Market Analysis: Metals, Mining and Fertilizers

CRU's global research program generates a broad range of services exploring current market conditions as well as the potential drivers of change.

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Mining MArket Analysis

Metals Market Analysis

Fertilizers Market Anaysis

CRU provides expert interpretation of industry news, market statistics and price movements across commodities. Between publication dates, our continuously updated online service provides coverage of the latest news and statistical releases.


The best market analysis and clearly argued forecasts are essential in today’s decision-making environment. CRU’s reports capture recent trends in market fundamentals and drivers.  Presenting you with the CRU view of how these developments will shape each sector together with a comprehensive overview of the state of the world. CRU's knowledge of current market conditions as well as the potential drivers of change are explored through a wide range of reports.  Each report examines the global markets, provides historical and forecast data for production, apparent consumption, net trade and prices.  

Market Analysis

CRU’s global research program generates a broad range of products targeted to particular analytical perspectives.  As each of the industries we cover is unique and multi faceted, CRU Monitors provide expert interpretation of industry news, market statistics and price movements across the mining and metal-related sectors.

Our approach to market analysis is soundly based upon economic fundamentals, which provides you with reliable and authoritative analysis, direct to your desktop. CRU ensures that you have up-to-the-minute objective analysis on the latest industry events and market positions

Industry news

With CRU’s main office in London and offices located in North America and Beijing, together with a network of correspondents, CRU offers a truly global perspective to its clients. CRU regularly reports exclusive news items that often go unreported or are reported on later by the news agencies, and provides the stories behind published company results.

Cost Services

Cost services utilise CRU's own comprehensive methodology for providing a truly objective basis on which to compare production units. CRU has unrivalled, in-depth knowledge and expertise in the cost profiles of all major producers, mines, refineries and smelters across the world and we can provide a wide variety of cost rankings.  These are invaluable analytical tools for you to answer the key questions facing the metals industry.

We aim to offer you a three-dimensional picture of the industries and commodities that interest you…

First dimension: breadth of coverage

Because we cover all the major commodities, we can report on and analyse the cross-commodity trends and influences that you need to know about. No market exists in isolation and we can spot the key trends that matter and explain their relevance to your business.

Second dimension: length of forecast

What’s happening now, and what is about to happen? Subscribing to one of our news and short-term analysis products will keep you in the loop. They cover price discovery, market data, market analysis, trend analysis and regional/global insight. More about news and short-term analysis

Need to see a few years ahead? Our medium-term analysis gives you quarterly forecasts for each major commodity market. More about medium-term analysis

And for strategic planning, our long-term outlooks look at the board shifts in market direction that will influence your business into the future. These are annual reviews with six-monthly updates and as a subscriber you also get access to our consultants and analysts. More about long-term analysis

You can also subscribe to our cost benchmarking services, allowing you to measure your operating costs against industry standards around the world.

Third dimension: depth of analysis

Our analytical services provide an end-to-end view of the value chain for each major commodity, from mine to rolling mill. This depth of coverage ensures you have insight into every aspect of the industry you are focusing on.

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CRU Ryan’s Notes Metallics Meeting 2016 Mon 25th Jan The Eden Roc, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
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