Proposal to adjust Alabama bundles, busheling prices [update]

Following a consultation period and market feedback, Fastmarkets has realigned its consumer buying prices for No1 bundles and No1 busheling scrap in Alabama, effective from the September 2022 monthly settlement.

The price for steel scrap No1 bundles in Alabama is $400 per gross ton, which represents a $20-per-ton market decrease and a $58-per-ton non-market adjustment. The price had previously been assessed at $362 per ton for the August settlement.

The price for steel scrap No1 busheling in Alabama is $400 per gross ton, which represents a $20-per-ton market decrease and a $50 per-ton non-market adjustment. The price had previously been assessed at $370 per ton for the August settlement.

Although Fastmarkets believes that its monthly trends have been correct, there has been feedback from the market that bundles and busheling scrap in Alabama no longer reflect actual transaction prices, owing in part due to market dislocations from the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic last year.

The specifications for the affected scrap grades are as follows:

MB-STE-0215 Steel scrap No1 bundles, consumer buying price, delivered mill Alabama
Assessment: No1 bundles
Quality: New black steel sheet scrap, clippings or skeleton scrap, compressed or hand bundled, to charging box size, and weighing not less than 75 pounds per cubic foot. (Hand bundles are tightly secured for handling with a magnet.) May include Stanley balls or mandrel wound bundles or skeleton reels, tightly secured. May include chemically detinned material. May not include old auto body or fender stock. Free of metal coated, limed, vitreous enameled, and electrical sheet containing over 0.50 percent silicon.
Location: Delivered mill Alabama
Unit: USD per gross ton
Publication: Monthly, typically before the 10th
Notes: ISRI Code: 208

MB-STE-0216 Steel scrap No1 busheling, consumer buying price, delivered mill Alabama
Assessment: No1 busheling
Quality: Clean steel scrap, not exceeding 12 inches in any dimensions, including new factory busheling (for example, sheet clippings, stampings, etc.). May not include old auto body and fender stock. Free of metal coated, limed, vitreous enameled, and electrical sheet containing over 0.50 percent silicon.
Location: Delivered mill Alabama
Unit: USD per gross ton
Publication: Monthly, typically before the 10th
Notes: ISRI Code: 207

The original notice for this consultation period was published on August 9, 2022

To provide feedback on this proposal, or if you would like to provide price information by becoming a data submitter to the ferrous scrap assessments, please contact Sean Barry at pricing@fastmarkets.com. Please add the subject heading: FAO: Sean Barry re: Alabama bundles/busheling prices.

To see all of Fastmarkets’ pricing methodology and specification documents, go to https://www.fastmarkets.com/methodology.

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