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Markets - Weekly Prices Update - 2 March 2018

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

Summary

High value metal prices saw a mix of falls and rises. Silver did not move.

Bronze and gun metal prices went up by £150 - £200 per tonne.

Aluminium prices rose by £25 - £100 per tonne.

Copper prices increased by £50 to £100 per tonne.

Lead prices saw upwards movement, as did zinc.

A handful of nickel and alloy grades also made gains this week.

 

PRN £/tonne   £/gramme   Change  
Paper   2   -  
Aluminium   10   -  
Steel   6-8   -  
Plastics   60   -  
Glass aggregate   10   -  
Glass remelt   12-13   -  
Wood   10   -  
Energy Recovery    0.35-0.40   -  

 

 

High Value Metals £/gramme change
Platinum  22.68 ↓0.40
Platinum scrap   16.59 ↓0.11
Palladium 23.71 ↑0.06
Fine gold 30.60 ↓0.10
9ct gold 11.15 ↑0.01
Fine silver 0.343 -
925 silver 0.317 -

 

Brass £/tonne change
Mixed brass scrap 2800-3075 ↑25
Brass & copper radiators 2400-2600 -
     

 

Bronze & gun metals £/tonne change
Commercial GM scrap 3200-3500 ↑200
GM borings 3000-3400 ↑200
Commercial PB scrap 3300-3350 ↑150
     

 

Aluminium £/tonne change
Pure cutting 850-1050 ↑50
Mixed alloy cuttings 850-950 ↑50
Clean cast 800-925 ↑25
Old rolled 700-800 ↑100
Irony aluminium  250-350 ↑50
Turnings 450-600 ↑100
Loose litho 1100-1250 ↑50
Clean aluminium wheels 1100-1150 -
Alu/copper radiators 1450-1650 ↑50
Extrusion: clean 1100-1250 ↑25
Extrusion: painted 1100-1200 -

 

Copper £/tonne change
Dry bright wire 4500-4700 ↑100
Greasy bright wire 4100-4300 ↑100
Clean flat bus bar 4100-4550 ↑75
No 1 burnt wire 4300-4400 -
No 2 burnt wire 3900-4100 ↑100
Cylinders 3600-3750 ↑50
New copper tube 4300-4575 ↑75
Heavy copper 4000-4200 ↑50
Braziery copper 3300-3500 -
Clean pyro cable 2000-2300 ↑100
PVC pyro cable 1700-1800 ↑100

 

Cables £/tonne change
Household 1100-1250 ↑75
Low grade 500-650 ↑50
Aluminium low grade 250-375 ↓25

 

Lead  £/tonne change
Collected scrap 1400-1550  ↑50
Batteries 550-600  -

 

Zinc  £/tonne change
Zinc scrap 1000-1100 ↑80
     

 

Nickels and alloys  £/tonne change
18/8 stainless steel solids 770-780 ↑20
18/8 stainless steel turnings 370-400 -
18/10/3 stainless steel solids 1040-1050 ↑10
18/10/3 stainless steel turnings 500-520 ↑20
17% chrome iron 260-300 -
13% chrome iron 200-220 -
Pure nickel solids 7640 ↑200
Pure tungsten 12980 ↑300
Pure molybdenum 11273 ↑134
Pure cobalt 58761 ↓1985
Wrought clean monel 3380-3480 -
Monel turnings 1580-1680 -
70/30 cupronickel 3560-3780 ↑200
90/10 cupronickel 3400-3460 -
Clean tungsten carbide 8880-8940 ↑500
18/4/1 high-speed solids 240-280 -
18/4/1 high-speed turnings 230-250 -
6/5/2 high-speed solids 230-280 -
6/5/2 high-speed turnings 160-190 -

 

White metals   £/tonne change
Mixed pewter 6841 -
39% tinman’s solder 5033 -
29% plumber’s solder 3581 -
Solder joints 1967 -
6% mixed type metal 1779 -
     
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 -
Foundry short steel 150-170 -
Grade 0A heavy structural and plate 150-190 -
Grade 1 5ft old steel 130-155 -
Grade 2 2ft old steel 130-145 -
Grade 4C new production steel bales 125-155 -
Grade 5C loose light steel scrap (light iron) 60-110 -
Grade 7B mixed steel turnings 70-100 -
Grade 8B mixed cuttings 100-120 -
Grade 9 heavy cast iron (over size) 100-110 -
Grade 10 light cast iron 105-125 -
Grade 11 cast iron borings 90-100 -
Grade 12 a new production heavy steel scrap  155-180 -
Car engines 190-210 -
     

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