Study on the EU’s list of Critical Raw Materials 2020

The fourth list of Critical Raw Materials (CRMs) for the EU has been published on 3 September 2020. The Communication lays out the following:

(1) the challenges posed to a secure and sustainable supply of raw materials;

(2) presents the outcome of the 2020 criticality assessment – the 2020 Critical Raw Materials List for the EU; and

(3) sets out an action plan of how to overcome said challenges.

In 2020, the list contains 30 materials as compared to 14 materials in 2011, 20 materials in 2014 and 27 materials in 2017. Bauxite, lithium, titanium and strontium are new on the list as compared to 2017, while helium is no longer critical.

More info can be found from the below file:

The list of CRMs is also shown in the graph below: