CRU Steel Price Indicator (CRUspi)

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CRU Steel Price Indicator (CRUspi)

Access Provides:

  • Access to the eight indicators contained within the CRUspi series
  • Historical monthly values dating back to 1994
  • CRUspi Futures - forecasts for the eight main indicators over the 18-24 months


The CRU Steel Price Indicators (1) (CRUspi) series comprises eight indicators.

They are based on actual steel, stainless and metallics price assessments - published in CRU's monthly product-specific Monitors – and are weighted by apparent demand. They represent price movements in the USA, Europe and Asia(2).

  • Carbon Steel: CRUspi Global, Flats (HR, CR, HDG), Longs (rebar, structurals)
  • North America, Europe, Asia
  • Stainless Steel: CRUspi Stainless
  • Metallics: CRUmpi (steel scrap, pig iron and DRI/HBI)

With thousands of regular users, the CRUspi series really is an accurate "barometer" of steel prices around the world(3).

There are several ways to access CRUspi

Subscribe to any of the following publications:

In addition to containing CRU's authoritative price assessments, each Monitor also includes statistical tables showing the main market fundamentals and written analysis from CRU's team of 30 full time steel analysts. Subscribers also receive access to the full archive of CRUspi data for at least 15 years and CRUspi Futures which shows a derived forecast of price movements for the next 12-18 months.

Take a license to CRUspi and CRUspi Futures
By taking a license you can secure concurrent access for your colleagues or clients*

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(1) Formerly known as CRU Steel Price Index
(2) For more information on the price assessments behind the CRUspi series, please visit our product definitions page
(3) The CRUspi series is intended to provide an indication of movements in global steel prices. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that such indicators are representative, CRU cannot accept any liability whatsoever to any person choosing to rely upon the indicators, including liability for negligence.
For access to the price series which underlay the CRUspi indicators, please refer to CRU’s monthly market coverage in the Steel Long Products, Steel Sheet, Steel Metallics and Stainless Steel Flat Products Monitors. We recommend the use of actual steel and metallics prices, as assessed by CRU, in the settlement of contracts and can give guidance on the appropriate price series for such purposes.

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