Why become a data provider?

“CRU provides the most reliable indexes on carbon steel market pricing”
Bill Feier, Manager of World Sourcing, Pacesetter Steel Service Inc., USA

Given the thousands of valuable physical and financial contracts settled against CRU’s steel price indices, it is in your interest to contribute data. In doing so, it better reflects your business and its role in the market.

In many markets, our independent price indices assessments are now being used in:

  • Physical contracts
  • Variable contracts
  • As a reference point in determining surcharges
  • In the settlement of “Over The Counter” (OTC) derivative products

Our assessment of U.S. hot-rolled coil is used in the settlement of CME Group’s ‘U.S. Midwest Domestic Hot-Rolled Coil Steel Futures and Options Contracts’, which were launched in October 2008 and December 2011 respectively.

If you are active in the spot market for steel sheet or plate you need to access to CRU’s market leading price assessments. So, don’t fall behind the price curve – join it! Apply to be a data provider