What are the factors influencing prices for Carbon Steel Pipes - ASTM A106 Gr. B or API 5L Grade B?

We are one of the leading stockholder and dealers of carbon steel pipes in India. ASME SA 106 Grade B seamless pipes, also known as API 5L Grade B seamless pipes are one of the most widely used grade of carbon steel boiler pipes in India and worldwide. In addition to daily sales to Indian market, we are also currently exporting our products to many countries across the globe. There are many factors which influence the daily price such as:

  1. International steel prices, which are influenced by changes in iron ore price and other key steel making raw materials.
  2. Domestic supply from mills such as ISMT, Jindal Saw and Maharashtra Seamless Ltd. Generally their delivery period for new mill production is 2 months. Sometimes, when the mills are filled with orders, the delivery time may go up and we could see some increase in prices
  3. In addition to domestic manufacturers, there is significant quantity of materials coming in from China. The prices for carbon steel seamless pipe from China are lower by over 5%-20% as compared to Indian manufacturers, depending on the size of pipes. While, the quality of Chinese origin pipes is also good, but some customers may have specific requirement for Indian origin. Large diameter pipes produced by Indian mills are very expensive then China origin materials
  4. Indian distributors and stockholders also import significant quantity of carbon steel seamless pipes from overseas. These are generally surplus stock lots from cancelled projects across the globe. These pipes although purchased at lower prices, but sold at market prices, as the inventory carrying cost for some dead stock is very high. In surplus import lots, there are many odd sizes imported, so distributors try to average out by selling standard sizes at just slightly below market prices. The quality for these goods is very good, as origin is Japan, Europe or US, but mill test reports are not available for these materials. When we supply our customers with surplus materials, we offer them NABL approved lab test reports.

What is the Price for ASTM A106 Gr. Carbon Steel Pipes?

ASTM A106 Grade B, ASME SA 106 Gr. B, API 5L Grade B, ASTM A53 Gr. B

The below prices are indicative prices, and there could be 5% 10% differential plus or minus in below prices, depending on availability and market prices. Chinese origin pipes are also supplied with IBR certificates, and quality is readily acceptable. GST @ 18% extra is charged on below prices.  If you are a project manager or a private company looking to reduce your steel sourcing costs, please do speak to us.

THICK(MM) India Origin China Origin
1/2” 21.3 2.77             103.45        93.11
3/4” 26.7 2.87               98.53        88.67
1” 33.4 3.38               89.49        80.55
1-1/4” 42.2 3.56               79.58        71.62
1-1/2” 48.3 3.68               78.06        70.26
2” 60.3 3.91               77.31        69.57
2-1/2” 73.0 5.16               75.03        67.53
3” 88.9 5.49               74.00        66.60
4” 114.3 6.02               74.00        66.60
5” 141.3 6.55               74.00        66.60
6” 168.3 7.11               76.00        68.40
8” 219.1 8.18               78.00        70.20
10” 273.0 9.27               82.00        73.80
12” 323.8 10.31               82.00        73.80
14” 355.6 11.13             100.00        90.00
16” 406.4 12.70             105.00        94.50
18” 457.2 14.27               84.13        75.71
20” 508.0 15.09               87.92        79.12
24” 609.6 17.48               89.43        80.49