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Pittsburgh scrap metal prices

December 10, 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. 

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Prices as of October 9, 2017
Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 269.00 270.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 259.00 260.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 319.00 320.00
No. 2 bundles 139.00 140.00
No. 1 busheling 339.00 340.00
Shredded scrap 284.00 285.00
Machine shop turnings 149.00 150.00
Shoveling turnings 149.00 150.00
Cast iron borings 149.00 150.00
Plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under 284.00 285.00
Punchings and plate 529.00 530.00
Foundry steel, 2 ft. and under 239.00 240.00
Heavy turnings 154.00 155.00
No. 1 RR hvy. melting 314.00 315.00
Rails, 2 ft. and under 379.00 380.00
Rails, random length 299.00 300.00
RR specialties 339.00 340.00
No. 1 machinery cast 309.00 310.00
Cupola cast 274.00 275.00
Heavy breakable cast 219.00 220.00
Stainless: 18-8 bundles and solids 1,300.00 1,325.00
18-8 turnings 1,200.00 1,225.00
Processor/brokers' buying prices
18-8 bundles and solids 1,200.00 1,225.00
18-8 turnings 1,100.00 1,125.00

Market Reports

Ferrous scrap prices consolidate recent gains in Pittsburgh

By Sean Barry - December 12, 2018

Ferrous scrap prices in Pittsburgh managed to hold at November levels across the board as expectations of further price rises in December were quickly dashed amid a pick up in material flows following the slowdown in export business activity.