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South Carolina scrap metal prices

June 11, 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.

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South Carolina
Prices as of April 10, 2017
Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 268.00 270.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 258.00 260.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 353.00 355.00
No. 1 busheling 353.00 355.00
Shredded scrap 298.00 300.00
Plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under 283.00 285.00
Plate and structurals, 2 ft. and under 308.00 310.00
No. 1 RR hvy. melting 308.00 310.00
Unstripped motor blocks 263.00 265.00

Market Reports

Southern scrap markets mixed bag in June

By Sean Barry - June 13, 2018

Ferrous scrap prices in the South and South East of the country experienced different fortunes in June as prices held at May numbers across the board in Birmingham and South Carolina, while many grades in Houston faced downside pressure as brokers who sell into the Mississippi River market were quoted lower prices by river mills.