CRU Group

Analysis and Consultancy Services for the Global Mining, Metals and Fertilisers Industries

CRU provides a wide range of services to the global mining, metals, cables and fertilisers industries. Our range of independent analysis, consulting and events services helps industry stakeholders to understand in detail the markets in which they operate, the issues impacting their business and their strategic and commercial opportunities in the years ahead.

The services that we provide are built upon three core strengths - our independence, our multicommodity coverage and our global presence. Our absolute independence allows clients to rely on our impartial and trustworthy view. Our multicommodity coverage ensures we understand both direct and indirect market issues, so that our research is not conducted in isolation. Our global offices and presence allow us to build strong relationships and gather local information from the regions driving our industries now and in the years ahead.

We employ more than 150 experts worldwide, in our offices in London, Beijing, Mumbai, Santiago, Sydney, Sao Paulo, Langley and Pittsburgh.

Strategic support for equipment, consumables, service and infrastructure suppliers

CRU's broad commodity coverage allows us to carry out single-client work that requires multicommodity input. Our experience includes helping investment funds analyse mining companies with exposure to multiple commodities, and helping mining and metals companies in the process of diversification.

CRU also assists providers to the mining and metals industry by helping them to understand the demand for their services and products. Equipment and service providers value our information and insight to make important strategic decisions. We also work with infrastructure providers to support multi-billion dollar investment decisions.

If you are a supplier of exploration, engineering or contracting services or of infrastructure, equipment and consumables to the mining and metals industry, CRU can help you make informed business decisions. We cover the full value chain in a very wide range of commodities, being the trusted source of information on supply, costs, demand, prices and unparalleled expert insight and analysis.

We cover the iron and steel industries, nickel, cobalt and special steels, copper and wire and cable, aluminium, lead, zinc, tin, precious metals, uranium, fertilisers and many more.

CRU Strategies - strategy, valuation and negotiation support

CRU has a dedicated consultancy division which provides clients with confidential and tailored business solutions to help their operations. CRU Strategies benefits from unrestricted access to all of CRU's research, analysis and forecasting.

This unique combination of information and experienced consultants means that our clients receive expert, premium advice which is uniquely tailored to their business strategies and objectives. CRU Strategies provides these services to clients with a range of interests in the commodity sector. These include metal producers and consumers, financial institutions, government bodies, industry regulators as well as product and service providers to the mining industry.

CRU Analysis - independent, established, multicommodity and global

CRU's range of research and analysis services provides a fully comprehensive and independent understanding of the commodity markets. Distinct services have been tailored to focus on the short-term, medium-term and long-term outlooks for each industry. In addition, commodity dedicated teams allow us to offer our insight throughout the value chain, from mining and raw material inputs to processing and semi-finished products.

CRU Events - leading provider of international and regional conferences

CRU Events is a leading provider of international and regional conferences for the global mining, metals, cables and fertiliser industries. Each of our conferences offers a blend of high level content, industry-leading presentations and superb networking opportunities, allowing delegates to make new contacts, share knowledge with industry counterparts and consolidate existing relationships.

Our intimate knowledge of the industries and the markets we operate in ensures we provide conferences which are topical and relevant to your business activities. CRU Events typically attracts senior level participants from around the world representing all the main sectors of our industries.

Contact Details

CRU International
31 Mount Pleasant
United Kingdom
+44 207 9032 000 (CRU Strategies, London, UK)
+44 207 9032 123 (Multicommodity team, London, UK)