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Cleveland scrap metal prices

September 18, 2017

Cleveland’s ferrous scrap market is primarily broker buying centered, while its stainless scrap pricing is determined by dealers’ buying prices.  Major contributing mills in the Cleveland region are Timken, Elwood, Koppel, Standard Steel, Steelton, AK Butler and V&M Star.  Prices in this region are heavily dependent on the changing demands of the ferrous export market, combined with mill demand and domestic scrap supply. Scrap Price Bulletin’s coverage of the Cleveland 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, shoveling turnings, cast iron borings, plate and structural scrap (2 ft. and under and 5 ft. and under), punchings and plate, foundry steel (2 ft. and under), rail scrap (2 ft. and under and 18 in. and under), no. 1 RR heavy melting, drop broken machinery cast (2 ft. and under), no. 1 machinery cast and mixed cast.  Stainless scrap price assessments are given for 18-8 bundles and solids, 18-8 turnings and 430 bundles and solids.

In addition to Cleveland, 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.


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Prices as of July 18, 2016
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 184.00 185.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 174.00 175.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 219.00 220.00
No. 2 bundles 84.00 85.00
No. 1 busheling 214.00 215.00
Shredded scrap 204.00 205.00
Machine shop turnings 69.00 70.00
Shoveling turnings 69.00 70.00
Cast iron borings 69.00 70.00
Plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under 204.00 205.00
Plate and structurals, 2 ft. and under 224.00 225.00
Punchings and plate 424.00 425.00
Foundry steel, 2 ft. and under 179.00 180.00
No. 1 RR hvy. melting 244.00 245.00
Rails, 2 ft. and under 314.00 315.00
Rails, 18 in. and under 339.00 340.00
Drop broken machinery cast, 2 ft. and under 224.00 225.00
No. 1 machinery cast 234.00 235.00
Mixed cast 229.00 230.00
Stainless (dealers' buying prices)
18-8 bundles and solids 775.00 800.00
18-8 turnings 675.00 700.00
430 bundles and solids 175.00 200.00

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.