Scrap and secondary

How scrap metals and recyclable materials are driving the circular economy

Global scrap and secondary prices have never been more unpredictable. Recyclable materials are in high demand as the world shifts towards building a sustainable future. We provide global, industry-leading coverage for over 1,400 scrap metal prices, including steel, aluminum, and copper.

Our industry experts keep track of the developments impacting recovered paper markets, giving you a clearer view of price trends and availability worldwide. Our independent market coverage into the ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals markets gives you a forward-looking view to future-proof your business strategy. You’ll also get access to historical trends to help it all make sense.

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What’s happening in the scrap and secondary markets?

Scrap markets are extremely volatile. What happens in one region can affect prices along the global supply chain. Our global market insights cover all ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals markets, including breaking news, market summaries, in-depth industry forecasting and analysis and expert commentary. When you know what is driving change in your market, you always know what to expect.

Brazil-based Gerdau will invest up to 1.5 billion Reais ($277 million) in solar and wind power projects by acquiring a third of energy generation and commercialization company Newave Energia, advancing its decarbonization goals, the steelmaker said on Friday November 25
Luxembourg-based recycler Befesa’s facility in Mooresboro, North Carolina, is the first in the world to manufacture special high-grade (SHG) zinc solely from recycled zinc
To achieve a decarbonized steel industry by 2050 and meet consumer demand for “green” steel products, an international group of steelmakers has urged the United States and EU to adopt a global emission standard to support the transition to low-emission steel
The global trade for metals shipped in containers is being constrained by weak demand despite lower freight costs and higher availability of boxes compared with earlier in the year, sources have told Fastmarkets
The steel scrap market is undergoing a monumental shift as the pull of decarbonization, growing market consolidation and supply shortages propel steel scrap into ‘hot’ commodity status
While demand for stainless scrap remains very weak in the United States, scrap prices for the 300-series grades jumped this week on continued tight supply and a spike in London Metal Exchange nickel prices, with the nickel cash contract at its highest since May
Scrap and secondary prices

Global scrap and secondary prices have never been more unpredictable. Recyclable materials are in high demand as the world shifts towards building a sustainable future. We provide global, industry-leading coverage for over 1,400 scrap metal prices, including steel, aluminum, and copper. Our industry experts keep track of the developments impacting recovered paper markets, giving you a clearer view of price trends and availability worldwide. Our independent market coverage into the ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals markets gives you a forward-looking view to future-proof your business strategy. You’ll also get access to historical trends to help it all make sense.

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Our global team of over 160 price reporters provide over 1600 proprietary scrap and recovered paper prices, which are regularly used to benchmark physical and financial contracts.
Delivered to you as the markets are changing with undeniable expertise, from reporters embedded in the scrap and secondary markets all over the world.
With an over 90% accuracy rating, our forecasting helps you understand supply and demand dynamics, price changes and what the future might look like for the scrap and secondary market.
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