@$$4$For those who ask: “Why does Ukraine matter? “ this article points out the MAJOR role the country has in industrial metals, agriculture and industry in Europe and the world. It begs the question: “To what extent would an invasion of Ukraine disrupt the world’s supply and drive the stock prices of companies supplying these products dramatically higher?” 
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Industrial Metals
Ukraine ranks:
  • 1st in Europe in proven recoverable uranium ore reserves;
  • 2nd in Europe in titanium ore reserves;
  • 2nd in the world (12%) in explored reserves of manganese ore reserves;
  • 2nd in the world in iron ore reserves;
  • 2nd in Europe in mercury ore reserves;
  • 3rd in Europe in shale gas reserves;
  • 4th in the world by the total value of natural resources;
  • 7th in the world in coal reserves;
  • 10th in the world in titanium ore reserves;
  • 13th in the world in shale gas reserves.

AgricultureUkraine is:

  • 1st in Europe in arable land area;
  • 3rd in the world (25%) in area of black soil;
  • 1st in the world in exports of sunflower and sunflower oil;
  • 2nd in the world in barley production;
  • 4th in the world in barley exports;
  • 3rd in the world in production of corn;
  • 4th in the world in corn exports;
  • 7th in the world in soybean production
  • 4th in the world in potato production;
  • 5th in the world in rye production;
  • 5th in the world in bee production;
  • 8th in the world in wheat exports;
  • 9th in the world in production of chicken eggs;
  • 16th in the world in cheese exports and
  • can meet the food needs of 600 million people.

Industry

Ukraine ranks:

  • 1st in Europe in ammonia production;
  • 3rd in Europe in installed capacity of nuclear power plants;
  • 3rd in Europe in rail network length;
  • 3rd in the world in production of locators and locating equipment;
  • 3rd in the world in exportation of iron;
  • 4th largest natural gas pipeline system in the world;
  • 4th in the world in exporting turbines for nuclear power plants;
  • 4th in the world in manufacturing of rocket launchers;
  • 4th in the world in clay exports;
  • 4th in the world in titanium exports;
  • 8th in the world in exports of ores and concentrates;
  • 8th in the world in installed capacity of nuclear power plants;
  • 9th in the world in exports of defense industry products;
  • 10th in the world in steel production;
  • 11th in the world in rail network length.
The above version of the original post by Iryna Kohut on Facebook was edited [ ] and abridged (…) to provide you with a faster and easier read. Also note that this complete paragraph must be included in any re-posting to avoid copyright infringement.

 

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