UK STEEL SCRAP WEEKLY: Price range steady on limited supplies, strong exports

The price spread for UK inter-merchant light iron scrap was steady over the week to Friday September 18, with limited supplies coming into merchant yards and a steady rate of export tonnages underpinning support for domestic prices, industry sources have told Fastmarkets.

Fastmarkets’ weekly price assessment for steel scrap 5C, loose old light, domestic, delivered inter-merchant, UK, was £100-110 ($129-142) per tonne on Friday.
The trend in UK steel scrap markets looked likely to persist in the near future, as long as current business conditions do likewise. Tighter domestic steel scrap supplies have recently been met with firmer demand from British steelmakers since the summer slowdown.
“Following from last week’s [monthly] price increases, everything is very settled now,” one UK-based source said.

“Prices are probably higher than at any...


Declan Conway

September 18, 2020

17:04 GMT