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Analysis of the trends in steel scrap markets.

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Transportation woes reach crisis point

By Sean Barry - September 18, 2017

Ask a ferrous scrap dealer or broker what the most immediate challenge facing the industry is and the answer will likely be unanimous – transportation.

Weak dollar driving best export market in five years

By Bill Beck - August 21, 2017

A U.S. dollar that began losing strength against a basket of foreign currencies earlier this summer and hasn’t stopped dropping since is driving a boom in ferrous scrap export sales that has the potential to finally halt the annual slide in export tonnages.

‘A Very Good Year’

By Bill Beck - July 17, 2017

One Philadelphia broker articulated last week what many in the ferrous scrap industry think – if they don’t say it outright – about the business during the first six months of 2017.

The calendar may dictate July sideways movement

By Bill Beck - July 3, 2017

By the time you read this, the July ferrous scrap market may already be moving sideways.

Market factors could align for stable or stronger July

By Staff - June 21, 2017

Prices are expected to rebound in July as stronger demand and lower supply levels could create a bullish market.

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