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Metal Recycling Prices December 2014

These are the latest indications of metal recycling prices in the UK. The prices detailed are in pounds per tonne. These prices are not guaranteed and are meant to be an indicator of market prices. They are compiled by letsrecycle.com.

This is the December report which details prices up to November 2014.

Ferrous Metals

0A plate & girder: 155 – 160

Prices fell overall from January to July with a slight increase in March. Prices increased between July and September. They fell slightly in October.

No 1 old steel scrap: 140 – 145

Prices fell from January to July. They rose in both August and September, the fell slightly in October.

No 2 old steel scrap: 140 – 145

Prices fell overall from January to July with a slight rise in March. They rose again throughout August and September but fell slightly in October.

4A low residual bales: 150 – 155

Prices dropped in February and rose a little in March and stayed stable till July. They rose again throughout August and September but fell slightly in October.

4C new production bales: 160 – 170

Prices fell in February and then stayed stable until falling again in June and July. They rose again throughout August and September but fell in October.

Light iron: 90 – 100

Prices dropped in February and stayed mostly stable until August. There has been a slight rise throughout August and September. The price fell in October.

7B mixed steel turnings: 125-130

Prices have been trending downwards from January to July. They rose in August and the price was stable in September but fell slightly in October.

8B mixed steel cuttings: 150 – 155

Prices have fallen since January except for a slight rise in March and between July and September. The price fell again in October.

9 – 10 cast: 135-140

Prices have fallen since January except for a slight rise in March and between July and September.

11 cast iron borings: 115 – 125

Prices dropped from January to July. They rose in August and again September. They fell in October.

Cars: 95 – 105

Prices have fallen since January except for a slight rise in March, August and September.

Non-ferrous Metals

Dry bright wire: 3400

Prices fell from January till April. They then rose from May till August. They fell slightly during September and October.

Heavy copper: 3200

Prices fell from January till April and then rose from May till August. They fell again during September and October.

No 2 copper wire: 3000

Prices fell from January till April and then rose from May till September. They have fallen during September and October.

Braziery copper: 2600

Prices fell from January till April and then rose from May till August. They remained stable until October, when they fell slightly.

Insulated copper cable: 1100

Prices fell from January till April and then rose from May till August. They fell slightly in September and October.

Brass cuttings: 2100

Prices fell from January till April and then rose from May till September. They fell in October.

Brass swarf: 1900

Prices fell from January till April and then rose from May till September. They rose slightly in October.

Brass and copper radiators: 1800

Prices fell from January till April and then rose from May till September. They fell In October.

Mixed brass: 1900

Prices fell from January till April and then rose from May till September. They fell in October

Heavy brass: 2000

Prices fell from January till April and then rose from May till August. They fell in September and October.

Gunmetal: 2500

Prices fell from January till April and then rose from May till August. They fell slightly in September but rose a little in October.

Pure aluminium cuttings: 1000

Prices were stable from January to August. They rose from August to September.

Aluminium alloy cuttings: 900

Prices were stable from January to August. They rose from August to September and during September itself. They fell in October.

Old rolled aluminium: 650

Prices were stable between February and August. There has been a slight rise between August and September but a fall in October.

Clean cast aluminium: 750

Prices were stable between January and August.  There has been a slight rise between August and September but a fall in October.

Aluminium turnings: 600

Prices were between February and October. There was a fall in October.

Aluminium foil: 250

Prices have been been stable since January.

Lead scrap: 950

Prices rose in September but fell in October. Before that, prices had stayed mostly stable with drops in February and April and then rises to previous prices in the following months.

Batteries: 500

Prices dropped slightly between January and September. Prices then rose during September and remained stable during October.

Zinc mixed scrap: 500

Prices had been stable between January and September. They then rose during September but fell in October.

Zinc cuttings: 500

Prices had been stable between January and September. They then rose during September.

18 – 8 stainless steel solids: 650

Price rose slowly between January and September. They remained stable during September but fell in October.

Aluminium Cans

Baled or densified and strapped: 680 – 725

The price dropped from January till March and then rose in April and May. It was stable between May and July. The price then rose between July and September and remained stable in October.

Steel Cans

Steel cans (ex-works): 115-125

The price dropped from January until March. It then rose from April to June, dropping again in July. The price rose in August and remained stable in September.

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