Analyzing China’s Slowdown

While the world reacts to China’s economic slowdown, the tone among the country’s top government officials remains calm. That’s because the growth rate (previously 10%, predicted to drop to 6.3% in 2016) has been intentionally slowed since 2012. A report published that year by the International Monetary Fund suggested that while China’s capital-to-output ratio was

scrap metal buyers

Groundhog Day for China’s Scrap Metal Buyers

“Too many other buyers. I can tell other buyers were here yesterday,” Johnson Zeng told Bloomberg. “There wasn’t as much scrap as usual.” For Zeng and other Chinese scrap metal buyers who purchase millions of pounds of metal in the U.S., it’s a seller’s market; with increasing competition among buyers, scrap yards can afford to

The Emerging International Opportunity from Crushed Autobodies

The scrap metal market has taken a pounding with a strengthening U.S. dollar and slower than expected economic growth internationally, especially with regards to Crushed Auto Bodies. To highlight this, the average price of Crushed Autobodies across the U.S. averaged $178.73 per gross ton as we finished the first quarter of 2015. This is a

Market & Metals

Monthly Scrap Metal Market Watch: Crushed Auto Bodies

Scrap metal market watch graph from January 2011 to October 2014. Over last month, scrap metal prices for crushed auto bodies declined 2%. Over last year, scrap metal prices for crushed auto bodies declined  16%. Over two years ago, scrap metal prices for crushed auto bodies decreased 4%.