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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

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. 
 

Oversupply pushes scrap prices lower in April

By Sean Barry - April 8, 2019

Ferrous scrap prices fell in April as an oversupply of material outweighed the impact of lingering delays on the river network, with prices crumbling anywhere between $20 to $30 per gross ton from last month.
 

Solid demand pushes Southern markets up $20 in March

By Sean Barry - March 11, 2019

Prices for obsolete and prime grades of ferrous scrap in the south of the country booked a $20 per gross ton rise in March as domestic and overseas demand for material remained healthy, while a blast of cold weather conditions in the north and Midwest slowed deliveries and generation levels this month.
 

Southern markets hold steady in Feb, primes dip $10

By Sean Barry - February 13, 2019

General market report for Birmingham and Houston
 
Prices for obsolete grades in the south of the country held in their ranges in February amid robust demand from domestic and overseas buyers, while prime grades lost $10 on weaker buying activity.
 

Ferrous scrap prices hammered in January on oversupply

By Sean Barry - January 16, 2019

Ferrous scrap prices faced heavy downside pressure in January amid a deluge of material generated by slack export trade over the past couple of months and clement weather in many parts of the country that helped keep scrap moving.
 

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