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Article Publishing Date: Jan 20, 2020

Global Iron Or Steel Pipe And Tube Market Increased to $124.6B

IndexBox has just published a new report: 'World - Tubes, Pipes And Hollow Profiles (Of Iron Or Steel) - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights'. Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

The revenue of the market for tubes, pipes and hollow profiles (of iron or steel) worldwide amounted to $124.6B in 2018, rising by 3.9% against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). 

Consumption By Country

China (23M tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of consumption of tubes, pipes and hollow profiles (of iron or steel), comprising approx. 21% of total volume. Moreover, consumption of tubes, pipes and hollow profiles (of iron or steel) in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, India (10M tonnes), twofold. Russia (9M tonnes) ranked third in terms of total consumption with a 8.4% share.

In China, consumption of tubes, pipes and hollow profiles (of iron or steel) remained relatively stable over the period from 2007-2018. 

Production 2007-2018

In 2018, the amount of tubes, pipes and hollow profiles (of iron or steel) produced worldwide amounted to 109M tonnes, rising by 2.2% against the previous year. In general, production of tubes, pipes and hollow profiles (of iron or steel) continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. Over the period under review, global production of tubes, pipes and hollow profiles (of iron or steel) reached its maximum volume in 2018 and is likely to see steady growth in the near future.

Production By Country

China (30M tonnes) remains the largest iron or steel pipe and tube producing country worldwide, comprising approx. 28% of total volume. Moreover, production of tubes, pipes and hollow profiles (of iron or steel) in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, India (11M tonnes), threefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Russia (11M tonnes), with a 9.9% share.

From 2007 to 2018, the average annual growth rate of volume in China was relatively modest. The remaining producing countries recorded the following average annual rates of production growth: India (+10.7% per year) and Russia (+2.0% per year).

Exports 2007-2018

Global exports totaled 45M tonnes in 2018, growing by 7.3% against the previous year. Over the period under review, exports of tubes, pipes and hollow profiles (of iron or steel), however, continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 when exports increased by 20% y-o-y. The global exports peaked at 49M tonnes in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2018, exports failed to regain their momentum. In value terms, exports of tubes, pipes and hollow profiles (of iron or steel) amounted to $58.4B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018. 

Exports by Country

In 2018, China (8.3M tonnes), distantly followed by Italy (3,421K tonnes), South Korea (3,392K tonnes), Germany (3,023K tonnes), Russia (2,472K tonnes) and Japan (2,157K tonnes) were the major exporters of tubes, pipes and hollow profiles (of iron or steel), together committing 51% of total exports. The following exporters - Turkey (1,995K tonnes), India (1,884K tonnes), Mexico (1,841K tonnes), Canada (1,233K tonnes), the U.S. (1,179K tonnes) and Austria (772K tonnes) - together made up 20% of total exports.

China experienced a relatively flat trend pattern of tubes, pipes and hollow profiles (of iron or steel) exports. At the same time, South Korea (+8.2%), Mexico (+7.9%), Russia (+6.7%), Turkey (+2.3%) and India (+2.3%) displayed positive paces of growth. Italy and Austria experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, Canada (-1.4%), Germany (-2.0%), the U.S. (-2.6%) and Japan (-3.8%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. 

Export Prices by Country

In 2018, the average export price for tubes, pipes and hollow profiles (of iron or steel) amounted to $1,300 per tonne, rising by 2.8% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the export price for tubes, pipes and hollow profiles (of iron or steel), however, continues to indicate a slight downturn. 

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2018, the country with the highest price was the U.S. ($2,287 per tonne), while Turkey ($836 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

Imports 2007-2018

Global imports stood at 43M tonnes in 2018, picking up by 7.4% against the previous year. Over the period under review, imports of tubes, pipes and hollow profiles (of iron or steel), however, continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. In value terms, imports of tubes, pipes and hollow profiles (of iron or steel) amounted to $62.8B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018. 

Imports by Country

In 2018, the U.S. (6.7M tonnes), distantly followed by Germany (2,210K tonnes) were the main importers of tubes, pipes and hollow profiles (of iron or steel), together comprising 21% of total imports. Australia (1,928K tonnes), Canada (1,581K tonnes), France (1,387K tonnes), Saudi Arabia (1,169K tonnes), Mexico (1,073K tonnes), Poland (970K tonnes), Italy (933K tonnes), the UK (926K tonnes), the United Arab Emirates (899K tonnes) and the Netherlands (876K tonnes) held a little share of total imports.

In value terms, the U.S. ($10B) constitutes the largest market for imported tubes, pipes and hollow profiles (of iron or steel) worldwide, comprising 16% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($3.4B), with a 5.4% share of global imports. It was followed by Australia, with a 4.1% share.

Import Prices by Country

The average import price for tubes, pipes and hollow profiles (of iron or steel) stood at $1,460 per tonne in 2018, rising by 8.1% against the previous year. 

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was the UK ($1,988 per tonne), while the United Arab Emirates ($1,205 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

Companies Mentioned

ArcelorMittal

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NSSMC)

Hebei Iron and Steel Group

Baosteel

Wuhan Iron and Steel Group

Posco

Jiangsu Shagang

Tata Steel Group

HYUNDAI Steel Company

JFE Steel Corporation

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Product coverage:
• Prodcom 24201110 - Line pipe, of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines, seamless, of stainless steel
• Prodcom 24201150 - Line pipe, of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines, seamless, of steel other than stainless steel
• Prodcom 24201210 - Casing, tubing and drill pipe, of a kind used in the drilling for oil or gas, seamless, of stainless steel
• Prodcom 24201250 - Casing, tubing and drill pipe, of a kind used in the drilling for oil or gas, seamless, of steel other than stainless steel
• Prodcom 24201310 - Tubes and pipes, of circular cross-section, seamless, of stainless steel (excluding line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines and casing, tubing and drill pipe used for oil or gas drilling)
• Prodcom 24201330 - Precision tubes and pipes, of circular cross-section, colddrawn or cold-rolled, seamless, of steel other than stainless steel
• Prodcom 24201350 - Tubes and pipes, of circular cross-section, cold-drawn or coldrolled, s eamless, of steel other than stainless steel (excluding precision tubes and pipes)
• Prodcom 24201370 - Tubes and pipes, of circular cross-section, hot-finished, s eamless, of steel other than stainless steel (excluding line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines and casing, tubing and drill-pipe used for oil or gas drilling)
• Prodcom 24201400 - Tubes and pipes, of non-circular cross-section, seamless, a nd hollow profiles, seamless, of steel
• Prodcom 24202110 - Line pipe, of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines, longitudinally welded, of an external diameter > .406,4 mm, of steel
• Prodcom 24202150 - Line pipe, of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines, other than longitudinally welded, of an external diameter > .406,4 mm, of steel
• Prodcom 24202200 - Casing, of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas, welded, of an external diameter > .406,4 mm, of steel
• Prodcom 24202300 - Tubes and pipes, welded, of an external diameter > .406,4 mm, of steel (excluding line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines and casing used for oil or gas drilling)
• Prodcom 24202400 - Tubes and pipes, riveted or similarly closed, of an external diameter > .406,4 mm, of steel (excluding line pipe for oil and gas pipelines, casing used for oil or gas drilling and welded tubes and pipes)
• Prodcom 24203110 - Line pipe, of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines, longitudinally or spirally welded, of an external diameter . .406,4 mm, of stainless steel
• Prodcom 24203150 - Line pipe, of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines, longitudinally or spirally welded, of an external diameter . .406,4 mm, of steel other than stainless steel
• Prodcom 24203210 - Casing and tubing, of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas, w elded, of an external diameter . .406,4 mm, of stainless steel
• Prodcom 24203250 - Casing and tubing, of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas, w elded, of an external diameter . .406,4 mm, of steel other than stainless steel
• Prodcom 24203310 - Tubes and pipes, of circular cross-section, welded, of an external diameter . .406,4 mm, of stainless steel (excluding line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines, and casing and tubing used for oil or gas drilling)
• Prodcom 24203340 - Precision tubes and pipes, of circular cross-section, welded, o f an external diameter . .406,4 mm, of steel other than stainless steel
• Prodcom 24203370 - Tubes and pipes, of circular cross-section, hot- or coldformed and welded, of an external diameter . .406,4 mm, of steel other than stainless steel
• Prodcom 24203410 - Tubes and pipes, of non-circular cross-section, hot- or coldformed and welded, of stainless steel
• Prodcom 24203430 - Tubes and pipes, of square or rectangular cross-section, of a wall thickness . 2 mm, hotor cold-formed and welded, of steel other than stainless steel
• Prodcom 24203450 - Tubes and pipes, of square or rectangular cross-section, of a wall thickness > 2 mm, hot-or cold-formed and welded, of steel other than stainless steel
• Prodcom 24203470 - Tubes and pipes, of other non-circular cross-section than square or rectangular, hot- or cold-formed and welded, of steel other than stainless steel
• Prodcom 24203500 - Tubes and pipes, open seam, riveted or similarly closed, of steel (excluding line pipe for oil and gas pipelines, casing and tubing used for oil or gas drilling and other welded tubes and pipes)
• Prodcom 24512000 - Tubes, pipes and hollow profiles of cast iron excluding tubes, p ipes, hollow profiles made into identifiable parts of articles, s uch as sections of central heating radiators and machinery parts

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the global market for iron or steel pipe and tube. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.



Data coverage:
• Global market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Global production, split by region and country
• Global trade (exports and imports)
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

2.1
KEY FINDINGS
2.2
MARKET TRENDS
3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY
3.3
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.4
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. GLOBAL PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
7.2
PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
8. GLOBAL IMPORTS

The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2019
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. GLOBAL EXPORTS

The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2019
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

11. COUNTRY PROFILES

The Largest Markets And Their Profiles

United States
China
Japan
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Brazil
Italy
Russian Federation
India
Canada
Australia
Republic of Korea
Spain
Mexico
Indonesia
Netherlands
Turkey
Saudi Arabia
Switzerland
Sweden
Nigeria
Poland
Belgium
Argentina
Norway
Austria
Thailand
United Arab Emirates
Colombia
Denmark
South Africa
Malaysia
Israel
Singapore
Egypt
Philippines
Finland
Chile
Ireland
Pakistan
Greece
Portugal
Kazakhstan
Algeria
Czech Republic
Qatar
Peru
Romania
Vietnam
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2019
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2015–2019
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 6:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 7:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 8:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2019
Table 9:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 10:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 11:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2019
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2019
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 5:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 6:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 7:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 8:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 9:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 10:
Exports And Growth
Figure 11:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 12:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 13:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 14:
Imports And Growth
Figure 15:
Import Prices
Figure 16:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 17:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 18:
Production, By Country, 2019
Figure 19:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 20:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 21:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 23:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 24:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 25:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 26:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 27:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 29:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 30:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 31:
Export Prices, 2007–2019

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