Romex Wire at 1.35 Per Pound in Rockaway NJ

November 1 2012 – Romex Wire at $1.35 per pound in prices from Rockaway Recycling

#1 Bare Bright Wire $3.05 /lb.
#1 Copper Tubing/Flashing $2.80 /lb.
#2 Copper Tubing/ Bus Bar $2.65 /lb.
#3 Roofing Copper $2.45 /lb.
Brass (Plumbing, Pipe) $1.65 /lb.
Insulated Copper Wire (Cat 5/6) $0.97 /lb.
THHN Cable $1.65 /lb.
Insulated Cable $2.10 /lb.
500-750 MCM (Bare Bright Inside) $2.30 /lb.
Insulated Steel BX $0.25 /lb.
Aluminum/Copper Fin (Clean) $1.27 /lb.
Aluminum Siding $0.53 /lb
Aluminum Copper Fin (Dirty) $1.07 /lb.
Aluminum Windows (broken) $0.50 /lb.
Sheet Aluminum (Windows/Pans) $0.47 /lb.
Cast Aluminum $0.51 /lb.
Non-Magnetic Stainless Steel $0.45 /lb.
Lead $0.45 /lb.
AL Thermo-pane/break (Not Glass) $0.40 /lb.
Lead Wheel Weights $0.20 /lb.
Electric Motors $0.23 /lb.
Copper Transformers $0.16-.30 /lb.
Aluminum Transformers $0.13-.19 /lb.
Catalytic Converters Prices Vary- Call
Lead Based Car Batteries $0.25 /lb.
Aluminum Rims $0.61 /lb.
Clean Brass Radiators $1.50 /lb.
Sealed Units/Compressors $0.15 /lb.
Romex Wire $1.35 /lb.
AL Litho Plates $0.60 /lb.
AL Machine Cuts $0.52 /lb.
Copper Yokes $0.35 /lb.
Christmas Lights $0.20 /lb.
Steel-Cast Iron-#1 Steel $0.06-$0.10 /lb.
Aluminum Grills $0.51 /lb.
Aluminum Ladders $0.51 /lb.
Brass Water Meter $1.25 /lb.
Forklift Batteries $0.15 /lb.
Car Batteries $0.25 /lb.

In other news:


Total world crude stainless steel production for 2012 looks set to reach an all-time record figure of 34 million tonnes. This would be a 0.8 percent increase on the previous high, set in 2011. MEPS anticipates moderate growth, in global terms, of around 3 percent in 2013, year-on-year, resulting in an annual crude stainless steel output of 35 million tonnes.

Economic and industrial growth in China has slowed considerably. MEPS estimates that the published figure for Chinese crude stainless steel production will increase by 1.1 percent, this year, to achieve a total of over 14.3 million tonnes. This is far below the typical rate of expansion recorded in this country in recent years.

South Korea’s major stainless steel mill continued to limit its production during the third quarter in order to support prices. Even so, MEPS expects total output for 2012 to increase by 0.7 percent on last year’s outturn.

Poor demand and oversupply led to further cuts in production in Taiwan, this year. Output is anticipated to reduce by 8.6 percent, compared with the 2011 total.

Japanese domestic consumption is quite stable but exports are weak due to ongoing economic problems, especially in Europe. Crude stainless steel output for 2012 is forecast to be down 1.1 percent, year-on-year.

Activity levels in the United States have been steady since the second trimester of 2011. The total outturn for this year is predicted to decrease by 1.6 percent, compared with last year’s figure.

Demand has dropped in the European Union, after promising results in the first quarter of this year. An annual total output of 7.6 million tonnes is predicted – an advance of just 0.3 percent on the 2011 outcome.

Source: MEPS

New Jersey Recycled Alum Foil at 15 Cents Per LB

October 19 2012 –  Aluminum Foil at $.15 per LB is shown in prices from URSI

Aluminum USD per LB
Aluminum BX Wire $0.40
6061 Extrusion $0.50
6063 Extrusion $0.58
Alum Wheel $0.63
Dirty Alum Wheel $0.58
Alum Cast $0.43
Alum Old Sheet $0.49
Alum Siding $0.59
UBC (Alum Cans) $0.55
Alum Foil $0.15
Alum Screens $0.15
Insulated Alum Wire 65% $0.15
Litho $0.60
MLC Painted $0.46
MLC Clean Clip $0.50
Dirty Alum $0.11


Slight Increase in Lead Prices from URSI

October 16 2012 – Lead Strips at $.45 per pound are shown in prices provided by URSI

Lead USD per LB
Lead Strips $0.45
Mixed Lead $0.40
Car Batteries $0.26
Steel Case Batteries $0.23
Wheel Weight $0.36
Zinc USD per LB
Clean Zinc (New, Old & Die) $0.20
Irony Die Cast $0.12

In other news:

US scrap prices to rise in November

It’s reported that the US scrap prices have continued falling during September and October and the total price dip has reached US$70~US$100/ton.

It’s learned that the quotes of the US HMS 80:20 (1&2) to Taiwan currently fell to US$340/ton C&F from the price level of US$405/ton C&F in middle of September.

However, market participants expected that the US scrap prices would start to rebound from November, bring positive news to the Taiwanese rebar mills.

It’s known that the rebar prices have fallen for consecutive three weeks in the Taiwanese market and the total price dip has reached NT$1,000~NT$1,200/ton, caused by the dropped scrap prices.

Once the US scrap prices rebound, the rebar prices may increase as well in the Taiwanese market.

Source: Yieh