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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 flat in Dec

By Sean Barry - December 8, 2021

North American ferrous scrap prices ended the year flat across the board in most regions of the country as early expectations of higher numbers were quickly dashed amid a rash of outages, healthy supply flows, weaker exports and mills reducing their buy programs for year-end accounting purposes.

Ferrous scrap prices surge in Nov on supply crimp

By Sean Barry - November 9, 2021

North American ferrous scrap prices shot higher in November amid reduced inbound flows over the past couple of months and a switch by steel mills into obsolete grades in the wake of reduced prime generation – boosting some cut grades to their highest pricing levels for 2021.

Ferrous scrap prices diverge in mixed Oct trade

By Sean Barry - October 12, 2021

North American ferrous scrap prices were a mixed bag in October amid one of the most disconnected trades in recent memory.

Ferrous scrap prices fall again in Sept

By Sean Barry - September 13, 2021

The North American ferrous scrap market continued to face downside pressure in September as an oversupply of material weighed heavy and demand was impacted by a wave of steel mill maintenance outages.

Ferrous scrap prices dip lower in August on oversupply

By Sean Barry - August 9, 2021

The recent rally in the North American ferrous scrap market came to an end in August as an oversupply sunk obsolete grades by $20 per gross ton compared with last month, while prime grades largely held sideways, except in the south of the country where prices fell $10 per gross ton.

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