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Market Reports April 05, 2024 04:30:10 PM

Scrap Copper Prices: Weekly Market Report- 5th April, 2024

Paul Ploumis
ScrapMonster Author
Meantime, the closing price of LME Copper 3-Month contract stood at USD 9,370 per tonne as on 4th April, 2024.

Scrap Copper Prices: Weekly Market Report- 5th April, 2024

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster):The below report analyses the weekly price trends of scrap copper across various regional markets during the past week (29th March, 2024 to 4th April, 2024) on the Scrap Monster Price Index.

North America Prices

The copper scrap prices in the region recorded increase across the board.

The biggest surge in prices over the prior week was witnessed in #3 Copper- Light Copper, whose prices edged higher from $3.61 per Lb to $3.83 per Lb. The other copper scrap varieties to record notable increase in prices include #2 Copper Wire and Tubing and #1 Copper Wire and Tubing, which recorded substantial price surge by 5.93% and 5.77% respectively.

The weekly price movement for #3 Copper- Light Copper is shown in the below graph:

 

Meantime, the prices of Cu Yokes, Cu/Al Radiators, Cu/Al Radiators/Fe and Cu/Al Radiator Ends recorded minimal increase during the week ended 4th April, 2024, when matched with the week before.

USA East Coast Prices

The prices of all copper scrap categories witnessed remarkable surge in the region. #3 Copper- Light Copper prices posted the biggest increase over the week, recording surge from $3.61 per Lb to $3.83 per Lb.

#2 Copper Wire and Tubing prices were up by 5.93% over the week, rising from $3.71 per Lb to $3.93 per Lb.

The variation in prices over the week for #2 Copper Wire and Tubing is given in the below chart:

 

A modest surge in prices by 5.77% and 4.55% was seen in #1 Copper Wire and Tubing and Xmas Lights respectively over the week.

The other scrap copper categories that recorded noteworthy increase in prices included Alternator and Sealed Units, whose prices recorded increase by 3.03% each over the previous week.

The prices of Cu Yokes and Cu/Al Radiators registered nominal surge on Index.

USA Midwest Prices

The copper scrap prices in the region recorded increase across the board.

The biggest increase of 5.26% in prices over the prior week was witnessed in #3 Copper- Light Copper, whose prices edged higher from $3.59 per Lb to $3.81 per Lb. The other copper scrap varieties to record notable increase in prices include #2 Copper Wire and Tubing and #1 Copper Wire and Tubing, which recorded substantial price increase by 5.96% and 5.80% respectively.

Meantime, the prices of Cu Yokes and Cu/Al Radiators recorded lowest increase in prices, when matched with the week before.

USA West Coast Prices

The copper scrap metal prices in the region witnessed noticeable increase week-on-week.

The scrap categories to record biggest increase in prices from the previous week were #3 Copper- Light Copper, #2 Copper Wire and Tubing and #1 Copper Wire and Tubing.

Also, #1 Copper Bare Bright, Xmas Lights, Alternators, Sealed Units, Starters, Romex Wire, #1 Insulated Copper Wire 85% Recovery, Copper Transformer Scrap and Copper Radiators recorded modest positive price variation during the week.

A marginal increase in prices were reported in Cu Yokes, Cu/Al Radiators, Cu/Al Radiators/Fe, Cu/Al Radiator Ends, #2 Insulated Copper Wire 50% Recovery, Heater Cores and Harness Wire 35% Recovery week-over-week. 

China Prices

All copper scrap categories witnessed weekly price increase.

#2 Copper Wire and Tubing and #1 Copper Wire and Tubing recorded biggest surge in prices during the previous week.

The #2 Copper Wire and Tubing prices edged higher by 2.11%, rising from CNY 66,400 per MT to CNY 67,800 per MT each. 

#1 Copper Wire and Tubing reported increase in prices by CNY 1,400 per MT, from CNY 67,400 per MT during the start of the week to end at $68,800 per MT. 

Harness Wire 35% Recovery reported least increase in prices over the previous week. The prices of the commodity surged higher by 0.58% week-on-week.

The weekly price chart of Harness Wire 35% Recovery is provided below:

 

India Prices

The scrap commodities in Indian market saw their prices edge higher over the prior week.

The copper sheet cutting scrap prices were up sharply by INR 40,000 per ton over the previous week to close at INR 468,000 per ton on 4th April, 2024 on the Scrap Monster Index. The weekly chart of the commodity is provided below:

 

The prices of Copper Armature, Copper cable scrap, Copper heavy scrap, Copper utensil scrap and Copper wire bars too increased during the week ended 4th April, 2024.

Europe Prices

The prices of all copper scrap commodities such as #1 Copper Bare Bright, #1 Copper Wire and Tubing, #1 Insulated Copper Wire 85% Recovery, #2 Copper Wire and Tubing, Braziery Copper, Copper Dry Bright, Copper radiators and Copper Tubes held steady during the course of the week.

The chart given below depicts the weekly price movement in Braziery Copper:

 

 

LME Copper Market Update

Meantime, the closing price of LME Copper 3-Month contract stood at USD 9,370 per tonne as on 4th April, 2024. The LME Copper Cash Settlement contract prices increased modestly from $9,047.00 a day before to $9,370.00 per tonne.

The LME Copper stocks saw modest decline over the previous day to close at 112,525 tonnes on 4th April, 2024, as compared with 112,975 tonnes on 3rd April, 2024.

 

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