Экспорт труб из Украины в первом квартале упал на 24,5% (c) shutterstock.com(c) shutterstock.com

Poland bought nearly 50% of other pipes and tubes

According to the customs statistics, in January–March 2020, Ukraine’s exports of pipes shrank by 24.5% to $130.8 million compared to the same period of the previous year.

Exports dropped by 31.8% to 106.4 thousand tons in physical terms.

The share of seamless pipes in Ukraine’s exports was the largest, 75.5 thousand tons worth $112.7 million. Exports of other pipes and tubes totaled 27.4 thousand tons worth $15.1 million. Exports of other pipes and tubes of up to 406.9 mm in diameter ranked third, 2.3 thousand tons amounting to $2.1 million.

The main export markets for Ukraine-made seamless pipes and tubes were Germany, Russia and the U.S. 50% of other pipes and tubes was exported to Poland and around 30% of pipes and tubes of up to 406.9 mm in diameter to the U.S.

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.

In 2019, exports of pipes from Ukraine dropped by 9.5% to $667.9 million against the previous year. In physical terms, exports dropped by 6.8% to 612.8 thousand tons against 2018.