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Pittsburgh scrap metal prices

February 11, 2019

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. 1 dealer bundles, no. 2 bundles, no. 1 busheling, shredded scrap, machine shop turningscast iron borings, plate and structurals 5 ft. & under, punchings and plate, rails 2  ft. & undercupola 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 December 4, 2017
Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 269.00 270.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 259.00 260.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 309.00 310.00
No. 2 bundles 139.00 140.00
No. 1 busheling 329.00 330.00
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 1,350.00 1,375.00
18-8 turnings 1,250.00 1,275.00
Processor/brokers' buying prices
18-8 bundles and solids 1,250.00 1,275.00
18-8 turnings 1,150.00 1,175.00

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.