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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.   



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.

Ferrous scrap prices hammered in January on oversupply

By Sean Barry - January 16, 2019

Ferrous scrap prices faced heavy downside pressure in January amid a deluge of material generated by slack export trade over the past couple of months and clement weather in many parts of the country that helped keep scrap moving.

Weaker export market pushes prices lower on the East Coast

By Sean Barry - December 12, 2018

Ferrous scrap prices on the East Coast succumbed to downside pressure in December as sluggish sales to overseas buyers forced exporters to lower their numbers – boosting domestic supply flows.

East Coast market mixed in November

By Sean Barry - November 12, 2018

Ferrous scrap prices on the East Coast were mixed as domestic demand helped push up broker buying prices in November, while prices at the docks were unchanged.

East Coast scrap prices revived on strong domestic and overseas demand

By Sean Barry - October 10, 2018

Ferrous scrap prices on the East Coast rebounded in October as robust domestic and overseas demand outweighed the impact of increased material flows over the past couple of months that led to price drops.

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