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Pittsburgh scrap metal prices

November 20, 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 September 19, 2016
Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 199.00 200.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 189.00 190.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 209.00 210.00
No. 2 bundles 84.00 85.00
No. 1 busheling 229.00 230.00
Shredded scrap 224.00 225.00
Machine shop turnings 99.00 100.00
Shoveling turnings 99.00 100.00
Cast iron borings 99.00 100.00
Plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under 224.00 225.00
Punchings and plate 449.00 450.00
Foundry steel, 2 ft. and under 194.00 195.00
Heavy turnings 99.00 100.00
No. 1 RR hvy. melting 249.00 250.00
Rails, 2 ft. and under 304.00 305.00
Rails, random length 224.00 225.00
RR specialties 264.00 265.00
No. 1 machinery cast 239.00 240.00
Cupola cast 214.00 215.00
Heavy breakable cast 154.00 155.00
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

Prime moves down $10 in Pittsburgh, other grades hold firm in November

By Sean Barry - November 15, 2017

Ferrous scrap prices in Pittsburgh traded sideways in November as supply and demand was largely in balance, with the exception of prime grades that were discounted $10 from October levels amid a slight oversupply of material and weaker demand.