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Cincinnati scrap metal prices

January 27, 2020
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 November 19, 2018
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 289.00 290.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 299.00 300.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 257.00 258.00
No. 2 bundles 204.00 205.00
No. 1 busheling 262.00 263.00
Shredded scrap 279.00 280.00
Machine shop turnings 147.00 148.00
Cast iron borings 147.00 148.00
Plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under 299.00 300.00
Rails, random length 319.00 320.00
Rails, 2 ft. and under 394.00 395.00
No. 1 machinery cast 379.00 380.00

Market Reports

Strong demand and tight supply boosts ferrous scrap again in Jan

By Sean Barry - January 13, 2020

The North American ferrous market started the New Year with a bang as prices rose $30 per gross ton across the board in nearly all areas of the country amid strong buying activity by domestic steel mills and inventories remained under pressure.