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Regional Market Reports

Why did prices go up in one city and not in another? Did local steel production increase? What are scrap prices going to do next month? The answers are in these reports.   


Hamilton, Ontario

Hamilton market remains strong in January

By Bill Beck - January 10, 2018

Brutal winter weather and continued pressure from export yards seeking tonnes for overseas buyers pushed prices in the Hamilton market up again in January. 

Hamilton market strong in December

By Bill Beck - December 13, 2017

Hamilton consumers followed the lead of mills in the United States in December, buying prime grades at a $25 CDN premium to November pricing and cut grades at a $30 CDN premium. 

Hamilton market again stronger than U.S. market in November

By Bill Beck - November 15, 2017

For the second straight month, the Canadian market was actually slightly stronger than nearby U.S. markets. In November, Hamilton buyers were down $1 Cdn on prime grades, up $5 Cdn on cut grades, and up double-digit numbers on shredded auto bodies.

Hamilton stronger than U.S. market in October

By Bill Beck - October 11, 2017

For the first time since summer, the Canadian market was actually slightly stronger than nearby U.S. markets. In August and September, Canadian markets were down $15 each months while markets in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states were sideways to up $10.

Hamilton Market down $15 Cdn on Strength of Canadian Dollar

By Bill Beck - September 13, 2017

For the second time in three months, the Hamilton market was down $15 Cdn while Michigan and the Ohio Valley were reporting strong sideways sales. In August, Canadian markets were sideways across the board while bordering U.S. markets were up a solid $10.

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