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By the numbers

By the Numbers

A look at regional or national pricing figures for some of the most commonly produced C&D materials.

September 9, 2014


// Scrap Iron
RMDAS No. 1 Heavy Melt Steel Pricing
(Per Gross Ton for No. 1 HMS scrap)

Reported United States aggregated spot market prices per gross ton shown for each commodity are based on all Management Science Associates’ (MSA) Raw Material Data Aggregation Service (RMDAS) participants’ actual order data submitted to and processed by MSA as of the 20th of each respective “buy month,” rounded to the whole integer. A map of RMDAS regions is available at, as is a further explanation of RMDAS methodology and an accompanying disclaimer.

No. 1 HMS defined as prepared obsolete scrap, 5 feet long and under. Additional pricing information on each grade can be found at

© 2010-2011 Management Science Associates Inc. All rights reserved RMDAS is a trademark of Management Science Associates Inc.

// Stone and Aggregate Pricing
Construction Sand, Gravel­ and Crushed Stone
(Bureau of Labor Statistics Price Index*)

July 2013 277.8
Aug. 2013 278.4
Sept. 2013 273.0
Oct. 2013 272.9
Nov. 2013 271.2
Dec. 2013 280.8
Jan. 2014 284.4
Feb. 2014 286.6
March 2014 289.5
April 2014 288.3
May 2014 290.5
June 2014 290.9
July 2014 290.2

*Index is based on 1982 average price as 100
Source: U.S. Bureau of
Labor Statistics


Global annual ferrous scrap use in iron and steel foundries has amounted to between 56 million and 76 million metric tons in recent years.
(Source: “World Steel Recycling in Figures,” by the Bureau of International Recycling)



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