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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


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

After reaching a new all-time high of more than $230 /dmt in May, iron ore prices held steady in the following months and traded in the $200–220 /dmt range for most of...

25 August 2021   
Topic: Steelmaking Raw Materials


China set to reduce steel output in 2021 H2

Topics: Emissions, Steel