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Buffalo scrap metal prices

August 13, 2018

Buffalo is a broker buying market that is driven nearly exclusively by Nucor Steel Auburn, Inc., a mill that according to its website specializes in carbon steel angles, channels, flats, reinforcing bars, rounds and squares. Scrap Price Bulletin’s coverage of the Buffalo market includes pricing for a wide range of scrap grades—including prime, cut, frag and foundry material.

Scrap Price Bulletin produces steel and iron scrap prices for no. 1 heavy melting, no. 2 heavy melting, no. 1 busheling, no. 1 dealer bundles, no. 2 bundles, shredded scrap, machine shop turnings, mixed borings and turnings, shoveling turnings, cast iron borings, plate and structural scrap (2 ft. and under and 5 ft. and under), rail scrap (2 ft. and under and random length), no. 1 machinery cast and cupola cast.

In addition to Buffalo, Scrap Price Bulletin features weekly price assessments and regional market reports focused on more than 15 major North American ferrous scrap markets. The extensive weekly market reports call attention to specific pricing trends while offering valuable insights into market behaviors.

Scrap Price Bulletin publishes more than 50 steel and iron scrap price grades and reports on 18 major North American ferrous scrap markets.  Click here to visit the about our prices page or to find additional steel scrap terms, visit the glossary page.

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Prices as of June 12, 2017
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 229.00 230.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 219.00 220.00
No. 1 busheling 339.00 340.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 329.00 330.00
No. 2 bundles 129.00 130.00
Shredded scrap 254.00 255.00
Machine shop turnings 129.00 130.00
Mixed borings and turnings 129.00 130.00
Shoveling turnings 129.00 130.00
Cast iron borings 129.00 130.00
Plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under 249.00 250.00
Plate and structurals, 2 ft. and under 289.00 290.00
Rails, 2 ft. and under 344.00 345.00
Rails, random length 259.00 260.00
No. 1 machinery cast 284.00 285.00
Cupola cast 249.00 250.00

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.