According to Turkey’s Steel Pipe Manufacturers Association (CEBID), the country’s pipe exports totaled 1.95 million tonnes in 2014, rising by 4.9% when compared with the previous year. It says that the pipe exports have surged despite political instability in some of the key export markets including Iraq. The value of pipe exports in 2014 amounted to $1.63 billion, declining marginally by 0.7% over the year.
Iraq remained the first destination of Turkish pipe exports in 2014. The exports totaled 348,715 tonnes during the year,decreased around 20 percent. The second largest export destination was the US with 331,464 tonnes. The exports to the US rose 18% when compared with 2013. In third place was the UK with 240,209 tonnes. Romania is the fourth biggest export destination for Turkey which is around 128,180 mt.