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San Francisco scrap metal prices

October 15, 2018

San Francisco is a west coast export market for ferrous scrap delivered across the Pacific to China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, India and Thailand. Steel demand in this market is relatively low compared to other US markets. Scrap Price Bulletin assesses an export price for no. 1 heavy melt and shredded scrap for the San Francisco region and Port of Oakland. 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, Scrap Price Bulletin publishes monthly regional market reports for San Francisco that detail specific transactions and viewpoints in each region. Scrap Price Bulletin also assesses other West Coast regions including pricing for no. 1 heavy melt and shredded export pricing in Los Angeles and Seattle-Portland

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Fastmarkets SPB 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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San Francisco
Prices as of August 14, 2017
Prices delivered to export yards per gross ton on cars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 123.00 125.00
Shredded scrap 143.00 145.00

Market Reports

Pacific Northwest markets up $10 in October

By Bill Beck - October 10, 2018

One Seattle dealer had a sure indication that the bleeding had stopped in the Pacific Northwest when one major consumer quietly raised prices mid-month to attract material and another major customer kept urging dealers to ship orders as September wore on. “Nucor did not cancel orders,” he said, “which means sideways at worst.”