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No. 1 machinery cast scrap metal prices

January 16, 2018
No. 1 machinery cast is a foundry grade of obsolete scrap comprised of large iron castings obtained from heavy machinery, including manufacturing, agricultural and construction equipment, cleaned and broken up to foundry size scrap. This definition is specified by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries and listed in their annual scrap specifications circular.
Scrap Price Bulletin publishes a no. 1 machinery cast price in eight markets across North America including Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
Depending on the market, Scrap Price Bulletin either assesses the material prices as a broker buying price, delivered to consumer price or export yard price.  
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No. 1 machinery cast
Prices as of November 7, 2016
Delivered to Consumer Low High
Pittsburgh - No. 1 machinery cast 219.00 220.00
Chicago - No. 1 machinery cast 344.00 345.00
Philadelphia - No. 1 machinery cast 207.00 210.00
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars
Cleveland - No. 1 machinery cast 194.00 195.00
Cincinnati - No. 1 machinery cast 229.00 230.00
Buffalo - No. 1 machinery cast 189.00 190.00
Prices delivered to export yards per gross ton on cars
New York - No. 1 machinery cast 158.00 160.00
Boston - No. 1 machinery cast 128.00 130.00