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We provide the manufacturing supply chain with price benchmarks for scrap, base metals, steel, stainless steel and alloys. Get market intelligence, news and analysis.

Industry benchmarks

Davis Index provides price benchmarks for base metals, scrap metal, steel and secondary alloys that are not listed on exchanges but drive global trade.

Davis Index produces more than 1,400 proprietary price indexes and carries metals futures prices and other reference data.

Accuracy leaders

Every index is trade normalized and weighted. Only indexes.
No assessments.

Domestic lens 

75 cities indexed in US, Canada, Mexico, India, UK, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Spain, Japan, Turkey.

Tech driven

Get our data through our customizable web platform, mobile apps, and APIs that can feed your ERPs.

Industrial services

Set up, execute and email vendor contracts from our platform. Data accuracy means better margins.

Exim experts

Daily bulk and container indexes. Every major fas and cfr port indexed for ferrous and non-ferrous.

Resource saver

Use tools inside Davis Index to calculate spreads, price material, trade materials, and visualize/analyze data.

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The only service you will ever need

With comprehensive coverage of every major metal grade, in every major market, you won't need another service. Ever.

Independent source of truth

Davis Index is an independent entity and has no financial interest in the price indexes it publishes.

Our rigorous process ensures every index is an accurate reflection of the material transacted.

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Data collection

The index process is based on surveys of market participants such as producers, consumers, traders, and brokers.

Davis analysts communicate with market participants to gather market data from them. Data from these sources are only used after factoring source credibility, ability to provide accurate information, role within company and the company’s reputation.

Davis calls on all market participants to submit data that is applicable to its indexes. The more inputs an index receives, the more robust it becomes. Davis will continuously strive to expand its sources.

Data criteria

For information to be included in an index’s calculation, it must meet certain criteria that are detailed in our methodology.

This includes an industry specification for each material, a minimum deal size, delivery period, payment period and other factors that establish a basis for each index.

Examples of data collected:

  • transaction price/s
  • volume/s traded
  • names of counterparties
  • firm bids
  • firm offers
  • indicative values
  • spread values between materials
  • spread values between locations
  • other transactions heard across the market
  • any other trade relevant data
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Data verification

Davis analysts are given rigorous training to analyze the data gathered and received.

Analysts are taught to determine whether the data qualifies for use in an index or requires more inquiry.

For qualified data, analysts then apply index methodology to determine whether each data point is relevant to the index and should be utilized in the final calculation of that index.

Every index is reviewed and evaluated by a manager prior to its publication. Market commentaries that accompany industry benchmarks include rationales that explain the index’s movement.

Materials we cover

Scrap:              Aluminium, Brass, Copper, Ferrous, Electronics, Lead, Stainless steel, Zinc

Alloys:              Aluminium, Brass, Copper, Lead, Zinc

Metallics:         Iron ore, Basic pig iron (BPI), Nodular pig iron (NPI)

Feedstock:      Hot briquetted iron (HBI), Sponge Iron, Direct reduced iron (DRI)

Premiums:       Aluminium, Copper, Lead, Nickel, Zinc

Steel:               Billet, Ingot, Rebar, hot rolled coil (HRC), hot dip galvanized (HGD)

Freight:            Bulk, Containers

 

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Some of our customers

Hundreds of our customers have waited a very long time for accurate price benchmarks and accessible technology. And they love us!

Davis Index is a tech-led proprietary market data and analysis provider for the metals manufacturing supply chain.

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What our clients say

 
 
Still drooling over your website!!!!
Your reports are HANDS DOWN THE BEST!!!!
 
You guys are hands down THE BEST reporting agency for the scrap industry.
 
 
US trading company
CEO

 

 

I have been following Davis Index for several years and have found the news and data to be extremely accurate and timely.

The knowledge I gain by thoroughly reading and digesting the data is invaluable as I buy and sell scrap. 

I’ve compared data from other sources and find that Davis Index data is much more thorough and transparent. 

I appreciate the presentation form and plan on analyzing their data for many years to come. 

 

US scrap company
CEO

 

 

Davis Index data has helped us improve our contract margins and build better benchmarking for our procurement and sales teams.

 

US steel mill
Senior management

 

 

We fully appreciate the trustworthy coverage by Davis Index. The information is very useful. 

Everyone should consider the Davis Index as their indices for contracts.

 

Global stainless steel producer
Senior management

 

 

Davis Index is the market leader for scrap price indexes and the service that we follow and utilize.

It is the benchmark for our region and also the benchmark we use for Turkey.

 

Turkish steel company
SVP

 

 

We have tracked and used Davis Index data ever since their launch and can share that they are the most accurate of all publications, by a distance.

We use their data frequently to inform our purchasing/sales decisions and will support any contract that uses their data.

 

Global trading company
CEO

 

 

As far as price reporting agencies go, we value the Davis Index coverage of this and other regions the most.

We follow their daily indexes and find them to be the most accurate reflection of the market.

You are the most developed in scrap market intelligence.

 

European scrap company
CEO

 

 

We are one of the largest buyers of scrap in India and are daily users of Davis Index price indexes and coverage.

The accuracy, timeliness and deep coverage of all our major sourcing countries has helped us make much better purchase decisions than we were ever able to do before.

 

India steel mill
Managing director

 

 

Davis Index has been a significant development for our region.

The information, analysis, reports, and price indexes from Davis Index are all class!

Keep growing! All the best!

 

Bangladesh steel mill
Senior management

It has been ten, maybe 20 or even more years since real, accurate market prices for Hamilton and Quebec were published. It was the same for Detroit, Texas, California...I could go on and on.

I cannot thank Davis Index enough for finally bringing us accurate price coverage. This and the daily bulk and container export price indexes have been a very big help to us. Thank you!

The LME and Comex data feeds have been great since they're also delivered on mobile. What a big help that is.

Canadian steel mill
Senior management

Types of customers

Davis Index's proprietary indexes and price benchmarks are used by a complete cross section of the industry.

Manufacturers

Use index data in sales contracts of the scrap generated during the making of any metal intensive product: from fencing to cars, and from hammers to aeroplanes.

Recyclers

To secure and sell supply by using index-based contracts with mills and smelters. And to track market news and trends.

Mills, smelters

To enter supply contracts with their raw material suppliers and/or end consumers, such as die-casters and auto OEMs.

Exporters, Importers, Traders

To track markets daily and to lock in margin by use of supply/sale contracts on monthly average price benchmarking.

Governments

Governments use price index data for duty and contract benchmarking.
Analysts use data for margin, spread and trend analysis. And monitor daily news.