A slightly healthier supply of scrap is expected to meet a mill demand nearly even to last month’s levels, which would keep June’s scrap market sideways to down.
One exception to this viewpoint could be the prime grades, which are expected to be sideways to strong sideways, primarily because demand could outpace supply. Several other important issues, from exports to transportation availability to finished steel prices to some volatile scrap inventories, still could make June a less predictable market.
The forecasting is centering around a slight downward move in demand coupled with a minor push up in supply of some grades. Domestic mills and foreign buyers are not expected to need more scrap than during last month’s market.