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Cleveland scrap metal prices

November 20, 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.


Scrap Price Bulletin publishes more than 50 steel and iron scrap price grades and reports on 18 major North American ferrous scrap markets.  Click here to visit the about our prices page or to find additional steel scrap terms, visit the glossary page.

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Prices as of September 19, 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 179.00 180.00
No. 2 bundles 64.00 65.00
No. 1 busheling 174.00 175.00
Shredded scrap 194.00 195.00
Machine shop turnings 49.00 50.00
Shoveling turnings 49.00 50.00
Cast iron borings 49.00 50.00
Plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under 184.00 185.00
Plate and structurals, 2 ft. and under 204.00 205.00
Punchings and plate 404.00 405.00
Foundry steel, 2 ft. and under 159.00 160.00
No. 1 RR hvy. melting 224.00 225.00
Rails, 2 ft. and under 294.00 295.00
Rails, 18 in. and under 319.00 320.00
Drop broken machinery cast, 2 ft. and under 204.00 205.00
No. 1 machinery cast 214.00 215.00
Mixed cast 209.00 210.00
Stainless (dealers' buying prices)
18-8 bundles and solids 675.00 700.00
18-8 turnings 575.00 600.00
430 bundles and solids 125.00 150.00

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.