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Scrap and Secondary Metals Price Guide

Metal Bulletin has produced independent assessments of non-ferrous metal prices, steel prices and scrap prices for many decades since it was established in 1913. These non-ferrous and ferrous metal prices and scrap prices are used widely. Producers, consumers and trading companies take Metal Bulletin prices as the basis to settle contracts with their counter-parties. Companies and banks employ them to value inventories or ores, and to evaluate projects and opportunities. Governments consider them when they calculate royalties and tariffs.

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Aluminium Scrap Prices

Aluminium Scrap UK:

MB Group 1pure 99% min (baled) price: £/tonne, duty paid delivered works spot price

MB Group 1 litho (baled) price: £/tonne, duty paid delivered works spot price

MB Commercial pure cuttings price: £/tonne, duty paid delivered works spot price

MB Clean HE9 Extrusions price: £/tonne, duty paid delivered works spot price

6063 scrap: New, clean production aluminium extrusion scrap containing anodised material, free from painted materials and thermal break. Cu 0.1% max, Zn 0.1% max.

MB Mixed Alloy/ Old rolled cuttings price: £/tonne, duty paid delivered works spot price, assessed weekly by MB London office on Wednesdays. Mixed alloy: Must be free from alloys containing more than 0.1% zinc. High copper containing alloys may be included. Old Rolled: old household utensils and other wrought scrap of unalloyed and alloyed aluminium. Free from venetian blinds, used beverage cans, castings, toothpaste tubes, bottle caps, milk bottle caps, and to exclude copper and zinc alloys, aircraft alloys and turning, and from all foreign metallic substances.

MB Baled Old Rolled price: £/tonne, duty paid delivered works spot price

MB Commercial cast price: £/tonne, duty paid delivered works spot price, clean aluminium castings which may contain auto and airplane castings but no ingots, and to be free of iron, brass, dirt and other metallic items

MB Cast wheels price: £/tonne, duty paid delivered works spot price. Cast aluminium wheels that are free from brass valves, lead balancing weights and steel inserts.

MB Commercial turnings price: £/tonne, duty paid delivered works spot price

Clean, uncorroded aluminium turnings of two or more alloys and subject to deduction for fines in excess of 3% through a 20 mesh screen and dirt, free iron, oil, moisture and all other non-metallic items. Material containing iron in excess of 10% and/or free magnesium or stainless steel or containing highly flammable cutting compounds will not constitute good delivery, assessed weekly by MB London office on Wednesdays

Aluminium Scrap EU:

MB Floated Frag price, €/tonne, delivered duty works

MB Cast price, €/tonne, delivered duty works

MB Mixed turnings 6% price, €/tonne, delivered duty works

Germany:

Pure cuttings, €/tonne, assessed weekly by Verband Deutscher Metallhändler

Commercial cast, €/tonne, assessed weekly by Verband Deutscher Metallhändler

H9 extrusions, €/tonne, assessed weekly by Verband Deutscher Metallhändler

Alloy turnings, €/tonne, assessed weekly by Verband Deutscher Metallhändler

France:

Pure Cuttings, €/tonne, assessed weekly by Lettre d’Information Metaux

Old rolled, €/tonne, assessed weekly by Lettre d’Information Metaux

Commercial cast, €/tonne, assessed weekly by Lettre d’Information Metaux

Italy:

Pure Cuttings, €/tonne, assessed weekly by Assomet

Old rolled, €/tonne, assessed weekly by Assomet

Commercial cast, €/tonne, assessed weekly by Assomet




Ferrous Scrap


Alloy Steel Scrap

  • UK domestic 18/8 solids wholesale £ per tonne del merchants
  • UK domestic 18/8 turnings wholesale £ per tonne del merchants
  • UK domestic high speed alloy steel scrap 6-5-2 solids pence per kg del consumer
  • UK domestic high speed alloy steel scrap 6-5-2 turnings pence per kg del consumer
  • UK domestic stainless steel scrap 12-13% Cr Solids £ per tonne del consumer
  • UK domestic stainless steel scrap 16-17% Cr solids £ per tonne del consumer
  • Europe import 18/8 solids $ per tonne cif main European port
  • Europe import 18/8 turnings $ per tonne cif main European port

BDSV

  • BDSV Germany domestic No E1 (old steel scrap) € per tonne del scrapyard
  • BDSV Germany domestic No E2/8 (new steel scrap € per tonne del scrapyard
  • BDSV Germany domestic No E3 (old thick steel scrap) € per tonne del scrapyard
  • BDSV Germany domestic No E40(shredded steel scrap) € per tonne del scrapyard
  • BDSV Germany domestic No E5 (steel turnings) € per tonne del scrapyard

Ferrous Scrap Index

  • Daily Metal Bulletin Ferrous scrap Index HMS 1&2 (80:20 mix) $ per tonne cfr Turkey
  • Metal Bulletin Ferrous Scrap Index shredded $ per tonne cfr India
  • Metal Bulletin Ferrous Scrap Index HMS 1&2 (80:20 mix) $ per tonne fob Rotterdam
  • UK Ferrous Scrap Index “A” Basic Scrap
  • UK Ferrous Scrap Index “B” Low Residual
  • UK Ferrous Scrap Index “C” Cast Iron
  • UK Ferrous Scrap Index “D” Low Grade
  • UK Master Ferrous Scrap Index

Heavy Scrap

  • China domestic heavy scrap yuan per tonne del consumer

HMS 1&2

  • USA domestic ferrous scrap No 1 bundles broker buying price $ per tonne del Detroit
  • USA domestic ferrous scrap No 1 busheling broker buying price $ per tonne del Detroit
  • Europe export ferrous scrap HMS 1&2 (80:20 mix) $ per tonne fob Rotterdam
  • Europe export ferrous scrap HMS 1&2 (70:30 mix) $ per tonne fob Rotterdam
  • Turkey import ferrous scrap HMS 1&2 (70:30 mix) $ per tonne cfr main port
  • Turkey import ferrous scrap HMS 1&2 (80:20 mix) $ per tonne cfr main port
  • USA domestic ferrous scrap No 1 Heavy Melting Iron Age composite $ per long ton del Pittsburgh/Chicago
  • USA domestic ferrous scrap No 1 Heavy Melting Iron Age composite monthly average $ per long ton del Pittsburgh/Philadelphia/Chicago
  • USA export ferrous scrap HMS 1&2 (80:20 mix) $ per tonne fob East Coast
  • UK export ferrous scrap HMS 1&2 (80:20 mix) fob main port

Shredded

  • India import ferrous scrap HMS 1&2 (80:20 mix) $ per tonne cfr Nhava Sheva
  • India import ferrous scrap shredded $ per tonne cfr Nhava Sheva
  • Turkey import ferrous scrap shredded $ per tonne cfr main Turkish port
  • Europe export ferrous scrap shredded $ per tonne fob Rotterdam
  • USA export ferrous scrap shredded $ per tonne fob East Coast
  • UK export ferrous scrap shredded $ per tonne fob main port

UK Ferrous Scrap Assessments

  • UK domestic ferrous scrap 12A/C/D New Production Heavy and Shovellable Steel £ per tonne del consumer
  • UK domestic ferrous scrap 9A/10 Heavy and Light Cast Iron £ per tonne del consumer
  • UK domestic ferrous scrap 9B/C Cylinder Block Scrap £ per tonne del consumer
  • UK domestic ferrous scrap 1 Old Steel £ per tonne del consumer
  • UK domestic ferrous scrap 11A Cast Iron Borings (low phos) £ per tonne del consumer
  • UK domestic ferrous scrap 2 Old Steel £ per tonne del consumer
  • UK domestic ferrous scrap 3B Fragmentised £ per tonne del consumer
  • UK domestic ferrous scrap 4A New Steel Bales £ per tonne del consumer
  • UK domestic ferrous scrap 4C New Steel Bales £ per tonne del consumer
  • UK domestic ferrous scrap 5C Loose Old Light £ per tonne del consumers
  • UK domestic ferrous scrap 7B Heavy Steel Turnings £ per tonne del consumer
  • UK domestic ferrous scrap 8A New Loose Light Cuttings £ per tonne del consumer
  • UK domestic ferrous scrap 8B New Loose Light Cuttings £ per tonne del consumer
  • UK domestic ferrous scrap OA Plate and Structural £ per tonne del consumer