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After six consecutive months of growth in the scrap metal market the June update declines slightly. Across the United States the price of crushed auto bodies fell an average of more than 2%. This leads to a national average in the scrap metal market to be about $184 per gross ton. In a year over year comparison the June update is about 5% ahead of the same time period last year. This equates to about a $9 increase. In 2016, prices in June, July and August all increased before falling over 30% in the following months. Looking ahead we will have to see if this year follows a similar path to 2016.