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Markets - Weekly Prices Update - 26 March 2016

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

Summary

Paper PRN prices declined by about 66p to £1.10 per tonne and wood by £2 to £5 per tonne. Aluminium declined £12 to about £25 per tonne. Steel picked up £2 to £27 per tonne. Plastics, aggregate glass and remelt glass PRNs all fell by £1 to about £38, £11 and £11 per tonne, respectively.

Brass and copper prices have picked up, but demand from China remains weak. Copper dry bright wire went up £190 per tonne to £2,700 per tonne and greasy bright wire rose £100 per tonne to about £2,550 per tonne.

Mixed brass scrap prices increased £60 per tonne to about £1,650 per tonne.

All aluminium secondary grades are stable with the exception of aluminium turnings which picked up £30 per tonne to about £310 per tonne.

Accross nickel and alloys, both 18/10/3 stainless steel solids and 18/10/3 stainless steel turnings fell by £20 per tonne to £620 and £320 per tonne respectively.

 

PRN £/tonne change
Paper 0.90-1.34 ↓0.66
Aluminium 20-30 ↓12
Steel 20-32 ↑2
Plastics 36-40 ↓1
Glass aggregate 10-12 ↓1
Glass remelt 10-12 ↓1
Wood 4-6 ↓2
Mixed Energy  0.60-0.90 -

 

 

High Value Metals £/gramme change
Platinum  21.58 ↓0.19
Platinum scrap   15.74 ↓0.13
Palladium 13.17 ↑0.69
Fine gold 27.85 ↓0.95
9ct gold 10.13 ↓0.34
Fine silver 0.316 ↓0.004
925 silver 0.292 ↓0.004

 

 

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 1600-1700 ↓10
Clean rod swarf 1400-1600 -
Unsorted brass scrap 1600-1700 ↑10
Mixed brass scrap 1550-1700 ↑60

 

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 u50
Batteries 350-400 d10

 

Nickels and alloys  £/tonne change
18/8 stainless steel solids 390-480 -
18/8 stainless steel turnings 140-180 -
18/10/3 stainless steel solids 580-660 ↓20
18/10/3 stainless steel turnings 280-360 ↓20
17% chrome iron 40-60 -
13% chrome iron 40-60 -
Pure nickel solids 4000 -
Pure tungsten 3800 -
Pure molybdenum 11000 -
Pure cobalt 15580 -
Wrought clean monel 2080-2260 ↓100
Monel turnings 900-1040 -
70/30 cupronickel 2180-2280 -
90/10 cupronickel 1980-2080 ↓100
Clean tungsten carbide 3900-4100 ↑100
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 2600-2800 ↑190
Greasy Bright Wire 2500-2600 ↑100
Clean flat bus bar 2600-2630 ↑10
No1 Burnt wire 2500-2620 ↑20
No 2 burnt wire 2200-2305 -
Cylinders 2400-2500 ↓10
Clean and Painted 2400-2500 -
New copper tube 2500-2570 -
Heavy copper 2400-2500 -
Braziery copper 1800-2100 -
Clean pyro cable 1300-1400 -
PVC pyro cable 500-900 ↑60

 

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

 

Aluminium £/tonne change
Pure cuttings 500-670 -
Mixed alloy cuttings 600-660 -
Clean cast 560-620 -
Old rolled 410-460 -
Irony aluminium  100-200 -
Turnings 200-420 ↑30
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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