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Cleveland scrap metal prices

June 11, 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 April 10, 2017
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 254.00 255.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 244.00 245.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 319.00 320.00
No. 2 bundles 144.00 145.00
No. 1 busheling 324.00 325.00
Shredded scrap 274.00 275.00
Machine shop turnings 124.00 125.00
Shoveling turnings 124.00 125.00
Cast iron borings 124.00 125.00
Plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under 274.00 275.00
Plate and structurals, 2 ft. and under 294.00 295.00
Punchings and plate 494.00 495.00
Foundry steel, 2 ft. and under 234.00 235.00
No. 1 RR hvy. melting 294.00 295.00
Rails, 2 ft. and under 369.00 370.00
Rails, 18 in. and under 394.00 395.00
Drop broken machinery cast, 2 ft. and under 279.00 280.00
No. 1 machinery cast 289.00 290.00
Mixed cast 284.00 285.00
Stainless (dealers' buying prices)
18-8 bundles and solids 950.00 975.00
18-8 turnings 850.00 875.00
430 bundles and solids 275.00 300.00

Market Reports

Scrap prices in Ohio Valley rangebound in June

By Sean Barry - June 13, 2018

Ferrous scrap prices in the Ohio Valley mostly held sideways in June as increased supply flows were met by strong demand.