Russia is a resource superpower. We normally discuss Russia’s outsides role in global oil and gas markets–a topic we discussed at length in a previous webinar, along with Russia and Ukraine’s role in global grain and agricultural export markets (links below).
Today we’re taking a look at Moscow’s role in supplying our globalized economy’s various industrial inputs. Iron. Steel. Aluminum. Things we recognize. And then all the parts we don’t, but are vital to our daily lives: palladium. Cobalt. Highly purified neon. As you can see from the map below, there are over a dozen commodities where Russia and Ukraine are a globally significant producer or processor. Many of these are also a product of a formerly cooperative relationship between Ukrainian and Russian companies, a legacy of Soviet-era infrastructure and and development.
To say that’s over is an understatement. The question now is not one of how much Russian and Ukranian exports are going to shrink by. Or how long until supplies come back online. Rather, to what extent has the global supply chain already shifted and how have countries and industries already shifted away? (And what of those who simply cannot?)
Please join us today for an in-depth, no-holds-barred presentation on the new realities of the global industrial materials market, followed by a Q&A section.
Having difficulty keeping up with the chaotic and quickly-changing landscape of Russia sanctions and commodities markets?
Our upcoming webinar will address how Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the emerging global sanctions campaign against Russia will impact the world of industrial commodities–metals, minerals and their associated industries.
What happens when a country who is a top 5 supplier of over a dozen commodities finds itself squeezed out of a market already facing serious supply chain dislocations? What challenges and opportunities exist for manufacturers and suppliers across the globe?
Please join us next TODAY, April 5 as we tackle these issues and more in our upcoming webinar The Ukraine War: Industrial Materials Edition. Sign up links and more information below.
Can’t make it to the live webinar? No problem! All paid registrants will be sent a link to access the recording of the webinar and Q&A session, as well as a copy of presentation materials, after the live webinar concludes.
We have been offering a series of in-depth presentations on the global impacts of the Ukraine war on various industries.
Our previous two focused on the impacts on global energy and agriculture. You can purchase access to the recordings of both of these webinars via the buttons below:
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Finally, a reminder:
Russia’s strategic shift from thunder runs to a civilian obliteration has already forced ten million Ukrainians from their homes, with nearly four million now living in limbo in foreign lands. All proceeds from all formats of all of our previous books are being donated to the Afya Foundation, a charity which provides medical assistance to refugees from the Ukraine War. The buttons below will direct you to our purchase pages where you can both find out a bit more about each book, as well as select purchase options ranging from e-services to your local bookstore.