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Markets - Weekly Prices Update - 20 January 2017

 

 

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

Summary

An uncertain week for the non-ferrous market with the pound strengthening momentarily before falling again.

Most of the high value metal grades dropped in price, with only fine silver and 925 silver increasing.

The brass, bronze and gun metal grades went up by £50 - £200 per tonne.

There were small rises across the aluminium grades of £10 - £50 per tonne.

Copper grades rose again this week, by £50 - £150 per tonne.

Cable and lead grades increased, by £25 - £100 per tonne.

The nickel and alloy grades were mostly stable, except for a few grades which went up £20 - £100 per tonne.

The majority of the white metals rose in price.

Aluminium ingots increased by £20 on all LM grades.

The ferrous metal grades saw a rise of £5 - £10 per tonne.

PRN prices have been updated, with small price increases, except steel.

 

PRN £/tonne change
Paper 0.50-0.75 -
Aluminium 10 -
Steel 10 ↑9.05
Plastics 25 ↑5
Glass aggregate 12-13 ↑2
Glass remelt 12-13 ↑2
Wood 1.50 -
Mixed energy  0.30 -

 

High Value Metals £/gramme change
Platinum  25.34 ↓0.56
Platinum scrap   18.48 ↓0.40
Palladium 19.45 ↓0.38
Fine gold 31.40 ↓0.25
9ct gold 11.42 ↓0.09
Fine silver 0.398 ↑0.001
925 silver 0.368 ↑0.001

 

Brass £/tonne change
Cuttings 2475-2500 ↑50
Clean rod swarf 2300-2350 ↑50
Unsorted brass scrap 2400-2450 ↑50
Mixed brass scrap 2500-2650 ↑100

 

Bronze & gun metals £/tonne change
Commercial GM scrap 3000-3200 ↑150
GM borings 2800-3000 ↑200
Commercial PB scrap 3150-3300 ↑150
Brass & copper radiators 2325-2400 ↑100

 

Aluminium £/tonne change
Pure cuttings 850-950 ↑25
Mixed alloy cuttings 725-935 ↑10
Clean cast 780-850 ↑25
Old rolled 600-725 ↑25
Irony aluminium  200-225 ↑25
Turnings 425-500 ↓25
Loose litho 1050-1100 ↑50
Clean aluminium wheels 950-1050 -
Alu/copper radiators 1600-1650 -
Extrusion: clean 1025-1150 ↑50
Extrusion: painted 1000-1030 ↑30

 

Copper £/tonne change
Dry bright wire 4150-4250 ↑100
Greasy bright wire 3800-3400 ↑150
Clean flat bus bar 4000-4100 -
No 1 burnt wire 3900-4000 ↑100
No 2 burnt wire 3550-3600 -
Cylinders 3350-3450 ↑100
Clean and painted 3600-3700 ↑50
New copper tube 3950-4050 ↑50
Heavy copper 3600-3700 ↑50
Braziery copper 3200-3350 ↑150
Clean pyro cable 1800-1900 ↑100
PVC pyro cable 1450-1550 ↑50

 

Cables £/tonne change
Household 1200-1425 ↑25
Low grade 800-900 ↑100
Aluminium low grade 200-300 ↑100

 

Lead  £/tonne change
Collected scrap 1300-1350 ↑50
Batteries 500-575 ↑25

 

Zinc  £/tonne change
Zinc base scrap 800-900 -
New cuttings 900-900 -

 

Nickels and alloys  £/tonne change
18/8 stainless steel solids 680-780 -
18/8 stainless steel turnings 320-380 -
18/10/3 stainless steel solids 940-1060 ↑20
18/10/3 stainless steel turnings 460-560 ↑40
17% chrome iron 260-340 ↑60
13% chrome iron 220-280 ↑40
Pure nickel solids  6760 ↑100
Pure tungsten  7280 ↑100
Pure molybdenum  11983 ↓27
Pure cobalt  28240 ↑1419
Wrought clean monel 3140-3180 -
Monel turnings 1780-1840 -
70/30 cupronickel 3440-3580 -
90/10 cupronickel 3180-3340 -
Clean tungsten carbide 6160-6280 -
18/4/1 high-speed solids 220-260 -
18/4/1 high-speed turnings 190-210 -
6/5/2 high-speed solids 230-260 -
6/5/2 high-speed turnings 160-190 -

 

White metals   £/tonne change
Mixed pewter 8939 ↑343
39% tinman’s solder 6118 ↑172
29% plumber’s solder 4438 ↑110
Solder joints 2479 ↑16
6% mixed type metal 1823 ↓47
     
Aluminium ingots    £/tonne change
LM2 1660 ↑20
LM4 1700 ↑20
LM6 1905 ↑20
LM24 1570 ↑20
LM25 1885 ↑20
LM27 1700 ↑20
Standard remelt ingots 1450 -
Mixed remelts 1500 -

 

Ferrous Metals £-tonne change
Broken foundry cast iron  80-110 ↑10
Foundry short steel 110-130 ↑10
Grade 0A heavy structural and plate 105-155 ↑5
Grade 1 5ft old steel 110-125 ↑10
Grade 2 2ft old steel 90-115 ↑10
Grade 4C new production steel bales 105-125 -
Grade 5C loose light steel scrap (light iron) 70-100 -
Grade 7B mixed steel turnings 60-80 ↑10
Grade 8B mixed cuttings 85-115 ↑5
Grade 9 heavy cast iron (over size) 70-90 ↑10
Grade 10 light cast iron 80-95 ↑5
Grade 11 cast iron borings 50-75 -
Grade 12 a new production heavy steel scrap  110-130 ↑10
Car engines 100-120 ↑10
     

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