By Bill Beck - May 16, 2018
An export market that has slowed significantly in the past six months and the uncertainty surrounding the imposition of tariffs on steel producing nations resulted in a quiet May in the Pacific Northwest ferrous scrap sector, with prices off $10 from April’s levels.
By Bill Beck - April 11, 2018
In generally quiet trading, export ferrous scrap markets in the Pacific Northwest were off $10 from February prices, while domestic markets stayed sideways for the month. Export markets were sideways last month, while domestic markets were up in February.
By Bill Beck - March 14, 2018
In generally quiet trading, domestic ferrous scrap markets in the Pacific Northwest were up $20, after being sideways to off $10 for particular grades in February. Export markets were sideways.
By Bill Beck - February 14, 2018
In generally quiet trading, ferrous scrap markets in the Pacific Northwest quickly wrapped up business in early February. Exports were off $10 to $15 in the wake of a lull in overseas buying, while domestic mills in Oregon and Washington were sideways to off $10 for particular grades.
By Bill Beck - January 10, 2018
Exports continue to move offshore from Pacific Northwest yards, a trend reflected in prices increasing $25 in January at yards in Seattle and Portland. Last month, prices were up a solid $20 in the region on the strength of export sales that continue to climb.