Establishing float glass production in Ukraine requires substantial investment, estimated at hundreds of millions to billions of dollars. Photo Unsplash.

Ukraine needs around 290 million square feet of window glass. But how can it meet this demand if it has no production facilities, even though the raw materials are available? According to estimates, $65 to $100 billion will be needed to purchase construction materials for Ukraine’s post-war reconstruction.

Key Takeaways:

  • Despite available raw materials, such as silica sand and quartz, Ukraine lacks sufficient domestic production facilities, particularly for window glass.
  • Reorienting imports to European sources has increased demand and prices for window glass, raising costs by 10-15%.
  • Establishing float glass production in Ukraine requires substantial investment, estimated at hundreds of millions to billions of dollars. Financial and strategic obstacles, including bankruptcy and lack of funding, thwarted past attempts to establish production facilities.
  • Domestic production of construction materials could create 100,000 jobs, generate $1.5 billion in taxes and retain $16 billion in added value within Ukraine’s economy.

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