The share of seamless pipes in Ukraine’s exports was the largest, 232.7 thousand tons
In January–August 2020, Ukraine’s exports of pipes shrank by 29.1% to 314.1 thousand tons compared to the same period of the previous year. In monetary terms it dropped by 25.1% to $357.4 million, according to the customs statistics.
In August, Ukrainian pipe companies cut exports of pipes by 28.8% to 32.1 thousand tons against August 2019. Revenue from exports of pipes fell by 19.4% to $36.2 million.
The share of seamless pipes in Ukraine’s exports was the largest, 232.7 thousand tons worth $307.8 million. Exports of other pipes and tubes totaled 73.2 thousand tons worth $39.7 million. Exports of other pipes and tubes of up to 406.9 mm in diameter ranked third, 7.7 thousand tons amounting to $7.8 million.
The main export markets for Ukraine-made seamless pipes and tubes were Germany, the U.S. and Russia. Turkmenistan bought more than half of other pipes and tubes, and Poland almost 50% of pipes and tubes with a diameter of up to 406.9 mm.
As GMK Center reported earlier, in 2019, Ukraine’s pipe exports decreased by 9.5% to $667.9 million against the previous year. In monetary terms, it dropped by 6.8% to 612.8 thousand tons against 2018.
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.