Exports shrank by more than a fourth in nine months
In September 2020, Ukrainian mining & metals companies decreased pipe exports by 4.9% to 44.5 thousand tons against September last year. In monetary terms, pipe exports fell by 3.6% to $46.5 million, according to the customs statistics.
In January–September, Ukraine’s exports of pipes shrank by 26.8% to 358.7 thousand tons y-o-y. Revenue from exports of pipes dropped by 23.2% to $403.9 million.
The share of seamless pipes in Ukraine’s exports was the largest, 266.8 thousand tons worth $348.5 million. Exports of other pipes and tubes totaled 83.3 thousand tons worth $45.3 million. Exports of other pipes and tubes with a diameter of up to 406.9 mm ranked third, 8.2 thousand tons amounting to $8.2 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, these exports 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.