By the Numbers

Departments - By the Numbers

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

September 19, 2013
CDR Staff


// 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

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

June 2012

July 2012 273.3
Aug. 2012 272.7
Sept. 2012 275.1
Oct. 2012 273.5
Nov. 2012 272.6
Dec. 2012 273.6
Jan. 2013 276.3
Feb. 2013 276.6
March 2013 277.9
April 2013 278.4
May 2013 276.9
April 2013 277.9

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


Increased investments in the housing sector resulted in record log and lumber imports to China in the second quarter of 2013 with the import value increasing by more than 30 percent year over year. (Source: Wood Resource Quarterly)