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Markets - Weekly Prices Update - 1 April 2016

MRW’s regular reporting of movements in the markets for secondary materials

Summary

Paper PRN prices are stable.

Brass and copper prices have picked up for the third consecutive week. Copper dry bright wire went up £100 per tonne to £2,800 per tonne. Copper greasy bright wire and clean flat bus bar both rose £80 per tonne. No 1 burnt wire picked up £70 per tonne while no2 burnt wire increased by £100 per tonne to £2,600 and £2,350 respectively. 

Brass cuttings increased £100 per tonne to about £1,720 per tonne.

Aluminium secondary grades were stable.

18/8 stainless steel solids, 18/10/3 stainless steel solids and 70/30 cupronickel all picked up by £20 per tonne. All other nickel and alloy prices were unchanged.

Platinum and platinum scrap prices both picked up by £0.22 and £0.16 per gramme while all other high value metals prices declined.

 

PRN £/tonne change
Paper 0.90-1.34 -
Aluminium 20-30 -
Steel 20-32 -
Plastics 36-40 -
Glass aggregate 10-12 -
Glass remelt 10-12 -
Wood 4-6 -
Mixed Energy  0.60-0.90 -

 

 

High Value Metals £/gramme change
Platinum  21.80 ↑0.22
Platinum scrap   15.90 ↑0.16
Palladium 13.15 ↓0.02
Fine gold 27.60 ↓0.25
9ct gold 10.04 ↓0.09
Fine silver 0.304 ↓0.012
925 silver 0.282 ↓0.010

 

 

White metals   £/tonne change
Mixed pewter 6405 -
43% tinman’s solder 4710 -
39% tinman’s solder 4170 -
29% plumber’s solder 2960 -
Solder joints 1440 -
6% mixed type metal 1020 -

 

Aluminium ingots    £/tonne change
LM2 1485 -
LM4 1550 -
LM6 1610 -
LM24 1500 -
LM25 1605 -
LM27 1500 -
Standard remelt ingots 1270 -
Mixed remelts 1250 -

 

Brass £/tonne change
Cuttings 1660-1800 ↑100
Clean rod swarf 1400-1600 -
Unsorted brass scrap 1600-1700 -
Mixed brass scrap 1550-1700 -

 

Bronze & gun metals £/tonne change
Commercial GM scrap 1990-2000 -
GM borings 2000-2100 -
Commercial PB scrap 2100-2140 -
Brass and copper radiators 1095-1110 -

 

Zinc  £/tonne change
Zinc base scrap 300-400 -
New cuttings 300-400 -

 

Lead  £/tonne change
Collected scrap 750-850 -
Batteries 350-400 -

 

Nickels and alloys  £/tonne change
18/8 stainless steel solids 380-500 ↑20
18/8 stainless steel turnings 140-180 -
18/10/3 stainless steel solids 580-680 ↑20
18/10/3 stainless steel turnings 280-360 -
17% chrome iron 50-60 -
13% chrome iron 40-60 -
Pure nickel solids 4000 -
Pure tungsten 3800 -
Pure molybdenum 11000 -
Pure cobalt 15580 -
Wrought clean monel 2100-2260 -
Monel turnings 960-1040 -
70/30 cupronickel 2140-2260 ↓20
90/10 cupronickel 200-2080 -
Clean tungsten carbide 3900-4100 -
18/4/1 high-speed solids 100-140 -
18/4/1 high-speed turnings 40-80 -
6/5/2 high-speed solids 100-120 -
6/5/2 high-speed turnings 20-60 -

 

Copper £/tonne change
Dry Bright Wire 2700-2900 ↑100
Greasy Bright Wire 2560-2680 ↑80
Clean flat bus bar 2640-2710 ↑80
No1 Burnt wire 2550-2690 ↑70
No 2 burnt wire 2300-2405 ↑100
Cylinders 2400-2500 -
Clean and Painted 2400-2500 -
New copper tube 2510-2600 ↑30
Heavy copper 2480-2590 ↑90
Braziery copper 1900-2200 ↑100
Clean pyro cable 1300-1400 -
PVC pyro cable 500-900 -

 

Cables £/tonne change
Household 960-1000 -
Low grade 420-500 -
Aluminium low grade 150-200 -

 

Aluminium £/tonne change
Pure cuttings 610-670 -
Mixed alloy cuttings 600-660 -
Clean cast 560-620 -
Old rolled 410-460 -
Irony aluminium  100-200 -
Turnings 200-420 -
Loose litho 500-640 -
Clean aluminium wheels 600-700 -
alu/copper radiators 870-900 -
Extrusion: clean 600-730 -
Extrusion: painted 500-660 -

 

Ferrous Metals £-tonne change
Broken foundry cast iron  35-55 -
Foundry short steel 50-75 -
Grade 0A heavy structural and plate 45-70 -
Grade 1 5ft old steel 35-60 -
Grade 2 2ft old steel 30-55 -
Grade 4C new production steel bales 45-60 -
Grade 5C loose light steel scrap (light iron) 5-30 -
Grade 7B mixed steel turnings 10-25 -
Grade 8B mixed cuttings 25-55 -
Grade 9 heavy cast iron (over size) 10-25 -
Grade 10 light cast iron 15-35 -
Grade 11 cast iron borings 15-35 -
Grade 12 a new production heavy steel scrap  45-65 -
Car engines 55-70 -

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