US copper scrap spreads mixed; brass prices rise

Some copper scrap and brass scrap prices in the United States have increased while competition for certain grades remains fierce.

On the one hand, discounts for brass mill No 1 copper and brass ingot makers’ No 1 bare bright tightened by a penny on Wednesday April 11, according to American Metal Market's latest assessment. On the other, discounts for brass ingot makers’ No 2 copper widened by an average 1.5 cents, and those for brass ingot makers’ light copper stepped up by 2 cents.

Meanwhile, prices for brass ingot makers’ No 1 composition solids and composition borings and...

Published

Bradley MacAulay

April 13, 2018

03:05 GMT

Pittsburgh