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Richard Lu joined CRU's Beijing office in 2015, following ten years in commodities trade and industry research, and specialises in the analysis of Chinese steel metallics and long products markets. 

Richard is a contributor to CRU's Monitors and Outlooks, as well as the China Steel Service.

Richard holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Economics, and is a candidate of the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Articles by our industry expert


Singapore Iron Ore and Coal Briefing

CRU is holding our exclusive Singapore Iron Ore and Coal Briefing on Wednesday 8th May, during Singapore Iron Ore Week, and we would be delighted if you and your...

By Paul Butterworth, Erik Hedborg, Richard Lu & Amir Sabet 08 May 2019   
Topics: Coal, Steel, Steelmaking Raw Materials


Reflections from CRU China client seminar

Topics: Aluminium, Aluminium Raw Materials, Coal, Copper, Economics, Lead, Nickel, Steel, Steelmaking Raw Materials, Technology Metals


Will China become a net scrap exporter?

Topics: Steel, Steelmaking Raw Materials