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Pittsburgh scrap metal prices

September 18, 2017

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. 

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Prices as of July 18, 2016
Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 209.00 210.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 199.00 200.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 249.00 250.00
No. 2 bundles 104.00 105.00
No. 1 busheling 269.00 270.00
Shredded scrap 244.00 245.00
Machine shop turnings 119.00 120.00
Shoveling turnings 119.00 120.00
Cast iron borings 119.00 120.00
Plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under 229.00 230.00
Punchings and plate 469.00 470.00
Foundry steel, 2 ft. and under 204.00 205.00
Heavy turnings 119.00 120.00
No. 1 RR hvy. melting 269.00 270.00
Rails, 2 ft. and under 324.00 325.00
Rails, random length 244.00 245.00
RR specialties 284.00 285.00
No. 1 machinery cast 259.00 260.00
Cupola cast 234.00 235.00
Heavy breakable cast 174.00 175.00
Stainless: 18-8 bundles and solids 1,125.00 1,150.00
18-8 turnings 1,025.00 1,050.00
Processor/brokers' buying prices
18-8 bundles and solids 1,025.00 1,050.00
18-8 turnings 925.00 950.00

Market Reports

Markets mainly sideways in September on sudden rise in scrap flows

By Sean Barry - September 13, 2017

Due to the impact of Hurricane Irma on some of Scrap Price Bulletin’s operations, a portion of our normal services have been affected. For this reason, some of our market reports have been condensed into one market roundup this month. We apologize for any inconvenience.