CRU's reputation with customers across mining, metals and fertilizers is for integrity, reliability, independence and authority.
Our insights are built on a twin commitment to quality primary research and robust, transparent methodologies. You can rely on our work – our data, our views, our models – because we have built them ourselves, from the ground up, since our foundation in 1969.
The requirement for exclusive, first-hand knowledge has driven us to invest in a global team of analysts, the key to gaining a real understanding of critical, hard-to-reach markets such as China. CRU's people – whether delivering market outlooks, price assessments, cost analysis, consulting or conferences – focus on helping customers to make important business decisions.
Across a comprehensive range of commodities, we strive to provide customers with the best service and the closest contact – flexible, personal and responsive.
What we do
Our analysts are recognised as world experts in their field and can offer invaluable insights and understanding of market dynamics on commodities globally.
We provide comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date price assessments, combined with insight into the factors and events that are affecting markets.
Our tailored approach brings you informed and practical advice to address the needs of your business, whatever the issue and wherever in the world.
In the spotlight
The global markets for aluminum and copper scrap are entering a period of transition.Read full article
CRU has enhanced its analysis of mining costs for copper, nickel, lead and zinc to provide detailed coverage of 100% of global supply out to 2030.Read full article
In December 2017, we surveyed our clients as to their views on the global economy. With Q2 2018 now in full swing, we decided to revisit the survey to see how things have turned out thus far in 2018.Read full article
Global concentrate inventories first reached critical levels in 2017 Q1, leading to Chinese smelter utilisation rates falling below 90% and remaining at depressed levels...
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