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Boston scrap metal prices

October 15, 2018
Boston has a strong presence in the metals and scrap industry and can, at times, effect pricing trends for the Northeast region, depending on export activity.
 
Boston, Massachusetts is a delivered to export yard market displaying 20 steel and iron scrap grades and 2 grades of stainless steel with historical prices online dating back to 1995. Scrap Price Bulletin offers pricing and trends on the following metals in the Boston market: no. 1 heavy melting, no. 2 heavy melting, no. 1 dealer bundles, no. 2 bundles, no. 1 busheling, shredded scrap, machine shop turnings, shoveling turnings, no. 1 machinery cast, cupola cast and heavy breakable cast.
 
In this market, export transactions typically occur with Turkey, Taiwan, China, India, Russia, Korea and Mexico and other foreign countries. Boston is part of the Northeast region in the United States along with Buffalo, Philadelphia, New York, and Pittsburgh

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Boston
Prices as of August 14, 2017
Prices delivered to export yards per gross ton on cars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 233.00 235.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 223.00 225.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 298.00 300.00
No. 2 bundles 148.00 150.00
No. 1 busheling 298.00 300.00
Shredded scrap 263.00 265.00
Machine shop turnings 168.00 170.00
Shoveling turnings 168.00 170.00
No. 1 machinery cast 233.00 235.00
Cupola cast 233.00 235.00
Heavy breakable cast 223.00 225.00

Market Reports

East Coast scrap prices revived on strong domestic and overseas demand

By Sean Barry - October 10, 2018

Ferrous scrap prices on the East Coast rebounded in October as robust domestic and overseas demand outweighed the impact of increased material flows over the past couple of months that led to price drops.