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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 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 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.

Prime grades eke out $20 gain in July, obsolete grades remain flat

By Sean Barry - July 12, 2021

Prime grades of ferrous scrap continued to build on last month’s gains during the July monthly settlement, booking a $20 per gross ton increase in most regions of the country amid a deepening supply shortage and robust demand.

Deepening shortage pushes scrap higher in June

By Sean Barry - June 9, 2021

North American ferrous scrap prices surged in June as robust demand continued to put supplies under pressure.

Obsoletes rise $20 and primes hold sideways in May trade

By Sean Barry - May 11, 2021

Strong demand from a robust steel industry and a recent kick up in export prices put a solid floor under North American ferrous scrap prices in May, with obsolete grades booking a $20 per gross ton increase on last month and prime grades holding sideways.

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