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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 and raw materials markets. 

Richard is the editor of CRU's Steelmaking Raw Materials Monitor, and a contributor to various Monitors and Outlooks.

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

Loading of iron ore to a truck


Three things to watch in the iron ore market in 2024

The iron ore industry has had another strong year in 2023, as the price is set to average close to $120 /dmt for the full year. Looking ahead to 2024, CRU has highlighted...

20 November 2023   
Topic: Steel


Reshaping the steel value chain

Topics: China, Coal, Covid-19, Emissions, Steel, Steelmaking Raw Materials, Sustainability
iron ore at 140 dmt what is driving the fall


Iron ore at $140 /dmt – what is driving the fall?

Topic: Steelmaking Raw Materials
china set to reduce steel output in 2021


China set to reduce steel output in 2021 H2

Topics: Emissions, Steel