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December 2006
Scrap Metals MarketWatch U.S. Map
COMMODITY
ZONE 1
ZONE 2
ZONE 3
ZONE 4
ZONE 5
#1 Heavy Melting Steel 200 per gross ton
$162
$135
$175
$165
$164
Plate and Structural Steel 232 per gross ton
160
135
178
160
164
Unstripped Motor Blocks 260 per gross ton 
136
129
125
145
140
Appliances/Mixed Tin per short ton 
127
124
130
130
132
Crushed Auto Bodies per short ton  
127
128
130
135
132
Aluminum Sheet & Cast per pound 
.76
.62
.62
.70
.71
Aluminum Radiators per pound
1.68
1.36
1.24
1.45
1.34
#1 Unstripped Copper Wire per pound
2.43
2.20
1.78
1.95
1.90
#1 Copper per pound
3.11
2.95
2.90
2.79
2.75
#2 Copper per pound
2.89
2.77
2.75
2.62
2.60
Auto Batteries per pound
.06
.06
.065
.07
All prices are expressed in USD. Displayed as a reader service only.
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