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Justin Hughes

Principal Analyst View profile

Robust methodologies and extensive primary research allow CRU to provide unique market analysis and forecasts, price assessments and cost services on the global aluminium value chain.

Our analysis explores market fundamentals for production, consumption, trade and prices of alumina, bauxite and carbon products, with forecasts for five and 25 years. Thanks to CRU’s multi-commodity and economic expertise, market insights are developed with a deep understanding of mining and metals interdependencies to give you a solid industry-wide view.

CRU’s aluminium raw materials prices service includes the CRU Alumina Price Index and CRU Bauxite Price Index, updated weekly. Our prices are the most trusted and transparent indices available and are used to settle physical contracts around the world, as they are supported by analysis and market updates.

Our cost services provide detailed data and insights on major alumina refineries and bauxite mines around the world, allowing you to understand emerging cost trends and competitor structures.

Our analysts based in London, Mumbai, Beijing and Pittsburgh and can be contacted directly to share industry knowledge and discuss market developments in more depth.


  • Alumina
  • Bauxite
  • Carbon Products
    • – Anodes
    • – Calcined Petroleum Coke
    • – Cathodes
    • – Coal Tar Pitch
    • – Green Petroleum Coke


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CRU's unique services are the product of both our in-depth understanding of the markets and close contact with our customers. We want to hear from you.

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