SCRAP
PRICES

Prices Updated:

12/5/2019

Aluminum Siding

$0.32/LB

Aluminum Breakage

$0.06/LB

Aluminum Wheels

$0.45/LB

Batteries

$0.20/LB

#1 Copper

$1.85/LB

#2 Copper

$1.75/LB

Yellow Brass

$1.10/LB

18/8 Stainless

$0.32/LB

STEEL

95 NT

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Ho-Hum November for Scrap Prices

Scrap dealers got a little good news as the negative price trend for scrap prices ended as November brought a $20 per ton increase for most steel prices. This increase came at a much needed time as many in the scrap industry were questioning if and when the bearish sentiment would change. While this small…

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Same Old, Same old

As we approach November, any hopes for a big change in market sentiment appears to be out of the question. On the global stage, markets are weak and at home, the continued trade war with China does not appear to have any end in sight. Add a glut of scrap inventory and mill shutdowns, the…

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Scrap Metal Market Continues to Show Weakness

With no real catalyst to drive prices higher, the scrap metal market continues it downward spiral with no clear end in sight. Inventories remain high, uncertainty with regard to the US-China trade war remains and global slowness persists. While there appears to be some movement with regard to trade talks between the US and China,…

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Nickel Prices Continue to Rise Adding to Price Movement in Stainless Steel

  Nickel prices continue to rise and have reached a 5-year high. With a potential ban on Nickel exports from Indonesia, the world’s top nickel ore producer, nickel prices continue to soar and have reached a significant resistance level, just over $8. With such a meteoric rise in 2019, we can expect a likely pullback…

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Has the Scrap Metal Market Reached a Bottom?

Prices are poised for an August Increase After several months of negative price movement, it appears as though the scrap metal market may have reached a bottom and we may see a price increase for August. While economic softness appears to be taking place in the United States along with a continued global economic slowdown,…

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Why the Price of Nickel Continues to Show Strength

If you take a look at the 1-year Nickel chart, many would wonder what has triggered such an explosive move since January. Nickel is a significant alloy used in the production of stainless steel. Stainless steel however has seen its price drop along with most other alloys, so the question begs, why is nickel having…

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Global Pressures Continue To Weigh On Scrap Prices

Global Trade

Further uncertainty with global trade along with tough talk from global leaders is weighing on commodity prices and as a result, scrap prices remain weak. June looks to be another soft month for scrap prices, but the hope is that prices will remain flat or drop slightly. Scrap dealers however are looking at June as…

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May Scrap Prices Settle Down HUGE

Negative sentiment takes scrap prices to their lowest levels in 2 years. Detroit took the lead once again with scrap settlement pricing by taking prime scrap down $40 per gross ton and cutting shredded scrap by $30 per gross ton. That sharp decline puts prime scrap in Detroit at its lowest level since February of…

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What will May bring for Scrap prices?

What will May bring to scrap metal prices? If everything goes as planned, May will bring a drop in scrap prices once again. On Monday, the President and CEO of Steel Dynamics, Mark Millett commented on the anticipated May drop in prices along with his outlook for the year.  On the company’s earnings call, he…

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