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Paul joined CRU in 2012 and has overall responsibility for CRU's analysis of the steel raw materials markets, including iron ore, metallurgical coal, metallurgical coke and ferro-alloys. 

Paul is also responsible for the steel cost services, which currently includes a comprehensive suite of cost models covering iron ore mining, coal mining, steelmaking and ferro-alloys operations worldwide.  Paul has 23 years' experience in the steel industry having worked for Tata Steel, Corus, British Steel and the International Iron and Steel Institute (now the WorldSteel Association) in a range of strategic, business development, planning and technical roles.  Paul holds an MBA from Warwick Business School, a Ph.D in Theoretical Chemistry and a BSc. Honours Chemistry degree from Manchester University and is Chartered Chemist and Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (CChem MRSC).

Articles from our industry expert


Prospects for global over-capacity and the Chinese steel industry

The variability of steel demand through the cycle, as well as the underlying cost structure of large, integrated steel mills mean that up to 15% of over-capacity is...

By Paul Butterworth 07 April 2017