In January–April, export revenue fell by 19.7%
Ukraine’s pipe exports in April 2020 decreased by 6.6% to 46.6 thousand tons compared to the same period of the last year.
In monetary terms, exports fell by 3.2% to $54.3 million,
according to the customs statistics.
In the first four months of this year, the country’s steelmaking companies reduced revenue from pipe exports by 19.7% to $184.2 million compared to the same period in 2019.
In January–April, Ukrainian steelmaking companies exported 153 thousand tons of pipes. This is 25.7% down from the same period a year earlier.
The share of seamless pipes in Ukraine’s exports was the largest, 113.9 thousand tons worth $160.2 million. Exports of other pipes and tubes totaled 35.9 thousand tons worth $19.8 million. Exports of other pipes and tubes of less than 406.9 mm in diameter ranked third, 2.8 thousand tons worth $2.5 million.
The main export markets for Ukraine-made seamless pipes and tubes were Germany (20.62%), Russia (10.92%) and the U.S. (9.54%). Poland bought almost half of the other pipes and tubes, and the United States 22% of pipes and tubes with a diameter of up to 406.9 mm.
The main producers of pipes in Ukraine are Interpipe NIKO TUBE LLC, Interpipe NTRP, DMZ Kominmet, Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol, Interpipe NMTRP, Trubostal, Centravis, Dnipropetrovsk Pipe Plant and Slavsant.
In 2019, Ukraine’s pipe exports decreased by 9.5% to $667.9 million against 2018. In monetary terms, it dropped by 6.8% to 612.8 thousand tons.