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St. Louis scrap metal prices

May 22, 2017

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 March 21, 2016
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 154.00 155.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 144.00 145.00
No. 1 busheling 189.00 190.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 184.00 185.00
No. 2 bundles 64.00 65.00
Shredded scrap 174.00 175.00
Machine shop turnings 34.00 35.00
Shoveling turnings 34.00 35.00
Cast iron borings 59.00 60.00
No. 1 RR hvy. melting 189.00 190.00
Plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under 174.00 175.00
Unstripped motor blocks 144.00 145.00

Market Reports

In St. Louis, sideways was the rule for May scrap deals

By John Ambrosia - May 10, 2017

Grades were unchanged in May, as sellers and buyers eventually agreed that market factors did not dictate large movements in pricing.