In 2021, 155.7 million tonnes of steel pipes were produced. Compared to the previous year 2020, this represents a increase of 3.1%.
The production of seamless tubes increased by 2.6 % to 43.4 Mio tons; the increase in the USA was particularly signifi cant at 22.2%. Europe, with a plus of 8.5%, displayed a positive result in the seamless tubes market, and a plus of 8.0% in total productions.
Chinese steel tube producers produced 84 million metric tons, a plus of 2.4%, the production in the USA rise to 10.5% to 10 Mio tons.