The main pipe enterprises of Ukraine in January-September 2018 increased production of pipes from ferrous metals by 6.2% compared to the same period in 2017, to 831,200 tonnes, including 97,400 tonnes in September. The Ukrtruboprom association told Interfax-Ukraine the enterprises of the association for the three quarters of the year raised production of pipes by 17.8%, to 610,900 tonnes, in September to 64,900 tonnes.
Khartsyzsk Pipe Plant (Donetsk region), located in the government uncontrolled zone, remained idle in January-September 2018, while in January-September 2017 it made 3,400 tonnes of pipes.
Pipe production at Interpipe Nyzhniodniprovsky Pipe Rolling Plant in the period rose by 15.9% compared to January-September 2017, to 220,000 tonnes (22,400 tonnes in September), Interpipe Novomoskovsk Pipe Plant increased output by 18.8%, to 85,300 tonnes (11,900 tonnes), while Interpipe Niko Tube raised production by 26.5%, to 276,600 tonnes (28,300 tonnes).
Dnipropetrovsk Pipe decreased pipe production by 18%, to 12,300 tonnes, making 500 tonnes in September. Production at Centravis grew by 5.8%, being 14,500 tonnes of stainless pipes (1,600 tonnes).