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Boston scrap metal prices

August 13, 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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Prices as of June 12, 2017
Prices delivered to export yards per gross ton on cars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 183.00 185.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 173.00 175.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 278.00 280.00
No. 2 bundles 128.00 130.00
No. 1 busheling 278.00 280.00
Shredded scrap 238.00 240.00
Machine shop turnings 153.00 155.00
Shoveling turnings 153.00 155.00
No. 1 machinery cast 188.00 190.00
Cupola cast 188.00 190.00
Heavy breakable cast 178.00 180.00

Market Reports

Weaker exports and higher supply push prices lower on East Coast

By Sean Barry - August 15, 2018

Ferrous scrap prices on the East Coast of the country fell in unison in August as high supply levels weighed heavy on the market and overpowered robust domestic buying patterns.