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Trend Analysis

Read Trend Analysis every week for a detailed look at the factors that influence the supply/demand balance and ferrous scrap prices.  Whether you track shredded scrap in Chicago, No. 1 heavy melt in Pittsburgh, or plate and structural in Detroit, it's all relative to the trend of the market.  

 

Oversupply and outages keep market under pressure

By Staff - September 18, 2019

The North American ferrous scrap market is set to continue facing heavy downside pressure in October in the wake of maintenance outages and a lingering supply glut.
 

Market equilibrium set to keep scrap prices flat in Sept

By Sean Barry - August 26, 2019

North American ferrous scrap prices are poised for a strong sideways move in September amid balanced market conditions, while consumers appear hesitant to build large forward positions due to uncertainty caused by mixed end-markets and trade disputes, according to the latest Scrap Trends Outlook.
 

Lower supply and strong demand set to boost prices

By Staff - November 21, 2018

The North American ferrous scrap market is expected to end the year on a high and book three straight months of gains as healthy order books and diminished supply levels are set to boost prices.
 

Lower supply and strong demand set to boost prices

By Sean Barry - November 21, 2018

The North American ferrous scrap market is expected to end the year on a high and book three straight months of gains as healthy order books and diminished supply levels are set to boost prices.
 

Balanced market to keep prices sideways in June

By Staff - May 24, 2018

Prices for ferrous scrap in North America are expected to be sideways to slightly firmer in June as healthy levels of supply are set to be met by robust demand.
 

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