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St. Louis scrap metal prices

July 15, 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 May 7, 2018
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars Low High
No. 1 hvy. melting 324.00 325.00
No. 2 hvy. melting 314.00 315.00
No. 1 busheling 359.00 360.00
No. 1 dealer bundles 354.00 355.00
No. 2 bundles 249.00 250.00
Shredded scrap 344.00 345.00
Machine shop turnings 214.00 215.00
Shoveling turnings 214.00 215.00
Cast iron borings 229.00 230.00
No. 1 RR hvy. melting 369.00 370.00
Plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under 334.00 335.00
Unstripped motor blocks 309.00 310.00

Market Reports

Chicago Digs In; Markets Sideways in St. Louis, South

By Bill Beck - July 11, 2019

When a consortium of Detroit-area mills announced early the week of July 4th that they would be buying ferrous scrap for July at a $10 discount to June prices, everyone expected that Chicago would quickly follow suit.