March 2018 Chlorine Production

Friday, May 4, 2018

In March 2018, the European chlorine production stood at 797,134 tonnes.

With 25,714 tonnes, the March average daily production was 7.9% lower than in the previous month (February 2018: 27,929 tonnes), but 0.7% higher than in March 2017 (25,547 tonnes).

With 260,683 tonnes, the March 2018 caustic soda stocks were 6.6% lower than in the previous month (February 2018: 279,094 tonnes), and 59,787 tonnes above the level of March 2017 (200,896 tonnes).

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

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

Month

Production (tonnes)

Capacity Utilisation (%)

 

2017

2018

% change

2017

2018

January

841,842 843,152 0.2 82.9 83.0

February

775,425 780,026 0.9 84.5 85.2

March

791,946 797,134 0.7 78.0 78.5

Caustic soda stocks (tonnes)

 

2017

2018

January

 202,438 254,773

February

226,314 279,094

March

200,896 260,683

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.