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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.   



Philadelphia market off $20 in September

By Bill Beck - September 12, 2018

After speculation that the market might be off as much as $40 or $50 because of weak export sales in the preceding month, Philadelphia settled late last week at down $20 on all grades. It was the second straight month that Philadelphia recorded a $20 drop in prices.

Philadelphia market gives back in August

By Bill Beck - August 15, 2018

The $20 boost in prices for heavy melt and plate and structural scrap that Philadelphia area dealers received in July evaporated in the hot August sun. Cut grade prices dropped $20 across the board in August on weakening export sales off the East Coast.

Philadelphia market roars back in July

By Bill Beck - July 11, 2018

After falling $25 during the past two months, heavy melt and plate and structural scrap roared back in the Philadelphia market in July, with both grades posting healthy $20 increases for the month.

Philadelphia market continues to drop in June

By Bill Beck - June 13, 2018

Philadelphia bucked a national ferrous scrap market that was generally sideways on cut grades and up $10 on prime grades, the result of slack demand from both export yards and local mils.

Philadelphia market loses ground in May

By Bill Beck - May 16, 2018

After inching up in April, the Philadelphia market contracted in May, with nearly all cut grades dropping $15 to $20. No. 1 heavy melt and plate and structural scrap were trading at $325 and $335 respectively, off $20 from April pricing. Shredded gave back most of the $20 it gained in April

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