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Do Stable Copper Prices Mean Increase Is Coming? – 7/8/2020

Copper prices are UP. Mic drop. We wish that we had the ability to say that every single week but let’s enjoy it as it comes. With the copper markets continuing to stay strong and increase to 2020 highs and nearing highs that we haven’t seen in the last year…it’s been a very positive sign for the recovery stages.

Copper Heats Up, Steel Cools Down – 7/1/2020

Believe it or not, we are already halfway through 2020. It seems like this is a year that many people want to be able to get past for more reasons than we could list and more reasons than we can count. At the end of the day, we hope that everyone is enjoying some of these higher copper prices, as well as a relatively stable iron market.

Potential Problems with China Cause Copper Drops – 6/25/20

Right now one of the biggest causes of concern that we have is with the copper market and the Chinese buyers. While looking at these markets, we have been able to see that they are very difficult to conceptualize and figure out where they will be going and how the Chinese will be changing their buying practices moving forward.

Are Prices Heating Up This Summer? – 6/17/2020

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Greetings Scrap World! Scrap prices are up. That’s exactly how we want to start every single weekly report but we can use it this week and we hope that you have been able to cash in on some of the increases. With the market climbing and […]

Is Aluminum Coming Back To The US? – 05/27/2020

On top of that with all of the problems that we saw over the last few months, we have begun to hear more reports of aluminum smelting facilities returning to the United States over the next few years.

Copper Prices Went Up $0.11/lb – 5/20/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Scrappers!!!  We hope that everyone is doing well and slowly enjoying multiple states re-opening in different phases across the country. We are especially excited that we saw such a nice increase in copper prices on Monday rising $0.11 per pound. On top of that, we’ve seen […]

Reopening The Economy: Help or Hurt Scrap? – 5/13/20

As we’ve watched the copper prices reacting in a positive way, we have a couple of things that we have been watching to see what type of domino effect is going to happen. With possible trade problems between the United States and the Chinese again over the origin of the COVID-19 spread, there’s talk of the Phase 1 Trade agreement being canceled or changed or delayed.

Iron Recovers, While Aluminum Slips – 5/6/20

Aluminum prices have begun to slip down again with a weekly price report showing prices down another penny or two per pound. Aluminum has continued its struggle over the last two years starting with the tariff situation with the Chinese and now continuing with weaker demand due to the virus outbreak.

How Oil Is Affecting Scrap Prices This Week – 4/22/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Happy Earth Day!  First and foremost, we would like to thank all of the healthcare workers, as well as the frontline workers at grocery stores, pharmacies and all other lines of work that are on the front lines helping so many people out right now. It […]

This Earth Day: Importance of Metal Recycling

Be kind to your planet and recycle daily

With Earth Day celebrated on April 22nd, it is a perfect time of year to discuss the importance of metal recycling to the environment. With many people heading out of their winter confinements and cleaning out garages and planting gardens, metal recycling should also be a big part of your Earth Day clean up. A […]

Don’t Look Now, But Copper Is Going Up – 4/8/20

We hope that everyone has been enjoying the nice increase in copper that we have seen in the last couple of days. After seeing an increase in the market, it gives us a little renewed sense of optimism that we will be able to continue this going forward.

Feeling Sideways, COVID-19 & Scrap – 3/25/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Good Day iScrappers! Oh baby baby it’s a wild world. I think that phrase gives us a really good idea of what’s going on right now with all the craziness that is happening in the economy and the world. We hope that everyone is staying healthy […]