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Before joining CRU, Ying Dai worked for Beijing General Research Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (“BGRIMM”) on market analysis, mainly on lead and zinc as well as other non-ferrous metals.

She was responsible for data collection and market research from upstream to downstream across the value chain of China’s lead and zinc industries, feasibility studies of new projects and development planning of non-ferrous metal industry committed by the government.

Ying joined CRU Consulting Beijing team in 2016 and contributed on a number of major China related studies since. Her recent projects included: an in-depth study of cobalt supply chain in China by mapping out the domestic cobalt flow from the raw materials sources, processing, and downstream end use sectors, as well as constructing the price structure; analysis of battery grade materials by providing the demand and supply inputs for price forecasts of battery grade metals products and contributing to the price assessment of these products; market study for Chinese manganese industry, including fundamental base of manganese ores, EMM, chemicals and FeMn, as a part of bankable feasibility study for new manganese deposits. Ying has good working relations with many commodities market players which she has developed during her education and through her career.

Ying graduated from K. U. Leuven, Belgium with a MA degree in Material and Metallurgy Engineering in 2012. She also holds a BA degree in Material Science and Engineering at University of Science and Technology, Beijing.

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Magnetite Concentrate Market Study

The client was expanding an existing iron ore mine in Australia to produce 7-8mt tpy of magnetite pellet feed. The client was concerned about the future market for...

By John Johnson & Ying Dai 14 March 2017