Ferrous scrap prices appear ready for bounce
Jul 30, 2012 | 12:43 PM
| Lisa Gordon
PITTSBURGH Recent moves by some steel mills that entered the scrap market early, as well as retractions of price decreases in finished steel prices, could mean the scrap market is poised for a healthy bounce, according to some market participants.
Sources indicate its now a sellers market, with widespread speculation that August will show a rebound from price levels seen in July and possibly settle at June levels.
"Shred is clearly in short supply, especially in the Ohio Valley and Midwest, where shredder feed prices have been quite low for a while now," one Pennsylvania shredder source said. "I am not sure so many people realized just how tight the supply is, but its becoming apparent. Well see at least June prices in August, maybe higher in some areas."....
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