Title

Zinc processing in the USA: An analysis of a declining industry

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1986

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to analyse the recent behaviour of the US zinc processing industry and the impact of US government policies on it. The first section of the paper is a discussion on the basic structure and conditions of the US zinc processing industry since 1950 and how they have changed. The discussion contains a general presentation of the US zinc market, a detailed look at the behaviour of individual primary zinc processing plants in the USA, Canada, Japan and Western Europe and an analysis of US government policies and their impacts on the US zinc industry. The second section of the paper is a discussion of the factors that have contributed to the decline in US zinc processing capacity and the type of government policy that should be followed in response.

Publisher's Statement

© 1986 Elsevier Ltd. Publisher’s version of record: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0301-4207(86)90004-8

Publication Title

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