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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:

CRU Prices Compliance Framework and Methodology Guide

CRU Prices Definition of Key Terms

CRU Prices Methodology and Definitions – Aluminium

CRU Prices Methodology and Definitions – Aluminium Products

CRU Prices Methodology and Definitions – Bauxite and Alumina

CRU Prices Methodology and Definitions – Bulk Ferroalloys

CRU Prices Methodology and Definitions – Carbon Products

CRU Prices Methodology and Definitions – Carbon Steel

CRU Prices Methodology and Definitions – Copper

CRU Prices Methodology and Definitions – Fertilizer

CRU Prices Methodology and Definitions – Lead and Zinc

CRU Prices Methodology and Definitions – Metallics

CRU Prices Methodology and Definitions – Stainless Steel

CRU Prices Methodology and Definitions – Steelmaking Raw Materials and Thermal Coal