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Our reputation for robustness and transparency, and high quality price assessment mean that our customers can rely on CRU. We publish detailed specifications of all our price assessments.

We base assessments on a strong and transparent methodology, with trained price assessors and expert analysts working together to ensure prices are unbiased and accurate. If you have prices embedded in contracts you can trust CRU's team and methodology.

An example of CRU’s strength in prices is the Mid West Hot Rolled Coil price, which is the established and dominant index used by 85% of North American buyers and sellers who use any benchmark. However, CRU has a strong position in many commodities including bulk ferroalloys, chrome, aluminium, minor metals, stainless steel, fertilizers and other finished steel markets. In total CRU publishes more than 500 price assessments.

For organizations that want to stay ahead of carbon market dynamics and gain valuable insights into emission cost trends, we offer accurate forecasts, in-depth analysis and comprehensive data on carbon prices through our bespoke Sustainability and Emissions Service. Additionally, for a granular analysis of each step of the full solar supply chain, we provide a bespoke Solar Technology and Cost Service containing price and manufacturing cost forecasts and more. Moreover, the combination of research from CRU, Exawatt and PVEL through the specialised Energy Storage Technology and Cost Service offers a comprehensive view of the stationary energy storage supply chain, from key raw materials to final systems. For those looking for price forecasts for key emerging phosphate price benchmarks along with a full view of the high-grade emerging phosphate market, we also offer a comprehensive Specialty Phosphate Service.

CRU has invested in a global team of price specialists and analysts who contribute to our price assessments, including staff in London, Beijing, Mumbai, Pittsburgh, Shanghai, Singapore and Santiago. Additionally, Exawatt now joins the CRU family, enriching our global energy insights with expertise in downstream technology costs. 

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