February 2019 Chlorine Production

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

In February 2019, the European chlorine production stood at 788,820 tonnes.

With 28,172 tonnes, the February 2019 average daily production was 1.2% higher than in the previous month (January 2019: 27,839 tonnes), and 0.8% higher than in February 2018 (27,940 tonnes).

With 286,760 tonnes, the February 2019 caustic soda stocks were 5.1% higher than in the previous month (January 2019: 272,754 tonnes), and 7,666 tonnes above the level of February 2018 (279,094 tonnes).

The details of chlorine production and caustic soda stocks in the EU-28 countries plus Norway and Switzerland in February 2019 are provided in the following tables.

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

Month

Production (tonnes)

Capacity Utilisation (%)

 

2018

2019

% change

2018

2019

January

843,064 862,999 +2.4 88.2 90.3

February

782,319 788,820 +0.8 90.6 91.4

Caustic soda stocks (tonnes)

 

2018

2019

January

254,773

272,754

February

279,094

286,760

For more information please contact:
Marleen Pauwels, Executive Director, Euro Chlor, +32 2 436 9500 

About Euro Chlor
Euro Chlor represents 35 full member companies producing chlorine at 65 manufacturing locations in 21 countries.

Note 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 we have to estimate when a producer is late in providing data. This is subsequently adjusted when the actual figure becomes available