Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of MRW, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Markets - Weekly Prices Update - 31 March 2017

 

 

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

Summary

All high value metal prices fell, except for 9ct gold and the silver grades.

The non-ferrous grades behaved erratically this week, whilst the copper grades continued to fall further. 

Brass, bronze and gun metal grades declined in price by up to £200 per tonne.

The aluminium grades have see-sawed this week, erasing last week’s gains with falls of £30 - £125 per tonne. 

The majority of the copper grades fell by £75 - £200 per tonne.

Zinc declined by £50 per tonne.

Lead scrap fell by £100 per tonne while lead battery prices rose by £50.

A variety of nickel and alloy grades saw rises and falls.

 

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

 

High Value Metals £/gramme change
Platinum  24.56 ↓0.29
Platinum scrap   17.99 ↓0.23
Palladium 20.52 ↓0.04
Fine gold 32.11 ↓0.06
9ct gold 11.76 ↓0.09
Fine silver 0.421 ↑0.013
925 silver 0.389 ↑0.011

 

Brass £/tonne change
Cuttings 2400-2500 ↓25
Clean rod swarf 2100-2300 ↓25
Unsorted brass scrap 2400-2450 ↓50
Mixed brass scrap 2200-2600 ↓150

 

Bronze & gun metals £/tonne change
Commercial GM scrap 3000-3150 ↓150
GM borings 2800-3000 ↓200
Commercial PB scrap 3000-3200 ↓200
Brass & copper radiators 2000-2450 ↓150

 

Aluminium £/tonne change
Pure cuttings 700-900 ↓50
Mixed alloy cuttings 700-900 ↓50
Clean cast 700-900 ↓50
Old rolled 600-700 ↓30
Irony aluminium  200-250 -
Turnings 400-500 -
Loose litho 1100-1200 ↓50
Clean aluminium wheels 950-1100 -
Alu/copper radiators 1650-1700 ↓75
Extrusion: clean 1000-1100 ↓125
Extrusion: painted 950-1050 ↓125

 

Copper £/tonne change
Dry bright wire 3900-4150 ↓100
Greasy bright wire 3700-3900 ↓75
Clean flat bus bar 3700-4000 ↓200
No 1 burnt wire 3600-3900 ↓200
No 2 burnt wire 3300-3500 ↓150
Cylinders 3300-3400 ↓200
Clean and painted 3400-3600 ↓200
New copper tube 3700-3900 ↓200
Heavy copper 3400-3600 ↓200
Braziery copper 3000-3150 ↓200
Clean pyro cable 1900-2000 -
PVC pyro cable 1400-1500 ↓100

 

Cables £/tonne change
Household 1200-1300 ↓100
Low grade 700-800 ↓100
Aluminium low grade 200-300 -

 

Lead  £/tonne change
Collected scrap 1200-1300 ↓100
Batteries 500-600 ↑50

 

Zinc  £/tonne change
Zinc base scrap 1000-1100 ↓50
New cuttings 1000-1100 ↓50

 

Nickels and alloys  £/tonne change
18/8 stainless steel solids 700-740 ↓40
18/8 stainless steel turnings 330-370 ↓20
18/10/3 stainless steel solids 980-1040 ↓40
18/10/3 stainless steel turnings 440-540 ↓40
17% chrome iron 260-340 -
13% chrome iron 200-260 -
Pure nickel solids 6300 ↓500
Pure tungsten 7800 ↓80
Pure molybdenum 11837 ↑46
Pure cobalt 43931 ↑959
Wrought clean monel 3100-3200 ↓100
Monel turnings 1700-1840 ↓100
70/30 cupronickel 3380-3580 ↓100
90/10 cupronickel 3140-3280 ↓200
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 -
39% tinman’s solder 5542 -
29% plumber’s solder 3930 -
Solder joints 2090 -
6% mixed type metal 1828 -
     
Aluminium ingots    £/tonne change
LM2 1690 -
LM4 1730 -
LM6 1935 -
LM24 1600 -
LM25 1915 -
LM27 1730 -
Standard remelt ingots 1520 -
Mixed remelts 1540 -

 

Ferrous Metals £-tonne change
Broken foundry cast iron  100-130 -
Foundry short steel 130-165 -
Grade 0A heavy structural and plate 110-175 -
Grade 1 5ft old steel 110-155 -
Grade 2 2ft old steel 110-145 -
Grade 4C new production steel bales 120-145 -
Grade 5C loose light steel scrap (light iron) 60-115 -
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 -
Grade 12 a new production heavy steel scrap  130-160 -
Car engines 140-175 -
     

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.