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Pittsburgh scrap metal prices

October 15, 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 August 14, 2017
Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 294.00 295.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 284.00 285.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 359.00 360.00
No. 2 bundles 179.00 180.00
No. 1 busheling 379.00 380.00
Shredded scrap 314.00 315.00
Machine shop turnings 179.00 180.00
Shoveling turnings 179.00 180.00
Cast iron borings 179.00 180.00
Plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under 314.00 315.00
Punchings and plate 559.00 560.00
Foundry steel, 2 ft. and under 269.00 270.00
Heavy turnings 184.00 185.00
No. 1 RR hvy. melting 344.00 345.00
Rails, 2 ft. and under 409.00 410.00
Rails, random length 329.00 330.00
RR specialties 369.00 370.00
No. 1 machinery cast 339.00 340.00
Cupola cast 304.00 305.00
Heavy breakable cast 249.00 250.00
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

Robust demand and supply squeeze lifts prices in Pittsburgh

By Sean Barry - October 10, 2018

Ferrous scrap prices in Pittsburgh recovered some of their losses from the previous two months as consumer demand remained strong and supplies languished in the wake of a slowdown in inbound flows.