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Hamilton, Ontario scrap metal prices

August 13, 2018

Hamilton is central to Canada’s steel manufacturing market and is a key city for Canada’s ferrous scrap market. Scrap Price Bulletin produces steel and iron prices for no. 1 heavy melting, no. 1 dealer bundles, no. 1 busheling, busheling unprepared, shredded scrap, machine shop turnings, cast iron borings and cast scrap. Hamilton’s prices are reported as broker buying market. To learn more about broker buying prices, refer to Scrap price Bulletin’s methodology.

Scrap Price Bulletin reporters assess pricing in 18 major markets in the North American ferrous scrap markets each week, talking to a broad sample of market participants involved in the buying and selling of steel and iron scrap. In addition to material pricing, every month, Scrap Price Bulletin publishes a regional market reports for Hamilton that details specific transactions and viewpoints in each region. Hamilton’s market report and pricing are reported in Canadian dollar and often compare currency fluctuations to the US dollar.

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Hamilton, Ontario
Prices as of June 12, 2017
Brokers' buying prices per net ton on cars, in Canadian dollars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 197.00     -
No. 1 dealer bundles 372.00     -
No. 1 busheling 267.00     -
Busheling, unprepared 262.00     -
Shredded scrap 194.00     -
Machine shop turnings 161.00     -
Cast iron borings 181.00     -
Cast scrap 189.00     -

Market Reports

Hamilton market slides in August

By Bill Beck - August 15, 2018

After being the strongest ferrous scrap market in North America for much of the late spring and early summer, Hamilton backed off in August and dropped $16 Cdn on prime grades and $25 Cdn on cut grades. Plate and structural grades, which are in plentiful supply in the Province of Ontario and nearby Great Lakes States, were off as much as $33 Cdn.