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Boston scrap metal prices

May 22, 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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Prices as of March 21, 2016
Prices delivered to export yards per gross ton on cars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 123.00 125.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 113.00 115.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 138.00 140.00
No. 2 bundles 58.00 60.00
No. 1 busheling 148.00 150.00
Shredded scrap 138.00 140.00
Machine shop turnings 48.00 50.00
Shoveling turnings 48.00 50.00
No. 1 machinery cast 118.00 120.00
Cupola cast 118.00 120.00
Heavy breakable cast 118.00 120.00

Market Reports

Export demand is down a bit, and Boston prices fall with it

By John Ambrosia - May 10, 2017

Activity was down at the export yards in the early days of May, and prices dropped across the board, reflecting a decline in demand.