The metals and mining sector in Ukraine is represented by ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy which includes variety of processing stages starting from mining and raw materials enrichment and ending with production of metals and alloys.
Ferrous metallurgy produces iron ore and ferrous metals including steel, pig iron (with a carbon content of a few percent) and alloys of iron with other metals (such as stainless steel and other types of alloyed steel). Nonferrous metallurgy produces aluminum, copper, zinc, titanium, nickel, magnesium, platinum, gold, silver as well as other non-ferrous metals including their alloys.
The oil and gas industry also plays significant role in the energy sector and is considered strategic in order for Ukraine to become independent from foreign energy import. The sector is regulated by the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine and the largest player in this market is National Joint-Stock Company Naftogaz of Ukraine. Ukraine has considerable oil and gas resource base that makes it possible to increase production volumes of hydrocarbons in the future.