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CRU prices are based on regular contact with a wide network of market participants. This network is constantly reviewed and expanded to ensure a balance of buyers and sellers, and reflect actual activity in the market.

In July 2014 we adopted the internationally recognised and independent IOSCO standards for price assessment. All price assessments are carried out by experienced analysts who have a rich understanding of the markets that they are covering. We treat dialogue with market participants as confidential and no details are shared with third parties. We also regularly carry out consultations with the market about its methodology to ensure that it accurately reflects the underlying commodity market and latest regulations.

The methodology and definitions documents for CRU price assessments are available to download by clicking on the links below:

Fertilizer Week methodology and price definitions guide

CRU Steel methodology and price definitions guide

CRU Indices Level 2.0 operations manual

CRU Indices Level 1.5 operations manual

CRU Indices Level 1.0 operations manual

CRU Stainless Steel methodology and price definitions guide

CRU Copper methodology and definitions guide

CRU Bauxite and Alumina methodology and definitions guide

CRU Aluminium Monitor methodology and definitions guide

CRU Aluminium Products methodology and definitions guide

CRU Carbon Products methodology and definitions guide

CRU compliance with IOSCO principles for financial benchmarks

CRU Lead and Zinc methodology and definitions guide

CRU Bulk Ferroalloys methodology and definitions guide

CRU China Steel Service methodology and definitions guide