January 2015 Chlorine Production

Friday, April 3, 2015

The January European chlorine production stood at 816,292 tonnes.

The January European chlorine production stood at 816,292 tonnes.  With 26,332 tonnes, the January average daily production was 1.1% above the level of the previous month (December 2014: 26,044 tonnes), but 0.4% lower than in January 2014 (26,450 tonnes).

With 255,830 tonnes, the January caustic soda stocks were 2.5% higher than in the previous
month (December 2014: 249,515 tonnes), but 10,249 tonnes below the level of January 2014 (266,079 tonnes).

Details of chlorine production and caustic soda stocks in the EU-28 countries plus Norway
and Switzerland in January 2015 are provided in the following tables.

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

Month

Production (tonnes)

Capacity Utilisation (%)

 

2014

2015

% change

2014

2015

January

819,962

816,292

-0.4

77.6

77.2

Caustic soda stocks (tonnes)

 

2014

2015

January

266,079

255,830

Further information:
Alistair J Steel, Executive Director,  tel: +32 2 676 73 50

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.

Euro Chlor is a Brussels-based business association representing chlor-alkali producers in the EU and EFTA regions employing about 39,000 people at 68 manufacturing locations. Almost 2,000,000 jobs in Europe are directly or indirectly related to chlorine and its co-product caustic soda (sodium hydroxide). These two key chemical building blocks underpin 55% of European chemical industry turnover.