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No. 1 busheling scrap metal prices

April 15, 2019

No. 1 busheling is a prime grade of industrial scrap metal that’s generated off the factory floors of manufacturers and other metal processing facilities. The no. 1 busheling price has been used as a key performance indicator for the United States automotive and manufacturing industries.

No. 1 busheling is defined as clean steel scrap, not exceeding 12 inches in any dimensions, including new factory busheling (for example, sheet clippings, stampings, etc.). As specified by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, no. 1 busheling may not include old auto body and fender stock.  Also, this grade of ferrous scrap is free of metal coated, limed, vitreous enameled, and electrical sheet containing over 0.5 percent silicon.

No. 1 busheling is assessed by Scrap Price Bulletin reporters in twelve markets across North America including Birmingham, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Hamilton,Ontario, Houston, Pittsburgh, South Carolina and St. Louis

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No. 1 busheling
Prices as of February 5, 2018
Delivered to Consumer Low High
Pittsburgh - No. 1 busheling 379.00 380.00
Chicago - No. 1 busheling 367.00 368.00
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars
St. Louis - No. 1 busheling 339.00 340.00
Detroit - No. 1 busheling 267.00 268.00
Cleveland - No. 1 busheling 324.00 325.00
Cincinnati - No. 1 busheling 242.00 243.00
Buffalo - No. 1 busheling 349.00 350.00
Birmingham - No. 1 busheling 284.00 285.00
South Carolina - No. 1 busheling 358.00 360.00
Prices delivered to export yards per gross ton on cars
Boston - No. 1 busheling 288.00 290.00
Brokers' buying prices per net ton on cars, in Canadian dollars
Hamilton, Ontario - No. 1 busheling 236.00     -
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars
Houston - No. 1 busheling 191.00 192.00