NEW YORK North
American ferrous scrap prices to Turkey strengthened in the
past week as exporters booked more sales to their largest
Two bulk cargo sales
from the United States and one from Canada in a span of two
days lifted delivered prices to Turkey by at least $5 per tonne
from the previous week, according to market participants.
A cargo was booked
from the Gulf Coast July 25 at an average price of $379.50 per
tonne c.i.f. Turkey for 40,000 tonnes of an 80/20 mix of No. 1
and No. 2 heavy melt and 5,000 tonnes of plate and structural
scrap, according to sources.
And a cargo of 32,000
tonnes of mixed scrap reportedly was sold off the East Coast
July 24 at $372 per tonne for 18,000 tonnes of HMS 1&2
(80:20), $377 per tonne for 11,000 tonnes of shred and $382 per
tonne for 3,000 tonnes of plate and structural scrap.
On the same day, a
Canadian exporter reportedly sold its first bulk cargo in
several months to Turkey at an average price of $380 per tonne
for about 30,000 tonnes of shred, 10,000 tonnes of No. 1 heavy
melt and 10,000 tonnes of plate and structural scrap.
All three sales
indicate a $5- to $7-per-tonne increase from two previously
unreported East Coast bulk sales booked around July 17 at a
price basis of $369 per tonne for HMS 1&2 (80:20),
according to market participants.
Sources said most of
the cargoes are scheduled for September deliveries, although at
least one cargo likely has been fixed for a late-August
delivery, according to one source.