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Chris Asgill

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CRU provides a complete view of the steel industry across the value chain through market analysis and forecasts, market-leading price assessments and comprehensive cost services, all driven by a global team of analysts using CRU’s robust and transparent methodologies.

Our market analysis focuses on supply and demand fundamentals, price dynamics and forecasts for the entire value chain, from raw materials to end-user sectors.

Covering all major markets, our price indices are established benchmarks on which supply chain partners can confidently base transactions. For example, CRU’s US Midwest Hot Rolled Coil price, The CRU, is the leading steel benchmark in North America and is also used in the settlement of futures and options contracts on the CME.

Our cost services bring you detailed data and insights on key steel producers across the world, allowing you to understand the competitive landscape.

Based in Beijing, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, Pittsburgh, Santiago, Shanghai and Sydney, CRU’s steel experts offer invaluable local and global market intelligence. You can reach our analysts by phone, by email or in person to discuss industry developments, prices or any aspect of our methodology in more depth.

SMU provides real-time pricing and timely insights into factors impacting the steel market. Together, we provide the most extensive coverage and holistic view of the market to help our customers make critical business decisions. 

CRU STEEL

  • Finished Steel
    • – Long Products
    • – Plate
    • – Sheet
  • Iron and Steelmaking
  • Merchant Slab and Billet

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STEEL ANALYSIS TEAM

  • Chris Asgill | CRU appoints new Head of Steel

    Chris Asgill

    Head of Steel
  • Josh Spoores

    Principal Analyst
  • Matthew Watkins | CRU Principal Analyst

    Matthew Watkins

    Principal Analyst
  • Linda Lin | CRU Editor

    Linda Lin

    Editor
  • Zain Ajlouni

    Regional Director - MENA

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