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South Carolina scrap metal prices

December 10, 2018

South Carolina is the only market Scrap Price Bulletin covers that is contained in the South Atlantic region of North America. Several key players in the industry can be found in this region—among them are SMI, Georgetown, Nucor, AmeriSteel, Chaparral and Gerdau. Scrap Price Bulletin’s coverage of the South Carolina market includes pricing for a wide range of scrap grades—including prime, cut, frag and foundry material.

Scrap Price Bulletin assesses several grades of delivered to consumer ferrous scrap prices including no. 1 heavy melting, no. 2 heavy melting, no. 1 dealer bundles, no. 1 busheling, shredded scrap, plate and structural scrap (2 ft. and under and 5 ft. and under), no. 1 RR hvy. melting and unstripped motor blocks.

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South Carolina
Prices as of October 9, 2017
Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 248.00 250.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 238.00 240.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 328.00 330.00
No. 1 busheling 328.00 330.00
Shredded scrap 288.00 290.00
Plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under 263.00 265.00
Plate and structurals, 2 ft. and under 289.00 290.00
No. 1 RR hvy. melting 283.00 285.00
Unstripped motor blocks 238.00 240.00

Market Reports

Oversupply pushes prime and turnings lower in Southern markets in December

By Sean Barry - December 12, 2018

Prices for prime grades and turnings in the South and South East of the country dropped in December amid an uptick in supply and flat demand, while obsolete grades managed to hold their ground at last month’s level.