Scrap Pricing August 2016

Scrap Pricing August 2016

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Today, we are going to look at a snapshot on metal scrap pricing. It’s a volatile market to say the least-but there have been upticks since the lows of January 2016.

Six months ago light iron’s average was roughly 20-50 dollars a ton, compared to the 55-85 dollars we have seen lately. These prices have relatively been the same (see below) since March.

There seems to be some positive foresight in the future-while 2016 may not induce a lot of positive growth, “The World Steel Association (worldsteel) forecasts that global steel demand will decrease by -0.8% to 1,488 Mt in 2016 following a contraction of -3.0% in 2015. In 2017, it is forecast that world steel demand will return to growth of 0.4% and will reach 1,494 Mt.”

National Scrap Metal Price Averages (As of July 28th 2016):

  • Bare Bright Copper: $1.72-$1.88Scrap Metal
  • Copper Pipe: $1.52-$1.77
  • Clean Brass: $0.85-$1.15
  • Insulated Copper: $0.45-$1.18
  • Aluminum Sheet: $0.24-$0.34
  • Stainless Steel: $0.21-$0.27
  • Aluminum Cans: $0.22-$0.32
  • Light Iron: $55-$85 per ton

In a couple months, we will check back in on the metal pricing and the forecast for 2017-hopefully we see the increase we are all looking for!

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