Bulk scrap sale to Turkey dims export pricing outlook

Nov 14, 2012 | 04:52 PM | Sean Davidson

Tags  scrap, ferrous scrap, scrap exports, scrap prices, export prices, Sean Davidson

NEW YORK — U.S. ferrous scrap export prices to Turkey could be under pressure after a fresh bulk sale this week indicated some softening, according to market participants.

Several Turkish and U.S. sources said they have begun to question the overwhelming bullish sentiment that overtook the market following Hurricane Sandy after two U.S. bulk deals to the country were concluded in the past five days at levels that were slightly below where they had anticipated.

A cargo of about 25,000 tonnes of an 80/20 mix of No. 1 and No. 2 heavy melt, shredded, and plate and structural scrap sold off the East Coast to a Turkish mill at $410, $415 and $420 per tonne c.f.r., respectively, market sources said.....

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