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    copper prices in Arizona

    What has been the price change of copper annually for the last 5yrs?
    Is there a dramatic change or not besides the last few months?
    I turn in electronic recycle but wondering about adding metals to my list. Not sure if it is worth the time

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    I don't have 5 years but here is from 2009 - now

    2009 #2 copper Avg 1.96
    Cu/Alu raid Avg .95
    #2 ins wire Avg .94
    Elect motors Avg .14
    Compressor Avg .09

    2010 #2 copper Avg 2.48
    Cu/Alu raid Avg 1.13
    #2 ins wire Avg .96
    Elect motors Avg .19
    Compressor Avg .08

    2011 #2 copper Avg 3.03
    Cu/Alu raid Avg 1.39
    #2 ins wire Avg 1.04
    Elect motors Avg .28
    Compressor Avg .13

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    Thanks. I do not know the grade level to well but this scrapper that was picking up my crts and pulling out the copper, which I would never do, said in the last few months copper has dropped. From what you are showing me annually for the last few years it seems to have risen.

    I take in the power cables of computers and get 50c lb from a small shop. So looks like they are getting the better half. I do not have a commercial lot or yard but tearing down computers and turning them in brings in some extra money. I just got laid off from work Monday and now I will have to do it full time. Going to be tough.

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    On average - scrap copper prices have dropped about one dollar a pound over the last two months. I'm betting they'll go back up next Spring.
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    Here in Baton Rouge, La. prices on #1 copper went up .20 p/lb. today. We are now at $2.70. #2 went up .15 today to $2.55 p/lb.
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    Yes as Mick stated big dropps in price last few months. The high prices for me this year were...
    #2 copper 3.30
    Cu/Alu raid 1.55
    #2 ins wire 1.20
    Elect motors .30
    Compressor .15

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    Here's what you were asking for, 30 day and 1 year and 5 year.


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    Please forgive if this is covered elsewhere - is #2 copper bare wire that is varnished or is it insulated wire like power cords? I think I've seen it both ways.
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    is #2 copper bare wire that is varnished or is it insulated wire like power cords? I think I've seen it both ways.
    Yes on the first part, and insulated #2 at our yard is smaller than the power supply wires; and ribbon cables from the inside of computers. Power cords down to the P.S. wires are #1 here. Every yard is a little different.

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