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Seattle-Portland scrap metal prices

July 15, 2019

The Seattle-Portland area market is a major scrap exporter on the US west coast along with San Francisco and Los Angeles. Accounting for much of the Pacific coast export business, the Seattle-Portland market ships to countries like Taiwan, India, China, Korea, and Thailand. 

Scrap Price Bulletin covers five different steel and iron prices for the Seattle-Portland market including no. 1 heavy melting, shredded scrap, machine shop turnings, unstripped motor blocks, cut structural/plate 5ft max for prices delivered price to export yard per gross ton on cars.

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Seattle-Portland
Prices as of May 7, 2018
Prices delivered to export yards per gross ton on cars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 148.00 150.00
Shredded scrap 168.00 170.00
Prices delivered to domestic consumers per gross ton on cars
No. 1 hvy. melting 188.00 190.00
Shredded scrap 208.00 210.00
No. 2 bundles 128.00 130.00
Mixed yard cast 238.00 240.00

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.