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GENERAL INFORMATION

Mining industry of Rivne region is represented with quarries, where crushed stone is extracted and processed. Amber and semiprecious stones are extracted in the North of the region. Moreover, amber deposits prospected in Rivne region are the only in Ukraine. Besides, basalt, granite, kaolin, sand, clay and energy-yielding material – peat – are also produced in Rivne region.

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Figure 1. Index of mining industry production in Rivne region and overall in Ukraine, 2010-2014, %

Until 2012 mining industry output demonstrated upward drift, but in 2012 there was some slump in production. In 2014 mining industry production decreased by 5.1% as compared to corresponding period in 2013 (Fig. 1). In the last five years 6 new quarries of building stone, 7 quarries of sand and one amber quarry («Volodymyrets Shidnyi») were explored in Rivne region. One can observe the growth of building stone reserves at 54.2 million m3, sand – at 3.8 million m3, and amber – at 12.5 tons.


Sand, clay and chalk deposits, cement raw materials deposits and deposits of raw materials for mineral wool production are among the biggest quarries in terms of materials extracted (Table 1). Granites, granodiorites and basalts etc. are widely used as building stone.

Table 1

Mineral resources of Rivne region and its use as of 01.01.2014

Minerals

Number of deposits

Unit

Reserves

Prospected

In industrial

use

Peat

125

12

thsd tons

135891

Agrochemical materials (phosphorites)

1

1

thsd tons

3536

Carbonate raw material for soil

2

1

thsd tons

2140

Feldspar

3

1

thsd tons

342

Kaolin

2

1

thsd tons

3865

Cement raw materials

2

1

thsd tons

392538

Glass materials

2

1

thsd tons

2904

Building chalk

5

3

thsd. m3

31443

Facing stone

7

5

thsd. m3

10868

Building  stone

43

35

thsd. m3

661709

Mortar sand

27

13

thsd. m3

66579

Brick clay

51

12

thsd. m3

47835

Materials for mineral wool

4

2

thsd tons

428172

Precious stones (amber)

3

2

tons

128

Mineral waters

6

4

m3/day

1736

Fresh water

36

21

thsd m3/day

429

Sapropel

37

-

thsd tons

7655

Total:

356

115


Share of value added in mining industry in Rivne region gross value added is rather insignificant. It did not exceed 2,1% in last 3 years. Simultaneously, share of mining industry is slightly higher in industrial output (Fig.2).

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*preliminary data

Figure 2. Mining industry output in total industrial output in 2010-2014


Generally, since 2012 share of mining industry output in industrial production declined by 1.4 % - from 4.8% to 3.4% in 2014.


Sand, chalk, peal, pebbles, gravel, crushed stone and fragmented stone are the main mining industry products in Rivne region (Table 2).

Table 2

Production of the main products in mining industry, 2010-2014**

Mining industry output

Years

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014*

Pebbles, gravel, crushed stone and fragmented stone, thsd m3

5525,9

6235,1

6344,1

6962,3

6410,9

*preliminary data

**Information concerning production of other products is confidential according to the law of Ukraine «On State Statistics»

In 2010 – 2013 extracting of pebbles, gravel, crushed stone and fragmented stone was increasing. However, in January – November 2014 this rate declined by 8,3% and made up 5953,2 m3.


PRODUCT EXPORT AND IMPORT

In January –October 2014, share of mining products export in Rivne region total product export was 12,3%. In Rivne region total product import this rate was 16,3%. The main export articles (99%) are salt, sulphur and stones (Fig.3).

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*January – November

Figure 3. Export and import of salt, sulphur and stones, 2010-2014, US $ million


In January – November 2014 export of mentioned products declined by 28.1% as compared to corresponding period in 2013.


Energy products formed the main article of import – approximately 92 % of total import. In 2013 import of energy products was 20 times larger than in 2012. In January – November 2014 this rate was 32,5 times larger than in 2012.


ENTERPRISES OF MINING INDUSTRY


The biggest enterprises of mining industry in Rivne region: «West Kaolin Company» LLC, «Rafalivka Quarry» Public JSC, «Ivano-Dolynskyi Quarry» Public JSC, «Tomashgorod Crushed Stone Plant»  Public JSC, «Rokytne Quarry» Public JSC, Tomashgorod Quarry Administration, «Vyriv Quarry» LLC and «Selysche Quarry» LLC are the biggest mining industry enterprises in Rivne region.