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No. 1 hvy. melting scrap metal prices

January 14, 2019

No. 1 heavy melting is a cut grade of scrap comprised of obsolete scrap including not but limited to wrought iron fencing and railings, demolition debris like beams or automotive metals and is often abbreviated HMS1. The definition for no. 1 heavy melting is wrought iron and/or steel scrap 1/4 inch and over in thickness. Individual pieces not over 60 x 24 inches (charging box size) prepared in a manner to insure compact charging, as specified by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.

Scrap Price Bulletin publishes a no. 1 heavy melting price in seventeen markets across North America including Birmingham, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Hamilton/Ontario, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Seattle-Portland, South Carolina, St. Louis, and Youngstown

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No. 1 hvy. melting
Prices as of November 6, 2017
Delivered to Consumer Low High
Pittsburgh - No. 1 hvy. melting 269.00 270.00
Chicago - No. 1 hvy. melting 257.00 258.00
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars
St. Louis - No. 1 hvy. melting 214.00 215.00
Detroit - No. 1 hvy. melting 124.00 125.00
Cleveland - No. 1 hvy. melting 244.00 245.00
Cincinnati - No. 1 hvy. melting 209.00 210.00
Youngstown - No. 1 hvy. melting 244.00 245.00
Buffalo - No. 1 hvy. melting 224.00 225.00
Birmingham - No. 1 hvy. melting 117.00 118.00
South Carolina - No. 1 hvy. melting 248.00 250.00
Prices delivered to export yards per gross ton on cars
New York - No. 1 hvy. melting 218.00 220.00
Brokers' buying prices for domestic markets per gross ton on cars
New York - No. 1 hvy. melting 233.00 235.00
Prices delivered to export yards per gross ton on cars
Boston - No. 1 hvy. melting 198.00 200.00
Los Angeles - No. 1 hvy. melting 118.00 120.00
Prices delivered to domestic consumers per gross ton on cars
Los Angeles - No. 1 hvy. melting 143.00 145.00
Prices delivered to export yards per gross ton on cars
San Francisco - No. 1 hvy. melting 118.00 120.00
Seattle-Portland - No. 1 hvy. melting 123.00 125.00
Prices delivered to domestic consumers per gross ton on cars
Seattle-Portland - No. 1 hvy. melting 158.00 160.00
Brokers' buying prices per net ton on cars, in Canadian dollars
Hamilton, Ontario - No. 1 hvy. melting 142.00     -
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars
Houston - No. 1 hvy. melting 146.00 147.00