Ukrainian enterprises reduced steel pipe production 4.4% year-on-year in January-September, to 806,700 tonnes.
The country produced 69,300 tonnes of pipes in September, compared with 75,800 tonnes in August, the Ukrtruboprom association told Interfax-Ukraine.
Khartsyzsk Pipe Mill in Donetsk region idled, as it did in 2018.
Interpipe Nyzhniodniprovsky Pipe Rolling Plant reduced output 16.7% year-on-year in January-September, to 182,200 tonnes, including 12,800 tonnes in September, Interpipe Novomoskovsk Pipe Plant produced 86,300 tonnes, up 1.4%, including 9,800 tonnes in September, and Interpipe Niko Tube raised production by 1.45% to 280,600 tonnes, including 19,700 tonnes in September.
Kominmet pipe mill reduced output 12.5%, to 111,600 tonnes in the nine months, including 14,100 tonnes in September, Centravis raised stainless steel pipe production 10.8%, to 15,700 tonnes, including 1,900 tonnes in September, production rose 4.4% to 111,700 tonnes including 9,900 tonnes in September at Illich Iron & Steel Works in Mariupol, it jumped 35.8%, to 16,700 tonnes, including 1,000 tonnes in September, at Dnipropetrovsk Pipe Mill, and fell 9.1% at Trubostal, to 2,000 tonnes, including 200 tonnes in September.
Ukrainian pipe production fell 0.5%, to 848,000 in 2016 but it had risen ever since, growing 5.2% in 2018, to 1.103 million tonnes.