In January-June Russia exported 1.7 million tons of pipes valued at $808 million, down by 26% and by 51% YoY respectively.
According to the customs statistics, Kazakhstan remains the main importer of Russian pipes, accounting for 41.6%, up 2.6-fold.
It is followed by the US (15.7%, up 1.7-fold) and Belarus (11%, down by 1.6%).
The main suppliers are TMK and OMK. (Ukrainian metal)