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Member companies of Ukrtruboprom cut pipe production by 31%

In January–September 2020, Ukrainian pipe companies reduced pipe production by 24.3% to 621.8 thousand tons compared to the same period a year earlier, according to Interfax-Ukraine.

Member companies of Ukrtruboprom cut production of pipes by 31% to 400.8 thousand tons in the first nine months of the current year.

In September, Ukraine produced 83 thousand tons of pipes, of which 49.7 thousand tons were made by Ukrtruboprom member companies.

In the nine months, production at Interpipe companies declined as follows:

  • Interpipe NTRP — by 40.4% to 107.4 thousand tons;
  • Interpipe NMPP — by 31.8% to 58.7 thousand tons;
  • Interpipe Niko Tube — by 21.7% to 219.3 thousand tons.

In January–September, Dniprovskiy Pipe Works produced 0.3 thousand tons of pipes against 16.6 thousand tons in the same period of the previous year. Centravis cut production by 10.3% to 13.9 thousand tons. Production at Trubostal shrank by 40% to 1.2 thousand tons.

In the nine months, non-member companies of Ukrtruboprom showed the following results:

  • Ilyich Iron and Steel Works — 111.6 thousand tons (-13.7% against the same period of 2019);
  • Kominmet — 109.4 thousand tons (-1.5%).

As GMK Center reported earlier, exports of pipes from Ukraine in January–September dropped by 26.8% to 358.7 thousand tons compared to the same period of the previous year. In monetary terms, exports shrank by 23.2% to $403.9 million.

In 2019, Ukraine curtailed pipe production by 9.1% to 1.002 million tons compared to 2018.