June 2016 Chlorine Production

Thursday, August 4, 2016

In June European chlorine production reached 751,304 tonnes.

With 25,043 tonnes, the June average daily production was 3.8% above the level of the previous month (May 2016: 24,134 tonnes), but 6.8% lower than in June 2015 (26,860 tonnes).

With 201,830 tonnes, the June caustic soda stocks were 9.1% lower than in the previous month (May 2016: 222,093 tonnes), and 32,484 tonnes below the level of June 2015 (234,314 tonnes).

Details of chlorine production and caustic soda stocks in the EU-28 countries plus Norway
and Switzerland in June 2016 are provided in the following tables.

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

Month

Production (tonnes)

Capacity Utilisation (%)

 

2015

2016

% change

2015

2016

January

816,474

821,649

+0.6

80.0

83.4

February

772,421

805,561

+4.3

83.8

87.4

March

822,012

803,023

-2.3

80.6

81.5

April 

741,181

670,786

-9.5

75.1

70.3

May

819,689

748,146

-8.7

80.3

75.9

June

805,807

751,304

-6.8

81.6

78.8

Caustic soda stocks (tonnes)

 

2015

2016

January

251,021

244,472

February

261,708

253,398

March

265,830

232,686

April

265,515

227,687

May

247,648

222,093

June

234,314

201,830

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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