147 deposits of metallic minerals

In recent years coal, iron, manganese, ilmenite-zirconium, uranium ores, graphite, kaolin, refractory clay, flux and cement raw materials, facing and building stone have been extracted in greater volumes in Ukraine.

Extractive industry in the Ukrainian economy

The number of special permits for minerals extraction: 3 500+
48% of the country industrial capacity and up to 20% of its manpower comes from extraction and management of mineral resources.
In 2018 subsoil use tax amounted to 5% of state budget revenue, 16 subsoil users (in particular DTEK-Pavlohrad Coal, Northern GOK (Mining and Processing Plant), Southern GOK (Mining and Processing Plant), Central GOK (Mining and Processing Plant), Inhulets GOK (Mining and Processing Plant), Kryvyi Rih Iron Ore Integrated Plant) are in TOP-100 of taxpayers according to the State fiscal service.
At the beginning of 2019 $0,8B were invested into Ukrainian economy, 60% of investments were allocated for extractive industry, glass production and processing.
Iron ores and concentrates are hands-down export winners in the industry. Their export amounts to 6% of total Ukrainian export for 11 months of 2019.

Mineral resources extraction: statistics

Mining industry output for the first 11 months of 2019 amounted to $14.2B, which is 16% of total industrial production in Ukraine. 25% of extraction industry products were exported.

Champions of extraction in 2019 in million tones (for 11 months):
  • Iron ores and concentrates – 253
    Key regions of extraction: Dnirpo, Zaporizhzhia, Poltava regions
  • All types of coals – 100
  • Rubble – 51
    Key regions of extraction: Vinnytsia, Dnipro, Donetsk regions
  • Granite – 34
  • Construction sands – 9

Key regions of extraction: Vinnytsia, Volyn, Dnipro regions

  • Fireproof and construction clay – 9
  • Limestone, limestone flux and other limestone – 6,3
    Key regions of extraction: Dnipro, Donetsk, Ivano-Frankivsk regions
  • Porphyry, basalt, tuff – 4
  • Siliceous and quartz sands – 2,2
    Key regions of extraction: Dnipro, Donetsk, Zhytomyr and Zaporizhzhia regions
  • Salt – 1,9
  • Manganese concentrates – 1,7
  • Pebbles and gravel – 1,7
    Key regions of extraction: Ivano-Frankivsk, Kyiv, Kirovohrad (Kropyvnytskyi) region.
  • Kaolin and kaolin clays – 1,7
  • Plaster stone and anhydrite – 1,3
TOP-3 minerals as to the extraction dynamics:
  • Run-of-mine coal for charring +30%
  • Siliceous and quartz sands +30%
  • Limestone and limestone flux +13%


Minerals export: statistics

Total exports of minerals for 11 months of 2019 amounts to 51M tonnes at the sum of $4,2B. In monetary terms, total exports have already exceeded the figure of 12 months of 2018.

Types of minerals Export, M $ Export (net), thousand tonnes Major export countries
Ores and concentrates of iron 3182 36584 China, Poland, Czech Republic
Clays, (apart from expanded clays), mullite, soils 208 4528 Italy, Spain, Russia
Ores and concentrates of titanium 139 564 Czech Republic, Egypt, Russia
Oils and other products of coal tar 92 213 Latvia, Estonia, Czech Republic
Kaolin and other kaolin clays 53 853 Russia, Turkey, Italy
Pitch and coke pitch 46 103 Russia, Egypt, Bulgaria
Pebbles, gravel and crushed stone 35 4263 Belarus, Russia, Poland
Salt and neat sodium chloride, seawater 26 882 Hungary, Poland, Romania
Portland cement, alumina cement, slag cement 25 626 Hungary, Poland, Romania
Coal tar, brown coal or peat tar 24 114 Czech Republic, Belgium, Denmark
Ores and concentrates of niobium, tantalum, vanadium and zirconium 22 16 Russia, Spain, Italy


Statistical information on the import and export of mining equipment

Machines and mechanisms for moving, grading, developing, leveling, ramming, compacting, extracting or drilling soil, minerals or ores (code 8430):

Time range Import Export
For 11 months of 2019 $240 M
Key importing countries: China, Germany, USA
The data as to the number of importers is not available till April 2020
$10 M
Key exporting countries: Russia, Kazakhstan, Poland
The data as to the number of exporters is not available till April 2020
2018 $141 M, 67 importers
Key importing countries: China, Germany, Czech Republic
$5 M 15 exporters
Key exporting countries: China, Iraq, Kazakhstan

Equipment for sizing, screening, separating, washing, crushing, grinding, blending or mixing of soil, stones, ores or other mineral resources (code 8474):

Time range Import Export
For 11 months of 2019 $98 M
Key importing countries: China, Russia, Italy
The data as to the number of importers is not available on 10.01.2020
$74 M
Key exporting countries: Russia, Germany, Lithuania
The data as to the number of exporters is not available till April 2020
2018 $126 M, 150 importers
Key importing countries: Italy, China, Germany
$70 M 63 exporters
Key exporting countries: Russia, Germany, Kazakhstan

Sources: and
Ukrainian industry on the world map
In World Mining Data 2019 report, which was made by international organizing committee of World Mining Congresses, Ukraine took the 28th place in the world ranking of mining countries according to the results of 2017. Extraction volume is valued at 88,6 M tonnes and $10,6 B Based on the data published in this report the organizing committee of the exhibition MiningWorld Ukraine compiled the following ranking.

Metallic minerals

7th place in the world in iron extraction: 39 M tonnes and 2.4% of global industry (after Australia, China, Brazil, India, Russia and RSA)
8th place in the world in manganese extraction: 651 thousand tonnes and 3.6% of global industry (after RSA, Australia, China, Gabon, Brazil, Ghana and India)
6th place in the world in titanium extraction: 431 thousand tonnes and 6.3% of global industry (after China, RSA, Australia, Canada і Mozambique)  
2nd place in the world in gallium extraction: 9 tonnes and 2.9% of global industry (after China)
5th place in the world in germanium extraction: 1 tonne and 1% of global industry (after China, Russia, USA and Japan)

Non-metallic minerals

6th place in the world in kaolins extraction: 2,4 M tonnes and 5,9% of global industry (after China, USA, Germany, India and Czech Republic)
10th place in the world in zirconium silicate extraction: 26 thousand tonnes and 1,9% of global industry (after Australia, RSA, China, Mozambique, Senegal, USA, Kenia, India and Indonesia).
8th place in the world in graphite extraction: 13 thousand tonnes and 1.3% of global industry (after China, Brazil, North Korea, India, Russia, Canada and Madagascar)

Mineral fuels

13th place in the world in power plant coal extraction: 18,9 M tonnes and 0,4% of global industry (after China, India, USA, Indonesia, Australia, RSA, Russia, Colombia, Kazakhstan, Poland, Vietnam and Canada)
12th place in the world in coking coal extraction: 5,2 M tonnes and 0,5% of global industry (after China, Australia, Russia, USA, India, Canada, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Poland, Mozambique and Colombia)
10th place in the world in uranium extraction: 1 tonne and 1,4% of global industry (after Kazakhstan, Canada, Australia, Namibia, Niger, Uzbekistan, Russia, China and USA).

Prospects for further development

At the end of 2019 the new head of the State Service of Geology and Subsoil of Ukraine presented an Investment Atlas of Subsoil Management and announced that the this authority is set to maximization of fields sales by auction. As of the middle of January on the information about 75 fields with 26 types of minerals for sales by auction was published. 65 of these fields are fields of non-metallic minerals, 8 – metallic minerals and 2 – groundwater. Some of the fields have several types of minerals. Most of the fields are allocated for extraction of mineral resources for a term for 20 years.

Mineral Type Number of deposits put up for auction in 2020
Granites Non-metallic minerals 16
Limestones Non-metallic minerals 12
Sandstone Non-metallic minerals 7
Sand Non-metallic minerals 6
Chalkstone Non-metallic minerals 6
Clays Non-metallic minerals 5
Kaolins Non-metallic minerals 4
Nickel and cobalt ores Metallic minerals 3
Migmatites Non-metallic minerals 3
Manganese ores Metallic minerals 2
Molybdenum ores Metallic minerals 2
Graphite Non-metallic minerals 2
Marls Non-metallic minerals 2
Dolomite Non-metallic minerals 2
Perlite, talc-magnesite, menilite shales, andesite-dacites, basalts, staurolites, phosphorites, gneiss, pegmatites, sand-gravel mix, groundwater, mineralwaters Non-metallic minerals, groundwater 1 for each mineral


Information in the groups “Combustible Solid Minerals” and “Precious and Semi Precious Stones” is expected to be released in the near future.