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James has over 20 years experience in the steel industry and joined CRU in 2017.

Previously, James worked for Tata Steel where he fulfilled a number of commercial roles in the UK and the Netherlands. As well as being a member of the UK strip products commercial management team, James has worked in both strategic and operational marketing roles.

Industry experience includes managing industry analysis, price policy and price forecasting processes. In his current role he leads CRU's analysis of the global steel sheet market as editor of the Steel Sheet Products Market Outlook and long products as editor of the Steel Long Products Monitor.

He has a BSc (Hons) in Applied Chemistry from Aston University and a PhD in Supramolecular Chemistry from the University of Birmingham, UK.

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Outlook for 2023

Explore key economic and market forecasts for 2023 from CRU experts 2022 was a turbulent year in commodity markets. The war in Ukraine, the magnitude of distortion to...

01 January 2023   
Topics: Economics, Steel, Sustainability