Institutional conditions for Swedish metal production: a comparison of subsidies to metal mining and metal recycling
2014 (English)In: Resources policy, ISSN 0301-4207, Vol. 41, 72-82 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article examines and contrasts the level of Swedish governmental subsidies to two different ways of producing metal: the metal recycling sector and the metal mining sector. In 2010, the metal mining sector was subsidized by € 40 million and the metal recycling sector € 0.6 million. If the exemption from landfill tax is considered a subsidy, the level of subsidization to the metal mining sector changes drastically to approximately € 4000 million. Regardless of how the concept “subsidy” is defined, the metal mining sector in total and per tonne of metal produced is fundamentally more highly subsidized than the metal recycling sector. The value added per tonne of metal produced for the metal recycling sector appears to be higher than for the metal mining sector. The current dominant trend in the Swedish mineral strategy is nevertheless to increase the level of subsidization to the metal mining sector.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2014. Vol. 41, 72-82 p.
Subsidy, Recycling, Mining, Metal, Policy
Environmental Engineering Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-97469DOI: 10.1016/j.resourpol.2014.04.001ISI: 000341338400009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-97469DiVA: diva2:647881
On the day of the defence date the status of this article was Manuscript.
JEL Classification: H23; L72; Q38; Q532013-09-122013-09-122015-02-05Bibliographically approved