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Cincinnati scrap metal prices

February 11, 2019
The Cincinnati ferrous scrap market feeds the Ohio valley region via train, truck, and boat. Cincinnati sits directly along the Ohio River giving it advantageous access to a network of rivers including the Mississippi River and Ohio River Basin System, which contains roughly 2,800 miles of navigable waterway.
Scrap Price Bulletin covers twelve different steel and iron prices for the Cincinnati market including no. 1 heavy melting, no. 1 dealer bundles, no. 1 busheling, shredded scrap, machine shop turnings, plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under
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Prices as of December 4, 2017
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 209.00 210.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 119.00 220.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 197.00 198.00
No. 2 bundles 124.00 125.00
No. 1 busheling 202.00 203.00
Shredded scrap 189.00 190.00
Machine shop turnings 102.00 103.00
Cast iron borings 102.00 103.00
Plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under 224.00 225.00
Rails, random length 249.00 250.00
Rails, 2 ft. and under 324.00 325.00
No. 1 machinery cast 309.00 310.00

Market Reports

Prices hold firm in Ohio Valley and Pittsburgh in Feb, primes slip $20

By Sean Barry - February 13, 2019

General Market Report for Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Youngstown 
After coming under heavy downside pressure last month, ferrous scrap prices in Pittsburgh and the Ohio Valley largely held in their ranges in February amid an uptick in export trade and a blast of winter weather that impacted material flows, while prime grades fell $20 from last month.