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By the numbers

By the Numbers

March 17, 2015


// 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

© 2014-2015 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*)

Jan. 2014 285.2
Feb. 2014 286.8
March 2014 286.4
April 2014 288.2
May 2014 289.7
June 2014 290.3
July 2014 290.4
Aug. 2014 290.6
Sept. 2014 292.0
Oct. 2014 289.7
Nov. 2014 290.6
Dec. 2014 291.3
Jan. 2015 294.0

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


Manufacturing output increased 4.9 percent in 2014, more than doubling the 2.3 percent year­-over-year pace of 2013.
(Source: Association of Equipment Manufacturers)


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