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Boston scrap metal prices

December 10, 2018
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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Prices as of October 9, 2017
Prices delivered to export yards per gross ton on cars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 198.00 200.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 188.00 190.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 258.00 260.00
No. 2 bundles 108.00 110.00
No. 1 busheling 258.00 260.00
Shredded scrap 228.00 230.00
Machine shop turnings 138.00 140.00
Shoveling turnings 138.00 140.00
No. 1 machinery cast 203.00 205.00
Cupola cast 203.00 205.00
Heavy breakable cast 193.00 195.00

Market Reports

Weaker export market pushes prices lower on the East Coast

By Sean Barry - December 12, 2018

Ferrous scrap prices on the East Coast succumbed to downside pressure in December as sluggish sales to overseas buyers forced exporters to lower their numbers – boosting domestic supply flows.