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South Carolina scrap metal prices

November 11, 2019

South Carolina is the only market Scrap Price Bulletin covers that is contained in the South Atlantic region of North America. Several key players in the industry can be found in this region—among them are SMI, Georgetown, Nucor, AmeriSteel, Chaparral and Gerdau. Scrap Price Bulletin’s coverage of the South Carolina market includes pricing for a wide range of scrap grades—including prime, cut, frag and foundry material.

Scrap Price Bulletin assesses several grades of delivered to consumer ferrous scrap prices including no. 1 heavy meltingno. 1 busheling, shredded scrap and plate and structural scrap (2 ft. and under and 5 ft. and under).

In addition to South Carolina, Scrap Price Bulletin features weekly price assessments focused on more than 15 major North American ferrous scrap markets. Also included in your paid subscription is online access to pricing analysis in the form of weekly regional market reports. These market reports call attention to specific pricing trends while offering valuable insights into market behaviors.

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South Carolina
Prices as of September 4, 2018
Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 318.00 320.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 308.00 310.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 368.00 370.00
No. 1 busheling 383.00 385.00
Shredded scrap 358.00 360.00
Plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under 338.00 340.00
Plate and structurals, 2 ft. and under 358.00 360.00
No. 1 RR hvy. melting 353.00 355.00
Unstripped motor blocks 308.00 310.00

Market Reports

Solid demand pushes Southern markets up $20 in March

By Sean Barry - March 11, 2019

Prices for obsolete and prime grades of ferrous scrap in the south of the country booked a $20 per gross ton rise in March as domestic and overseas demand for material remained healthy, while a blast of cold weather conditions in the north and Midwest slowed deliveries and generation levels this month.