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CRU offers cost models, cost curves and cost report services for more than 32 mining, metal and fertilizer commodities.

Our cost experts are based in key mining territories such as Australia, Chile, China, India and North America. We employ economists, metallurgists, geologists, chemists, engineers and mathematicians to operate and develop our cost services.

    • Provides the most reliable and accurate source of alumina refinery cost information available
    • Reports on the global industry’s emerging cost trends and competitive structure, and also gives a costs breakdown for 140 existing and prospective alumina refineries around the world You can even see historical and 12- year forecast data for them all
    • A unique three-part report and modelling service that provides the most reliable and accurate source of cost information available, with 100% global coverage
    • Reports on the global industry’s emerging cost trends and competitive structure, but also gives a costs breakdown for 266 existing and prospective smelters around the world
    • The service reports on the global industry’s emerging cost trends and competitive structure, and also gives you a costs breakdown for 187 aluminium rolling mills around the world For all these plants, historical and forecast data covering the years 2007-2018 is provided
    • Provides the only detailed cost database available of installed equipment, operating parameters and capabilities for each rolling mill
    • Provides detailed and independent analysis of aluminium smelting power contracts around the world, along with our forecasts for the global industry through to 2020
    • The market analysis looks at the main drivers of power tariffs, with a dedicated chapter on GHG emissions It is complemented by individual profiles for 176 smelters worldwide, which provide detailed information on their power contracts and tariffs
    • A unique three-part report and modelling service that provides the most reliable and accurate source of alumina refinery cost information available
    • Reports on the global industry’s emerging cost trends, competitive structure and provides costs breakdown for 123 existing and prospective bauxite mines around the world
    • Provides our independent breakdown of mining costs for all operating copper-producing assets, and covers the years 2007-2025
    • The model provides 100% coverage of operating mines, comprising 273 profiles, plus an additional 86 Tier 1 project profiles
    • Independent, analysis of production costs at ferrochrome mines throughout the global industry It includes every producer worldwide outside China, as well a representative selection of Chinese mines
    • Regularly updated examination of production costs for the current year and one year ahead
    • Comprehensive coverage of the global industry cost structure for the mining and production of iron ore fines, lump, pellet feed and pellets for the years 2006-2025
    • Detailed analysis and benchmarking for 337 iron ore mines and projects around the world - including over 96% of global production - with a user-friendly and flexible Cost Model
    • Provides users with an independent breakdown of mining costs for all lead- and zinc-producing assets, and covers the years 2007-2025
    • Contains 100% coverage of global production covering 231 mine profiles
    • A breakdown all major cost components and analysis of key trends, providing a benchmark of production costs (both conversion costs and site operating costs)# at all major operations around the world, including a range of representative plants in China and India
    • Comprehensive worldwide coverage of the industry cost structure for manganese ferroalloys
    • Analysis on cost curves for 90% of global ore supply - including 90% of Chinese production and all seaborne trade - for the years 2016-2020
    • Provides flexible cost curves for Site Costs and Business Costs, as well as asset-by-asset cost profiles
    • Coverage of the global industry cost structure for the mining and production of metallurgical coal including 378 mines and projects around the world - including 100% China coverage
    • Provides our independent breakdown of production costs for nickel sulphide and laterite operations, and covers the years 2007-2025
    • Review and compare costs at specific operations by creating global cost curves which cover more than 99% of production
    • Provides nitrogen cost estimates for 2002-20 at a plant and country level
    • Detailed analysis of the drivers of costs for benchmarking; global cost curves for site and business costs for business strategy and analysis of product premia & discounts for sales (based on products quality and distance to market)
    • Comprehensive downloadable data on site and business costs at a plant level or country level
    • Provides cost estimates for the phosphates industry for 2017-21.  Looks at plant costs (CRU site costs) and overall costs into key target markets (CRU business cost estimates). Granular data is downloadable
    • Over 140 plants covered producing Phosphoric Acid, DAP/MAP/TSP, with detailed profiles and cost sheets for each plant. Up to 88% of the industry is covered
    • Provides cost estimates 2008-19 at a plant and country level. This is accompanied by detailed analysis of the drivers of costs for benchmarking; global cost curves for site and business costs for business strategy and analysis of product premia & discounts for sales (based on products quality and distance to market). Granular data is downloadable
    • Over 100 mines covered producing phosphate rock (including generic profile regions in China), with detailed profiles and cost sheets for each plant. Up to 95% of the industry is covered

       

    • Provides cost estimates 2008-19 at a plant, company and country level for the potassium chloride industry. Granular data is downloadable
    • Over 40 plants covered producing Potash (including new plants in China), with detailed profiles and cost sheets for each plant. Up to 94% of the industry is covered
    • Provides independent, expert analysis of production costs, with detailed estimates of past, current and future production costs at key global plants
    • It also provides estimates of representative production costs in all of the important manufacturing areas in China
    • Coverage of the global steel industry and CRU's independent view of the cost structures for the production of semi-finished products, flat products and long products for the years 2006-2020
    • Standalone Steel Cost Profiles provide a one-page overview of each steelmaking operation, highlighting key cost drivers, production volumes and cost curve position in 2015
    • Detailed analysis and benchmarking for over 250 mines and projects around the world
    • The user-friendly and flexible Cost Model, also includes 100% coverage for Chinese production
    • Our service analyses and forecasts uranium mining costs in all key countries and regions through to 2025
    • Costs of Production to 2035: Four chapters analysing production costs in each year, by mine, country & mining method with cost curves showing site, business, corporate and economic costs

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