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Cincinnati scrap metal prices

October 15, 2018
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. 2 heavy melting, no. 1 dealer bundles, no. 2 bundles, no. 1 busheling, shredded scrap, machine shop turnings, cast iron borings, plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under, rails, random length, rails, 2 ft. and under, and no. 1 machinery cast.
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Prices as of August 14, 2017
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 239.00 240.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 229.00 230.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 247.00 248.00
No. 2 bundles 164.00 165.00
No. 1 busheling 252.00 253.00
Shredded scrap 219.00 220.00
Machine shop turnings 132.00 133.00
Cast iron borings 132.00 133.00
Plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under 254.00 255.00
Rails, random length 279.00 280.00
Rails, 2 ft. and under 354.00 355.00
No. 1 machinery cast 339.00 340.00

Market Reports

Prices in the Ohio Valley rebound in October on robust demand

By Sean Barry - October 10, 2018

Ferrous scrap prices in the Ohio Valley reversed a downward trend over the previous two months to post gains of $10 for cut grades and shredded material and a $20 rise for primes amid solid demand.