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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.

Philadelphia market retreats in December

By Bill Beck - December 12, 2018

After going up $40 through October and November, cut grades in the Philadelphia market dropped off $10 in December as sales slowed at nearby export yards.

Philadelphia market up Again in November

By Bill Beck - November 14, 2018

For the second straight month, prices are up in the Philadelphia market. Last month, prices were up a solid $20 across the board after dropping in both August and September. This month, cut grades registered another hefty $20 gain over October pricing, while prime grades were up $10.

General report for Philadelphia market

By Bill Beck - October 10, 2018

Philadelphia ferrous scrap prices are on a merry-go-round. In July, they were up $20 across the board. They dropped off that much in August and again in September, and in October they are back up $20 across the board. In essence, the market hasn’t gained or lost a nickel since the July 4th holiday.

Philadelphia market off $20 in September

By Bill Beck - September 12, 2018

After speculation that the market might be off as much as $40 or $50 because of weak export sales in the preceding month, Philadelphia settled late last week at down $20 on all grades. It was the second straight month that Philadelphia recorded a $20 drop in prices.

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