August 2014 Chlorine Production

Friday, October 3, 2014

In August the European chlorine production reached 798,356 tonnes.

 Brussels, 3rd October 2014 – In August the European chlorine production reached 798,356 tonnes.  With 25,753 tonnes, the August average daily production was 4.6% below the level of the previous month (July 2014: 27,006 tonnes), but 1.8% higher than in August 2013 (25,292 tonnes).

With 253,117 tonnes, the August caustic soda stocks were 3.7% higher than in the previous
month (July 2014: 244,163 tonnes), but 9,334 tonnes below the level of August 2013 (262,451 tonnes).

Details of chlorine production and caustic soda stocks in the EU-28 countries plus Norway
and Switzerland in August 2014 are provided in the following tables.

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

Month

Production (tonnes)

Capacity Utilisation (%)

 

2013

2014

% change

2013

2014

January

824,396

819,962

-0.5

76.8

77.6

February 

 758,118

789,892

+4.2 

78.2

82.8 

March

809,409

821,298

+1.5

75.4

77.7

April

703,339

804,747

+14.4

67.7

78.7

May

803,796

823,201

+2.4

74.8

77.9

June

787,053

752,632

-4.4

75.7

73.6

 July

 833,471

 837,195

 +0.4

 77.6

 79.2

 August

 784,061

 798,356

 +1.8

 73.0

75.5 

Caustic soda stocks (tonnes) 

 

2013

2014

January

227,866

270,079

February 

242,267 

295,507 

March

260,204

284,989

April

239,891

284,036

May

266,699

279,330

June

258,578

249,010

 July

 247,270

 244,163

 August

 262,451

 253,117