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Houston scrap metal prices

November 19, 2018
Houston is a broker buying market that is exceptionally positioned for scrap exporting—specifically to Mexico.  While Houston is approximately 360 miles from the Mexican border, the state of Texas itself has 29 official US ports of entry, more than any other state, according to the CBP website. Mexican mills receive a majority of Houston’s scrap material via railway, while Houston docks deal primarily with obsolete scrap exports to international markets such as Turkey. 
 
Scrap Price Bulletin produces steel and iron scrap prices for no. 1 heavy melting, no. 2 heavy melting, no. 1 busheling, shredded scrap, machine shop turnings, plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under, and unstripped motor blocks.
 
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Houston
Prices as of September 18, 2017
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 176.00 177.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 166.00 167.00
No. 1 busheling 206.00 207.00
Shredded scrap 189.00 190.00
Machine shop turnings 126.00 127.00
Plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under 176.00 177.00
Unstripped motor blocks 165.00 166.00

Market Reports

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.