Development of the British Aluminium Industry

  • Geoffrey Denton
  • Seamus O’Cleireacain
  • Sally Ash
Part of the Trade Policy Research Centre book series


The international aluminium industry is dominated by six vertically integrated North American and West European firms, which own most of the known bauxite resources in the world outside the centrally-planned economies, produce most of the alumina, smelt most of the metal and fabricate a large proportion of the final output of aluminium products. There are also a number of smaller producers, less fully integrated with smaller sales areas, who lack the organizational, technical and financial resources to impinge seriously on the international industry; they are sometimes themselves allied with, or partially owned by, major international enterprises.


Capital Cost Primary Aluminium Power Cost Public Subsidy Aluminium Smelter 
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© Trade Policy Research Centre 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Geoffrey Denton
    • 1
  • Seamus O’Cleireacain
    • 2
  • Sally Ash
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ReadingUK
  2. 2.State University of New YorkUSA

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