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Cleveland scrap metal prices

February 11, 2019

Cleveland’s ferrous scrap market is primarily broker buying centered, while its stainless scrap pricing is determined by dealers’ buying prices.  Major contributing mills in the Cleveland region are Timken, Elwood, Koppel, Standard Steel, Steelton, AK Butler and V&M Star.  Prices in this region are heavily dependent on the changing demands of the ferrous export market, combined with mill demand and domestic scrap supply. Scrap Price Bulletin’s coverage of the Cleveland 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 meltingno. 1 busheling, no. 1 dealer bundles, shredded scrap, machine shop turnings, plate and structural scrap (2 ft. and under and 5 ft. and under), punchings and plate. Stainless scrap price assessments are given for 18-8 bundles and solids, 18-8 turnings and 430 bundles and solids.

In addition to Cleveland, 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.


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Prices as of December 4, 2017
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 244.00 245.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 234.00 235.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 279.00 280.00
No. 2 bundles 114.00 115.00
No. 1 busheling 284.00 285.00
Shredded scrap 259.00 260.00
Machine shop turnings 102.00 103.00
Shoveling turnings 102.00 103.00
Cast iron borings 102.00 103.00
Plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under 264.00 265.00
Plate and structurals, 2 ft. and under 284.00 285.00
Punchings and plate 489.00 490.00
Foundry steel, 2 ft. and under 219.00 220.00
No. 1 RR hvy. melting 279.00 280.00
Rails, 2 ft. and under 354.00 355.00
Rails, 18 in. and under 379.00 380.00
Drop broken machinery cast, 2 ft. and under 264.00 265.00
No. 1 machinery cast 274.00 275.00
Mixed cast 269.00 270.00
Stainless (dealers' buying prices)
18-8 bundles and solids 1,025.00 1,050.00
18-8 turnings 925.00 950.00
430 bundles and solids 225.00 250.00

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.