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No. 1 dealer bundles scrap metal prices

January 16, 2018

No. 1 dealer bundles is a prime grade of industrial ferrous scrap that’s primarily carbon steel and generated from the factory floors of manufacturers and other metal processing facilities then sold back to the steel mills. This material is described as new black steel sheet scrap, clippings or skeleton scrap, compressed or hand bundled, to charging box size, and weighing not less than 75 pounds per cubic foot. (Hand bundles are tightly secured for handling with a magnet.) No. 1 bundles may include stanley balls or mandrel wound bundles or skeleton reels, tightly secured or may include chemically detinned material, as specified by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries. This grade of ferrous scrap may not include old auto body or fender stock and must be free of metal coated, limed, vitreous enameled, and electrical sheet containing over 0.5 percent silicon. 

Scrap Price Bulletin assesses No. 1 dealer bundles in fourteen markets across North America including Birmingham, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Hamilton/Ontario, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, St. Louis, and Youngstown. Depending on the market, Scrap Price Bulletin either assesses the material prices as a broker buying price, price delivered to consumer or export yard price. 

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No. 1 dealer bundles
Prices as of November 7, 2016
Delivered to Consumer Low High
Pittsburgh - No. 1 dealer bundles 209.00 210.00
Chicago - No. 1 dealer bundles 239.00 240.00
Philadelphia - No. 1 dealer bundles 227.00 230.00
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars
St. Louis - No. 1 dealer bundles 204.00 205.00
Detroit - No. 1 dealer bundles 69.00 70.00
Cleveland - No. 1 dealer bundles 179.00 180.00
Cincinnati - No. 1 dealer bundles 107.00 108.00
Youngstown - No. 1 dealer bundles 179.00 180.00
Buffalo - No. 1 dealer bundles 209.00 210.00
Birmingham - No. 1 dealer bundles 194.00 195.00
South Carolina - No. 1 dealer bundles 198.00 200.00
Prices delivered to export yards per gross ton on cars
Boston - No. 1 dealer bundles 218.00 220.00
Prices delivered to domestic consumers per gross ton on cars
Los Angeles - No. 1 dealer bundles 158.00 160.00
Brokers' buying prices per net ton on cars, in Canadian dollars
Hamilton, Ontario - No. 1 dealer bundles 142.00     -