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Hamilton, Ontario scrap metal prices

November 20, 2017

Hamilton is central to Canada’s steel manufacturing market and is a key city for Canada’s ferrous scrap market. Scrap Price Bulletin produces steel and iron prices for no. 1 heavy melting, no. 1 dealer bundles, no. 1 busheling, busheling unprepared, shredded scrap, machine shop turnings, cast iron borings and cast scrap. Hamilton’s prices are reported as broker buying market. To learn more about broker buying prices, refer to Scrap price Bulletin’s methodology.

Scrap Price Bulletin reporters assess pricing in 18 major markets in the North American ferrous scrap markets each week, talking to a broad sample of market participants involved in the buying and selling of steel and iron scrap. In addition to material pricing, every month, Scrap Price Bulletin publishes a regional market reports for Hamilton that details specific transactions and viewpoints in each region. Hamilton’s market report and pricing are reported in Canadian dollar and often compare currency fluctuations to the US dollar.

Geographically nearby, Chicago, Cleveland and Detroit are also covered in depth by Scrap Price Bulletin’s reporters for pricing and regional market reports giving you a complete view of the US Northern Midwest and Canadian scrap markets as they often relate to each other. 

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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Hamilton, Ontario
Prices as of September 19, 2016
Brokers' buying prices per net ton on cars, in Canadian dollars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 107.00     -
No. 1 dealer bundles 175.00     -
No. 1 busheling 130.00     -
Busheling, unprepared 125.00     -
Shredded scrap 89.00     -
Machine shop turnings 91.00     -
Cast iron borings 91.00     -
Cast scrap 99.00     -

Market Reports

Hamilton market again stronger than U.S. market in November

By Bill Beck - November 15, 2017

For the second straight month, the Canadian market was actually slightly stronger than nearby U.S. markets. In November, Hamilton buyers were down $1 Cdn on prime grades, up $5 Cdn on cut grades, and up double-digit numbers on shredded auto bodies.