Originally published in 1906, this volume presents a commercial review of the conditions and prospects of the iron and steel trades of Great Britain and its foreign competitors at the turn of the twentieth century. This title will be of interest to students of business and economics, as well as economic historians.
Introduction and Outline; 1. A Short Historical Retrospect 2. Supplies of Raw Material 3. The Ironmaking Districts of Great Britain 4. British Pig-Iron-Making Conditions 5. The Manufacture of Finished Iron 6. The Bessemer Steel Industry 7. The Open-Hearth Steel Industry 8. The Basic and Crucible Steel Industry 9. The Chief Foreign Ironmaking Countries 10. Some Prominent Conditions of the British Iron Trade 11. Transportation of Materials 12. Labour Conditions and Remuneration 13. Home Markets and Sources of Demand 14. British Colonial Markets 15. Britain’s Foreign Trade 16. Dumping Conditions and International Competition 17. Prices and Profits in the Iron Industry 18. The Range and Regulation of Pries 19. Trusts, Cartels, and Syndicates 20. Influence of Customs Tariffs 21. The Commercial Outlook; Appendix; Index
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