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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.   

 

St. Louis

Chicago And St. Louis down another $20 on prime, sideways on cut grades

By Bill Beck - February 13, 2019

General market report for Chicago and St. Louis
 
After skidding $30 in January, prices in the Chicago and St. Louis markets stabilized in February. Prime grades remained soft though, down $20 for the month, while cut grades, shredded and turnings traded at sideways prices to January.
 
 

Chicago and St. Louis down $30 to start 2019

By Bill Beck - January 16, 2019

Thoughts of a second straight sideways market in Chicago and St. Louis evaporated early last week when a bellwether Detroit mill came into the market at down $30 across the board. Before the week ended, sellers in Chicago and St. Louis had offered mill buyers prime and cut scrap at a $30 discount to December prices. Sellers who had turnings to offer felt lucky at the end of the week if they were able to get them to mill buyers at a $60 discount to December numbers.
 

St. Louis scrap prices hold steady in December despite slight uptick in flows

By Sean Barry - December 12, 2018

Prices for ferrous scrap in St. Louis consolidated gains made over the past two months as a slight increase in material flows put a dent in expectations earlier in the month that prices would rise again before the year-end.
 

Strong demand and tighter supply push St. Louis scrap prices higher in November

By Sean Barry - November 12, 2018

Ferrous scrap in St. Louis built on gains booked in October as consumers continued to hold full buy programs amid strong end-user demand, while generation levels of certain grades eased.
 

St. Louis scrap prices bounce back in October

By Sean Barry - October 10, 2018

Ferrous scrap in St. Louis clicked back up in October after suffering two straight months of price drops as mills and foundries continued to report strong order books and supplies of certain grades waned.
 

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