Scrap Metal Prices

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reuse-reduce-recycle-iconStay up-to-date with current scrap metal prices related to London Metal Exchange pricing (LME).


Current Metal Prices
LME Official Metal Prices, US$ per tonne

Stay up-to-date with current scrap metal prices related to London Metal Exchange pricing (LME). Ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal prices fluctuate on a daily basis and follow the current LME metal pricing, which is the global standard.

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Spot & Historical Metal Pricing Charts, US$ per pound
Source: KitcoMetals.com

  • Spot quotes are non-LME prices
  • Pricing per pound (lb)
    1 kilogram = 2.20462262 pounds

Aluminum / Aluminium

24 Hour Aluminum / Aluminium $US Dollar price per pound

1 Year Aluminum / Aluminium $US Dollar price per pound

More aluminum historical charts


Copper

24 Hour Copper $US Dollar price per pound

1 Year Copper $US Dollar price per pound

More copper historical charts


Lead

24 Hour Lead $US Dollar price per pound

1 Year Lead $US Dollar price per pound

More lead historical charts


Nickel

24 Hour Nickel $US Dollar price per pound

1 Year Nickel $US Dollar price per pound

More nickel historical charts


Zinc

24 Hour Zinc $US Dollar price per pound

1 Year Zinc $US Dollar price per pound

More zinc historical charts

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Current Scrap Metal Prices
Where can I find global and local scrap metal prices?

The prices of ferrous and non ferrous metals are calculated differently. Non ferrous metal prices are mainly related to the London Metal Exchange pricing index and have a more more uniform global pricing because of the availability of metals by the LME-approved global storage network. Additional, the transportation costs of non ferrous metals are relatively low because of the high value of the material.

RECYCLING REVENUE
Weight * Price = Revenue

The value of ferrous scrap metals are more regional differentiated, depending on local demand and supply and relative high transportation cost with lower material value. Read more about global scrap prices.

Below you can find current scrap metal prices and lists of scrap metal items for metal recycling. Such as prices for scrap iron, cans, zinc, tin, steel, bronze, copper and mixed scrap.

Please note that most sources for free scrap metal prices contain pricing information that are a few weeks or a few months old. This information isn’t very useful when you want to trade scrap metals, because then you need to know the most recent scrap metal prices. But you can roughly predict current scrap metal prices by following the price trend from the London Metal Exchange (LME) for the main type of metal. Separated, cleaned and pure scrap metals, like stripped copper cable or copper tubing for example, are often traded by or between professionals at formulas coupled to actual LME listings.

North America – Free scrap metal prices:

  • Scrap RegisterOne month old prices. Subscribe for real-time scrap prices.
  • Scrap MonsterThree months old prices. Subscribe for real-time scrap prices.

Europe – Free scrap metal prices:

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Where to find scrap metal yards or collectors near me?

Official directories of scrap metal yards:

  • North AmericaISRI – Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.
  • United KingdomBMRA – The British Metals Recycling Association.
  • GermanyBVSE – Bundesverband Sekundärrohstoffe und Entsorgung.
  • The NetherlandsMRF – Metaal Recycling Nederland.
  • BelgiumCOBEREC – Confederatie van de Belgische Recuperatie.

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Scrap metal apps with prices & yards for professionals:

  • iScrap App – The market leading toolbox for metal traders in North America.
  • Metal Radar – The best tools for metal traders in Europe.

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