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Cincinnati scrap metal prices

September 18, 2017
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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Cincinnati
Prices as of July 18, 2016
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 164.00 165.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 154.00 155.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 147.00 148.00
No. 2 bundles 99.00 100.00
No. 1 busheling 152.00 153.00
Shredded scrap 149.00 150.00
Machine shop turnings 69.00 70.00
Cast iron borings 69.00 70.00
Plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under 179.00 180.00
Rails, random length 199.00 200.00
Rails, 2 ft. and under 274.00 275.00
No. 1 machinery cast 269.00 270.00

Market Reports

Markets mainly sideways in September on sudden rise in scrap flows

By Sean Barry - September 13, 2017

Due to the impact of Hurricane Irma on some of Scrap Price Bulletin’s operations, a portion of our normal services have been affected. For this reason, some of our market reports have been condensed into one market roundup this month. We apologize for any inconvenience.