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Cincinnati scrap metal prices

November 20, 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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Prices as of September 19, 2016
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 144.00 145.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 134.00 135.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 107.00 108.00
No. 2 bundles 79.00 80.00
No. 1 busheling 112.00 113.00
Shredded scrap 129.00 130.00
Machine shop turnings 49.00 50.00
Cast iron borings 49.00 50.00
Plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under 159.00 160.00
Rails, random length 179.00 180.00
Rails, 2 ft. and under 254.00 255.00
No. 1 machinery cast 249.00 250.00

Market Reports

Scrap sideways in Ohio Valley in November, prime grades drop $10

By Sean Barry - November 15, 2017

Ferrous scrap prices in the Ohio Valley region generally held firm in November after coming under major downside pressure in October, except prime grades that dropped $10 per gross ton from October levels as mills pushed for reductions amid weaker demand.