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Markets - Weekly Prices Update - 26 Jan 2018

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

Summary

All but one of the PRN values went down in price.

Brass prices fell, but bronze and gun metal went up.

A handful of aluminium grades gained £25 - £100 per tonne.

The copper grades fell in price by £50 - £200 per tonne.

Lead batteries and scrap both increased in price.

There was slight downward movement on the nickel and alloy grades.

White metal prices rose.

Ferrous metal prices lost £5 - £10 per tonne.

 

PRN £/tonne   Jan 17   Jan 18   
Paper   1   1  
Aluminium   85   10  
Steel   3   6  
Plastics   20   60  
Glass aggregate   12   12  
Glass remelt   12   12  
Wood   5   10  
Energy Recovery    0.35   0.40  

 

The PRN market operates over 13 months with a 2017 carry over market in January 2018.

 

High Value Metals £/gramme change
Platinum  23.16 ↓0.09
Platinum scrap   16.76 ↓0.27
Palladium 25.07 ↓0.56
Fine gold 30.69 ↓0.13
9ct gold 11.19 ↓0.03
Fine silver 0.353 ↓0.001
925 silver 0.326 ↑0.007

 

Brass £/tonne change
Mixed brass scrap 2900-3000 ↓100
Brass & copper radiators 2450-2500 ↓150
     

 

Bronze & gun metals £/tonne change
Commercial GM scrap 3200-3400 ↑50
GM borings 3100-3350 ↑100
Commercial PB scrap 3400-3600 ↑150
     

 

Aluminium £/tonne change
Pure cuttings 800-950 ↑50
Mixed alloy cuttings 800-825 ↑25
Clean cast 800-950 ↑50
Old rolled 630-830 ↑100
Irony aluminium  150-250 -
Turnings 400-500 -
Loose litho 1100-1175 ↑50
Clean aluminium wheels 1050-1150 ↑50
Alu/copper radiators 1450-1550 ↓100
Extrusion: clean 1150-1200 ↑50
Extrusion: painted 1100-1150 -

 

Copper £/tonne change
Dry bright wire 4500-4600 ↓200
Greasy bright wire 3900-4050 ↓100
Clean flat bus bar 4400-4500 ↓100
No 1 burnt wire 4250-4400 ↓100
No 2 burnt wire 3850-4000 ↓50
Cylinders 3500-3650 ↓150
New copper tube 4350-4450 ↓150
Heavy copper 3950-4000 ↓150
Braziery copper 3400-3500 ↓100
Clean pyro cable 2150-2250 ↑50
PVC pyro cable 1650-1750 ↑50

 

Cables £/tonne change
Household 1150-1200 -
Low grade 550-650 -
Aluminium low grade 150-250 -

 

Lead  £/tonne change
Collected scrap 1400-1500  ↑50
Batteries 550-625  ↑25

 

Zinc  £/tonne change
Zinc scrap 1000-1010 -
     

 

Nickels and alloys  £/tonne change
18/8 stainless steel solids 720-740 ↓10
18/8 stainless steel turnings 340-400 -
18/10/3 stainless steel solids 990-1030 ↓20
18/10/3 stainless steel turnings 460-500 -
17% chrome iron 270-310 ↓20
13% chrome iron 200-220 -
Pure nickel solids 7040 -
Pure tungsten 11480 -
Pure molybdenum 10936 ↓221
Pure cobalt 56091 ↑996
Wrought clean monel 3180-3280 -
Monel turnings 1480-1580 -
70/30 cupronickel 3360-3480 -
90/10 cupronickel 3220-3300 -
Clean tungsten carbide 7380-7440 -
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 6476 ↑241
39% tinman’s solder 4842 ↑144
29% plumber’s solder 3454 ↑107
Solder joints 1940 ↑51
6% mixed type metal 1865 ↑14
     
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 ↓10
Grade 1 5ft old steel 130-155 ↓5
Grade 2 2ft old steel 130-145 ↓5
Grade 4C new production steel bales 125-155 ↓5
Grade 5C loose light steel scrap (light iron) 60-110 -
Grade 7B mixed steel turnings 70-100 -
Grade 8B mixed cuttings 100-120 ↓5
Grade 9 heavy cast iron (over size) 100-110 ↓5
Grade 10 light cast iron 105-125 -
Grade 11 cast iron borings 90-100 ↓10
Grade 12 a new production heavy steel scrap  155-180 ↓5
Car engines 190-210 -
     

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