Brazil’s aluminum sector largely unfazed by tariff cut

May 13, 2013 | 09:32 AM | Carolina Guerra

Tags  Brazil industry, aluminium, alumina, bauxite, Firjan, Norsk Hydro, electricity tariffs, Carolina Guerra

SÃO PAULO — Brazil’s aluminum industry will be largely untouched by a government electricity tariff reduction measure announced in January despite the sector’s demand for large quantities of energy compared with other fields.

In January 2013, the Brazilian government announced reductions of up to 32 percent in electricity tariffs for industrial, agricultural and retail customers. ....

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