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Analysis of the trends in steel scrap markets.

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Scrap prices could move up or stay sideways in March

By Sean Barry - February 23, 2018

Robust domestic demand and early signs of renewed export activity look set to put a solid floor under the North American ferrous scrap market in March, with the Scrap Trends Outlook trend indicator number continuing to be bullish at 65.1, its highest level for the month since the Outlook started nearly eight years ago.

Scrap market starts 2018 with a bang following record cold temperatures

By Sean Barry - February 16, 2018

A blast of winter weather that held much of the eastern two-thirds of North America in its grip following the week after Christmas helped boost ferrous scrap prices to levels not seen in several years in January, building on solid gains posted the month prior.



The good, the bad and the unknown of Section 232

By Sean Barry - January 22, 2018

The long-awaited Section 232 report into whether U.S. steel imports endanger national security was finally submitted to president Trump earlier this month.

Ferrous scrap mart shaping up for positive February

By Sean Barry - January 22, 2018

The North American ferrous scrap market is showing early signs of positivity heading towards next month in the wake of firm demand domestically and overseas, while the lingering impact of brutal winter weather in many parts of the country could keep stocks snug.

Start of the New Year set to bring higher scrap prices

By Sean Barry - December 20, 2017

Ferrous scrap prices in North America are expected to continue rising in early New Year trading and build on solid gains achieved in December, with the Scrap Trends Outlook trend indicator number surging to 71.6, a record high since the Outlook began in April 2010.

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