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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.   


Los Angeles

Southern California domestic and export markets both off

By Bill Beck - December 12, 2018

For the second straight month, Southern California and the West Coast were part of a two-tier national market. While markets across a broad swath of North America were sideways, markets in Southern California were off across the board. Weak export sales dropped prices $15 on the docks after dropping $10 last month. Prices at domestic mills were off $10 in December.

Southern California bucks national trend

By Bill Beck - November 14, 2018

After reporting its first up month since early summer, Southern California bucked the national trend in November, dropping $10 on the docks and going sideways at domestic mills.

Southern California up $10 in October

By Bill Beck - October 10, 2018

Southern California enjoyed its first up month since early summer, with prices up $10 across the board at both domestic mills and export yards. Some grades were bringing as much as a $20 premium over September prices in quiet deals.

Southern California down $20 domestic, $10 on the docks in September

By Bill Beck - September 12, 2018

Markets in Southern California dropped $20 on the docks in September and $10 at domestic mills, extending a bear market that has been ongoing since spring. Export prices are now off $60 since April.

Southern California down $10 in August

By Bill Beck - August 15, 2018

After dropping $30 from April to June, Southern California markets were sideways in July but resumed their downward course in August. One West Coast broker said markets were off $10 across the board in August.

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