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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

Tighter supply pushes ferrous scrap up $20 in Nov

By Sean Barry - November 11, 2019

North American ferrous scrap prices rebounded in November as diminished supply following sharp price drops over the past two months drove numbers $20 per gross ton higher across the board in most regions.
 

Supply glut pushes market down again in October

By Sean Barry - October 9, 2019

North American ferrous scrap prices continued to face heavy downside pressure in October as a slew of maintenance outages and sloppy export trade exacerbated an oversupply of material in the market. 
 

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.

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