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Regional Market Reports

Why did prices go up in one city and not in another? Did local steel production increase? What are scrap prices going to do next month? The answers are in these reports.   

 

Birmingham

Ferrous scrap hammered back down in Sept on oversupply

By Sean Barry - September 10, 2019

North American ferrous scrap prices more than gave back their gains from the previous month in September amid a plethora of steel mill maintenance outages and a glut of material.

Dealers secure $20 rise in August on solid demand and limited supply

By Sean Barry - August 13, 2019

North American ferrous scrap prices rebounded in August as a supply squeeze caused by an easing in inbound flows and stronger mill demand helped reverse four straight months of price declines.
 

Chicago Digs In; Markets Sideways in St. Louis, South

By Bill Beck - July 11, 2019

When a consortium of Detroit-area mills announced early the week of July 4th that they would be buying ferrous scrap for July at a $10 discount to June prices, everyone expected that Chicago would quickly follow suit.

Soft demand keeps market under pressure in June

By Sean Barry - June 11, 2019

The ferrous scrap market in the United States continued to be pummeled in June in the wake of diminished demand and a lingering oversupply of material, with most grades losing another $30 compared with the month prior.
 

Scrap prices continue to book losses in May on supply glut

By Sean Barry - May 10, 2019

The ferrous scrap market in the United States logged further losses in May as mills pared back buy programs due to numerous maintenance outages and scrap flows continued to surge amid slack export trade and a booming industrial sector. 
 

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