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Pittsburgh scrap metal prices

November 11, 2019

Pittsburgh is mainly a consumer buying scrap market with limited concentration with processors/brokers. Scrap Price Bulletin produces pricing and trends analysis for no. 1 heavy melting no. 1 dealer bundles, no. 2 bundles, no. 1 busheling, shredded scrap, machine shop turningscast iron borings, plate and structurals 5 ft. & under, punchings and plate, rails 2  ft. & undercupola cast, heavy breakable cast and stainless 18-8 bundles and solids.

For processors/brokers, Scrap Price Bulletin covers 18-8 bundles and solids and 18-8 turnings. The mills nearby the Pittsburgh market are Elwood, US Steel ET Works, AK Butler, Timken, Republic, Koppel, Standard Steel and assorted neighboring mills in Ohio.

Geographically nearby, Youngstown, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Boston and New York are also covered in depth by Scrap Price Bulletin’s pricing reports. The regional market reports Scrap Price Bulletin provides gives you a complete view of the US Northern Midwest and Northeast scrap markets, as they often relate to each other. 

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Prices as of September 4, 2018
Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 329.00 330.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 319.00 320.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 379.00 380.00
No. 2 bundles 209.00 210.00
No. 1 busheling 399.00 400.00
Shredded scrap 359.00 360.00
Machine shop turnings 209.00 210.00
Shoveling turnings 209.00 210.00
Cast iron borings 209.00 210.00
Plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under 354.00 355.00
Punchings and plate 599.00 600.00
Foundry steel, 2 ft. and under 314.00 315.00
Heavy turnings 229.00 230.00
No. 1 RR hvy. melting 394.00 395.00
Rails, 2 ft. and under 454.00 455.00
Rails, random length 374.00 375.00
RR specialties 414.00 415.00
No. 1 machinery cast 379.00 380.00
Cupola cast 344.00 345.00
Heavy breakable cast 289.00 290.00
Stainless: 18-8 bundles and solids 1,405.00 1,430.00
18-8 turnings 1,305.00 1,330.00
Processor/brokers' buying prices
18-8 bundles and solids 1,425.00 1,450.00
18-8 turnings 1,325.00 1,350.00

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.