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Youngstown scrap metal prices

May 22, 2017

The ferrous scrap market in Youngstown is predominantly broker buying based. Major players for prime and cut grades in this area are Timken Steel, Elwood, Koppel, Allegheny Ludlum, Standard Steel, Steelton, US Steel (Edgar Thomson), V&M Star and Republic. Scrap Price Bulletin’s coverage of the Youngstown market includes pricing for a wide range of scrap grades—including prime, cut and frag material.

Scrap Price Bulletin produces steel and iron scrap prices for no. 1 heavy melting, no. 2 heavy melting, no. 1 dealer bundles, no. 2 bundles, shredded scrap, machine shop turnings, shoveling turnings, and plate and structurals 5 ft. and under. For more information concerning Scrap Price Bulletin’s prices, click here to visit our methodology section.

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Prices as of March 21, 2016
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 139.00 140.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 129.00 130.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 139.00 140.00
No. 2 bundles 34.00 35.00
Shredded scrap 164.00 165.00
Machine shop turnings 29.00 30.00
Shoveling turnings 29.00 30.00
Plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under 154.00 155.00

Market Reports

Prime is sideways, cuts up slightly in Youngstown market

By John Ambrosia - May 10, 2017

Prices in Youngstown were sideways across the board on prime grades and up slightly on cut grades in May. Tonnages were down slightly from last month, and dealers were able to hold their ground and not cave into pressure to lower prices significantly.