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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.   

 

Birmingham

Cautious buy programs and virus concerns send markets soft sideways

By Sean Barry - March 9, 2020

Ferrous scrap prices in North America booked a soft sideways move in March amid growing uncertainty over the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), while a scheduled 4-day maintenance outage at Bluescope-Delta helped put a cap on the upside potential for scrap pricing.
 

Scrap markets mixed in Feb as oversupply sinks prices

By Sean Barry - February 10, 2020

The drop in North American ferrous scrap prices were all across the map in February as local conditions drove pricing movements in certain markets, with southern parts of the country largely experiencing deeper discounts compared to the north.
 

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.
 

Ferrous scrap prices surge in Dec on supply shortage

By Sean Barry - December 6, 2019

North American ferrous scrap prices continued to build traction in December and booked mostly $30 per gross ton gains in the north and Midwest, while prices in southern regions like Birmingham were up $40 on last month amid a lack of nearby material on the ground.
 

Tighter supply pushes ferrous scrap up $20 in Nov

By Sean Barry - November 11, 2019

North American ferrous scrap prices rebounded in November as diminished supply following sharp price drops over the past two months drove numbers $20 per gross ton higher across the board in most regions.
 

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