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Pittsburgh scrap metal prices

February 20, 2018

Pittsburgh is mainly a consumer buying scrap market with limited concentration with processors/brokers. Scrap Price Bulletin produces pricing and trends analysis for no. 1 heavy melting, no. 2 heavy melting, no. 1 dealer bundles, no. 2 bundles, no. 1 busheling, shredded scrap, machine shop turnings, shoveling turnings, cast iron borings, plate and structurals 5 ft. & under, punchings and plate, foundry steel 2 ft. & under, heavy turnings, no. 1 RR heavy melting, rails 2  ft. & under, rails random length, RR specialties, no. 1 machinery cast, cupola cast, heavy breakable cast and stainless 18-8 bundles and solids.

For processors/brokers, Scrap Price Bulletin covers 18-8 bundles and solids and 18-8 turnings. The mills nearby the Pittsburgh market are Elwood, US Steel ET Works, AK Butler, Timken, Republic, Koppel, Standard Steel and assorted neighboring mills in Ohio.

Geographically nearby, Youngstown, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Boston and New York are also covered in depth by Scrap Price Bulletin’s pricing reports. The regional market reports Scrap Price Bulletin provides gives you a complete view of the US Northern Midwest and Northeast 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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Prices as of December 12, 2016
Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 254.00 255.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 244.00 245.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 264.00 265.00
No. 2 bundles 149.00 150.00
No. 1 busheling 284.00 285.00
Shredded scrap 279.00 280.00
Machine shop turnings 149.00 150.00
Shoveling turnings 149.00 150.00
Cast iron borings 149.00 150.00
Plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under 269.00 270.00
Punchings and plate 494.00 495.00
Foundry steel, 2 ft. and under 244.00 245.00
Heavy turnings 149.00 150.00
No. 1 RR hvy. melting 304.00 305.00
Rails, 2 ft. and under 364.00 365.00
Rails, random length 284.00 285.00
RR specialties 324.00 325.00
No. 1 machinery cast 294.00 295.00
Cupola cast 274.00 275.00
Heavy breakable cast 209.00 210.00
Stainless: 18-8 bundles and solids 1,200.00 1,225.00
18-8 turnings 1,100.00 1,125.00
Processor/brokers' buying prices
18-8 bundles and solids 1,100.00 1,125.00
18-8 turnings 1,000.00 1,025.00

Market Reports

Scrap prices flat in Pittsburgh in February on export drop off

By Sean Barry - February 14, 2018

Ferrous scrap prices in Pittsburgh failed to build on gains over the previous two months in February as softer export demand contained a push by dealers to secure higher numbers amid a lingering shortage for certain grades due to weather-related issues.