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Pittsburgh scrap metal prices

August 13, 2018

Pittsburgh is mainly a consumer buying scrap market with limited concentration with processors/brokers. Scrap Price Bulletin produces pricing and trends analysis for no. 1 heavy melting, no. 2 heavy melting, no. 1 dealer bundles, no. 2 bundles, no. 1 busheling, shredded scrap, machine shop turnings, shoveling turnings, cast iron borings, plate and structurals 5 ft. & under, punchings and plate, foundry steel 2 ft. & under, heavy turnings, no. 1 RR heavy melting, rails 2  ft. & under, rails random length, RR specialties, no. 1 machinery cast, cupola cast, heavy breakable cast and stainless 18-8 bundles and solids.

For processors/brokers, Scrap Price Bulletin covers 18-8 bundles and solids and 18-8 turnings. The mills nearby the Pittsburgh market are Elwood, US Steel ET Works, AK Butler, Timken, Republic, Koppel, Standard Steel and assorted neighboring mills in Ohio.

Geographically nearby, Youngstown, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Boston and New York are also covered in depth by Scrap Price Bulletin’s pricing reports. The regional market reports Scrap Price Bulletin provides gives you a complete view of the US Northern Midwest and Northeast scrap markets, as they often relate to each other. 

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
Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 274.00 275.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 264.00 265.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 349.00 350.00
No. 2 bundles 169.00 170.00
No. 1 busheling 369.00 370.00
Shredded scrap 294.00 295.00
Machine shop turnings 164.00 165.00
Shoveling turnings 164.00 165.00
Cast iron borings 164.00 165.00
Plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under 294.00 295.00
Punchings and plate 539.00 540.00
Foundry steel, 2 ft. and under 249.00 250.00
Heavy turnings 164.00 165.00
No. 1 RR hvy. melting 324.00 325.00
Rails, 2 ft. and under 389.00 390.00
Rails, random length 309.00 310.00
RR specialties 349.00 350.00
No. 1 machinery cast 319.00 320.00
Cupola cast 284.00 285.00
Heavy breakable cast 229.00 230.00
Stainless: 18-8 bundles and solids 1,275.00 1,300.00
18-8 turnings 1,175.00 1,200.00
Processor/brokers' buying prices
18-8 bundles and solids 1,175.00 1,200.00
18-8 turnings 1,075.00 1,100.00

Market Reports

Oversupply drags prices lower in Pittsburgh in August

By Sean Barry - August 15, 2018

Despite demand remaining firm, ferrous scrap prices in Pittsburgh were dragged lower in August by a wave of material flooding the market.