Global Seamless Pipes and Tubes Industry

  • August 2013
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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  • 361 pages

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Seamless Pipes and Tubes in Thousand Tons.

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

The report profiles 195 companies including many key and niche players such as ArcelorMittal SA, Boomerang Tube LLC, Bri-Chem Corporation, EVRAZ North America, ChelPipe, JFE Steel Corporation, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, Jindal SAW Ltd., Maharashtra Seamless Limited, OAO TMK, TMK IPSCO, Techint Group SpA, Tianjin Pipe (Group) Corporation, UMW Group, United States Steel Corporation, Vallourec & Mannesmann Tubes, and Wheatland Tube Company.

Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research.

Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs.

Table Of Contents




I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Seamless Pipes and Tubes I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Seamless Pipes - Global Market Overview and Analysis II-1
Year 2012 in Review II-1
Outlook - Energy Sector Remains the Driving Force II-2
OCTG Market: Benefitting from the Rising Oil Demand II-3
Table 1: Global OCTG (Welded and Seamless) Market (2012):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Consumption by Geographic
Region - NAFTA, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East
and Africa (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4

Table 2: Global OCTG Market (2012): Average Capacity
Utilization Rate (%) of OCTG Mills by Geographic Region
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

Table 3: Global Premium OCTG Market (2012): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Consumption Volume by Application - Shallow
Water, Shale Oil and Gas, Deep Water, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5
Focus on the Seamless OCTG Market II-5
US: A Major Importer of Seamless Pipes II-6
Strong Correlation between Rig Count and Pipe Demand II-6
Offshore Drilling and Exploration: Bright Prospects Ahead for
Seamless Pipes II-6
Shale Gas - Opportunities for Growth II-7
Table 4: Technically Recoverable Shale Gas Resource (in tcf)
by Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8
Well Depth: Another Determinant of OCTG Demand II-8
Close Link between Prices and Rig Count II-9
Correlation between Crude Oil Price and Rigs Count II-9
Table 5: Price Trends for Crude Oil and Natural Gas Prices
in the US (2011-2014) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10
Deepwater Drilling: Rising Demand for High-Grade Pipes II-10
Table 6: Global Deepwater Drilling Activity (2005, 2008 and
2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Capital Expenditure by
Geographic Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11
Increasing Complexity of Drilling Operations: Favorable
Prospects for High Value Products II-11
Rising Acceptance of Low Weight Pipes II-12

2. WORLD ECONOMY - A KEY GROWTH INDICATOR FOR STEEL INDUSTRY II-13
Volatile and Uneven Economic Growth Stifles Steel Demand II-13
Bumpy Road Ahead for Developed Economies II-14
2012: Economic Growth Slows Down Amid Global Headwinds II-15
EU: Crisis Affects Steel Consumption II-15
US: Heightened Policy Uncertainty Affects Recovery II-16
Japan - Government Policy to Turbocharge Economy II-16
Emerging Economies: Slow Yet Steady Growth Prospects II-17
Year 2012 in Retrospect II-17
China: Slowdown Affects Steel Consumption II-18
Global Economic Recession Rocks Steel Pipes and Tubes Industry II-19

3. SEAMLESS PIPES and TUBES - PRODUCTION SCENARIO II-20
Asia: Leader in Worldwide Seamless Pipes Production II-20
Table 7: Global Seamless Pipes Production by Geographic
Region (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production
Output (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-20
Production Scenario in Seamless Premium Pipes Market II-21
Table 8: World Premium Seamless Pipes Market (2011 and 2012):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Volume by Segment -
OCTG Premium and Other Premium (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-21

4. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE II-22
Seamless Pipes and Tubes: A Concentrated Market II-22
Table 9: Leading Producers in the Global Seamless Pipes
Market (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production
Volume by Company (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-22

Table 10: Leading Players in the Global Seamless OCTG Tubes
Market (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Shipment
for Tenaris, Vallourec, TMK, Tianjin, US Steel, Sumitomo, and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-23
Rising Demand Fuels Capacity Expansion Initiatives II-23
Table 11: List of Major Capacity Expansion Developments in
Seamless Pipes Markets (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-24

5. A REVIEW OF MAJOR END-USE MARKETS II-25
Oil and Gas Sector - The Predominant End-Use Market II-25
Intensifying Oil and Natural Gas EandP Activity: Promising Future
for Pipe Makers II-25
Rig Count - A Key Indicator of EandP Activity II-26
Table 12: Worldwide Oil and Gas Rig Count (2010-2013):
Breakdown by Region/Country (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-27

Table 13: Worldwide Oil and Gas Rig Count by Region/Country
(2010-2013): Breakdown by Type of Rig - Oil Rigs, Gas Rigs
and Others II-28

Table 14: Worldwide Oil and Gas Rig Count by Region/Country
(2010-2013): Breakdown by Land-Based Rigs and Offshore Rigs II-28
Oil Demand and Supply: A Review II-28
Table 15: Worldwide Proven Oil Reserves (2013): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Volume Reserves by Geographic Region
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-29

Table 16: Top 10 Countries with Proven Oil Reserves (2013)
(In Billion Barrels) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-29

Table 17: Global Energy Demand by Source (2040): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Demand for Oil, Gas, Coal, Nuclear,
Biomass and Waste, and Hydro, and Other Renewables (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-30

Table 18: Global Oil Demand (2012): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Volume Demand by Geographic Region (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-30
Natural Gas II-31
Table 19: World Proven Natural Gas Reserves (2013):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Reserves by Geographic
Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-31

Table 20: Worldwide Natural Gas Market (2012): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Demand Volume by Geographic Region
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-32
Pipeline Construction Activity: An Overview II-32
Table 21: Worldwide Pipeline Construction by Product (2012):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Pipeline Installed for Gas
Pipelines, Crude Pipelines, and Product Pipelines (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-33

Table 22: Worldwide Planned and Under Construction Pipeline
Projects (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Pipeline
Miles for Under Construction and Planned Projects (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-33

Table 23: Worldwide Planned and Under Construction Pipeline
Projects (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Pipeline
Miles by Geographic Region (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-33

Table 24: Global Pipeline Projects (2012-2017): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Pipeline Length by Region (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-34
Engineering Sector II-34
Petrochemical Industry II-34
Economic Uncertainty Affects Petrochemicals Demand II-35
Automotive Industry II-35
European Crisis Slows Down Recovery II-35
Table 25: Worldwide Motor Vehicle Production (2007-2012)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37

Table 26: Leading Worldwide Producers of Motor Vehicles
(2012): Ranked by Production Volume (in Millions) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-38

Table 27: Leading Car-Producing Countries (2012): Ranked by
Production Volume (in Millions) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-38

Table 28: Leading Commercial Vehicle Producing Countries
(2012): Ranked by Production Volume (in Millions) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-39
Power Generation II-39
Construction Industry II-40

6. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-42
Seamless Pipes and Tubes: An Introduction II-42
Standardized Vs Specialized Tubes - A Product Wise
Classification II-42
A Glance at the Production Process II-43
Seamless Pipes - From Raw Material to Finished Product II-43
Stages of Seamless Pipes and Tubes Production Process II-44
Higher Yield through Conical Piercing Technology II-44
Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) II-44
Casing II-45
Tubing II-45
Drill Pipes II-45
Line Pipes II-45

7. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-46
WSP Holdings Limited to Merge with WSP OCTG GROUP II-46
Vallourec Extends Partnership with Petrobras II-46
Tenaris to Establish Seamless Pipe Manufacturing Plant in
South Texas II-46
Vallourec Secures Contract for Seamless Steel Tubes from One
World Trade Center II-46
Bri-Chem Introduces 36 Inch Seamless Pipe II-47
Danieli Group Acquires CMC Sisak II-47
Quality Pipe Products Takes Over Assets of Standard Nipple Works II-47
Alchemia Acquires WRA II-47
RINL Reaches Agreement with BHEL to Form Joint Venture II-48
Southern Tube to Take Over Production Units of WSP Houston OCTG II-48
Tenaris to Invest in Expanding US Operations II-48
Vallourec Announces Completion of Extension of VandM Changzhou
Pipe Plant II-49
Sarth Seamless Tubes to Establish Steel Unit in Maharashtra II-49
Bri-Chem Upgrades Production Facility II-49
VSP to Establish Seamless Tube Mill II-49
Baoshan Iron and Steel to Establish Seamless Steel Pipe Unit
in Thailand II-49
Sandvik Builds Steam Generator Tubing Mill in Sandviken II-50
Maharashtra Seamless to Build Seamless Pipe Facility in
Maharashtra II-50
Tenaris Commences Operations of Boiler Tube Finishing Line in
Romania II-50
TMK Delivers Seamless Line Pipes for Offshore Mining II-50
BMZ Unveils Oil and Gas Pipe Finishing Line II-50
TMK Commences Manufacture of Super-Chrome Steel Seamless Pipe II-51
Wheatland Tube Enters into Distribution Agreement with
Michigan Seamless Tube II-51
VandM Star Commences Production of Seamless Pipe in Ohio II-51
Michigan Seamless Tube to Increase Pickling Capacities II-51
Gandhi Special Tubes to Expand Plant Capacity II-52
Streamline Industries to Establish Manufacturing Unit in Gujarat II-52
VandM do BRASIL Commences Operations at Rio das Ostras Accessory
Plant II-52
VandM do Brasil Secures Contract for Seamless Tubes from
Governador Magalhães Pinto Stadium II-52
Vallourec Acquires Zamil Pipes II-52
Vallourec Acquires Interest in Tianda Oil Pipe II-53
Sumitomo Acquires Stake in VandM2 II-53
Sumitomo Metal and Nippon Steel Merge Operations II-53
Rurexpol Acquires Zaklad Produkcji Rur II-54
TMK Inks Agreement with Lukoil to Supply Pipe Products II-54
ONGC, RINL and BHEL to Form Joint Venture II-54
Maharashtra Seamless Sets Up New Seamless Pipe Plant II-54
VAM USA to Establish Threading Facility in the US II-55
Vallourec and Sumitomo Tubos Establishes New Steelworks II-55
BHEL to Expand Seamless Tube Production Capacity II-55
Aker Solutions Bags Contract for V and M’s Pipe Mill II-55
JFE Steel Bags Order to Supply Seamless Pipes to In Salah Gas II-55
Bri-Chem and Wuxi Establish Bri-Steel Manufacturing in Canada II-56
JSL to Establish Seamless Pipes Facility in Maharashtra II-56
Rashmi Metaliks to Set Up Seamless Pipes Unit in West Bengal II-56
RINL to Manufacture High-End Seamless Pipes II-56
Modern Tube Industries to Expand Seamless Pipes Production
Capacity II-56
Jindal Saw Invests in Expanding Seamless Tubes Capacity II-57
Xinxing Pipes Commences Production at Handan Pipe Plant II-57
RILN, BHEL to Establish Seamless Tube Mill II-57
JFE Steel to Manufacture Seamless Specialty Pipes II-57
Kentz Tools to Establish Seamless Pipes Production Facility in
Gujarat II-57
JFE Steel to Acquire Stake in Pancheng Yihong Pipe II-57
JFE Steel Takes Over Sun Steel Joint Stock Company II-58
TMK Upgrades Seamless Pipe Rolling Facility at Volzhsky II-58
Sandvik Bags Contract to Supply Seamless Tubes from Aker
Solutions II-58

8. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-59
ArcelorMittal SA (Luxembourg) II-59
Number of Seamless Production Facilities, Capacity and
Production of ArcelorMittal (2011) II-60
Seamless Pipes Portfolio of ArcelorMittal II-60
Boomerang Tube LLC (USA) II-60
Bri-Chem Corporation (Canada) II-61
EVRAZ North America (USA) II-61
Specifications of Seamless Casings Produced at Evraz Pueblo II-61
ChelPipe (Russia) II-62
OCTG Product Range of ChelPipe II-62
JFE Steel Corporation (Japan) II-63
Seamless Pipe Mill of JFE II-64
Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation (Japan) II-64
Seamless Pipes and Tubes Portfolio of NSSMC II-65
Jindal SAW Ltd. (India) II-65
Seamless Pipes and Tubes Portfolio of Jindal SAW II-66
Maharashtra Seamless Limited (India) II-66
Seamless Pipes Portfolio of MSL II-66
OAO TMK (Russia) II-67
Seamless Pipes Portfolio of OAO TMK II-68
TMK IPSCO (USA) II-70
Techint Group SpA (Italy) II-70
Tenaris S.A. (Luxembourg) II-71
TenarisSiderca (Siderca S.A.I.C.) (Argentina) II-71
Tianjin Pipe (Group) Corporation (China) II-72
UMW Group (Malaysia) II-73
Oil and Gas Pipes Portfolio of UMW Group II-74
United States Steel Corporation (USA) II-74
Vallourec and Mannesmann Tubes (France) II-75
Vallourec Star LP (USA) II-75
OCTG Seamless Portfolio of Vallourec Star II-76
Wheatland Tube Company (USA) II-76

9. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-77
Table 29: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Seamless Pipes and Tubes by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in
Thousand Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-77

Table 30: World Historic Review for Seamless Pipes and Tubes
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for
Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-78

Table 31: World 15-Year Perspective for Seamless Pipes and
Tubes by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Annual
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East
and Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 2004, 2013 and
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-79


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Slowdown Hits Steel Pipes Demand III-1
Seamless Pipes: Outlook III-2
Oil and Natural Gas Exploration - A Review III-2
Table 32: Oil and Gas Drilling Rigs Count in the US (2008-
2013): Breakdown of Number of Rigs for Oil Drilling Rigs,
Gas Drilling Rigs, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 33: Oil and Gas Drilling Rigs Count in the US (2008-
2013): Breakdown of Number of Rigs for Land-Based Rigs
and Offshore Rigs (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 34: Oil and Gas Drilling Rigs in the US (2008-2013):
Breakdown of Number of Rigs for Vertical Rigs, Horizontal
Rigs, and Directional Rigs (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 35: US Oil and Gas Rig Count (2012): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Rig Count by Shale and Non-Shale Rigs)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5
Natural Gas EandP Activity Ebbs: Shale Plays Remain the
Bright Spot III-5
Lower Cost of Drilling Benefits Gas Exploration III-6
Cost of Natural Gas Drilling in the US (in US$ Per Mcf) III-6
Cost of Crude Oil Drilling in the US (US$ Per Mcf) III-7
OCTG - High Degree of Correlation with the Oil Industry III-7
Table 36: US OCTG Market (2011): Percentage Share Breakdown
of Apparent Demand by Size (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-8
Increasing Complexity of Drilling Activity - Promising
Opportunities for OCTG Tubes III-8
Conventional Vs Unconventional Shale Gas Drilling in North
America III-8
Table 37: Oil and Gas Drilling Activity in the US (2011):
Type of Drilling by End-Use Market (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-8
Seamless OCTG Pipes: Energy Exploration to Boost Demand III-9
Major Pipeline Projects in Construction and Planning Phase III-9
Potential in the Replacement Market III-10
US Manufacturers Threatened by Rising Imports III-10
A Brief Review of Automobile and Construction Sectors III-10
Automobile III-10
Construction III-11
Table 38: Residential Construction in the US (2007-2012):
Number of Housing Starts by Type - Single-Family Units and
Multi-Family Units (in ‘000) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 39: Non-Residential Construction in the US
(2010-2012): Construction Value by Segment (in US$
Billion) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13
Competitive Landscape III-14
Table 40: Production Capacity of Leading Seamless Tube
Manufacturers in North America (Q4 2012) (In mt per annum)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 41: Major Capacity Expansion Initiatives in the US
Seamless Tubes Market III-14
Strategic Corporate Developments III-14
Key Players III-17
B.Market Analytics III-21
Table 42: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Seamless Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in Thousand Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 43: US Historic Review for Seamless Pipes and Tubes
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for
Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

2. CANADA III-23
A.Market Analysis III-23
Outlook III-23
Oil and Gas Pipelines: A Key Driving Force III-23
Table 44: Oil and Gas Rig Count in Canada (2010-2013):
Breakdown of Rig Count by Oil Rigs and Gas Rigs (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 45: Oil and Gas Rig Count in Canada (As of June
2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Active Rigs by
Province) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24
Strategic Corporate Developments III-24
Bri-Chem Corporation - A Key Player III-25
B.Market Analytics III-26
Table 46: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Seamless Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 47: Canadian Historic Review for Seamless Pipes and
Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons
for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-26

3. JAPAN III-27
A.Market Analysis III-27
Seamless Pipes and Tubes Market: An Insight III-27
Import-Export Stats III-28
Table 48: Japanese Exports of Seamless Pipes and Tubes
(2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Volume by
Destination Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28
Strategic Corporate Developments III-28
Key Players III-29
B.Market Analytics III-31
Table 49: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Seamless Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 50: Japanese Historic Review for Seamless Pipes and
Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons
for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-31

4. EUROPE III-32
A.Market Analysis III-32
Seamless Tubes Market in Europe: A Review III-32
Trends in Steel-Consuming Sectors III-32
Table 51: Steel Consumption in the EU (2012): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Consumption Volume by End-Use Sector
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33
Construction Industry III-33
Automotive III-34
Mechanical Engineering III-35
Steel Tube Production Continues to be Threatened by
Uncertain Economy III-36
Decrease in Anti-Dumping duties of Seamless Pipes in Europe III-37
B.Market Analytics III-38
Table 52: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Seamless Pipes and Tubes by Geographic Region - France,
Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 53: European Historic Review for Seamless Pipes and
Tubes by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK,
Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for
Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 54: European 15-Year Perspective for Seamless Pipes
and Tubes by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Annual Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia,
and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2004, 2013 and 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

4a. FRANCE III-41
A.Market Analysis III-41
Outlook III-41
Vallourec and Mannesmann Tubes - A Key Player III-41
B.Market Analytics III-42
Table 55: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Seamless Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 56: French Historic Review for Seamless Pipes and
Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons
for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-42

4b. GERMANY III-43
A.Market Analysis III-43
Steel Pipes and Tubes Industry: An Overview III-43
B.Market Analytics III-44
Table 57: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Seamless Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 58: German Historic Review for Seamless Pipes and
Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons
for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-45

4c. ITALY III-46
A.Market Analysis III-46
Uncertain Economy Hits Demand for Pipes III-46
Rising Prices of Imported Seamless Pipes III-46
Techint Group SpA - A Key Player III-46
B.Market Analytics III-47
Table 59: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Seamless Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 60: Italian Historic Review for Seamless Pipes and
Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons
for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-48

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-49
A.Market Analysis III-49
Market Overview III-49
B.Market Analytics III-50
Table 61: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Seamless Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in Thousand Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 62: UK Historic Review for Seamless Pipes and Tubes
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for
Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

4e. SPAIN III-51
A.Market Analysis III-51
Current and Future Analysis III-51
B.Market Analytics III-51
Table 63: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Seamless Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 64: Spanish Historic Review for Seamless Pipes and
Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons
for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-52

4f. RUSSIA III-53
A.Market Analysis III-53
Steel Pipes and Tubes Production: Overview III-53
Table 65: Russian Steel Pipes Market (2012): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Production Volume by Segment - Large
Diameter Pipes, Line Pipes, OCTG, and Construction and
Industrial (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54
Economy Slow Down Hits Pipes Sector III-54
Seamless Pipes Market: Promising Prospects in the Long Run III-55
Prospects for Industrial Seamless Pipes III-55
Oil and Gas Industry: The Leading End-Use Market III-56
Table 66: Major Oil and Gas Pipeline Projects in Russia III-57
Falling Well Output Drives Companies to Enhance Investments III-57
Table 67: Output of Oil Wells in Russia Vs Other Regions
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58
Growing Complexity of Drilling Activity - Rising Demand for
High-Value Products III-58
Table 68: Drilling Activity in Russia (2005-2013):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Drilled Well Length by Type
of Well (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 69: Horizontal Drilling Volume Trend in Russia by
Number of Horizontal Wells (2005-2015) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

Table 70: Average Depth of Wells Drilled in Russia
(2005-2011) (In Meters) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-60

Table 71: Horizontal Wells of Russian Oil Companies as %
of Total Wells (2011) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 72: Starting Well Flow Rates of Select Brownfield
and Greenfield Projects in Russia (2011) III-61

Table 73: Oil Production in Russia (2010 and 2012):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Volume by Region
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62
Manufacturers Focus on Improving Pipe Quality III-62
Opportunities from Exploration of Untapped Oil and Gas Reserves III-63
Greenfield Oil Projects to Boost Demand for Line Pipes III-63
Table 74: Oil Production in Russia (2012 and 2020):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Volume by
Brownfield and Greenfield Projects (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-64
Competitive Landscape III-64
Table 75: Leading Manufacturers of OCTG Pipes in Russia
(2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales for TMK, OMK,
CHTPZ, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

Table 76: Leading Manufacturers of Seamless Pipes in Russia
(2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales for TMK and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 77: Leading Manufacturers of Seamless OCTG Pipes in
Russia (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales for TMK
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 78: Leading Players in the Russian Seamless Line
Pipes Market (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume
Demand for TMK, ChelPipe, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65
Strategic Corporate Developments III-66
Key Players III-67
B.Market Analytics III-69
Table 79: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Seamless Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

Table 80: Russian Historic Review for Seamless Pipes and
Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons
for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-69

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-70
A.Market Analysis III-70
Moderate Growth for Emerging Europe III-70
Strategic Corporate Developments III-70
Key Players III-72
B.Market Analytics III-75
Table 81: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Seamless Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75

Table 82: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Seamless Pipes
and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-76

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-77
Market Analysis III-77
Table 83: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Seamless Pipes and Tubes by Geographic Region -
China, India, South Korea, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-77

Table 84: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Seamless Pipes
and Tubes by Geographic Region - China, India, South Korea,
and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2004 through
2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-78

Table 85: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Seamless
Pipes and Tubes by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown
of Annual Sales for China, India, South Korea, and Rest of
Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2004, 2013 and 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-79

5a. CHINA III-80
A.Market Analysis III-80
An Insight into China’s Steel Pipes and Tubes Market III-80
Table 86: Chinese Steel Pipes Market (2012): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Production Volume for Welded Pipes and
Seamless Pipes (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-80
Energy Sector: A Major Driving Force III-81
Increased Emphasis on Natural Gas Pipeline Network III-81
Seamless Pipes and Tubes Market: Overview III-82
Production Scenario III-83
Seamless OCTG Pipes Market III-83
Table 87: Chinese Exports of Seamless Tubes (2011):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Volume by Product
Segment - Line Pipes, OCTG Tubes, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-83

Table 88: Chinese Exports of OCTG Tubes (H1 2011):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Volume by Region
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-84
Foreign Producers Encounter Difficulties in Entering
Chinese Market III-84
Anti-Dumping Investigations Derail Chinese Exports III-84
An Overview of the Construction Industry III-85
Automotive Market in China III-86
Strategic Corporate Developments III-86
Tianjin Pipe (Group) Corporation - A Key Player III-88
B.Market Analytics III-89
Table 89: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Seamless Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-89

Table 90: Chinese Historic Review for Seamless Pipes and
Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons
for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-89

5b. INDIA III-90
A.Market Analysis III-90
Steel Pipes Market: Opportunities from Oil and Gas, Water
and Irrigation Sectors III-90
Gas: The New Buzzword for Pipe Makers III-91
Table 91: New/Proposed Pipeline Projects in India III-92
Seamless Pipes and Tubes Industry in India - An Overview III-92
Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Activity: A Key
Driving Factor III-92
Promising Growth of Natural Gas Projects III-93
Potential Opportunities from Shale Gas Exploration III-93
LNG Terminals to Heighten Pipe Demand III-94
Power Plants: Another Critical End-Use Market for Seamless
Pipes III-94
Automobile Sector: A Major Demand Driver III-94
Changing Construction Trends: Putting the Seamless Pipes
Market in Overdrive III-94
Overseas Markets: Major Focus of Indian Manufacturers III-95
Competitive Landscape III-95
Table 92: Leading Players in the Indian Seamless Pipes and
Tubes Market (2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume
Demand for MSL, ISMT, Jindal SAW, and Imports (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-96
Strategic Corporate Developments III-96
Key Players III-99
B.Market Analytics III-103
Table 93: Indian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Seamless Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-103

Table 94: Indian Historic Review for Seamless Pipes and
Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons
for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-103

5c. SOUTH KOREA III-104
Market Analysis III-104
Table 95: South Korean Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Seamless Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-104

Table 96: South Korean Historic Review for Seamless Pipes
and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-105

5d. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC III-106
A.Market Analysis III-106
Outlook III-106
Strategic Corporate Developments III-106
UMW Group (Malaysia) - A Key Player III-107
B.Market Analytics III-108
Table 97: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and
Future Analysis for Seamless Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-108

Table 98: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Seamless
Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-109

6. MIDDLE EAST and AFRICA III-110
A.Market Analysis III-110
Outlook III-110
Steel Pipes and Tubes Market - An Overview III-110
Seamless Pipes to Gain from Increase in Oil and Gas EandP Activity III-111
Table 99: Proven Oil Reserves in the Middle East (2012):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Reserves by Country
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-111

Table 100: Proven Gas Reserves in the Middle East (2012):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Reserves Volume by Country
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-112

Table 101: Oil and Gas Rig Count in the Middle East (As of
May 2013): Percentage Share Breakdown by Onshore and
Offshore Rig Counts (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-112
Oil Production Sets the Tone for OCTG Pipe Demand III-112
Table 102: Oil Production in the Middle East (2013E):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Volume by Country
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-113

Table 103: Gas Production in the Middle East (2012):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Volume by Country
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-113
Construction Sector: Opportunities for Growth III-113
Overview of Select Countries III-114
Oman III-114
Saudi Arabia III-114
UAE III-114
Strategic Corporate Development III-115
B.Market Analytics III-115
Table 104: Middle East and Africa Recent Past, Current and
Future Analysis for Seamless Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-115

Table 105: Middle East and Africa Historic Review for Seamless
Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-116

7. LATIN AMERICA III-117
A.Market Analysis III-117
Slowdown Hits Latin America III-117
Seamless Pipes and Tubes Market - Overview III-117
Table 106: Seamless Tubes Production in Latin America
(2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Output by
Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-118
Oil and Gas: A Major Growth Market III-118
Table 107: Proven Crude Oil Reserves in Latin America
(2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Reserves by
Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-118

Table 108: Proven Natural Gas Reserves in Latin America
(2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Reserves by
Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-119
Rise in Demand for Automotive Steel Pipes and Tubes III-119
Strategic Corporate Developments III-120
TenarisSiderca (Siderca S.A.I.C.) (Argentina) - A Key Player III-121
B.Market Analytics III-122
Table 109: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Seamless Pipes and Tubes Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-122

Table 110: Latin American Historic Review for Seamless Pipes
and Tubes Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-123


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 195 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 224)

The United States (31)
Canada (4)
Japan (7)
Europe (81)
- France (5)
- Germany (16)
- The United Kingdom (7)
- Italy (7)
- Spain (6)
- Rest of Europe (40)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (86)
Latin America (5)
Africa (4)
Middle East (6)

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