August 2, 2016

Annual API Survey

Thank you for participating in the Preston Pipe Annual API Survey.

As you know, we have been publishing the Preston Report of Shipments from U.S. Mills into the U.S. Market of API Line Pipe & API OCTG for many years.  The ups and downs of the OCTG and Line Pipe markets as well as shifting consumption patterns make this data an extremely valuable resource to our industry.  Your participation is vital.  The final reports will aggregate the data from the reporting mills and report totals only by size, weight and grade.  We will NOT report any individual company data.  As before, seamless and welded will be combined to further avoid any disclosure issues.  We will list all reporting mills on the cover sheet of the final report.

NEW THIS YEAR Any production that is of a size or grade not listed on the spreadsheets should be included by inserting rows and/or columns.  We will then include these shipments in the nearest API size and grade for the purpose of the Reports.

Summary Instructions:

  1. Download the template.
  2. Change the file name and save it to your computer.
  3. Enter the tons shipped for the full year 2018 from U.S. manufacturing locations for U.S. consumption for each size weight and grade.  Enter tubing on the tab marked “Tubing”, casing on the tab marked “Casing”, line pipe on the tab marked “Line Pipe”.   If you have non-standard products to report, insert rows/columns into the appropriate worksheet, identify the OD, WPF and Grade and then enter the tons.

After you have verified your entry, email the file to

Thank you again for your participation.

The Preston Team

Download API Excel Survey Template