In 2019, CRU celebrates 50 years in business. Over this time, we have built up a reputation for integrity, reliability, independence and authority with customers across mining, metals and fertilizers.
Our insights are built on a twin commitment to quality primary research and robust, transparent methodologies. You can rely on our work – our data, our views, our models – because we have built them ourselves, from the ground up, since our foundation in 1969.
The requirement for exclusive, first-hand knowledge has driven us to invest in a global team of analysts, the key to gaining a real understanding of critical, hard-to-reach markets such as China. CRU's people – whether delivering market outlooks, price assessments, cost analysis, consulting or conferences – focus on helping customers to make important business decisions.
Across a comprehensive range of commodities, we strive to provide customers with the best service and the closest contact – flexible, personal and responsive.
Our analysts are recognised as world experts in their field and can offer invaluable insights and understanding of market dynamics on commodities globally.
Where macroeconomics meets commodities, our Economics team provides an independent view of the global economy.
We provide comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date price assessments, combined with insight into the factors and events that are affecting markets.
Our licensing model has been configured to provide customers with a simple range of options to meet the most common usage requirements.
We host global conferences and exhibitions on mining, metals and fertilizers, which are attended by senior professionals across industries.
Our tailored approach brings you informed and practical advice to address the needs of your business, whatever the issue and wherever in the world.
Our structures, policies and working practices are designed and operated to ensure that our business follows best industry practice.
Top 10 calls for 2020
We expect world GDP growth to flat line at 2.5% this year and next. Within this total, growth in advanced economies edges down, while growth in emerging markets (outside of China) increases.Read full article
The sun is setting on the US expansion
The recent deceleration in US growth momentum and the fading health of the global economy call into question whether the expansion can continue, and for how long. In this article, we discuss the current state of the US economy and our reasons why we are not yet calling a US recession in our base case forecast.Read full article
EU ETS compensation rules are changing – how will you be affected?
The EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) has potentially profound implications for power prices, critically impacting the competitiveness of domestic metals and fertiliser producers.Read full article
Back in August, CRU reported on the steady slide in prices that has occurred in the lithium market since the beginning of the year. Since then, prices have continued to...
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