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St. Louis scrap metal prices

September 16, 2019

St. Louis is a key player in the US’s Midwestern scrap market. The major consumers in St. Louis include US Steel’s Granite works, which makes steel used in the production for tube and pipe. Alton Steel is a primary producer for special bar quality steel (SBQ),  SSAB Montpellier produces steel plate and coil, and Keystone steel and wire produces billet, rod , rebar and industrial wire.  

The St. Louis region can extend as far south as Arkansas, including Nucor and CMC and SDI in Columbus, Mississippi.  Scrap Price Bulletin assesses a broker buying price for prime grades of scrap including no. 1 busheling, no. 1 dealer bundles. Scrap Price Bulletin also assesses pricing for no. 1 and no. 2 heavy melting and plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under, shredded scrap and machine shop turnings

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St. Louis
Prices as of July 9, 2018
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 314.00 315.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 304.00 305.00
No. 1 busheling 379.00 380.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 374.00 375.00
No. 2 bundles 239.00 240.00
Shredded scrap 334.00 335.00
Machine shop turnings 204.00 205.00
Shoveling turnings 204.00 205.00
Cast iron borings 219.00 220.00
No. 1 RR hvy. melting 359.00 360.00
Plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under 324.00 325.00
Unstripped motor blocks 299.00 300.00

Market Reports

Chicago, St. Louis markets give back August gains and more

By Bill Beck - September 10, 2019

Prices for prime scrap in the Chicago and St. Louis regions were off $40 in September, giving back the $20 bill they increased in August. Cut grades experienced a $30 drop across the board for the month.