April 2017 Chlorine Production

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

In April 2017, the European chlorine production reached 778,240 tonnes.

 With 25,941 tonnes, the April average daily production was 1.8% higher than in the previous month (March 2017: 25,489 tonnes), and 16% higher than in April 2016 (22,357 tonnes).

With 193,643 tonnes, the April caustic soda stocks were 2% lower than in the previous month (March 2017: 197,647 tonnes), and 33,059 tonnes below the level of April 2016 (226,702 tonnes).

Details of chlorine production and caustic soda stocks in the EU-28 countries plus Norway
and Switzerland in April 2017 are provided in the following tables.

Chlorine production & capacity utilisation - EU 28 + Norway/Switzerland 

Month

Production (tonnes)

Capacity Utilisation (%)

 

2016

2017

% change

2016

2017

January

821,341

840,794

+2.4

81.9

83.6

February 805,394 773,366 -4.0  85.9 85.2
March 802,803 791,833   -1.4 80.1  78.6
April  670,713 790,151 +17.8 69.1 80.0

Caustic soda stocks (tonnes)

 

2016

2017

January

243,389

199,454

February 252,472  224,339
March  231,506 197,647
April 226,702 193,643

Further information:
Dolf van Wijk, Executive Director,  tel: +32 2 676 73 70

Footnote to Editors
Some of the totals for each month may vary slightly compared with figures used earlier. Please rely on the most recent information since it sometimes happens that estimates have to be made when data is supplied late by a producer. This is subsequently adjusted when the actual figure becomes available.

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