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Seattle-Portland scrap metal prices

July 17, 2017

The Seattle-Portland area market is a major scrap exporter on the US west coast along with San Francisco and Los Angeles. Accounting for much of the Pacific coast export business, the Seattle-Portland market ships to countries like Taiwan, India, China, Korea, and Thailand. 

Scrap Price Bulletin covers six different steel and iron prices for the Seattle-Portland market including no. 1 heavy melting, shredded scrap, no. 2 bundles, and mixed yard cast for prices delivered to domestic consumers per gross ton on cars. Scrap Price Bulletin also covers the delivered price to export yards per gross ton on cars for no. 1 heavy melting and shredded scrap

Scrap Price Bulletin subscribers have the ability to view this extensive Seattle/Portland pricing data by using the web-based charting tool. This tool enables allows the user to select relevant pricing and the desired time period to either view in exportable excel files or online. In addition to providing pricing and charting capabilities for the Seattle-Portland region, Scrap Price Bulletin also publishes a monthly market report assessing the major price changes and explanations surrounding price movements. Market reports are also published for the other 17 cities in Scrap Price Bulletin’s coverage.

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
Prices delivered to export yards per gross ton on cars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 128.00 130.00
Shredded scrap 148.00 150.00
Prices delivered to domestic consumers per gross ton on cars
No. 1 hvy. melting 173.00 175.00
Shredded scrap 193.00 195.00
No. 2 bundles 103.00 105.00
Mixed yard cast 213.00 215.00

Market Reports

Pacific Northwest markets strong sideways for June

By Bill Beck - July 12, 2017

Domestic markets in Seattle, Portland and San Francisco were sideways for the second straight month in a row, and export markets in the Pacific Northwest were up $5 over June prices. That was due to continuing strong demand from Asia, and a weakening in the U.S. dollar that has accelerated in the three weeks since late June.