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Markets - Weekly Prices Update - 18 September 2015

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


PRN prices are stable.

Prices across high value metals declined with the exception of palladium which increased by £0.18 per gramme to £12.45 per gramme.

Merchants experienced slow markets during the summer but regular trading has now resumed. Prices across secondary non-ferrous metal grades are relatively stable.

Aluminium continues to suffer from poor demand and as a result prices dropped by about £5-£10 per tonne. On the other hand copper prices are stable. During this week copper fluctuated due to a big earthquake in Chile, the world’s biggest copper producer, which drove prices upwards due to fears of a potential supply disruption. However, damages to mines and ports were minimal and as a result prices fell to their previous levels.



Glass aggregate12-15-
Glass remelt12-15-
Mixed Energy 0.70-0.90-


High Value Metals

Platinum 20.03↓0.75
Platinum scrap  14.61↓0.54
Fine gold23.12↓0.33
9ct gold8.41↓0.12
Fine silver0.268↓0.007
925 silver0.248↓0.006


Non-Ferrous Metals

White metals           £/tonnechange
Mixed pewter6505-
43% tinman’s solder4815-
39% tinman’s solder4280-
29% plumber’s solder3010-
Solder joints1540-
6% mixed type metal1120-


Aluminium ingots   £/tonnechange
Standard remelt ingots1305-
Mixed remelts1240-


Clean rod swarf1710-1805↑5
Unsorted brass scrap1750-1850-
Mixed brass scrap1750-1850-


Bronze & gun metals£/tonnechange
Commercial GM scrap2200-2320↓5
GM borings2100-2300-
Commercial PB scrap2350-2520↓5
Brass and copper radiators1500-1650-


Zinc £/tonnechange
Zinc base scrap400-515-
New cuttings400-515-


Lead £/tonnechange
Collected scrap700-850-


Nickels and alloys £/tonnechange
18/8 stainless steel solids400-560↓20
18/8 stainless steel turnings140-220↓20
18/10/3 stainless steel solids620-800↓40
18/10/3 stainless steel turnings400-460-
17% chrome iron80-100↓20
13% chrome iron60-90↓10
Pure nickel solids5000-
Pure tungsten5800-
Pure molybdenum1300-
Pure cobalt1800-
Wrought clean monel2300-2500-
Monel turnings1000-1100-
70/30 cupronickel2300-2400↓100
90/10 cupronickel2100-2200↓100
Clean tungsten carbide5900-6000-
18/4/1 high-speed solids300-380↓20
18/4/1 high-speed turnings80-140-
6/5/2 high-speed solids200-280↓20
6/5/2 high-speed turnings80-120-


Dry Bright Wire2800-3020↓5
Greasy Bright Wire2700-2850-
Clean flat bus bar2800-2950-
No1 Burnt wire2500-2775-
No 2 burnt wire2500-2770-
Clean and Painted2550-2700-
New copper tube2750-2900-
Heavy copper2600-2700-
Braziery copper2100-2300-
Clean pyro cable1450-1600-
PVC pyro cable800-1000-


Low grade600-650-
Aluminium low grade200-250-


Pure cuttings675-745↓5
Mixed alloy cuttings635-720↓5
Clean cast650-745↓5
Old rolled600-645↓5
Irony aluminium 175-245↓5
Loose litho810-895↓5
Clean aluminium wheels825-870↓5
 alu/copper radiators1250-1400-
Extrusion: clean750-845↓5
Extrusion: painted740-830↓5


Ferrous Metals

Broken foundry cast iron 70-85-
Foundry short steel90-105-
Grade 0A heavy structural and plate90-105-
Grade 1 5ft old steel70-90-
Grade 2 2ft old steel70-85-
Grade 4C new production steel bales80-90-
Grade 5C loose light steel scrap (light iron)25-55-
Grade 7B mixed steel turnings35-55-
Grade 8B mixed cuttings65-90-
Grade 9 heavy cast iron (over size)40-55-
Grade 10 light cast iron50-65-
Grade 11 cast iron borings50-65-
Grade 12 a new production heavy steel scrap 80-95-
Car engines900-100-

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