Exports fell by 13.4% in December
Ukraine’s pipe exports in 2020 decreased by 22.8% to 473.1 thousand tons against 2019. In monetary terms, exports fell by 22% to $521.9 million, according to the customs statistics.
In December 2020, Ukraine’s exports of pipes shrank by 13.4% to 41.1 thousand tons against December 2019. Revenue from pipes exports dropped by 19.3% to $43.2 million.
The share of seamless pipes in Ukraine’s exports was the largest in 2020, 350.6 thousand tons worth $448.7 million. Exports of other pipes and tubes totaled 112.6 thousand tons worth $62.1 million. Exports of pipes and tubes of up to 406.9 mm in diameter ranked third, 9.3 thousand tons amounting to $9.1 million.
The main export markets for Ukraine-made seamless pipes and tubes were Germany, the U.S. and Russia. Turkmenistan bought around a half of other pipes and tubes, and Poland almost 50% of pipes and tubes with a diameter of up to 406.9 mm.
As reported earlier, in 2019, Ukraine’s pipes exports decreased by 9.5% to $667.9 million against 2018. In monetary terms, exports dropped by 6.8% to 612.8 thousand tons.
The main producers of pipes in Ukraine are Interpipe NIKO TUBE LLC, Interpipe NTRP, DMZ Kominmet, Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol, Interpipe NMPP, Trubostal, Centravis, Dnipropetrovsk Pipe Plant and Slavsant.