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October 2019 | Seamless Steel Tube & Pipe


Opportunities start to rise in the Albanian OCTG market: Europe and CIS Analysis


Heavy wall thickness seamless linepipes from the Czech republic are being sold to the market at €1,180-1,200/tonne fca for 20” pipes to grade API 5L X52 PSL1 and €1,220-1,240/tonne fca for PSL2 material.

European seamless linepipe prices under pressure...Domestic prices for seamless linepipes in Europe have been under pressure from limited business activity and have moved down by around €10/tonne over the past month. Seamless linepipe 6”-14” to grade API 5L B is now being sold from Romania at around €855-895/tonne FCA, while 16” pipes are at the level of €950-960/tonne fca from Romanian suppliers. Seamless linepipes 3”-10” diameter to grade API 5L X52 from Czech Republic are coming to the market at around €870-890/tonne fca. Heavy wall thickness seamless linepipes from the Czech republic are being sold to the market at €1,180-1,200/tonne fca for 20” pipes to grade API 5L X52 PSL1 and €1,220-1,240/tonne fca for PSL2 material. Seamless linepipes to grade API 5L B from Western Europe are at around €1,000-1,020/tonne fca, down €5-10/tonne month-on-month. Scarce orders and negative developments in the consuming sectors will continue to challenge the European market...

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