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Pittsburgh scrap metal prices

July 17, 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 May 16, 2016
Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 229.00 230.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 219.00 220.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 249.00 250.00
No. 2 bundles 119.00 120.00
No. 1 busheling 269.00 270.00
Shredded scrap 274.00 275.00
Machine shop turnings 144.00 145.00
Shoveling turnings 144.00 145.00
Cast iron borings 144.00 145.00
Plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under 249.00 250.00
Punchings and plate 494.00 495.00
Foundry steel, 2 ft. and under 229.00 230.00
Heavy turnings 144.00 145.00
No. 1 RR hvy. melting 294.00 295.00
Rails, 2 ft. and under 349.00 350.00
Rails, random length 269.00 270.00
RR specialties 309.00 310.00
No. 1 machinery cast 284.00 285.00
Cupola cast 259.00 260.00
Heavy breakable cast 199.00 200.00
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

Balanced market keeps Pittsburgh unchanged in July

By Sean Barry - July 12, 2017

Balanced market conditions kept Pittsburgh ferrous scrap prices locked in a holding pattern in July despite a push by sellers to secure increases for certain grades like busheling and bundles.