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No. 2 bundles scrap metal prices

March 12, 2018
No. 2 bundles is a prime grade of industrial ferrous scrap and is old black and galvanized steel sheet scrap, hydraulically compressed to charging box size and weighing not less than 75 pounds per cubic foot. This grade of scrap may not include tin or lead-coated material or vitreous enameled material. 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. 2 bundles price in five markets across North America including Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, New York, Pittsburgh, Seattle-Portland, St. Louis and Youngstown.
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. 2 bundles
Prices as of January 9, 2017
Delivered to Consumer Low High
Pittsburgh - No. 2 bundles 189.00 190.00
Chicago - No. 2 bundles 247.00 248.00
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars
St. Louis - No. 2 bundles 189.00 190.00
Cleveland - No. 2 bundles 159.00 160.00
Cincinnati - No. 2 bundles 164.00 165.00
Youngstown - No. 2 bundles 159.00 160.00
Buffalo - No. 2 bundles 154.00 155.00
Birmingham - No. 2 bundles 144.00 145.00
Prices delivered to export yards per gross ton on cars
New York - No. 2 bundles 163.00 165.00
Boston - No. 2 bundles 108.00 110.00
Prices delivered to domestic consumers per gross ton on cars
Seattle-Portland - No. 2 bundles 113.00 115.00