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Trend Analysis

Read Trend Analysis every week for a detailed look at the factors that influence the supply/demand balance and ferrous scrap prices.  Whether you track shredded scrap in Chicago, No. 1 heavy melt in Pittsburgh, or plate and structural in Detroit, it's all relative to the trend of the market.  


Ferrous scrap market braced for positive December

By Sean Barry - November 21, 2017

The North American ferrous scrap market is expected to finish the year on a positive note despite the holiday period amid a confluence of factors such as easing supply flows, robust demand and steady export trade.

November scrap mart shaping up to go sideways?

By Bill Beck - October 30, 2017

After a significant slide in October that saw ferrous scrap markets across much of North America drop anywhere from $25 to $40, dealers and brokers are expecting a much less volatile November.

Market outlook murky heading into November

By Sean Barry - October 16, 2017

The outlook for the North American ferrous scrap market is expected to be cloudy heading towards November after being slammed by an oversupply of material and weaker demand in October. 

Uncertainty grips ferrous scrap market in November

By Sean Barry - October 20, 2017

The North American ferrous scrap market is forecast to trade sideways or improve slightly in November after weaker domestic and overseas demand slammed prices in October.

The calendar may dictate July sideways movement

By Bill Beck - July 3, 2017

By the time you read this, the July ferrous scrap market may already be moving sideways.

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