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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.   


Los Angeles

Southern California up $10 in October

By Bill Beck - October 10, 2018

Southern California enjoyed its first up month since early summer, with prices up $10 across the board at both domestic mills and export yards. Some grades were bringing as much as a $20 premium over September prices in quiet deals.

Southern California down $20 domestic, $10 on the docks in September

By Bill Beck - September 12, 2018

Markets in Southern California dropped $20 on the docks in September and $10 at domestic mills, extending a bear market that has been ongoing since spring. Export prices are now off $60 since April.

Southern California down $10 in August

By Bill Beck - August 15, 2018

After dropping $30 from April to June, Southern California markets were sideways in July but resumed their downward course in August. One West Coast broker said markets were off $10 across the board in August.

Southern California sideways for July

By Bill Beck - July 11, 2018

After dropping $30 in the last three months, Southern California markets entered July unchanged from June prices. But one West Coast broker said he expected to see the market resume its downward trend in August.

Southern California down $10 across the board again

By Bill Beck - June 13, 2018

An unsettled ferrous scrap export market led to a third straight month of dropping prices in Southern California. The net loss of $10 in June equaled markets in April and May when markets were off $10 each month on light trading.

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