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Regional Market Reports

Why did prices go up in one city and not in another? Did local steel production increase? What are scrap prices going to do next month? The answers are in these reports.   

 

Birmingham

Southern scrap markets jump back up in October on improved buying activity

By Sean Barry - October 10, 2018

Ferrous scrap prices in the South and South East of the country moved up in unison in October after posting losses over the previous two months as a build up in inventories started to ease and volumes into mills and foundries remained high. 
 

Southern scrap markets slip further in Sept on high inventory levels

By Sean Barry - September 12, 2018

Ferrous scrap prices in the South and South East of the country continued to lose ground in September as robust demand was outweighed by the lingering impact of high inventory levels due to sluggish export trade. 
 

Oversupply depresses Southern scrap markets in August

By Sean Barry - August 15, 2018

Ferrous scrap prices in the South and South East of the country continued to lose ground in August as robust demand was overpowered by a surge supply.
 

Southern scrap markets remain diverged in July

By Sean Barry - July 11, 2018

Ferrous scrap prices in the South and South East of the country continued to be mixed in July, with prices remaining sideways across the board in Birmingham and South Carolina again, while prices in Houston fell amid a collapse in the river market.
 

Southern scrap markets mixed bag in June

By Sean Barry - June 13, 2018

Ferrous scrap prices in the South and South East of the country experienced different fortunes in June as prices held at May numbers across the board in Birmingham and South Carolina, while many grades in Houston faced downside pressure as brokers who sell into the Mississippi River market were quoted lower prices by river mills. 
 

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