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Ryan joined CRU in 2017 and is based in Sydney. He has responsibility for CRU’s Steel Cost Service, the service provides comprehensive coverage of the global steel industry and details CRU’s independent view of the cost structures for semi finished, flat and long products.

Ryan has 7 years’ experience spanning both operational and corporate roles with mining/metals companies and market research firms. Ryan previously worked for Rio Tinto in their Pilbara Iron Ore and Tasmanian Aluminium Operations as a process engineer. Prior to joining CRU, Ryan worked for AME Research as a Steel Analyst.

Ryan holds a Bachelor of Materials Engineering (Honours) from the University of Wollongong, and a Graduate Certificate in Economics from the University of Sydney.

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US mini-mill costs drop below integrated mill costs…but for how long?

Operating costs for flat-rolled mini-mill producers have dropped in 2019 as weaker steel markets have pulled down metallics prices. This has meant that operating costs for...

By Ryan Smith 09 September 2019   
Topic: Steel