In 2013, great changes have been taken place in macro economy both at home and abroad. Developed economies show apparent recovery this year, while developing countries grow slowly and even downward. But China's economy is in still steady growth and seeks improvement in stability.
Recent domestic steel pipe
market seems to have no warm scene. Prices of welded pipe in some markets fall down due to few transactions. However, operators are still looking forward to the performance of late quotations. They believe that fast urbanization will pull the construction steel pipe demand, which will become the power and vitality of steel pipe market development.
From the point of industrial development stage, for steel pipe market environment, most downstream industries are going through the phase transition from high speed development stage to medium speed stable development. Fixed asset investment and industrial production are falling back. At the view of times characteristics, the era of green development, financial deepening and multiple income is coming. That raises higher requests and severer challenges to the development of steel pipe industry.
Generally Speaking，because of the economic policy of Stable Development, China government will increase the investment of infrastructure construction, green energy etc as the steady progress of urbanization. The steel pipe demand for construction, automobile, household appliances and other industries will maintain a certain growth. Compared with other steel market, steel pipe market is still maintaining the momentum of growth. It is expected that steel pipe market demand will rise by about 3%, and export amount will grow by about 5% in 2014.