Brass Prices Explained
Truly, brass prices vary by the buyer and the quality of the scrap. Nevertheless, a working understanding of what to expect helps professionals like you get the best payday on their product. Then, you can get the best brass prices per pound.
More than the day’s figure, this article gives insight into the range in price of brass scrap. With it, you can determine for yourself whether you should unload or store until a market high arrives.
Knowing what the range in price of brass scrap is will give you this ability. However, this post also tells you the when—when you should hit the streets with your brass scrap. Finally, for the who, we make simple local recommendations for the best possible price.
What is the range of brass scrap prices?
Today, brass prices hit a range trending around $1.50 cents per pound. In 2017 and 2018, for example, the price of brass has consistently leveled around that price with mild fluctuation. Overall, brass is on a general upward trend—perhaps because it is a copper alloy.
Due booms and busts in brass scrap sold and bought, prices rise and fall as well. Still, brass stays pricey. It is a profitable investment of time and energy (like precious copper).
- Pro Tip: Scrapmonster.com keeps a record of brass prices from 2012 up to the present day. It is a great resource to explore for pricing trends.
When does brass scrap sell highest?[
Like other metals, the best time to sell brass scrap is in the summer. During the summer, there is more activity in the industries that require brass like design projects. But, since brass is used in music, and heating, it remains relatively stable. Still, slight increases in demand may mean a higher price for your brass scrap.
- Pro Tip: Winter months are more challenging and sparce for the brass scrapper. With less activity overall, there is less brass to collect, less demand, and lower prices.
True, the preferred time to sell your scrap will depend on your location, but it will also depend on your choice of recycler. While the start and end of the calendar month brings better times for scrap, the patterns of your local scrap yard will more determine selling.
Who buys brass scrap locally?
If you are looking to sell your brass or merely have it taken off your hands, most local scrap yards offer varying levels services and prices.
- Pro Tip: Call ahead to your local scrap yards to get a feel for their service, prices, and to consult on your unique situation.
For example, at Scrap Gators, we offer full-service residential and commercial scrap services from Port St. Lucie.
Give us a call at (772) 203-7391 for a consultation. We can quote you a price and offer you free services over the phone. With questions, detailed information, and requests, you can also send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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