July 2018 Chlorine Production

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The July European chlorine production reached 817,837 tonnes.

With 26,382 tonnes, the July average daily production was 0.3% higher than in the previous month (June 2018: 26,291 tonnes), but 5.5% lower than in July 2017 (27,929 tonnes).

With 236,566 tonnes, the July 2018 caustic soda stocks were 7.7% lower than in the previous month (June 2018: 256,396 tonnes), and 42,788 tonnes above the level of July 2017 (193,778 tonnes).

The following tables give the details of chlorine production and caustic soda stocks in the EU-28 countries plus Norway and Switzerland in July 2018.

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

Month

Production (tonnes)

Capacity Utilisation (%)

 

2017

2018

% change

2017

2018 *

January

841,842 843,120 0.2 82.9 88.2

February

775,425 782,082 0.9 84.5 90.6

March

791,946 797,619 0.7 78.0 83.5

April

780,906 755,540 -3.2 79.4 81.7

May

835,190 813,808  -2.6  82.2 85.2

June

828,540 788,745  -4.8  84.3 85.3

July

865,803 817,837 -5.5 85.2 85.6

*   We have updated theCapacity Utilisation based on the 2018 capacity data provided in the Euro Chlor annual statistical survey report. 2018 Capacity is used due to mercury plants closures in 2017.

Caustic soda stocks (tonnes)

 

2017

2018

January

202,438 254,773

February

226,314 279,094

March

200,896 260,683

April

195,889 259,979

May

189,783 271,412

June

179,166 256,396

July

 193,778 236,566

For more information please contact:
Dolf van Wijk, Executive Director, Euro Chlor, +32 2.676.73.70.

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 estimates have to be made when data is supplied late by a producer. This is subsequently adjusted when the actual figure becomes available.