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Boston scrap metal prices

September 18, 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 July 18, 2016
Prices delivered to export yards per gross ton on cars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 148.00 150.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 138.00 140.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 248.00 250.00
No. 2 bundles 78.00 80.00
No. 1 busheling 248.00 250.00
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

Markets mainly sideways in September on sudden rise in scrap flows

By Sean Barry - September 13, 2017

Due to the impact of Hurricane Irma on some of Scrap Price Bulletin’s operations, a portion of our normal services have been affected. For this reason, some of our market reports have been condensed into one market roundup this month. We apologize for any inconvenience.