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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.   

 

Seattle-Portland

Pacific Northwest markets up $10 in October

By Bill Beck - October 10, 2018

One Seattle dealer had a sure indication that the bleeding had stopped in the Pacific Northwest when one major consumer quietly raised prices mid-month to attract material and another major customer kept urging dealers to ship orders as September wore on. “Nucor did not cancel orders,” he said, “which means sideways at worst.”
 

Export markets in Pacific Northwest off $20 for September

By Bill Beck - September 12, 2018

An export market that began slowing significantly at the beginning of summer and the continued uncertainty surrounding the imposition of tariffs on steel producing nations resulted in a fourth straight down month for the Pacific Northwest ferrous scrap sector, with export and domestic numbers off $20 from August prices. Export prices are now down $50 from their June peak.
 

Export markets in Pacific Northwest off $10 for third straight month

By Bill Beck - August 15, 2018

An export market that slowed significantly in June and the continued uncertainty surrounding the imposition of tariffs on steel producing nations resulted in a third straight down month for the Pacific Northwest ferrous scrap sector, with export and domestic numbers off $10 from July prices.
 

Export markets in Pacific Northwest off $10 for second straight month

By Bill Beck - July 11, 2018

An export market that had slowed significantly in the past six months and the uncertainty surrounding the imposition of tariffs on steel producing nations resulted in a second straight down month for the Pacific Northwest ferrous scrap sector, with export numbers off $10 from June prices. Meanwhile, prices at area mills dropped $5 for the month.
 

Export markets in Pacific Northwest off $10 in May

By Bill Beck - May 16, 2018

An export market that has slowed significantly in the past six months and the uncertainty surrounding the imposition of tariffs on steel producing nations resulted in a quiet May in the Pacific Northwest ferrous scrap sector, with prices off $10 from April’s levels.
 

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