The article deals with the issue of resources needed for the development of competitiveness in Czech manufacturers based on the increasing level of complexity within closed technological chains. The authors base their results on research which showed that primary manufacturers of raw resources export semi-finished products to long distances with a low total added value. The selected sample of manufacturers that produce rolled and drawn wires from steel and nonferrous metals showed that the primary intake are materials imported largely from countries outside the European Union. The article furthermore contains statistical findings and an economic assessment of the overall growth of logistics costs associated with reaching the end product in a given technological chain. The article is also complemented by aspects of world trends of development in the field of metallurgical production. The aim of the article is to analyze the knowledge from the field of higher evaluation of the available primary sources of rolled wire in the processing chain of the processor within the Czech RepublicKeywords: Rolled wire, drawn wire, metallurgy, steel, nonferous metals
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