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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 up strong in March

By Bill Beck - March 14, 2018

After being one of the few markets in North America to buck February’s sideways trend, Hamilton was up sharply in March. 

Hamilton dips in February on stronger currency

By Bill Beck - February 14, 2018

One of the few markets in North America to buck February’s sideways trend was in Hamilton, Ontario, where prices dropped $8 Cdn across the board from January. But that drop reflected changes in the currency exchange rates more than underlying weakness in the scrap market. 

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.

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