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Pittsburgh scrap metal prices

October 14, 2019

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 August 6, 2018
Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 349.00 350.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 339.00 340.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 389.00 390.00
No. 2 bundles 229.00 230.00
No. 1 busheling 409.00 410.00
Shredded scrap 379.00 380.00
Machine shop turnings 229.00 230.00
Shoveling turnings 229.00 230.00
Cast iron borings 229.00 230.00
Plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under 374.00 375.00
Punchings and plate 619.00 620.00
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 394.00 395.00
Cupola cast 359.00 360.00
Heavy breakable cast 304.00 305.00
Stainless: 18-8 bundles and solids 1,480.00 1,505.00
18-8 turnings 1,380.00 1,405.00
Processor/brokers' buying prices
18-8 bundles and solids 1,500.00 1,525.00
18-8 turnings 1,400.00 1,425.00

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.