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Boston scrap metal prices

November 11, 2019
Boston has a strong presence in the metals and scrap industry and can, at times, effect pricing trends for the Northeast region, depending on export activity.
Boston, Massachusetts is a delivered to export yard market displaying 20 steel and iron scrap grades and 2 grades of stainless steel with historical prices online dating back to 1995. Scrap Price Bulletin offers pricing and trends on the following metals in the Boston market: no. 1 heavy melting, unstripped motor blocks, auto bodies, cut structual/plate 5ft mx.
In this market, export transactions typically occur with Turkey, Taiwan, China, India, Russia, Korea and Mexico and other foreign countries. Boston is part of the Northeast region in the United States along with Buffalo, Philadelphia, New York, and Pittsburgh

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Prices as of September 4, 2018
Prices delivered to export yards per gross ton on cars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 236.00 238.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 226.00 228.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 298.00 300.00
No. 2 bundles 146.00 148.00
No. 1 busheling 298.00 300.00
Shredded scrap 258.00 260.00
Machine shop turnings 158.00 160.00
Shoveling turnings 158.00 160.00
No. 1 machinery cast 231.00 233.00
Cupola cast 231.00 233.00
Heavy breakable cast 221.00 223.00

Market Reports

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.