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Analysis of the trends in steel scrap markets.

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Will it be a June swoon or late spring fling for scrap?

By Staff - May 22, 2017

A slightly healthier supply of scrap is expected to meet a mill demand nearly even to last month’s levels, which would keep June’s scrap market sideways to down, respondents to the Scrap Trends Outlook monthly survey say.

Trying to make sense of the export market

By Bill Beck - May 15, 2017

One of the real bombshells to come out of the recent Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) annual convention in New Orleans was the assertion by several of the panelists that China within the next decade will be exporting millions of tonnes of ferrous scrap to customers in the Pacific Rim steelmaking community.

May could be heading up, with sideways a possibility

By Staff - April 20, 2017

Although almost no one expects prices to fall next month, sellers and buyers are still somewhat separated on how the May market will shape up.

Annual ISRI convention informs the ferrous scrap world

By Staff - April 17, 2017

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) will hold ISRI2017, the association’s annual convention and exposition, April 22-27 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

A downward adjustment is seen coming for April deals

By Staff - March 22, 2017

Prices rose, fell and rose again in the three months of the first quarter, and now the scrap market appears ready for a month in which prices change little, although a slight drop is possible for April, respondents to this month’s Scrap Trends Outlook survey said.

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