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Cincinnati scrap metal prices

May 20, 2019
The Cincinnati ferrous scrap market feeds the Ohio valley region via train, truck, and boat. Cincinnati sits directly along the Ohio River giving it advantageous access to a network of rivers including the Mississippi River and Ohio River Basin System, which contains roughly 2,800 miles of navigable waterway.
Scrap Price Bulletin covers twelve different steel and iron prices for the Cincinnati market including no. 1 heavy melting, no. 1 dealer bundles, no. 1 busheling, shredded scrap, machine shop turnings, plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under
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Prices as of March 12, 2018
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 294.00 295.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 304.00 305.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 237.00 238.00
No. 2 bundles 209.00 210.00
No. 1 busheling 242.00 243.00
Shredded scrap 279.00 280.00
Machine shop turnings 182.00 183.00
Cast iron borings 182.00 183.00
Plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under 304.00 305.00
Rails, random length 324.00 325.00
Rails, 2 ft. and under 399.00 400.00
No. 1 machinery cast 384.00 385.00

Market Reports

Scrap prices continue to book losses in May on supply glut

By Sean Barry - May 10, 2019

The ferrous scrap market in the United States logged further losses in May as mills pared back buy programs due to numerous maintenance outages and scrap flows continued to surge amid slack export trade and a booming industrial sector.