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Markets - Weekly Prices Update - 9 March 2018

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

Summary

There were both price rises and falls for the high-value metal grades.

Prices for brass, bronze and gun metal grades all went down.

The aluminium grades dropped by £25-£100 per tonne.

Copper price falls reversed last week’s gains.

Lead scrap decreased by £150 per tonne.

The nickel and alloy grades were mostly static.

 

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  22.00 ↓0.68
Platinum scrap   16.19 ↓0.40
Palladium 22.86 ↓0.85
Fine gold 30.65 ↑0.05
9ct gold 11.17 ↑0.02
Fine silver 0.344 ↑0.001
925 silver 0.318 ↑0.001

 

Brass £/tonne change
Mixed brass scrap 2800-3000 ↓75
Brass & copper radiators 2450-2550 ↓50
     

 

Bronze & gun metals £/tonne change
Commercial GM scrap 3200-3400 ↓100
GM borings 3000-3300 ↓100
Commercial PB scrap 3300-3500 ↓50
     

 

Aluminium £/tonne change
Pure cutting 850-950 ↓100
Mixed alloy cuttings 850-900 ↓50
Clean cast 850-900 ↓25
Old rolled 700-800 -
Irony aluminium  250-350 -
Turnings 450-600 -
Loose litho 1100-1200 ↓50
Clean aluminium wheels 1000-1100 ↓50
Alu/copper radiators 1450-1650 -
Extrusion: clean 1150-1200 ↓50
Extrusion: painted 1100-1150 ↓50

 

Copper £/tonne change
Dry bright wire 4450-4600 ↓100
Greasy bright wire 3900-4200 ↓100
Clean flat bus bar 4200-4500 ↓50
No 1 burnt wire 4300-4400 -
No 2 burnt wire 3800-4000 ↓100
Cylinders 3550-3700 ↓50
New copper tube 4300-4500 ↓75
Heavy copper 4000-4200 -
Braziery copper 3300-3500 -
Clean pyro cable 2100-2300 -
PVC pyro cable 1600-1700 ↑100

 

Cables £/tonne change
Household 1000-1100 ↓150
Low grade 500-600 ↓50
Aluminium low grade 250-400 ↑25

 

Lead  £/tonne change
Collected scrap 1300-1400  ↓150
Batteries 550-600  -

 

Zinc  £/tonne change
Zinc scrap 1025-1100 -
     

 

Nickels and alloys  £/tonne change
18/8 stainless steel solids 770-780 -
18/8 stainless steel turnings 370-400 -
18/10/3 stainless steel solids 1040-1050 -
18/10/3 stainless steel turnings 500-520 -
17% chrome iron 260-300 -
13% chrome iron 200-220 -
Pure nickel solids 7640 -
Pure tungsten 12980 -
Pure molybdenum 11273 ↑631
Pure cobalt 58761 ↑1106
Wrought clean monel 3380-3480 -
Monel turnings 1580-1680 -
70/30 cupronickel 3560-3780 -
90/10 cupronickel 3400-3460 -
Clean tungsten carbide 8880-8940 -
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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