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Analysis of the trends in steel scrap markets.

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Will ferrous scrap bull market continue in 2022?

By Bill Beck - January 3, 2022

With a second straight pandemic year in the books, participants in the North American ferrous scrap market are looking back at a bullish 2021 and anticipating more of the same in 2022. 
 

November surprise could push mart sharply higher

By Bill Beck - October 25, 2021

Continued tightness of prime grades and a flurry of demand from Turkish steelmakers has the North American ferrous scrap community anticipating sharply higher pricing for the November settlement.
 

Scrap industry hit by new wave of consolidation

By Bill Beck - October 18, 2021

The trend toward consolidation in the North American ferrous scrap sector got a whole lot more pronounced last week.
 

Growing Steel Demand Presents Opportunity For Scrap Pricing Super Cycle in Next Decade

By Bill Beck - May 21, 2021

The recent surge in North American ferrous scrap prices amid strong global steel markets and supply shortages, particularly for prime grades, could be just the start of a demand super cycle for high quality scrap units and alternatives, according to several panelists at Fastmarkets’ virtual Scrap, DRI and Mini-Mills conference, April 13-15, 2021.

Scrap market to start New Year with a bang

By Staff - December 16, 2020

An overwhelmingly bullish sentiment driven by a deepening shortage of ferrous scrap and strong demand propelled the Trend Indicator to its highest ever reading of 80 for January, surpassing the previous high of 76 in January this year.
 

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