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PIPE ENTERPRISES OF UKRAINE RAISE PRODUCTION IN JAN-MAY

The main pipe enterprises of Ukraine in January-May this year increased production of pipes from ferrous metals, according to recent data, by 15.8% compared to the same period last year, to 385,000 tonnes, including 96,900 tonnes produced in May.
According to a press release of the Ukrtruboprom association on Wednesday, in particular, the enterprises of the association during this period increased pipe production by 11.8%, to 249,500 tonnes, including 67,000 tonnes produced in May, having raised production by 53.3% compared to the same period last year and by 17.3% compared to April this year.
“Ukrainian pipe enterprises continue to increase production,” the press release said.
At the same time, it is specified that the positive dynamics is demonstrated by Interpipe Niko Tube, which over the five months has increased output of pipe products by 46.1%. At the same time, Centravis cut production by 8.6% and Interpipe Novomoskovsk Pipe Plant by 21.3%, while Trubostal kept pipe production at last year’s level.
At the same time, Dnipropetrovsk Pipe Plant continues to be idle.
General Director of Ukrtruboprom Heorhiy Polsky noted that the growth of production at pipe enterprises began in March and has continued for the third month in a row.
“The positive dynamics in May was mainly due to the continued favorable situation in foreign markets. The increase and subsequent stabilization of oil prices led to an increase in demand for oil and gas pipes, and the end of winter has intensified the consumption of pipe products for construction purposes. An important positive factor was also the removal in different countries of restrictions related to the spread of COVID-19,” the press release said, citing the General Director.
At the same time, Polsky noted that demand within Ukraine continues to stagnate: hydrocarbon production is falling, and the renewal of housing and communal services has stalled. In this regard, Ukrainian pipe manufacturers are forced to rely on export markets.
“It is also necessary to note the sharp rise in the price of Ukrainian strip, which affected the plants producing welded pipes. In the spring, prices for this metal product rose by almost half. As a result, the pipe enterprises were unable to quickly shift the growth of costs during pricing, that is why they lost orders and reduced production,” the head of Ukrtruboprom said.
A source in the industry, not a member of the Ukrtruboprom association, told Interfax-Ukraine that Mariupol-based Illich Iron and Steel Works over the five months of 2021 increased pipe production by 10.8%, to 64,500 tonnes ( in May – 14,300 tonnes), and Kominmet increased pipe production by 38.7%, to 71,000 tonnes (15,600 tonnes).
According to its information, which was confirmed by Interpipe, since April of this year, the pipe rolling production at Interpipe Nyzhniodniprovsky Pipe Rolling Plant has formally become a part of Interpipe Niko Tube.

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MAIN PIPE ENTERPRISES OF UKRAINE INCREASE FERROUS METALS PIPE PRODUCTION

The main pipe enterprises of Ukraine in January-October 2018 increased production of pipes from ferrous metals by 7.62% compared to the same period in 2017, to 941,600 tonnes, including 97,500 tonnes in September. The Ukrtruboprom association told Interfax-Ukraine the enterprises of the association in January-October 2018 raised production of pipes by 16.7%, to 677,800 tonnes, in October to 68,300 tonnes.
Khartsyzsk Pipe Plant (Donetsk region), located in the government uncontrolled zone, remained idle in January-October 2018, while in January-October 2017 it made 3,400 tonnes of pipes. Pipe production at Interpipe Nyzhniodniprovsky Pipe Rolling Plant in the period rose by 13.6% compared to January-October 2017, to 240,900 tonnes (22,100 tonnes in September), Interpipe Novomoskovsk Pipe Plant increased output by 17.9%, to 95,300 tonnes (10,200 tonnes), while Interpipe Niko Tube raised production by 25.2%, to 309,400 tonnes (32,800 tonnes). Dnipropetrovsk Pipe decreased pipe production by 13.5%, to 13,400 tonnes, making 1,100 tonnes in October. Production at Centravis grew by 7.2%, being 16,400 tonnes of stainless pipes (1,900 tonnes).

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MAIN PIPE ENTERPRISES OF UKRAINE INCREASE METAL PIPE PRODUCTION BY 6.2%

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).

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UKRAINE’S MAJOR PIPE ENTERPRISES INCREASES PRODUCTION BY 8.2%

Major pipe enterprises of Ukraine in January-July 2018 increased production of pipes from ferrous metals by 8.2% compared to the same period in 2017, to 646,600 tonnes, including 104,000 tonnes in July. The Ukrtruboprom association told Interfax-Ukraine that the enterprises incorporated in the association for the seven months of the year increased the production of pipes by 19.9%, to 477,500 tonnes, including 72,900 tonnes in July.