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09:00 GMT CRU: Top NPK Market Forecasts for 2020

The NPK market continues to evolve as low cost phosphate producers attempt to diversify their product base. In 2019 imports soared in Myanmar,...


17 Jan, 2020, 09:00 GMT CRU: Copper Concentrates - Key Themes for 2020

CRU's Copper Concentrates Team operates out of offices across the globe, with representatives in Santiago, London, Singapore, Beijing and Sydney. We...


16 Jan, 2020, 09:30 GMT CRU: New EU Auto Emissions Targets and Their Impact on Steel Demand

As of 1st January 2020, new tighter CO2 emissions limits came into force for new cars sold in the EU. It appears that the existing pattern of EU car...


16 Jan, 2020, 09:00 GMT CRU Fertilizers Top Ten Calls for 2020

CRU Fertilizers have over 13,000 different data points forecast for 2020 across their different market outlooks. CRU analyses everything from Chinese ...


10 Jan, 2020, 09:00 GMT CRU Brings its Global Gathering of Cable Makers and Thought-leaders to London for the First Time in its History

CRU, leading provider of cable news, analysis and consulting is to hold its 14th CRU Wire & Cable Conference on 8-10 June 2020. Attracting over 200...


09 Jan, 2020, 10:00 GMT CRU: What Happened with China's Monetary Policy During the Holiday Season

Over the holiday season, Chinese officials were busy with dealing the logistics of signing the US-China Phase I deal, reached on 13 December 2019....


09 Jan, 2020, 09:30 GMT CRU: 2020 Macro Themes

CRU has drawn on conversations between our market experts and people from all parts of commodity market value chains—from miner to end-use...


09 Jan, 2020, 09:00 GMT CRU: How Will the Mining Industry Respond to the Civil Unrest in Chile

The World Copper Conference will once again be hosted in Santiago, Chile during CESCO week on March 23-25, and will reinforce its position as the...


07 Jan, 2020, 09:00 GMT CRU: USMCA Should Support Regional Aluminium Demand but not Without Complications and Risks

On 10 December, House Democrats announced their support on a revised version of the USMCA, a deal that was signed by all three countries in November...


09 Dec, 2019, 11:04 GMT Rebecca Gordon Becomes CEO of CRU Consulting

CRU is pleased to announce the appointment of Rebecca Gordon as Chief Executive Officer, CRU Consulting. Rebecca now leads the global consulting...


04 Dec, 2019, 09:00 GMT CRU : Expect India to Rebound in 2020 - Less Than 5% Growth is Not the New Norm

With Q3 GDP data coming in at 4.5% today, concerns are rising about prospects for India. We are not worried. Our narrative is for growth in 2019 to...


02 Dec, 2019, 09:00 GMT CRU: China Plans to Come from Behind to Win the Global Battery Recycling Industry, Thanks to New Policies

Lithium-ion battery (LIB) recycling is hardly new in the developed world, with notable industry players and well-established regulations in place to...


29 Nov, 2019, 09:00 GMT CRU: Why Rare Earths are Vital for a Low Carbon Economy

Rare Earth metals have long been a niche, but strategically important part of the mining industry. Although there are seventeen rare earth elements...


28 Nov, 2019, 09:00 GMT CRU: China's Changing Coal Landscape Crucial to Global Urea Outlook

China is arguably the most important country for the urea industry, accounting for 34% of global urea capacity and 10% of global trade in 2019....


21 Nov, 2019, 09:00 GMT CRU: China's Potash and Phosphate Industries Face an Early Mid-life Crisis

The global fertilizer industry is in a turbulent state. All three nutrients, nitrogen, phosphate and potash have witnessed major capacity expansions...


20 Nov, 2019, 10:10 GMT CRU to Conduct Audit of US Midwest HRC Price Data Providers

CRU has underlined its commitment to ensuring "The CRU", its US Midwest HRC price, remains the most reliable and trusted reference in the industry by ...


19 Nov, 2019, 09:00 GMT CRU: Will Carbon Border Tax Adjustments Represent a New Frontier in Trade Policy

The EU ETS scheme is fundamentally altering the economics of metals and fertilizer production in Europe. The current pathway is unsustainable, amid...


18 Nov, 2019, 09:00 GMT CRU: Why Would Jingye Group Buy British Steel

The steelmaker Hebei Jingye Group, China's largest privately held rebar producer, has agreed to buy British Steel, subject to regulatory approval....


15 Nov, 2019, 10:13 GMT CRU Successfully Completes Underlying Market Conditions Review Process

CRU has successfully completed a formal internal and external review of its price methodologies and definitions in an annual "Underlying Market...


14 Nov, 2019, 09:00 GMT CRU: Aluminium VAP a Complex Route to Better Smelter Margins

As value-added product (VAP) output at primary aluminium casthouses is on the rise, it remains complicated to understand where to find the best...


13 Nov, 2019, 09:00 GMT CRU: Could a Green Light for United Wambo's Signal a Stop Sign for Other Thermal Coal Projects

Environmental policy and regulation is creating long term risks to thermal coal demand, particularly in Europe and other advanced economies....


12 Nov, 2019, 09:00 GMT CRU: A Solid Q3 for Chinese SOP Exports Points to Weak Domestic Market

After the surge in Chinese potassium sulphate (SOP) exports in Q2 – led by Iranian demand – exports in the third quarter of 2019 slowed....


08 Nov, 2019, 09:00 GMT CRU: Wind Powers Commodities Demand

The IEA has released a report on the global offshore wind sector that predicts massive growth in installed capacity over the coming 20 years. The...


06 Nov, 2019, 09:00 GMT CRU: Understanding US Iron Ore Production

In a recent three-part series, available to CRU subscribers, we focused on the US iron ore market in order to explain the changes the industry is...


05 Nov, 2019, 14:59 GMT CRU Group Gains Energy Boost with Coking.com, Inc. Acquisition

CRU Group has today announced the acquisition of Coking.com, Inc., the leading U.S. based conference, training, and field services (consulting)...