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San Francisco scrap metal prices

September 16, 2019

San Francisco is a west coast export market for ferrous scrap delivered across the Pacific to China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, India and Thailand. Steel demand in this market is relatively low compared to other US markets. Scrap Price Bulletin assesses an export price for no. 1 heavy melt, no.2 bundles, no. 1 busheling, machine shop turnings, unstripped motor blocks, structural/plate 5ft max and shredded scrap for the San Francisco region and Port of Oakland. 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.

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San Francisco
Prices as of July 9, 2018
Prices delivered to export yards per gross ton on cars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 123.00 125.00
Shredded scrap 143.00 145.00

Market Reports

Pacific Northwest markets turn around after strong autumn

By Bill Beck - December 12, 2018

In December, export markets in the Pacific Northwest gave back $15 of the $20 they had gained in October and November, with some in the region predicting the markets could be off further before January. Domestic mills, which had booked $10 raises in both October and November, were off $10 for the year’s last month.