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St. Louis scrap metal prices

July 19, 2021

St. Louis is a key player in the US’s Midwestern scrap market. The major consumers in St. Louis include US Steel’s Granite works, which makes steel used in the production for tube and pipe. Alton Steel is a primary producer for special bar quality steel (SBQ),  SSAB Montpellier produces steel plate and coil, and Keystone steel and wire produces billet, rod , rebar and industrial wire.  

The St. Louis region can extend as far south as Arkansas, including Nucor and CMC and SDI in Columbus, Mississippi.  Scrap Price Bulletin assesses a broker buying price for prime grades of scrap including no. 1 busheling, no. 1 dealer bundles. Scrap Price Bulletin also assesses pricing for no. 1 and no. 2 heavy melting and plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under, shredded scrap and machine shop turnings

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Market Reports

Chicago, St. Louis markets march in lockstep with Detroit again

By Bill Beck - July 12, 2021

After Detroit mills settled at up $20 for prime grades and sideways on pretty much everything else, some mills in the Chicago and St. Louis markets held out for cut grade pricing of down $10, arguing that the region was awash in shredded and heavy melt grades. But dealers argued that staffing and transportation problems, coupled with continued strong mill demand, dictated pricing no worse than sideways.