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Pittsburgh scrap metal prices

January 27, 2020

Pittsburgh is mainly a consumer buying scrap market with limited concentration with processors/brokers. Scrap Price Bulletin produces pricing and trends analysis for no. 1 heavy melting no. 1 dealer bundles, no. 2 bundles, no. 1 busheling, shredded scrap, machine shop turningscast iron borings, plate and structurals 5 ft. & under, punchings and plate, rails 2  ft. & undercupola cast, heavy breakable cast and stainless 18-8 bundles and solids.

For processors/brokers, Scrap Price Bulletin covers 18-8 bundles and solids and 18-8 turnings. The mills nearby the Pittsburgh market are Elwood, US Steel ET Works, AK Butler, Timken, Republic, Koppel, Standard Steel and assorted neighboring mills in Ohio.

Geographically nearby, Youngstown, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Boston and New York are also covered in depth by Scrap Price Bulletin’s pricing reports. The regional market reports Scrap Price Bulletin provides gives you a complete view of the US Northern Midwest and Northeast scrap markets, as they often relate to each other. 

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Prices as of November 19, 2018
Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 339.00 340.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 329.00 330.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 389.00 390.00
No. 2 bundles 219.00 220.00
No. 1 busheling 409.00 410.00
Shredded scrap 369.00 370.00
Machine shop turnings 209.00 210.00
Shoveling turnings 209.00 210.00
Cast iron borings 209.00 210.00
Plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under 364.00 365.00
Punchings and plate 609.00 610.00
Foundry steel, 2 ft. and under 324.00 325.00
Heavy turnings 239.00 240.00
No. 1 RR hvy. melting 404.00 405.00
Rails, 2 ft. and under 464.00 465.00
Rails, random length 384.00 385.00
RR specialties 424.00 425.00
No. 1 machinery cast 399.00 400.00
Cupola cast 354.00 355.00
Heavy breakable cast 309.00 310.00
Stainless: 18-8 bundles and solids 1,130.00 1,155.00
18-8 turnings 1,030.00 1,055.00
Processor/brokers' buying prices
18-8 bundles and solids 1,150.00 1,175.00
18-8 turnings 1,050.00 1,075.00

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.