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Buffalo scrap metal prices

April 15, 2019

Buffalo is a broker buying market that is driven nearly exclusively by Nucor Steel Auburn, Inc., a mill that according to its website specializes in carbon steel angles, channels, flats, reinforcing bars, rounds and squares. Scrap Price Bulletin’s coverage of the Buffalo market includes pricing for a wide range of scrap grades—including prime, cut, frag and foundry material.

Scrap Price Bulletin produces steel and iron scrap prices for no. 1 heavy melting, no. 1 bushelingshredded scrap, machine shop turnings, plate and structural scrap (2 ft. and under and 5 ft. and under)


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Prices as of February 5, 2018
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 289.00 290.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 279.00 280.00
No. 1 busheling 349.00 350.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 339.00 340.00
No. 2 bundles 174.00 175.00
Shredded scrap 311.00 312.00
Machine shop turnings 174.00 175.00
Mixed borings and turnings 174.00 175.00
Shoveling turnings 174.00 175.00
Cast iron borings 174.00 175.00
Plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under 299.00 300.00
Plate and structurals, 2 ft. and under 334.00 335.00
Rails, 2 ft. and under 389.00 390.00
Rails, random length 304.00 305.00
No. 1 machinery cast 329.00 330.00
Cupola cast 299.00 300.00

Market Reports

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.