In 2002, the tube output of Ukraine will top 1.5 million tons, close to that of 2001. A high-level official from a Ukrainian tube maker holds that the production goal of 105 million tons completely accords with the situation of current market. In 2000, the tube production amounted to 1.67 million tons. Since Ukraine reached an agreement with Russia to restrict the export. Although the exports of tube to Russia decreased, Russia was still Ukraine’s main export market. He points out that Russia has carried out the import quota system, though tube makers of Ukraine have found the new orders on domestic and Asian market soon after that.