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St. Louis scrap metal prices

March 19, 2018

St. Louis is a key player in the US’s Midwestern scrap market. The major consumers in St. Louis include US Steel’s Granite works, which makes steel used in the production for tube and pipe. Alton Steel is a primary producer for special bar quality steel (SBQ),  SSAB Montpellier produces steel plate and coil, and Keystone steel and wire produces billet, rod , rebar and industrial wire.  

The St. Louis region can extend as far south as Arkansas, including Nucor and CMC and SDI in Columbus, Mississippi.  Scrap Price Bulletin assesses a broker buying price for prime grades of scrap including no. 1 busheling, no. 1 dealer bundles, and no. 2 bundles. Scrap Price Bulletin also assesses pricing for no. 1 and no. 2 heavy melting and plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under, shredded scrap, machine shop turnings, shoveling turnings, cast iron borings, no. 1 RR heavy melting, and unstripped motor blocks

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St. Louis
Prices as of January 17, 2017
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 254.00 255.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 244.00 245.00
No. 1 busheling 289.00 290.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 284.00 285.00
No. 2 bundles 189.00 190.00
Shredded scrap 274.00 275.00
Machine shop turnings 144.00 145.00
Shoveling turnings 144.00 145.00
Cast iron borings 159.00 160.00
No. 1 RR hvy. melting 294.00 295.00
Plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under 264.00 265.00
Unstripped motor blocks 249.00 250.00

Market Reports

Scrap prices roar back up in St. Louis in March

By Sean Barry - March 14, 2018

Prices for ferrous scrap in St. Louis rebounded in March after holding sideways in February as demand gathered strength and many grades of material, particularly frag and cut, were thin on the ground.