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Buffalo scrap metal prices

April 16, 2018

Buffalo is a broker buying market that is driven nearly exclusively by Nucor Steel Auburn, Inc., a mill that according to its website specializes in carbon steel angles, channels, flats, reinforcing bars, rounds and squares. Scrap Price Bulletin’s coverage of the Buffalo market includes pricing for a wide range of scrap grades—including prime, cut, frag and foundry material.

Scrap Price Bulletin produces steel and iron scrap prices for no. 1 heavy melting, no. 2 heavy melting, no. 1 busheling, no. 1 dealer bundles, no. 2 bundles, shredded scrap, machine shop turnings, mixed borings and turnings, shoveling turnings, cast iron borings, plate and structural scrap (2 ft. and under and 5 ft. and under), rail scrap (2 ft. and under and random length), no. 1 machinery cast and cupola cast.

In addition to Buffalo, Scrap Price Bulletin features weekly price assessments and regional market reports focused on more than 15 major North American ferrous scrap markets. The extensive weekly market reports call attention to specific pricing trends while offering valuable insights into market behaviors.

Scrap Price Bulletin publishes more than 50 steel and iron scrap price grades and reports on 18 major North American ferrous scrap markets.  Click here to visit the about our prices page or to find additional steel scrap terms, visit the glossary page.

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Prices as of February 13, 2017
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 224.00 225.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 214.00 215.00
No. 1 busheling 289.00 290.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 279.00 280.00
No. 2 bundles 124.00 125.00
Shredded scrap 249.00 250.00
Machine shop turnings 134.00 135.00
Mixed borings and turnings 134.00 135.00
Shoveling turnings 134.00 135.00
Cast iron borings 134.00 135.00
Plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under 244.00 245.00
Plate and structurals, 2 ft. and under 284.00 285.00
Rails, 2 ft. and under 339.00 340.00
Rails, random length 254.00 255.00
No. 1 machinery cast 269.00 270.00
Cupola cast 244.00 245.00

Market Reports

Scrap prices rise higher in April on robust demand and tight supply

By Sean Barry - April 11, 2018

Due to some technical issues, some of our market reports have been condensed into one market roundup this month. We apologize for any inconvenience.