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Pittsburgh scrap metal prices

April 16, 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 February 13, 2017
Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 264.00 265.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 254.00 255.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 299.00 300.00
No. 2 bundles 159.00 160.00
No. 1 busheling 319.00 320.00
Shredded scrap 279.00 280.00
Machine shop turnings 159.00 160.00
Shoveling turnings 159.00 160.00
Cast iron borings 159.00 160.00
Plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under 279.00 280.00
Punchings and plate 514.00 515.00
Foundry steel, 2 ft. and under 249.00 250.00
Heavy turnings 159.00 160.00
No. 1 RR hvy. melting 309.00 310.00
Rails, 2 ft. and under 374.00 375.00
Rails, random length 294.00 295.00
RR specialties 334.00 335.00
No. 1 machinery cast 304.00 305.00
Cupola cast 284.00 285.00
Heavy breakable cast 219.00 220.00
Stainless: 18-8 bundles and solids 1,375.00 1,400.00
18-8 turnings 1,275.00 1,300.00
Processor/brokers' buying prices
18-8 bundles and solids 1,275.00 1,300.00
18-8 turnings 1,175.00 1,200.00

Market Reports

Scrap prices rise higher in April on robust demand and tight supply

By Sean Barry - April 11, 2018

Due to some technical issues, some of our market reports have been condensed into one market roundup this month. We apologize for any inconvenience.