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Markets - Weekly Prices Update - 15 Dec 2017

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

Summary

The PRN prices were a mixed bag of falls and rises.

All the high value metal prices went down, except for silver prices which increased.

Brass, bronze and gun metal prices went up by £100 - £200 per tonne.

Only a handful of aluminium grades moved upwards this week, by £50 per tonne.

The copper grades reversed last week’s price drops, gaining back £75 - £200 per tonne.

There was little movement for the nickel and alloy grades this week.

Lead scrap prices went up as battery prices went down.

All but one of the white metal prices dropped.

Most of the ferrous metal grades went up by £10 - £20 per tonne.

 

PRN £/tonne change
Paper 1.6 ↑0.10
Aluminium 10 -
Steel 3 ↓2
Plastics 40 ↑5
Glass aggregate 11 ↓2
Glass remelt 10.5 ↓2.5
Wood 4 ↑1
Energy Recovery  0.35 ↓0.40

 

High Value Metals £/gramme change
Platinum  21.13 ↓0.43
Platinum scrap   15.40 ↓0.49
Palladium 24.20 ↓0.21
Fine gold 30.05 ↓0.02
9ct gold 10.94 ↓0.02
Fine silver 0.343 ↑0.003
925 silver 0.317 ↑0.002

 

Brass £/tonne change
Mixed brass scrap 2750-2800 -
Brass & copper radiators 2400-2500 ↑100
     

 

Bronze & gun metals £/tonne change
Commercial GM scrap 3200-3300 ↑100
GM borings 3100-3200 ↑200
Commercial PB scrap 3300-3400 ↑100
     

 

Aluminium £/tonne change
Pure cuttings 750-850 ↑50
Mixed alloy cuttings 750-800 -
Clean cast 750-800 -
Old rolled 600-700 -
Irony aluminium  150-250 -
Turnings 400-500 -
Loose litho 1050-1150 ↑50
Clean aluminium wheels 950-1050 -
Alu/copper radiators 1550-1700 -
Extrusion: clean 1000-1150 ↑50
Extrusion: painted 950-1100 ↑50

 

Copper £/tonne change
Dry bright wire 4450-4600 ↑200
Greasy bright wire 3800-4000 ↑200
Clean flat bus bar 4300-4400 ↑100
No 1 burnt wire 4200-4275 ↑75
No 2 burnt wire 3800-3900 ↑100
Cylinders 3400-3600 ↑100
New copper tube 4300-4400 ↑200
Heavy copper 3800-4000 ↑200
Braziery copper 3300-3400 ↑100
Clean pyro cable 2000-2100 -
PVC pyro cable 1600-1700 -

 

Cables £/tonne change
Household 1000-1200 ↑100
Low grade 650-750 -
Aluminium low grade 150-250 -

 

Lead  £/tonne change
Collected scrap 1400-1500 ↑100
Batteries 500-550 ↓25

 

Zinc  £/tonne change
Zinc scrap 1000-1025 -
     

 

Nickels and alloys  £/tonne change
18/8 stainless steel solids 690-710 ↓20
18/8 stainless steel turnings 320-400 -
18/10/3 stainless steel solids 950-970 ↓50
18/10/3 stainless steel turnings 460-500 -
17% chrome iron 280-330 -
13% chrome iron 200-220 -
Pure nickel solids 6900 ↓60
Pure tungsten 11180 -
Pure molybdenum 11550 ↓10
Pure cobalt 53298 ↑1470
Wrought clean monel 3060-3140 ↓20
Monel turnings 1440-1560 -
70/30 cupronickel 3220-3380 -
90/10 cupronickel 3020-3100 -
Clean tungsten carbide 7180-7240 -
18/4/1 high-speed solids 220-260 -
18/4/1 high-speed turnings 220-240 -
6/5/2 high-speed solids 220-260 -
6/5/2 high-speed turnings 150-180 -

 

White metals   £/tonne change
Mixed pewter 6235 ↓226
39% tinman’s solder 4698 ↓123
29% plumber’s solder 3347 ↓85
Solder joints 1889 ↓26
6% mixed type metal 1851 ↑12
     
Aluminium ingots    £/tonne change
LM2 1740 -
LM4 1780 -
LM6 1985 -
LM24 1650 -
LM25 1960 -
LM27 1780 -
     

 

Ferrous Metals £-tonne change
Broken foundry cast iron  120-140 ↑20
Foundry short steel 150-170 ↑20
Grade 0A heavy structural and plate 130-200 ↑35
Grade 1 5ft old steel 120-160 ↑20
Grade 2 2ft old steel 130-150 ↑20
Grade 4C new production steel bales 125-160 ↑20
Grade 5C loose light steel scrap (light iron) 55-110 ↑20
Grade 7B mixed steel turnings 70-100 ↑10
Grade 8B mixed cuttings 105-125 ↑20
Grade 9 heavy cast iron (over size) 95-115 ↑20
Grade 10 light cast iron 105-125 ↑20
Grade 11 cast iron borings 80-110 ↑20
Grade 12 a new production heavy steel scrap  145-185 ↑20
Car engines 180-210 ↑20
     

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