What we do: Market Analysis, Consulting and Events

Market image 3The product is business intelligence on the global metals, mining and fertilizer industries. The channels we deliver it through are market analysis, management consultancy and events.

We often find that customers begin by buying one of our news or analysis services. Then come to one of our events. And finally commission our consultants to help with a major project: due diligence on an acquisition, for example.

This seamless array of services allows us to offer you a flexible solution when you come to us with an information need.

Learning curve? What learning curve?


One big advantage of being specialists in mining, metals and fertilizers is that we have no learning curve to climb. We already have the expertise in mining, the knowledge of metals, the insight into fertilizers we need to give you the answers you’re looking for.

So while others might be spending time – and your money – acquainting themselves with the basics, we can start work on the serious business of market analysis, management consultancy or producing a content-driven event.

Editorial independence


All our services, from metals cost databases to full-scale global mining consultancy projects, benefit from our strictly observed policy of total editorial independence.

It’s your guarantee that the research and advice you receive from CRU can be relied upon without question.

a global footprint


We are often asked what makes our approach different. And it’s this. As the only company with a truly global footprint, including offices in China, Chile, the US and India, we can get up close and personal with the facilities we are asked to report on.

Our consultants in Chile can visit a copper mine personally. Our team in China can visit a steel mill and report what’s actually going on there.

and proprietary methodologies


Cost curves, pricing models, forecast algorithms, benchmarking checklists: when your project calls for sophisticated analysis we have the in-house tools to give you the answers you need.

Because we develop these tools ourselves, they are tailored precisely to fit the needs of the global metals, mining and fertilizer markets. There’s no need to “bend them to fit”.

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Upcoming Events

03 Oct
10th North American Steel Conference 2016 Mon 03th Oct Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, Chicago, IL, USA
10 Oct
Africa Fertilizer Agribusiness 2016 Mon 10th Oct Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro
23 Oct
CRU Ryan’s Notes Ferroalloys 2016 Sun 23th Oct Trump National Doral, Miami, FL, USA
01 Nov
CRU Breakfast 2016 Tue 01th Nov RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD
02 Nov
World Optical Fibre and Cable conference 2016 Wed 02th Nov Hilton Wuhan Optics Valley, Wuhan, Hubei, China
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