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Boston scrap metal prices

February 20, 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 December 12, 2016
Prices delivered to export yards per gross ton on cars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 178.00 180.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 168.00 170.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 238.00 240.00
No. 2 bundles 108.00 110.00
No. 1 busheling 238.00 240.00
Shredded scrap 218.00 220.00
Machine shop turnings 128.00 130.00
Shoveling turnings 128.00 130.00
No. 1 machinery cast 163.00 165.00
Cupola cast 163.00 165.00
Heavy breakable cast 153.00 155.00

Market Reports

East Coast markets drift sideways in Feb on export slowdown

By Sean Barry - February 14, 2018

A recent spate of price increases for ferrous scrap on the East Coast came to a sudden halt in February as an easing in export demand neutralized a slight tightness in certain grades due to the lingering effects of severe winter weather.