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. CRU’s China Steel Service provides unrivalled analysis and the most reliable prices for Chinese steel.
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 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.
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CRU’s hot-rolled coil steel sheet price is the established benchmark for the North American steel industry when they do business – it’s so much a part of their life, many just call it The CRU. Published every Wednesday and based on a robust and transparent methodology, steel buyers and sellers know they can rely on CRU for an accurate benchmark.Read full article
In 2016 H1, steel prices in China rose rapidly, as stimulus measures from late-2015 began to have an impact on steel demand; at the same time, the government became increasingly vocal regarding the closure of excess and out-dated capacity.Read full article
The China Steel Service brings together high quality daily and weekly price assessments with our insight into steel mill production and conversion costs, trade data, and analysis of the Chinese export markets.Read full article
Over 100 steel trade cases have been instigated globally over the past two years. At the time of writing, many remain either under investigation or duties, provisional or...
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