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27 Jun, 2017, 09:00 BST CRU Insight: Section 232 Will Squeeze EAF Margins

Action on steel imports to the USA will increase scrap prices and hurt EAF-based margins elsewhere in the world. The USA is a key supplier and...


16 Jun, 2017, 09:00 BST CRU Insight: Alloy Surcharges Set to Collapse

A sharp drop in the European Q3 ferrochrome benchmark settlement, combined with weaker nickel prices, will act as a drag on surcharges in both the EU ...


14 Jun, 2017, 09:00 BST CRU Insight: Who Will Claim the Copperbelt

The explosion in EW mine production in the DRC over the past decade has helped the country to claim the title of Africa's top copper producer, while...


09 Jun, 2017, 09:00 BST CRU Insight: Chinese Exports of Ferrous Scrap Will not Last

Chinese exports of scrap have occurred recently because it was marginally profitable to do so and there was material available following the closure...


08 Jun, 2017, 09:15 BST CRU Insight: Section 232 Investigation Will Increase Steel Prices

While much remains unknown about the current Section 232 national security investigation on steel imports, we have set our expectations. This...


08 Jun, 2017, 09:00 BST CRU Insight: Aiming for the Sky in Uttar Pradesh

After the failure of the private sector to implement its bold policy of revamping three mothballed urea plants, the Indian government has decided to...


07 Jun, 2017, 09:00 BST CRU Insight: Import Penetration of Iron Ore Into China

China has announced that a national carbon emission trading scheme will be established in 2017. Is this a game changer or will it have little impact...


02 Jun, 2017, 09:00 BST CRU Insight: China's Carbon Emission Trading Scheme and Greenhouse Gas Emission Allowance Allocation Policy

China has announced that a national carbon emission trading scheme will be established in 2017. Is this a game changer or will it have little impact...


31 May, 2017, 09:00 BST CRU Insight: Coal Mining Cost Inflation to Resume

Extremely high and volatile metallurgical coal prices since mid-2016 have, after 3-4 years of scrutiny on cost reduction, shifted the focus of the...


26 May, 2017, 09:00 BST CRU Insight: A Granular Analysis of China's Housing Market

Residential real estate is a key driver of the Chinese economic outlook and, particularly, the outlook for metals demand. China is a large, diverse...


25 May, 2017, 09:00 BST CRU Insight - Induction Furnaces Closures: Limited Upside for Hot Metal Production

China is taking action to remove low quality steel output, which is mostly produced by induction furnaces (IFs), by the end of June this year. CRU...


24 May, 2017, 09:00 BST CRU Insight: Indian Auto Recycling Growth May Reduce Reliance on Steel Scrap Imports

To reduce air pollution, the Indian government, following a series of other efforts, has issued a ban on the sale and registration of new vehicles...


23 May, 2017, 09:00 BST CRU Insight: Prospects for Global Over-capacity and the Chinese Steel Industry

The variability of steel demand through the cycle, as well as the underlying cost structure of large, integrated steel mills mean that up to 15% of...


19 May, 2017, 09:00 BST CRU Insight: Production set to Commence at K+S Legacy Amid Decade-low Potash Prices

Germany's K+S cut the blue ribbon on its Legacy Project potash mine in Saskatchewan, Canada on 2nd May ahead of production of its first marketable...


12 May, 2017, 09:00 BST CRU Insight: Fertilizer Price Transparency Crucial to Africa's Future Growth

Even as food crises bedevil Africa from Nigeria to Ethiopia, South Sudan, Kenya and Somalia, many see the continent as a future agricultural giant...


11 May, 2017, 09:00 BST CRU Insight: The Rise of Protectionism and the Steel Industry

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...


04 May, 2017, 09:00 BST CRU Insight: Implications of The Aluminum Association's Tough Stance on Chinese Imports

The Aluminum Association (AA) is taking unprecedented action against Chinese aluminium foil producers by filing antidumping and countervailing duty...