Between a rock and a hard place: Quarry industry denies it’s monopolistic
As state committee examines the country’s natural resource policy, industry tries to head off hike in government royalties.
Israel’s quarrying industry, which provides gravel and other raw materials to the construction industry and for infrastructure projects such as roads, is in the hands of a relatively small number of companies, enabling them to hike their prices, argue some of the consumers of the product. The industry itself pleads its innocence, though, saying it is a diverse industry with low profit margins.
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