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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.   

 

Los Angeles

Export markets up $25 in Southern California

By Bill Beck - January 10, 2018

Southern California export markets continued to show strength, booking a $25 increase in January following a $20 increase in December. Continuing strong demand from buyers in Asia had brokers seeking tonnes across the region as the New Year got underway.
 
 

Markets up solid $20 in Southern California

By Bill Beck - December 13, 2017

After dropping $20 in October, and moving sideways for November, Southern California markets returned to September pricing on a $20 increase in December. The continuing strength of export business fueled the bullish overall market, which is expected to remain steady throughout the month.

Markets go sideways in Southern California

By Bill Beck - November 15, 2017

After dropping $20 in October, Southern California markets were sideways for November. Export markets remain steady, and flow to export yards continues strong.

Markets Off $20 in Southern California

By Bill Beck - October 11, 2017

After riding a bull export market upwards for much of the summer, Southern California markets gave back all and more of the $15 it gained in September, dropping $20 in October.

Markets up $15  in Southern California

By Bill Beck - September 13, 2017

Surging export markets continue to drive the Southern California ferrous scrap market in an upward direction. Prices were up $15 to $20 in early August and then surged another $15 in the week after Labor Day.

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