1/12/17 Scrap Price Update: Copper Jumps Into New Year

Hey iScrappers!

Already in the 2nd full week of 2017 we have been seeing more and more prices being reported as well as prices CLIMBING across the US and Canada…let’s hope this keeps rolling.

We have seen the copper markets jump and the ferrous and steel side of things has climbed as well…so let’s get a little more into the details and go from there.

Non-Ferrous Markets

With the copper prices jumping we have been seeing many other non-ferrous metal prices following as well. We have see stainless, aluminum, and the other non-ferrous markets jump other last few weeks as well.


Here are some of the prices that have been reported over the last week:

  • Brant, NY: Bare Bright, $2.26 per lb (1/11/17)
  • Sebastian, FL: aluminum siding, $0.25 per lb (1/11/17)
  • White City, OR: Stainless, $0.10 per lb (1/10/17)
  • San Diego, CA: Bare Bright, $1.85 per lb (1/10/17)
  • Perry, FL: Aluminum Cans, $0.37 per lb (1/10/17)
  • Tulsa, OK: Stainless Steel, $0.35 per lb (1/9/17)
  • Wynne, AK: Brass, $0.75 per lb (1/9/17)


Ferrous Market Prices

With the prices of steel going up over the last few months we have conTinued to see that happen over the last month even more so. We have seen a larger increase not only in the demand, but also in the quality of the steel that has been coming into scrap yards across the US.

Here are some of the prices that have been reported over the last week:

  • Rochester, NY: Light Iron, $197 per ton (1/10/17)
  • San Diego, CA: Scrap Iron, $25 per ton (1/10/17)
  • Lake City, FL: Cast Iron, $65 per ton (1/10/17)
  • St. Catharines, ON: $140 per ton (1/10/17) ***Priced in Canadian Dollars
  • Sumiton, AL: Tin, $0.05 per lb (1/9/17)

Let’s make sure that we continue to see these prices going online and making sure that you know where the prices are and where they can be.

Scrap ya later!!!

Average National Prices (as of 1/12/17):

  • Bare Bright Copper: $1.85-$2.22
  • Copper Pipe: $1.72-$1.97
  • Clean Brass: $0.85-$1.18
  • Insulated Copper: $0.45-$1.45
  • Aluminum Sheet: $0.22-$0.33
  • Stainless Steel: $0.23-$0.29
  • Aluminum Cans: $0.22-$0.32 (Not CRV Pricing)
  • Light Iron: $85-135 per ton

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