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Robert Edwards

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CRU’s Copper services include market analysis and forecasts, price assessments and cost analysis, all based on robust methodologies for a global view of the copper value chain and related commodities.

Our market analysis brings you insights on copper market fundamentals in a global context, along with copper price forecasts for five and 25 years. CRU’s multi-commodity expertise provides unparalleled depth in our analysis, from how market dynamics in other commodities affect copper, to coverage of vital and opaque markets such as China.

Our copper prices, cover key premia and discount price indices across Europe, North America and Asia. They are supported by regular updates on copper price news and how market events are affecting prices.

Our base metals cost service provides granular cost breakdowns for 100% of global supply of copper, nickel, lead and zinc, including detailed Chinese coverage based on mine visits carried out by our teams worldwide.

As part of our base metals coverage, we also offer a comprehensive Copper Smelting and Refining Asset Service that empowers clients to build, test and benchmark strategies to enhance efficiency, maximise profitability, and optimise stakeholder returns.

You also have access to our analysts in London, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Santiago for additional, personalised commentary on the copper market. Our new acquisition of Exawatt gives us further insight and expertise into critical commodities and electrification technologies, resulting in a united force to reshape the future of sustainable energy solutions on a global scale. Explore more here: 


  • Copper Concentrates
  • Copper Ore
  • Copper Scrap
  • Copper Semis
  • Refined Copper


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Copper analysis team

  • Robert Edwards | CRU Principal Analyst

    Robert Edwards

    Principal Analyst London
  • Erik Heimlich

    Erik Heimlich

    Head of Copper & Zinc Santiago
  • Craig Lang | CRU Principal Analyst

    Craig Lang

    Principal Analyst Singapore
  • Piers Montgomery

    Principal Analyst, Base Metals Supply Sydney
  • Chenfei Wang | CRU Senior Analyst

    Chenfei Wang

    Head of Wire and Cable London

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