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Cleveland scrap metal prices

February 20, 2018

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 December 12, 2016
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 224.00 225.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 214.00 215.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 219.00 220.00
No. 2 bundles 119.00 120.00
No. 1 busheling 224.00 225.00
Shredded scrap 249.00 250.00
Machine shop turnings 99.00 100.00
Shoveling turnings 99.00 100.00
Cast iron borings 99.00 100.00
Plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under 244.00 245.00
Plate and structurals, 2 ft. and under 264.00 265.00
Punchings and plate 449.00 450.00
Foundry steel, 2 ft. and under 179.00 180.00
No. 1 RR hvy. melting 274.00 275.00
Rails, 2 ft. and under 344.00 345.00
Rails, 18 in. and under 369.00 370.00
Drop broken machinery cast, 2 ft. and under 254.00 255.00
No. 1 machinery cast 264.00 265.00
Mixed cast 259.00 260.00
Stainless (dealers' buying prices)
18-8 bundles and solids 875.00 900.00
18-8 turnings 775.00 800.00
430 bundles and solids 195.00 200.00

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.