Subsoil of the Nikolaev area is used ineffectively. Such opinion was expressed by the chief of head department of economy of the regional state administration Natalia Martynova. According to her, first of all it is necessary to settle a question of the land relations between subsoil users and local bodies.
Today the most widespread types of minerals in area are granite and sand. Actually, mineralno - the source of raw materials of the Nikolaev area is much wider. It is also presented by fields of a kaolin, cement raw materials, limestone, ceramsite raw materials, fresh and Mineralnye Vody.