James joined CRU in 2018 and is an Analyst within the Base Metals team.
He takes the lead on supply-side developments at the mine and refinery stage of the lithium market and is responsible for reporting on the molybdenum market, including quarterly Market Outlook reports and monthly monitors.
James began his career at Argus as a market reporter focusing on ferroalloys. He graduated from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College London, with an MSci in Geology in 2016. During his time at university, James visited a host of mines and projects to examine exploration, mining and processing techniques, and completed an internship as a Minerals Processing Researcher at the University of Cape Town.
Lithium prices have steadily declined since the end of Q1, finally crashing through the $10/kg LCE mark at the end of July. Weaker-than-expected demand in China is partly...