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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


Chinese coke capacity to fall in the coming decade

The Chinese steel value chain suffered great losses in late-2015 due to structural over-capacity. The government has since conducted a ‘supply-side’ reform by eliminating...

By Richard Lu 02 April 2019   
Topic: 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