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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


Induction furnaces closures: limited upside for hot metal production

China is taking action to remove low quality steel output, which is mostly produced by induction furnaces (IFs), by the end of June this year.

By Richard Lu 20 March 2017