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Critical metals and minerals in Fennoscandia

The European Commission has taken measures to improve the long-term availability
of raw materials through implementation of the Raw Material Initiative in 2008.
The Commission has listed 14 economically important raw materials as "critical
raw materials
" which are subject to a higher risk of supply interruption.

Critical raw materials as specified by the EU are:

The FODD working group has gathered information on these 18 critical metals
and minerals listed above and also on additional 4 commodities that the working group considers as important:

Click commodity name to open a commodity fact sheet containing information
on uses of a commodity, global and fennoscandian resources and production,
deposit types etc.

*The Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) include platinum, palladium, iridium, rhodium,
ruthenium and osmium.
**Rare earths include the so-called lanthanides (lanthanum, cerium, praseodymium,
neodymium, promethium, samarium, europium, gadolinium, terbium, dysprosium,
holmium, erbium, thulium, ytterbium and lutetium) and scandium and yttrium