About Our Prices

Founded to establish transparency in the metals markets, American Metal Market set the standard for price reporting over 130 years ago and, in the process, defined the benchmarks widely quoted today. Companies across the globe use AMM prices to negotiate contracts, purchase materials, understand future raw material costs, estimate project costs in proposals, perform inventory valuations and create forecast models. Here’s why you should reference AMM prices in your next report or contract.

Read our Quick Guide to Pricing to get a brief overview of American Metal Market's price assessment process, materials and methodologies.

Why reference an AMM price?

Honest principles. Strict adherence to an editorial code of conduct, pricing procedures and clearly defined methodologies power every price published. These guiding principles lead AMM’s reporters to remain the most trusted in the business. Above and beyond our principles, AMM’s pricing practices align with core IOSCO Principles for Price Reporting Agencies — a set of guidelines and best practices for price reporting promoted by the International Organization of Securities Commissions.

Distinguished price assessment. Pricing is the pinnacle of what we do. The prices we publish are a fair reflection of transaction values in the spot market. AMM maintains a rich network of contacts and applies a comprehensive price formation  process. The assessed prices are not published until they have been peer reviewed to ensure adherence to methodologies and pricing rigor.

Trusted benchmarks. AMM excels at assessing metals prices. No other brand offers more metals prices or a deeper price history than AMM. Hedge financial risk, manage asset recovery, control material costs or negotiate your next contract using AMM’s prices.

Market intelligence that matters. Behind every price change lives an insightful story with an explanation of the forces driving the markets. The news generated from our price reporting activities allows AMM to give its clients intelligence on trade issues, mergers & acquisitions, bankruptcies and supply chain woes — all factors that can have upward or downward pressure on metal prices.
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American Metal Market publishes more than 1,400 proprietary metal prices including established benchmark prices trusted and used across the metals supply chain. In addition to proprietary prices, AMM also reports exchange prices for the London Metal Exchange, Nymex, Comex and Shanghai futures. (Separate data fees may apply.)

Referencing a price from AMM ensures continuity, consistency and transparency in all your financial transactions. Supporting and enforcing our commitment to pricing integrity is an auditable database that allows us to monitor, review and approve every step in the price assessment process. The customer-facing product that resulted from our investment in this system, Price Tracker, is accessible through a license to AMM pricing.

View more than 1,200 proprietary metals prices and a variety of benchmark prices across the metals supply chain in our Price Tracker tool.

AMM’s database offers a wide range of materials including:


  • Bars
  • Beams
  • Import Prices
  • Oil Country Tubular Goods
  • Pipe and Tube
  • Plate
  • Rod
  • Sheet and Coil
  • Structural Tubing
  • World Export 


  • Coiled Plate
  • Bar
  • Cold-Rolled Sheet


  • No. 1 heavy melt 
  • No. 2 heavy melt
  • No. 1 bundles
  • No. 2 bundles
  • No. 1 busheling
  • No. 1 industrial bundles
  • Shredded auto scrap
  • Machine shop turnings
  • Cast iron borings
  • Cut structural/plate (length varies)
  • Foundry steel
  • Cupola cast
  • Clean auto cast
  • Unstripped motor blocks
  • Heavy breakable cast
  • Drop broken machinery cast
  • Rail crops
  • Random rails
  • Steel car wheels
  • Rerolling rails
  • Steel (tin) can bundles


  • 316 solids, clips
  • 304 solids, clips
  • 304 turnings
  • 304 new clips
  • 430 new clips
  • 409 bundles, solids
  • 409 turnings
  • 430 bundles, solids
  • 430 turnings




  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Lead
  • Nickel
  • Tin
  • Zinc

Pricing is available in 40 major locations in North America and across the globe including:
Hamilton, ON
Los Angeles
Midwest US
New York
North Carolina/Virginia
San Francisco
Seattle / Portland
South Carolina
Southeast US
St. Louis


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What impact would the Trump administration’s proposed tax reform have on the metals markets?

It would lift sentiment and improve demand and prices
It could have a negative impact if public spending is cut as a result
It wouldn’t have any impact on the markets
It’s unlikely to get done

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