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Regional Market Reports

Why did prices go up in one city and not in another? Did local steel production increase? What are scrap prices going to do next month? The answers are in these reports.   


Chicago, St. Louis markets up another $30

By Bill Beck - January 13, 2020

When Detroit mills quickly settled early last week at up $30 across the board from December prices, there was some concern that Chicago mills might hold out for a $20 premium to December pricing. But by late last Tuesday, mills from Iowa and Nebraska south to the Ohio River had all fallen in line with the $30 increase, the third double digit bump since last November.

Detroit, Ontario markets up sharply for third straight month

By Bill Beck - January 13, 2020

After months of crushing $30 and $40 per gross ton price drops, the Detroit and Ontario markets have bounced back to a very bullish position. When Bluescope Delta announced last week it was buying ferrous scrap across the board at a $30 premium to December prices, it was the third straight month the two North American Great Lakes markets have registered double digit price increases. 

Pig iron prices edge upwards on restocking and tighter supply

By Staff - January 13, 2020

A three-month run up of US ferrous scrap prices apparently showed signs of tiring over the January trade with the last sellers receiving less money than the first sellers.

Strong demand and tight supply boosts ferrous scrap again in Jan

By Sean Barry - January 13, 2020

The North American ferrous market started the New Year with a bang as prices rose $30 per gross ton across the board in nearly all areas of the country amid strong buying activity by domestic steel mills and inventories remained under pressure.

Higher scrap prices boost demand for pig iron

By Staff - December 9, 2019

The US alternative irons market is seeing a renewed appetite for pig iron on the heels of a recovery in domestic scrap prices.

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