The Aluminium Smelting Industry: Structure, market power, subsidies and greenhouse gas emissions

by Hal Turton

The industry in Australia and throughout the world is dominated by a handful of multinationals that have obtained highly favourable arrangements from governments. This paper analyses the structure, ownership, energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions of the aluminium smelting industry to examine the likelihood of its relocating offshore and test the consequences, both economic and environmental, of such an outcome.

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