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Markets - Weekly Prices Update - 27 March 2015

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

Summary

PRN prices are stable.

Platinum, platinum scrap and gold prices have picked up for the first time this month.

Across non-ferrous metals, copper, aluminium and nickel prices show little change.

Ferrous prices are still weak but merchants report an unstable market without a settled direction and big regional variations in prices.

PRNs

Grade:£/tonnechange
Paper0.70-0.90-
Aluminium8-10-
Steel7-10-
Plastics10-20-
Glass:Aggregate15-17↓1
Glass: Remelt15-17↓1
Wood0.50-1-
Mixed Energy0.50-0.75-

 

High Value Metals

Grade:£/grammechange
Platinum25.01↑0.94
Platinum scrap18.24↑0.69
Palladium16.81↓0.18
Fine gold25.89↑1.10
9ct gold9.42↑0.40
Fine silver0.331↑0.023
925 silver0.307↑0.028

 

Non-Ferrous Metals

White metals£/tonnechange
Mixed pewter6510-
43% tinman’s solder4850-
39% tinman’s solder4290-
29% plumber’s solder3020-
Solder joints1505-
6% mixed type metal1130-

 

Aluminium ingots£/tonnechange
LM21520-
LM41550-
LM61600-
LM241500-
LM251610-
LM271550-
Standard remelt ingots1325-
Mixed remelts1250-

 

Brass£/tonnechange
Cuttings1900-2150↓5
Clean rod swarf1700-2140-
Unsorted brass scrap2000-2100-
Mixed brass scrap1900-2100-

 

Bronze & gun metals£/tonnechange
Commercial GM scrap2800-2940-
GM borings2750-2840-
Commercial PB scrap2800-2990-
Brass and copper radiators2000-2100-

 

Zinc£/tonnechange
Zinc base scrap500-550-
New cuttings500-550-

 

Lead£/tonnechange
Collected scrap700-900-
Batteries390-400-

 

Nickels and alloys£/tonnechange
18/8 stainless steel solids500-680↑20
18/8 stainless steel turnings200-280-
18/10/3 stainless steel solids800-1020↑20
18/10/3 stainless steel turnings500-620-
17% chrome iron100-140-
13% chrome iron100-120-
Pure nickel solids6700↑80
Pure tungsten13200-
Pure molybdenum14240-
Pure cobalt19060-
Wrought clean monel3140-3340↑40
Monel turnings1400-1700-
70/30 cupronickel3000-3220↑100
90/10 cupronickel2700-2900↑100
Clean tungsten carbide12800-13040-
18/4/1 high-speed solids600-840-
18/4/1 high-speed turnings160-240-
6/5/2 high-speed solids500-680-
6/5/2 high-speed turnings100-200-

 

Copper£/tonnechange
Dry Bright Wire3400-3450↓5
Greasy Bright Wire3390-3460↓5
Clean flat bus bar3350-3540-
No1 Burnt wire3300-3350-
No 2 burnt wire3240-3290-
Cylinders3050-3100-
Clean and Painted3300-3455-
New copper tube2950-3500-
Heavy copper3200-3300-
Braziery copper2600-2800-
Clean pyro cable1750-2000-
PVC pyro cable1350-1470-

 

Cables£/tonnechange
Household1200-1300-
Low grade750-850-
Aluminium low grade300-320-

 

Aluminium£-tonnechange
Pure cuttings850-980-
Mixed alloy cuttings700-900-
Clean cast740-850-
Old rolled650-800-
Irony Aluminium350-490-
Turnings540-640-
Loose litho850-990-
Clean aluminium wheels930-1000-
Alu/copper radiators1550-1630-
Extrusion: clean850-990-
Extrusion: painted820-925-

Ferrous Metals

Ferrous£/tonnechange
Broken foundry cast iron50-60-
Foundry short steel70-75-
Grade 0A heavy structural and plate50-60-
Grade 1 5ft old steel70-80-
Grade 2 2ft old steel70-80-
Grade 4C new production steel bales70-80-
Grade 5C loose light steel scrap (light iron)30-40-
Grade 7B mixed steel turnings30-40-
Grade 8B mixed cuttings60-70-
Grade 9 heavy cast iron (over size)45-50-
Grade 10 light cast iron30-55-
Grade 11 cast iron borings50-60-
Grade 12 a new production heavy steel scrap70-80-
Car engines110-120-

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