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No. 2 hvy. melting scrap metal prices

May 20, 2019
No. 2 heavy melting is a cut grade of scrap comprised of obsolete scrap. The material is comprised of wrought iron and steel scrap, black and galvanized, 1/8 inch and over in thickness, charging box size to include material not suitable as no. 1 heavy melting steel. This definition is specified by the Institute of Scrap Recycling industries. The grade is prepared in a manner to insure compact charging and is often abbreviated as HMS2. 
Scrap Price Bulletin publishes a no. 2 heavy melting price in eleven markets across North America including Birmingham, Boston, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Houston, New York, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, St. Louis and Youngstown.
Depending on the market, Scrap Price Bulletin either assesses the material prices as a broker buying price, delivered to consumer price or export yard price.  
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No. 2 hvy. melting
Prices as of March 12, 2018
Delivered to Consumer Low High
Pittsburgh - No. 2 hvy. melting 339.00 340.00
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars
St. Louis - No. 2 hvy. melting 294.00 295.00
Cleveland - No. 2 hvy. melting 314.00 315.00
Cincinnati - No. 2 hvy. melting 304.00 305.00
Youngstown - No. 2 hvy. melting 319.00 320.00
Buffalo - No. 2 hvy. melting 299.00 300.00
Birmingham - No. 2 hvy. melting 192.00 193.00
South Carolina - No. 2 hvy. melting 323.00 325.00
Prices delivered to export yards per gross ton on cars
New York - No. 2 hvy. melting 283.00 285.00
Brokers' buying prices for domestic markets per gross ton on cars
New York - No. 2 hvy. melting 298.00 300.00
Prices delivered to export yards per gross ton on cars
Boston - No. 2 hvy. melting 263.00 265.00
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars
Houston - No. 2 hvy. melting 226.00 227.00