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Poor industry output, higher storage lowers carbon price
AUTHORS: Lize Wan, Sustainability Analyst; Paul Butterworth, Research Manager; CRU
31 August 2022

Peak of the price cycle? Multi Commodity Outlook
AUTHORS: James Mills, Research Analyst; Alex Christopher, Multi Commodity Analyst; CRU
10 January 2022

Why have silicon prices surged?
AUTHOR: Jorn de Linde, Senior Vice President, CRU
09 November 2021

There is nothing ‘super’ about this commodities cycle
This article was originally published by the Financial Times on 24 June 2021.
AUTHORS: Alex Tuckett Head of Economics; Lavan Mahadeva, Research Director; CRU
20 September 2021

When will stainless prices fall from multi-year highs?
AUTHORS: Panos Kotseras, Principal Analyst; Yusu Mao, Research Analyst; CRU
Posted 28 June 2021

South Africa’s chrome ore tax; a potential two-edged sword
AUTHOR: Sam Grant, Analyst, CRU
Posted 24 June 2021

CRU New York Steel Seminar
SPEAKERS: Josh Spoores, Principal Analyst; Ryan McKinley, Senior Analyst; Will Young, Multi Commodity Analyst; Estelle Tran, Senior Prices Analyst; Chris Asgill, Head of Steel; all of CRU
Broadcast 16 June 2021 - watch now

Record prices further enhance adoption of CME Group’s HRC steel futures contract
21 April 2021
AUTHOR: Josh Spoores, Principal Analyst, CRU

CRU Molybdenum - Top ten calls of 2021
22 February 2021
AUTHOR: James Jeary, Senior Analyst, CRU

Is South Africa’s chrome ore tax a global game changer?
10 November 2020
AUTHOR: Tomislav Bucic, Ferrochrome Analyst; CONTRIBUTOR: Rory Knight, Prices Analyst - both of CRU Group

Covid-19 and chrome ore prices - Why accuracy counts now more than ever
08 September 2020
SPEAKER: Greg Smart, Ferroalloys Prices Editor, CRU Group

The future of green premia: A multi commodity perspective
07 September 2020
AUTHOR: Ben Jones, Managing Consultant; Josie Armstrong, Principal Consultant - CRU Group

How Russian steelmakers could capitalise in a post Covid-19 world
07 July 2020
AUTHORS: Irina Melkonyan, Analyst; Iris Speelmanns, Analyst; Chris Bandmann, Analyst - CRU Group

Watch: What is the outlook for bulk commodities in South Africa as the lockdown eases?
30 June 2020
SPEAKERS: Ionut Lazar, Regional Director, India, Middle East and Africa; Erik Hedborg, Senior Analyst; Clare Hanna, Senior Analyst; Dmitry Popov, Senior Analyst - all of CRU Ggroup

Latest evolutions in the European safeguards and its impact on the steel industry
02 July 2020
AUTHORS: Chris Bandmann, Analyst; Alexander Ordosch, Analyst - CRU Group

When should idled steel capacity be restarted?
30 June 2020
AUTHORS: Amir Sabet, Senior Consultant; Josefa Carrere, Senior Consultant - CRU Group

Watch: Market Roundup - Manganese Ore market in “freefall”?
15 June 2020
SPEAKERS: Estelle Tran, Prices Analyst; Greg Smart, Ferroalloys Prices Editor; Clare Hanna, Senior Analyst - CRU Group

Watch: Market Roundup - European and US HC FeCr prices remain supported
10 June 2020
SPEAKERS: Estelle Tran, Prices Analyst; Rory Knight, Prices Analyst; Alexandra Anderson, Prices Analyst - CRU Group

China to announce more than RMB 5tn of stimulus
21 May 2020
AUTHORS: Jumana Saleheen, Chief Economist; Yingrui Wang, Economist; CRU

Watch: Market Roundup - EU and US ferroalloy prices under pressure
20 May 2020
SPEAKERS: Alexandra Anderson, Prices Analyst; Greg Smart, Ferroalloys Prices Editor; Estelle Tran, Prices Analyst: CRU

EU Steel: Why carbon matters more with Covid-19
13 May 2020
AUTHORS: Ben Jones, Managing Consultant; Sarah Macnaughton, Principal Consultant; Lewis Pegrum, Research Analyst; CRU

What do South African restarts mean for chrome ore prices?
11 May 2020
AUTHORS: Tomislav Bucic, Ferrochrome Analyst; Rory Knight, Prices Analyst; CRU

V, U and L: Demystifying recession shapes
07 May 2020
AUTHOR: Jumana Saleheen, Chief Economist, CRU Group

Five critical uncertainties facing the steel raw materials market due to Covid-19
6 May 2020
AUTHOR: Laura Brooks, Principal Consultant; CO-AUTHOR: Amir Sabet, Senior Consultant: CRU

CRU Webinar: Focusing on steel, aluminium, and fertilizers
How is the lock down affecting the Indian fertilizers and metals industry. Watch our latest webinar.
29 April 2020
SPEAKERS: Anissa Chabib, Economist; Koyel Choudhury, Fertilizer Analyst; Puneet Paliwal, Senior Analyst; Shankhadeep Mukherjee, Senior Analyst; CRU

HDG futures: a game-changing tool for steel mills, service centres and end users
27 April 2020
AUTHOR: Josh Spoores, Principal Analyst, CRU

Watch: Market Roundup - South Africa and India lockdown extensions see continued Chromium and Manganese price volatility
SPEAKERS: Alexandra Anderson, Prices Analyst; Greg Smart, Ferroalloys Prices Editor; Clare Hanna, Senior Analyst; Rory Knight, Prices Analyst; Tomislav Bucic, Ferrochrome Analyst - CRU
20 April 2020

China’s first ever negative quarterly GDP growth
AUTHOR: Yingrui Wang, Economist, CRU
20 April 2020

Watch: Market Roundup - South Africa and India lock downs cause supply uncertainty in manganese markets
SPEAKERS: Alexandra Anderson, Prices Analyst; Greg Smart, Ferroalloys Prices Editor; Clare Hanna, Senior Analyst - CRU
06 April 2020

Global pandemic triggers global recession - Implications for CRU’s global macro and commodity outlook
SPEAKERS: Jumana Saleheen, Chief Economist; Josh Spoores, Principal Analyst; Doug Hilderhoff, Principal Analyst - CRU
02 April 2020

Coronavirus - CRU's analysis of its impact on commodities
Various Authors, updated regularly

Watch: Market Roundup - Chrome ore prices under pressure
SPEAKERS: Alexandra Anderson, Prices Analyst; Tomislav Bucic, Ferrochrome Analyst; Rory Knight, Prices Analyst - CRU
31 March 2020

What does Covid-19 mean for South African Chromium supply and logistics?
AUTHORS: Tomislav Bucic, Ferrochrome Analyst & Rory Knight, Prices Analyst, CRU
27 March 2020

Chinese EV sales hit by the Covid-19 outbreak
AUTHOR: Daniel Chen, Prices Analyst, CRU
25 March 2020

Coronavirus: Impact on global steel and raw materials markets
SPEAKERS: Erik Hedborg, Senior Analyst; Irina Melkonyan, Analyst; Manjot Singh, Senior Analyst - CRU
04 March 2020

Battery metals: review of 2019 price drivers and themes for 2020
AUTHOR: Daniel Chen, Prices Analyst; CONTRIBUTOR: Charlie Durant, Research Manager; CONTRIBUTOR: Michael Finch, Head of Wire and Cable; CONTRIBUTOR: George Heppel, Senior Analyst; CONTRIBUTOR: Nikhil Shah, Principal Analyst - all of CRU
11 February 2020

Novel coronavirus; Key implications for battery metals
AUTHOR: Daniel Chen, Prices Analyst, CRU
07 February 2020

New EU auto emissions targets and their impact on steel demand
AUTHOR: Matthew Watkins, Principal Analyst, CRU
14 January 2020

How declining prices and weaker fundamentals are affecting the Ferroalloys market
Greg Smart, Ferroalloys Prices Editor, CRU
25 October 2019

US-Turkey sanctions will overshadow 50% steel import tariff
Chris Bandmann, Analyst, CRU & Alexander Ordosch, Analyst, CRU
21 October 2019

Steel prices always rise in September… don’t they?
Matthew Watkins, Principal Analyst, CRU
15 August 2019

Lithium miners blink first in face of falling prices
AUTHOR: James Jeary, Analyst, CRU
CONTRIBUTOR: George Heppel, Senior Analyst, CRU
31 July 2019

Nornickel to help fill Class 1 supply gap, but more investment needed
Nikhil Shah, Principal Analyst, CRU
5 July 2019

Global lithium demand to double by 2024
George Heppel, Senior Analyst; Daniel Chen, Battery Metal Price Assessor; James Jeary, Analyst; Charlie Durant, Research Manager; Rebecca Gordon, Divisional Director Technology Metals; CRU
2 July 2019

Excess supply looms in the USA
Chris Holden, Research Manager, CRU
24 June 2019

AMG Vanadium Building New Plant in Muskingum County
19 June 2019

Watch our market roundup: Ferrosilicon price developments
Speakers: Tomislav Bucic, Price Assesor, CRU; Greg Smart, Ferroalloys Prices Editor, CRU; Estelle Tran, Prices Analyst, CRU
31 May 2019

Molybdenum demand unaffected by short-run oil price volatility
James Jeary, Analyst, CRU Group
7 May 2019

Whose tungsten projects will satisfy growing demand?
AUTHOR: Adina Sholanova, Consultant, CRU, CO-AUTHOR: Josie Armstrong, Principal Consultant, CRU
29 April 2019

Chinese uranium stockpiles limit spot price upside
AUTHOR: Toktar Turbay, Consultant, CRU  CO-AUTHOR: Ian Hiscock, Head of Consulting, South East Asia, CRU
26 April 2019

Vanadium prices face a turbulent 2019

AUTHOR: Aleksandar Popovic, Principal Consultant, CRU; CONTRIBUTOR: Willis Thomas, Consultant, CRU
5 April 2019
With cobalt from the DRC rising, tracing the source is vital – could Blockchain tech be the solution?
AUTHOR: Kajal Kumar, Research Analyst, CRU. CO-AUTHOR: Rebecca  Gordon, Head of Non-Ferrous Metals, Consulting, CRU.  CO-AUTHOR: George Heppel, Senior Analyst, CRU
27 March 2019

Watch: Market roundup - Ferrosilicon prices fall
Estelle Tran, Prices Analyst, CRU and Tomislav Bucic, Price Assessor, CRU,
11 January 2019

Video: Market Roundup: Cobalt and molybdenum price lower
Alexandra Anderson, Prices Editor; Tomislav  Bucic, Price Assessor; George Heppel, Senior Analyst; James Jeary, Analyst - CRU
18 January 2019

What to expect from the EU Steel safeguard measures
Chris Bandmann, Analyst, CRU; Matthew Watkins, Principal Analyst, CRU; Alexander  Ordosch, Analyst, CRU; Michelle  Liu, Analyst, CRU. 
14 January 2019

Ferroalloy industry cautious on weakening outlook and Trump’s trade war - Reflections from CRU Ferroalloys in Orlando
Aleksandar Popovic, Principal Consultant, CRU and Willis Thomas, Consultant, CRU,
30 October 2018

Indonesia sets sights on increased nickel capacity to meet battery sector demand
Nikhil Shah, Principal Analyst, CRU and Peter Peng, Senior Analyst, CRU,
22 October 2018

Manganese metal price hikes – a storm in a teacup?
Aleksandar Popovic, Senior Consultant, CRU,
21 May 2018

Manganese ore under pressure from loss-making Chinese producers
Dmitry Popov, Senior Analyst, CRU. 
4 May 2018

Katanga will bring Cobalt market into surplus
George Heppel, Consultant, CRU
4 January 2018