Raw materials are essential for the sustainable functioning of modern societies and their industries. The European Commission's Raw Materials Information System (RMIS) is developed by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) in cooperation with the DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (GROWTH). The RMIS is the Commission’s reference web-based knowledge platform on non-fuel, non-agricultural raw materials from primary and secondary sources. From gold to natural rubber, including cobalt, cooking coal, construction aggregates (sand, gravel...) and many more, it focuses on both abiotic and biotic materials, covering the entire value chain. This map shows the amount (in USD) of the main non-food, non-energy raw material commodities imported by each African country in 2017.
GOAL 09: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy, GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth