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How much for a ton of steel in Jamaica?
Steel prices, like other commodities (primary or secondary), is heavily impacted by political and environmental and conditions. How much for a ton of steel in Jamaica?RESPONSE: by Wellesley, January 8, 2020
In fact, I vividly recall the jitters here in March 2018 when there was a move by the Trump Administration in the US to impose tariffs on steel prices.
The prices have fluctuated much since, and so the now question is...
At the time of writing, the average cost for a ton of steel in Jamaica today is $107,984.85 Jamaican dollars
That's converted to approximately $830.65 USD at today's exchange rate
How did I arrive at that?
I reached out to twenty (20) of Jamaica's most popular hardware stores, at least one from each parish, and asked for a quote on a ton of 1/2 inch steel.
1/2 inch steel, by the way, is the most popular steel used here in the construction process.
And yes, I requested and received the final price (with taxes included).Here is the information
|#||Hardware Store||Phone Number||Address||Parish||Cost For A 1/2 inch Ton Of Steel (JMD)||USD Approximate|
|1||Discount Lumber & Hardware||(876) 965-5149||Barnett St, Montego Bay||St. James||$103,685.00||$797.58|
|2||D.P.K. Hardware||(876) 981-9861||Kitson Town||St. Catherine||$108,000.00||$830.77|
|3||Greenwood Plaza||876 -953 1116||142 Greenwood Avenue, Greenwood, Montego Bay||Trelawny||$104,500.00||$803.85|
|4||DIB Hardware||(876) 993-4415||William St, Port Antonio||Portland||$108,000.00||$830.77|
|5||Brumalia Hardware||(876) 962-2115||1 Ward Avenue, Mandeville, Ward Ave, Mandeville||Manchester||$113,875.00||$875.96|
|6||Smart Choice Hardware||(876) 957-9536||Behind Texaco Gas Station, Negril||Westmoreland||$106,800.00||$821.54|
|7||TOP A TINGS HARDWARE||(876) 622-3113||Hatfield, Main Street, Mandeville||Machester||$106,597.00||$819.98|
|8||Sheffield Hardware||(876) 956-2522||Miller's Dr, Lucea||Hanover||$109,800.00||$844.62|
|9||James Lumber Yard And Hardware||(876) 957-7545||Water Works||Westmoreland||$106,980.00||$822.92|
|10||Super Valu Home Centre||(876) 970-0550||137 Old Hope Road||Kingston||$125,236.00||$963.35|
|11||Peart's Hardware & Farm Supplies||(876) 963-4891||Main Road, Williamsfield||Manchester||$110,000.00||$846.15|
|12||Stewart's Hardware Ltd ||(876) 986-9100||56 Manchester Avenue, May Pen||Clarendon||$104,850.00||$806.54|
|13||Builder's Hardware||(876) 952-9237|| Lot 20, Bogue Industrial Estate, Montego Bay||St. James||$103,555.00||$796.58|
|14||Boswell Hardware||(876) 974-4395||11 James Ave, Ocho Rios||St. Ann||$101,355.00||$779.65|
|15||North Coast Electrical Hardware||(876) 726-1411||Oracabessa||St. Mary||$108,000.00||$830.77|
|16||Phil's Hardware||(876) 618-1880||66A Constant Spring Rd||Kingston||$98,151.00||$755.01|
|17||Lorna Clarke's Hardware||(876) 955-2456||Three Miles River, Savanna la Mar||Westmoreland||$103,103.00||$793.10|
|18||Homes General Supplies And Hardware Ltd||(876) 750-0403||8 miles, Bull Bay||St. Thomas||$109,510.00||$842.38|
|19||Carib Sales Hardware||(876) 954-2220||Duncans||Trelawny||$105,200.00||$809.23|
|20||Webb's Hardware||(876) 967-6921||Lot 29 Biscayne Ave 876, Bull Bay||Portland||$122,500.00||$942.31|
Did you notice that the hardware stores in Kingston, our capital city, recorded both
the highest and lowest prices?
Yup! From my little research, Super Value Home Center on Old Hope Road, appears to be most costly supplier for 1/2 inch steel at $125,236 JMD per tonne, while Phil's Hardware, located on Constant Spring Road, the cheapest in the island at $98,151 JMD per tonne.
From my sample above, the Top 5 Hardware Stores (with the best prices) are...
- Phil's Hardware, Kingston, $98,151.00
- Boswell Hardware, St. Ann, $101,355.00
- Lorna Clarke's Hardware, Westmoreland, $103,103.00
- Builder's Hardware, St. James $103,555.00
- Discount Lumber & Hardware, St. James, $103,685.00
... that these prices are only at today's date and
will likely change by tomorow, depending on various factors, internal and external.
Cost Of Building Materials In Jamaica
And what about the cost of other building materials in Jamaica? I've done some work on that already as well.
You can find the link to cost of building materials here
I hope all this helps!
By the way, you might also be interested in getting a copy of The Latest Rate Sheet For Construction In Jamaica here
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