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Boston scrap metal prices

June 11, 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 April 10, 2017
Prices delivered to export yards per gross ton on cars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 193.00 195.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 183.00 185.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 288.00 290.00
No. 2 bundles 138.00 140.00
No. 1 busheling 288.00 290.00
Shredded scrap 248.00 250.00
Machine shop turnings 163.00 165.00
Shoveling turnings 163.00 165.00
No. 1 machinery cast 198.00 200.00
Cupola cast 198.00 200.00
Heavy breakable cast 188.00 190.00

Market Reports

Soft export trade keeps East Coast markets under pressure in June

By Sean Barry - June 13, 2018

Prices for ferrous scrap on the East Coast continued to face downside pressure in June as export prices drifted lower on slack overseas demand and pushed more material into local markets, while supply levels domestically were boosted by higher generation levels.