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Cincinnati scrap metal prices

October 14, 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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Cincinnati
Prices as of August 6, 2018
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 304.00 305.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 314.00 315.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 257.00 258.00
No. 2 bundles 219.00 220.00
No. 1 busheling 262.00 263.00
Shredded scrap 289.00 290.00
Machine shop turnings 172.00 173.00
Cast iron borings 172.00 173.00
Plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under 314.00 315.00
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

Supply glut pushes market down again in October

By Sean Barry - October 9, 2019

North American ferrous scrap prices continued to face heavy downside pressure in October as a slew of maintenance outages and sloppy export trade exacerbated an oversupply of material in the market.