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Cincinnati scrap metal prices

November 11, 2019
The Cincinnati ferrous scrap market feeds the Ohio valley region via train, truck, and boat. Cincinnati sits directly along the Ohio River giving it advantageous access to a network of rivers including the Mississippi River and Ohio River Basin System, which contains roughly 2,800 miles of navigable waterway.
 
Scrap Price Bulletin covers twelve different steel and iron prices for the Cincinnati market including no. 1 heavy melting, no. 1 dealer bundles, no. 1 busheling, shredded scrap, machine shop turnings, plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under
 
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Cincinnati
Prices as of September 4, 2018
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 284.00 285.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 294.00 295.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 247.00 248.00
No. 2 bundles 199.00 200.00
No. 1 busheling 252.00 253.00
Shredded scrap 269.00 270.00
Machine shop turnings 152.00 153.00
Cast iron borings 152.00 153.00
Plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under 294.00 295.00
Rails, random length 314.00 315.00
Rails, 2 ft. and under 389.00 390.00
No. 1 machinery cast 374.00 375.00

Market Reports

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.