7/18/18 Scrap Price Report: Do We Have To Wait Until 2019?

Hey Scrappers! Hopefully, you’re all continuing to enjoy the summer and have been finding lots of different scrap that has been getting tossed during summer cleanouts. Something to think about is the report that there was a large increase in consumer spending in 2018 so far, that means there may be more things on the […]

7/11/18 Scrap Price Report: Copper Continues Its Fall

We hope that everyone has been staying busy and making sure to continue watching the markets. With such crazy time is going on with tariffs, trade wars, and gas prices continuing to increase it should be an interesting summer, to say the least.  Unfortunately, we have seen copper decrease another 2 to 3% over the […]

7/5/18 Scrap Price Report: Tough To Find Good News

What a week it has been….not the best way to start the 2nd half of 2018 with copper falling more, but here we are…with another down market. Copper has continued to drop and we have seen a massive selloff with multiple worries about the Chinese vs. US trade tariffs.  We have seen copper prices drop […]

6/27/18 Scrap Price Report: Small Cause for Concern

Hey Scrappers! What a tumultuous week we have seen in the markets! Not sure where to begin, but we have seen a lot of different things happening over the last week and there might be a small cause for concern. With the stock market in the world markets in a large fluctuating state right now, […]

6/20/18 Scrap Price Report: Copper Drops 8% In A Week

Good Day Scrappers!  Hopefully, you saw some news about the tariffs in the last week and maybe said to yourself, hmmm how will that affect metal prices? The answer…it was a tough week to be holding copper if you were waiting for another $0.05 – 0.10/lb jump.  With copper getting pounded by $0.26 in the […]

[UPDATED] What Are Metal Tariffs & How Will They Affect Scrap?

A hot topic this year in the scrap metal industry, US President Trump is planning to introduce metal tariffs for imports into the USA. With speculations ranging from a better market to a higher price for consumers, a lot of things that can happen. To try to make sense of all this, we break down what […]

4th of July & American Metal Facts

Facts about the scrap metal market in America

That time of year is here when the sun is shining, water is splashing, beers are flowing, and burgers are cooking. With the 4th of July Holiday here in America, we want to take some time aside to go through the history of our fine country and how metal and other commodities have changed in […]

6/13/18 Scrap Price Report: Copper Rides The Roller Coaster

Scrappers!!! Hope all is well and you have enjoyed these prices jumps and have seen them come into fruition at your yards. Make sure you continue to share and post your prices and check out our Facebook group that we continue to delete all people trying to solicit and are only focusing on Scrappers talking […]

Copper Mining Strikes Effect On Pricing

Sometimes there are large ups and downs in the scrap markets that come out of nowhere and take many people by surprise…and we always get asked why it happens. If were as easy as 1 + 1 = 2 that would be awesome, but it tends to be much more complex then that. We wanted […]

6/6/18 Scrap Price Report: Copper Prices See Huge Jump

Hey iScrappers! Wow!!! This is the week that we have been waiting for to be able to report extremely positive news across the copper side of things…the MARKETS ARE UP! Let’s just hop right into things and go over them. Non- Ferrous Markets Copper has hit a large increase over the last week with the […]

5/30/18 Scrap Price Report: Steel Scrap Prices Down, Copper Up

Good Day iScrappers! We hope that you had an excellent Memorial Day Weekend and took a little time to remember the brave men and women that have given their lives for us to live ours in honor and defense of our country. Prices in the markets have been relatively calm and we have been happy […]

Factors of Scrap Metal Pricing

Scrap metal Prices change when the stock market prices fluctuate

Whether you are a small-time scrapper or a large scrap yard or refinery, the scrap metal market can be a tricky beast to understand. With the commodity market and stock market always changing hourly during the day, one can never be quite sure how it all works. With some easy to understand explanations and examples […]