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Pittsburgh scrap metal prices

May 22, 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. 

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 March 21, 2016
Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 159.00 160.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 149.00 150.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 169.00 170.00
No. 2 bundles 39.00 40.00
No. 1 busheling 189.00 190.00
Shredded scrap 199.00 200.00
Machine shop turnings 64.00 65.00
Shoveling turnings 64.00 65.00
Cast iron borings 64.00 65.00
Plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under 184.00 185.00
Punchings and plate 424.00 425.00
Foundry steel, 2 ft. and under 169.00 170.00
Heavy turnings 64.00 65.00
No. 1 RR hvy. melting 229.00 230.00
Rails, 2 ft. and under 284.00 285.00
Rails, random length 204.00 205.00
RR specialties 244.00 245.00
No. 1 machinery cast 219.00 220.00
Cupola cast 194.00 195.00
Heavy breakable cast 134.00 135.00
Stainless: 18-8 bundles and solids 1,000.00 1,025.00
18-8 turnings 900.00 925.00
Processor/brokers' buying prices
18-8 bundles and solids 900.00 925.00
18-8 turnings 800.00 825.00

Market Reports

Pittsburgh sees some prices gain strength, others sideways

By John Ambrosia - May 10, 2017

After dropping significantly in April, the Pittsburgh market experienced few changes in May. Overall the market averaged prices pretty close to last month’s levels, although secondary grades saw small increases.