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South Carolina scrap metal prices

February 20, 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.

In addition to South Carolina, Scrap Price Bulletin features weekly price assessments focused on more than 15 major North American ferrous scrap markets. Also included in your paid subscription is online access to pricing analysis in the form of weekly regional market reports. These market reports call attention to specific pricing trends while offering valuable insights into market behaviors.

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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South Carolina
Prices as of December 12, 2016
Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 243.00 245.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 233.00 235.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 273.00 275.00
No. 1 busheling 273.00 275.00
Shredded scrap 268.00 270.00
Plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under 258.00 260.00
Plate and structurals, 2 ft. and under 293.00 295.00
No. 1 RR hvy. melting 283.00 285.00
Unstripped motor blocks 228.00 230.00

Market Reports

Scrap prices sideways in the South on softer export market

By Sean Barry - February 14, 2018

Ferrous scrap prices were largely sideways in the South and South East of the country in February as sluggish export activity helped keep a lid on any potential upside movement.