Natural Resources

Ukraine has substantial natural resources with particular strengths in agricultural production. Though not self-sufficient in energy, the restructuring of Ukraine’s economy over the long run should reduce its dependence on energy imports.

Table. Natural Resources

Forests
‘000 sq.km
Area under cereal production,
‘000 Ha
Commercial energy prod,
‘000 mtoe
Energy imports,
% of commercial energy usage
Czech R.
26
1,606
42,697
22
Hungary
17
2,820
14,886
50
Poland
87
8,575
121,848
6
Romania
62
6,177
52,587
32
Russia
7,635
52,901
749,289
-54
Slovakia
20
868
3,416
72
Ukraine
92
12,225
109,708
49

Source: World Bank, 1998