JAPAN SCRAP: Low supply boosts P&S prices despite lower export demand

Export prices for Japan-origin plate and structural (P&S) grades of ferrous scrap rose by ¥500 ($5) per tonne week on week on Wednesday April 29, with tighter supplies over recent weeks keeping the values up, sources have told Fastmarkets.

Japanese scrap collection has decreased over recent months, and was now affecting both prime and obsolete grades of material.

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Lee Allen

April 29, 2020

12:38 GMT