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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.   


South Carolina

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.

Solid demand pushes Southern markets up $20 in March

By Sean Barry - March 11, 2019

Prices for obsolete and prime grades of ferrous scrap in the south of the country booked a $20 per gross ton rise in March as domestic and overseas demand for material remained healthy, while a blast of cold weather conditions in the north and Midwest slowed deliveries and generation levels this month.

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.

Oversupply pushes prime and turnings lower in Southern markets in December

By Sean Barry - December 12, 2018

Prices for prime grades and turnings in the South and South East of the country dropped in December amid an uptick in supply and flat demand, while obsolete grades managed to hold their ground at last month’s level.

Rush to secure scrap pushes prices higher in Southern markets in November

By Sean Barry - November 12, 2018

Ferrous scrap prices in the South and South East of the country posted gains in November as consumers were keen to secure material amid robust end-user demand and fewer shipping days due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

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