Charlie Durant joined CRU in 2010. He gained an academic scholarship to study for a masters in International Business at the University of Nottingham, where he also obtained his undergraduate degree.
Charlie is a Principal Consultant in the Copper Team. He works across various products and is the editor of the Copper Market Outlook. Charlie was previously Head of CRU’s Aluminium Downstream and Demand Team and also worked in CRU’s Thermal Coal Team.
Before discussing CRU’s outlook and key risks for battery metals in 2020, it is important to first examine the key price drivers in 2019.