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Boston scrap metal prices

November 20, 2017
Boston has a strong presence in the metals and scrap industry and can, at times, effect pricing trends for the Northeast region, depending on export activity.
 
Boston, Massachusetts is a delivered to export yard market displaying 20 steel and iron scrap grades and 2 grades of stainless steel with historical prices online dating back to 1995. Scrap Price Bulletin offers pricing and trends on the following metals in the Boston 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, no. 1 machinery cast, cupola cast and heavy breakable cast.
 
In this market, export transactions typically occur with Turkey, Taiwan, China, India, Russia, Korea and Mexico and other foreign countries. Boston is part of the Northeast region in the United States along with Buffalo, Philadelphia, New York, and Pittsburgh

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Boston
Prices as of September 19, 2016
Prices delivered to export yards per gross ton on cars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 138.00 140.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 128.00 130.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 218.00 220.00
No. 2 bundles 68.00 70.00
No. 1 busheling 218.00 220.00
Shredded scrap 198.00 200.00
Machine shop turnings 108.00 110.00
Shoveling turnings 108.00 110.00
No. 1 machinery cast 128.00 130.00
Cupola cast 128.00 130.00
Heavy breakable cast 123.00 125.00

Market Reports

Balanced market keeps East Coast prices flat in November, prime down $10

By Sean Barry - November 15, 2017

Ferrous scrap prices on the East Coast generally traded sideways in November as demand domestically and from overseas remained stable, while material flowing into the yards was steady.

Ferrous scrap prices on the East Coast generally traded sideways in November as demand domestically and from overseas remained stable, while material flowing into the yards was steady.