Exports fell by 25% in 10M
In October 2020, Ukraine increased pipe exports by 0.5% to 42.1 thousand tons against October last year. In monetary terms, pipe exports fell by 12.5% to $40.6 million, according to the customs statistics.
In January–October, Ukraine’s exports of pipes shrank by 24.6% to 400.8 thousand tons y-o-y. Revenue from pipes exports dropped by 22.3% to $444.5 million.
In the same period, the share of seamless pipes in Ukraine’s exports was the largest, 298.2 thousand tons worth $383 million. Exports of other pipes and tubes totaled 93.5 thousand tons worth $51 million. Exports of other pipes and tubes with a diameter of up to 406.9 mm ranked third, 8.7 thousand tons amounting to $8.6 million.
The main export markets for Ukraine-made seamless pipes and tubes were Germany, the U.S. and Russia. Turkmenistan bought around a half of other pipes and tubes, and Poland almost 50% of pipes and tubes with a diameter of up to 406.9 mm.
As reported earlier, in 2019, Ukraine’s pipe exports decreased by 9.5% to $667.9 million against 2018. In monetary terms, exports dropped by 6.8% to 612.8 thousand tons.
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.