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Seattle-Portland scrap metal prices

August 13, 2018

The Seattle-Portland area market is a major scrap exporter on the US west coast along with San Francisco and Los Angeles. Accounting for much of the Pacific coast export business, the Seattle-Portland market ships to countries like Taiwan, India, China, Korea, and Thailand. 

Scrap Price Bulletin covers six different steel and iron prices for the Seattle-Portland market including no. 1 heavy melting, shredded scrap, no. 2 bundles, and mixed yard cast for prices delivered to domestic consumers per gross ton on cars. Scrap Price Bulletin also covers the delivered price to export yards per gross ton on cars for no. 1 heavy melting and shredded scrap

Scrap Price Bulletin subscribers have the ability to view this extensive Seattle/Portland pricing data by using the web-based charting tool. This tool enables allows the user to select relevant pricing and the desired time period to either view in exportable excel files or online. In addition to providing pricing and charting capabilities for the Seattle-Portland region, Scrap Price Bulletin also publishes a monthly market report assessing the major price changes and explanations surrounding price movements. Market reports are also published for the other 17 cities in Scrap Price Bulletin’s coverage.

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
Prices delivered to export yards per gross ton on cars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 103.00 105.00
Shredded scrap 123.00 125.00
Prices delivered to domestic consumers per gross ton on cars
No. 1 hvy. melting 148.00 150.00
Shredded scrap 168.00 170.00
No. 2 bundles 78.00 80.00
Mixed yard cast 188.00 190.00

Market Reports

Export markets in Pacific Northwest off $10 for third straight month

By Bill Beck - August 15, 2018

An export market that slowed significantly in June and the continued uncertainty surrounding the imposition of tariffs on steel producing nations resulted in a third straight down month for the Pacific Northwest ferrous scrap sector, with export and domestic numbers off $10 from July prices.