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CRU’s Monitors provide a short-term market analysis and prices service across a range of commodity markets.

Monitors are tailored to individual commodities and offer price assessments, analysis of short-term market developments and a comprehensive market data service.

    • In-depth analysis of global demand, production, trade, stocks, price and premiums
    • 23 key premia and discount indices across Europe, North America, China, South Korea, Japan and Singapore, with 11 published weekly and the remainder published monthly
    • In-depth analysis of global demand, production, trade, stocks, price and premiums, including CRU’s composite scrap index
    • Analysis of short-term market developments, a comprehensive market data service and movements in prices covering the extruded aluminium products and flat rolled aluminium products markets
    • CRU's bauxite and alumina price indices are used to settle millions of dollars of physical contracts in over 50 countries around the world. Independent research proves that CRU’s aluminium raw materials prices, and the analysis that supports it, are the most trusted and respected
    • Analysis of short-term market developments, a comprehensive market data service and movements in prices covering metallurgical grade alumina and caustic soda markets
    • 49 price assessments (42 of them published twice a week), covering key markets such as US, EU, China and Japan for FerroManganese, Silicon Metal, SilicoManganese, Manganese Ore, Ferrosilicon and Manganese Metal markets
    • Independent research commissioned in 2016 shows that CRU's bulk ferroalloys prices are the leading benchmarks used by the US and European markets. CRU's prices are used to settle billions of dollars of physical contracts in over 50 countries around the world.
    • In-depth analysis of global demand, production, trade, stocks, price and premiums
    • Analysis of the market and price developments for green and calcined petroleum coke, coal tar pitch and anodes and cathode block market - 10 price assessments include four Chinese domestic prices covering GPC, CPC, CTP and anodes
    • In-depth analysis of global demand, production, trade, stocks, price and premiums
    • 22 price assessments (20 of them published twice a week), covering key markets such as US, EU, China and Japan. Independent research proves that CRU provides the most trusted and widely used ferroalloys indices in North American and Europe.
    • Five key monthly cathode premiums and scrap discount indices across Europe, North America and China - plus LME, SHFE and Comex prices
    • In-depth analysis of global demand, production, trade, stocks, price and premiums
    • In-depth analysis of global demand, production, trade, stocks, TC/RC and prices
    • Key monthly TC/RC for the miner-to-trader and trader-to-smelter markets
    • A comprehensive analysis of issues relating to all aspects of the copper industry, providing insight into key areas of interest to market participants
    • Timely CRU views on what the latest market developments and price movements mean for industry participants
    • Fertilizer Week brings together 200+ global fertilizer prices assessed weekly across all nutrients and major fertilizer products in a single service, based on a robust and transparent methodology, supported by analysis and market-moving news
    • Monthly short-term forecasts (looking forward six months) for key urea, ammonia, NPKs, DAP, sulphur, sulphuric acid and potash benchmarks. Our short-term forecasts, formulated in cooperation with CRU’s industry-leading analysts, will help inform your buying and selling decisions in markets that are often extremely volatile
    • In-depth analysis of global demand, production, trade, stocks, prices, with monthly scrap price and lead premia assessments covering Europe and the USA
    • An independent and objective understanding of the global supply/demand balance, regional market developments (including premia and scrap), broader price drivers and fund activity, assessing their impact on lead prices
    • In-depth analysis of global demand, production, trade and treatment charges across lead and zinc concentrate markets
    • Full supporting statistics on mine production, smelter demand, international trade and TCs
    • In-depth analysis of global demand, production, trade, stocks, price and premiums
    • Eight price assessments (seven of them published twice a week), covering key markets such as US, EU Japan
    • In-depth analysis of global demand, production, trade, stocks, price and premiums covering the global nickel market
    • 11 price assessments covering melting premia, plating permia, full plate cathode and stainless steel scrap, covering key markets such as US, EU and Japan
    • In-depth analysis of global demand, production, trade, stocks and prices, with detailed analysis of key markets in Europe, North America, China and the Far East
    • Detailed and comprehensive coverage of the highly volatile optical fibre and fibre optic cable markets, reviewing the key global regions of Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America, plus emerging markets
    • Detailed analysis every month with data and statistical appendices provided online in Excel covering stainless steel production (ingots and continuously cast products)
    • A regional breakdown, providing you with up-to-date transaction prices for cold rolled sheet (304, 316 and 430 grades), quarto-and continuous-mill-plate (304 and 316 grades) in five Western European countries, USA, China and Japan as well as expert commentary on current market trends
    • In-depth analysis of global demand, production, trade, stocks and prices
    • Weekly price updates for US, German, Italian and Chinese hot-rolled coil, cold-rolled coil, galvanised coil, plate, merchant bar, rebar, LC wire rod and structural; monthly prices for other benchmarks
    • In-depth analysis of global demand, production, trade, stocks and prices
    • Weekly German price assessments, monthly price assessments for the key US, European and Chinese merchant bar, rebar, LC wire rod and structurals markets, as well as a range of other markets. The Monitor publishes a total of 65 assessments
    • In-depth analysis of global demand, production, trade, stocks and prices
    • Analysis of short-term market developments and a comprehensive market data service covering the global scrap, HBI and pig iron markets
    • In-depth analysis of global demand, production, trade, stocks and prices
    • Analysis of short-term market developments and a comprehensive market data service, covering the global iron ore, metallurgical coal, metallurgical coke and metallics market
    • In-depth analysis of global demand, production, trade, stocks and prices
    • Mid West HRC price has been shown by independent research to be by far the most widely used steel benchmark in the US – more than 80% of those who said they used a benchmark used the CRU price in negotiations. It is the only price benchmark subject to third party audit of data providers
    • In-depth analysis of global demand, production, trade, stocks and prices
    • Timely CRU views on what the latest market developments and price movements mean for industry participants
    • Authoritative and independent news, analysis and insight into the global metallic wire and cable and fibre optics markets
    • Daily service supported by a detailed analysis report every month plus email alerts (at frequency the user chooses)
    • In-depth analysis of global demand, production, trade, stocks and prices with monthly premia assessments covering Europe, the US and the Far East
    • An independent and objective understanding of the global supply/demand balance, regional market developments (including premia), fund activity and changes in stock levels, assessing their impact on zinc prices

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