The dismantling of the steel industry of the Spanish Mediterranean area (1977-1984)

Authors

  • Pablo Díaz Morlán Universidad de Alicante
  • Antonio Escudero Universidad de Alicante
  • Miguel Ángel Sáez García Universidad de Alicante

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1344/rhi.v17i38.19987

Keywords:

Reconversión industrial, Siderurgia, Política industrial, Empresa pública

Abstract

The article analyses the steel restructuring policiees in Spain in the period 1977-1984, focusing on their consequences on Altos Hornos del Mediterráneo. The authors defend that, from an economic and industrial point of view, the steel restructuring carried out in 1984 was a failure because it supposed that the project to build a integrated steel plant in the Spanish Mediterranean coast, which was the only possibility of giving Spain a real competitive steel industry able to meet domestic demand, was definitely abandoned.

Published

2017-09-20

Issue

Section

Articles