January 2019 Chlorine Production

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

In January 2019, the European chlorine production stood at 862,166 tonnes.

With 27,812 tonnes, the January 2019 average daily production was 9.0% higher than in the previous month (December 2018: 25,504 tonnes), and 2.3% higher than in January 2018 (27,196 tonnes).

With 272,183 tonnes, the January 2019 caustic soda stocks were 12.6% higher than in the previous month (December 2018: 241,706 tonnes), and 17,410 tonnes above the level of January 2018 (254,773 tonnes).

The details of chlorine production and caustic soda stocks in the EU-28 countries plus Norway and Switzerland in January 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

843,064 862,166 +2.3 88.2 90.2

Caustic soda stocks (tonnes)

 

2018

2019

January

254,773

272,183

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