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Birmingham scrap metal prices

December 10, 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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Birmingham
Prices as of October 9, 2017
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 117.00 118.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 107.00 108.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 284.00 285.00
No. 2 bundles 99.00 100.00
No. 1 busheling 254.00 255.00
Shredded scrap 239.00 240.00
Machine shop turnings 94.00 95.00
Shoveling turnings 94.00 95.00
Cast iron borings 94.00 95.00
Elec. furnace bundles 119.00 120.00
Elec. furnace, 3 ft. and under 121.00 122.00
Plate and structurals, 2 ft. and under 354.00 355.00
Plate and structurals, 4 ft. and under 189.00 190.00
No. 1 RR hvy. melting 234.00 235.00
Rails, random length 224.00 225.00
Rails, 2 ft. and under 324.00 325.00
Angles and splice bars 199.00 200.00
Cupola cast 224.00 225.00
Unstripped motor blocks 214.00 215.00

Market Reports

Oversupply pushes prime and turnings lower in Southern markets in December

By Sean Barry - December 12, 2018

Prices for prime grades and turnings in the South and South East of the country dropped in December amid an uptick in supply and flat demand, while obsolete grades managed to hold their ground at last month’s level.