August 2017 Chlorine Production

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

In August, the European chlorine production reached 847,268 tonnes.

With 27,331 tonnes, the August average daily production was 1.9% lower than in the previous month (July 2017: 27,867 tonnes), but 2.2% higher than in August 2016 (26,732 tonnes).

With 207,633 tonnes, the August caustic soda stocks were 7.3% higher than in the previous month (July 2017: 193,468 tonnes), but 17,931 tonnes below the level of August 2016 (225,564 tonnes).

Details of chlorine production and caustic soda stocks in the EU-28 countries plus Norway and Switzerland in August 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 82.8
February 805,394 773,366 -4.0  85.9 84.3
March 802,803 790,151  -1.6 80.1  77.8
April  670,713 779,636 +16.2 69.1 79.3
May 748,409 831,218 +11.1 74.7 81.8
June 751,434 827,733 +10.2 77.5 84.2
July 828,652 863,886 +4.3 82.7 85.0
August 828,695 847,268 +2.2 82.7 83.4

Caustic soda stocks (tonnes)

 

2016

2017

January 243,389 201,799
February 252,472  226,684
March 231,506 200,342
April 226,702 195,342
May 221,326 189,025
June 200,718 180,294
July 204,338 193,468
August 225,564 207,633

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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