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Cincinnati scrap metal prices

December 10, 2018
The Cincinnati ferrous scrap market feeds the Ohio valley region via train, truck, and boat. Cincinnati sits directly along the Ohio River giving it advantageous access to a network of rivers including the Mississippi River and Ohio River Basin System, which contains roughly 2,800 miles of navigable waterway.
Scrap Price Bulletin covers twelve different steel and iron prices for the Cincinnati market including no. 1 heavy melting, no. 2 heavy melting, no. 1 dealer bundles, no. 2 bundles, no. 1 busheling, shredded scrap, machine shop turnings, cast iron borings, plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under, rails, random length, rails, 2 ft. and under, and no. 1 machinery cast.
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Prices as of October 9, 2017
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 209.00 210.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 119.00 220.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 207.00 208.00
No. 2 bundles 124.00 125.00
No. 1 busheling 212.00 213.00
Shredded scrap 189.00 190.00
Machine shop turnings 102.00 103.00
Cast iron borings 102.00 103.00
Plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under 224.00 225.00
Rails, random length 249.00 250.00
Rails, 2 ft. and under 324.00 325.00
No. 1 machinery cast 309.00 310.00

Market Reports

Scrap prices in Ohio Valley largely hold firm in December

By Sean Barry - December 12, 2018

Ferrous scrap prices in the Ohio Valley largely held their ground in December as a wave of supply, partly generated by slack exports off the East Coast, was met by robust mill and foundry demand.