In January-May pipe exports from Russia decreased by 44% YoY, to 691 thousand tons.
According to the Federal Customs Statistics, in monetary terms exports fell by 56.3%, to $619 million.
Kazakhstan was the main purchaser, accounting for 28%, up by 44%. It was followed by the US (22%, up 2-fold), and Belarus (14.5%, up by 3.2%).
The main exporters were TMK and OMK. (Ukrainian metal)