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Markets - Weekly Prices Update - 24 March 2017

 

 

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

Summary

Only plastic PRN changed price, rising by £15 to £40 per tonne.

Equal amounts of high value metal grades decreased and increased in price.

Some aluminium grades rose in price by £25 - £50 per tonne and one fell by £30 per tonne.

All but one of the copper grades fell by £25 - £75 per tonne.

Lead batteries declined £30 per tonne.

Only a few nickel and alloy grades fell in price. The majority were stable.

White metals saw rises and falls.

All the ingots rose in price by £15 - £45 per tonne.

The ferrous metal grades went up by £10 - £30 per tonne, reversing previous price drops.

 

PRN £/tonne change
Paper 0.50-0.75 -
Aluminium 10 -
Steel 8 -
Plastics 40 ↑15
Glass aggregate 12-13 -
Glass remelt 12-13 -
Wood 1.50 -
Mixed energy  0.30 -

 

High Value Metals £/gramme change
Platinum  24.85 ↓0.20
Platinum scrap   18.22 ↑0.29
Palladium 20.56 ↑0.46
Fine gold 32.17 ↑0.14
9ct gold 11.67 ↓0.01
Fine silver 0.408 ↓0.01
925 silver 0.378 -

 

Brass £/tonne change
Cuttings 2425-2525 -
Clean rod swarf 2300-2325 -
Unsorted brass scrap 2450-2500 -
Mixed brass scrap 2600-2750 -

 

Bronze & gun metals £/tonne change
Commercial GM scrap 3200-3300 -
GM borings 3000-3200 -
Commercial PB scrap 3300-3400 -
Brass & copper radiators 2400-2500 -

 

Aluminium £/tonne change
Pure cuttings 850-950 ↑50
Mixed alloy cuttings 825-950 ↑50
Clean cast 825-950 ↑50
Old rolled 700-750 ↓30
Irony aluminium  200-250 -
Turnings 400-500 -
Loose litho 1150-1250 -
Clean aluminium wheels 1000-1100 -
Alu/copper radiators 1625-1775 ↑25
Extrusion: clean 1100-1225 ↑50
Extrusion: painted 1050-1175 ↑45

 

Copper £/tonne change
Dry bright wire 4000-4250 ↓50
Greasy bright wire 3800-3975 ↓75
Clean flat bus bar 4100-4200 ↓50
No 1 burnt wire 4000-4100 ↓25
No 2 burnt wire 3550-3650 ↓25
Cylinders 3500-3600 -
Clean and painted 3600-3800 ↓50
New copper tube 4050-4100 ↓50
Heavy copper 3600-3800 ↓50
Braziery copper 3200-3350 ↓50
Clean pyro cable 1900-2000 ↓50
PVC pyro cable 1500-1600 ↓25

 

Cables £/tonne change
Household 1300-1400 -
Low grade 800-900 ↑50
Aluminium low grade 200-300 -

 

Lead  £/tonne change
Collected scrap 1300-1400 -
Batteries 500-550 ↓30

 

Zinc  £/tonne change
Zinc base scrap 1000-1150 -
New cuttings 1000-1150 -

 

Nickels and alloys  £/tonne change
18/8 stainless steel solids 740-780 ↓20
18/8 stainless steel turnings 350-390 -
18/10/3 stainless steel solids 1000-1080 ↓20
18/10/3 stainless steel turnings 480-580 -
17% chrome iron 260-340 -
13% chrome iron 200-260 ↓20
Pure nickel solids 6800 ↓80
Pure tungsten 7880 -
Pure molybdenum 11791 ↓157
Pure cobalt 42972 ↑40
Wrought clean monel 3200-3300 -
Monel turnings 1800-1940 -
70/30 cupronickel 3480-3680 -
90/10 cupronickel 3340-3480 -
Clean tungsten carbide 6260-6380 -
18/4/1 high-speed solids 230-270 -
18/4/1 high-speed turnings 200-230 -
6/5/2 high-speed solids 240-270 -
6/5/2 high-speed turnings 170-200 -

 

White metals   £/tonne change
Mixed pewter 7607 ↑69
39% tinman’s solder 5542 ↑159
29% plumber’s solder 3930 ↑101
Solder joints 2090 ↓88
6% mixed type metal 1828 ↓28
     
Aluminium ingots    £/tonne change
LM2 1690 ↑20
LM4 1730 ↑20
LM6 1935 ↑20
LM24 1600 ↑20
LM25 1915 ↑20
LM27 1730 ↑20
Standard remelt ingots 1520 ↑45
Mixed remelts 1540 ↑15

 

Ferrous Metals £-tonne change
Broken foundry cast iron  100-130 ↑10
Foundry short steel 130-165 ↑30
Grade 0A heavy structural and plate 110-175 ↑25
Grade 1 5ft old steel 110-155 ↑20
Grade 2 2ft old steel 110-145 ↑20
Grade 4C new production steel bales 120-145 ↑15
Grade 5C loose light steel scrap (light iron) 60-115 ↑15
Grade 7B mixed steel turnings 75-95 -
Grade 8B mixed cuttings 90-125 -
Grade 9 heavy cast iron (over size) 80-105 -
Grade 10 light cast iron 80-120 -
Grade 11 cast iron borings 60-90 ↑10
Grade 12 a new production heavy steel scrap  130-160 ↑20
Car engines 140-175 ↑25
     

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