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Cincinnati scrap metal prices

February 20, 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 December 12, 2016
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 194.00 195.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 184.00 185.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 147.00 148.00
No. 2 bundles 129.00 130.00
No. 1 busheling 152.00 153.00
Shredded scrap 179.00 180.00
Machine shop turnings 99.00 100.00
Cast iron borings 99.00 100.00
Plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under 209.00 210.00
Rails, random length 229.00 230.00
Rails, 2 ft. and under 304.00 305.00
No. 1 machinery cast 299.00 300.00

Market Reports

Scrap prices flat in Ohio Valley in Feb as exports dry up

By Sean Barry - February 14, 2018

Ferrous scrap prices in the Ohio Valley were kept in a holding pattern in February as a slight tightness in cut and frag due to the weather-related slowdown was offset by a drop in export prices.