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Hamilton, Ontario scrap metal prices

November 11, 2019

Hamilton is central to Canada’s steel manufacturing market and is a key city for Canada’s ferrous scrap market. Scrap Price Bulletin produces steel and iron prices for no. 1 heavy melting, no. 1 dealer bundles, no. 1 busheling, busheling unprepared, shredded scrap and machine shop turnings. Hamilton’s prices are reported as broker buying market. To learn more about broker buying prices, refer to Scrap price Bulletin’s methodology.

Scrap Price Bulletin reporters assess pricing in 18 major markets in the North American ferrous scrap markets each week, talking to a broad sample of market participants involved in the buying and selling of steel and iron scrap. In addition to material pricing, every month, Scrap Price Bulletin publishes a regional market reports for Hamilton that details specific transactions and viewpoints in each region. Hamilton’s market report and pricing are reported in Canadian dollar and often compare currency fluctuations to the US dollar.

Geographically nearby, Chicago, Cleveland and Detroit are also covered in depth by Scrap Price Bulletin’s reporters for pricing and regional market reports giving you a complete view of the US Northern Midwest and Canadian scrap markets as they often relate to each other. 

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Hamilton, Ontario
Prices as of September 4, 2018
Brokers' buying prices per net ton on cars, in Canadian dollars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 216.00     -
No. 1 dealer bundles 392.00     -
No. 1 busheling 287.00     -
Busheling, unprepared 282.00     -
Shredded scrap 164.00     -
Machine shop turnings 150.00     -
Cast iron borings 150.00     -
Cast scrap 208.00     -

Market Reports

Detroit and Hamilton markets up a solid $20

By Bill Beck - November 11, 2019

What was perhaps most surprising about the November settlement was the uniformity of the $20 price increase. In the week before NorthStar Bluescope Steel announced it would pay $20 more across the board than it did in October, speculation in the ferrous scrap community was that price increases would be stronger in the South and weaker in the Midwest and Ohio Valley.