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Birmingham scrap metal prices

April 16, 2018

Birmingham is well known for their large and rich deposits of coal, iron ore and limestone; three main ingredients in the production of steel. It has also been referred to as the “Pittsburgh of the South.” Birmingham is home to many mills and manufacturers, including Nucor Steel, US Pipe, CMC Steel, US Steel and McWane Inc. among others.

Birmingham, Alabama is a broker’s buying market that represents 19 steel and iron scrap grades with historical prices online dating back to 1995 in the south region of the United States. Scrap Price Bulletin offers pricing and trends on the following metals in the Birmingham market: No. 1 heavy melting, No. 2 heavy melting, No. 1 dealer bundles, No. 2 bundles, No. 1 busheling, shredded scrap, machine shop turnings, shoveling turnings, cast iron borings, electric furnace bundles, electric furnace 3 ft. and under, plate and structurals 2 ft. and under, plate and structurals 4 ft. and under, No. 1 RR heavy melting, rails random length, rails 2 ft. and under, angles and splice bars, cupola cast, and unstripped motor blocks


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Prices as of February 13, 2017
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 132.00 133.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 122.00 123.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 279.00 280.00
No. 2 bundles 124.00 125.00
No. 1 busheling 239.00 240.00
Shredded scrap 254.00 255.00
Machine shop turnings 124.00 125.00
Shoveling turnings 124.00 125.00
Cast iron borings 124.00 125.00
Elec. furnace bundles 139.00 140.00
Elec. furnace, 3 ft. and under 141.00 142.00
Plate and structurals, 2 ft. and under 369.00 370.00
Plate and structurals, 4 ft. and under 204.00 205.00
No. 1 RR hvy. melting 254.00 255.00
Rails, random length 244.00 245.00
Rails, 2 ft. and under 344.00 345.00
Angles and splice bars 219.00 220.00
Cupola cast 244.00 245.00
Unstripped motor blocks 224.00 225.00

Market Reports

Scrap prices rise higher in April on robust demand and tight supply

By Sean Barry - April 11, 2018

Due to some technical issues, some of our market reports have been condensed into one market roundup this month. We apologize for any inconvenience.