October 2017 Chlorine Production

Monday, December 4, 2017

In October, the European chlorine production reached 807,254 tonnes.

With 26,040 tonnes, the October average daily production was 0.4% higher than in the previous month (September 2017: 25,940 tonnes), and 5.4% higher than in October 2016 (24,717 tonnes).

 With 206,260 tonnes, the October caustic soda stocks were 4.2% higher than in the previous month (September 2017: 197,935 tonnes), and 8,314 tonnes below the level of October 2016 (214,574 tonnes).

Details of chlorine production and caustic soda stocks in the EU-28 countries plus Norway and Switzerland in October 2017 are provided in the following tables.

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

Month

Production (tonnes)

Capacity Utilisation (%)

 

2016

2017

% change

2016

2017

January 821,341 841,842 +2.5 81.9 82.9
February 805,394 774,784 -3.8 85.9 84.4
March 802,803 791,926  -1.4 80.1  77.9
April  670,713 780,906 +16.4 69.1 79.4
May 748,409 832,492 +11.2 74.7 81.9
June 751,434 828,842 +10.3 77.5 84.3
July 828,652 865,803 +4.5 82.7 85.2
August 828,695 848,858 +2.4 82.7 83.6
September 748,760 778,210 +4.0 77.2 79.2
October 766,226 807,254 +5.4 76.4 79.5

Caustic soda stocks (tonnes)

 

2016

2017

January 243,389 202,439
February 252,472  226,314
March 231,506 200,895
April 226,702 195,889
May 221,326 189,783
June 200,718 179,166
July 204,338 193,779
August 225,564 208,486
September 222,121 197,935
October 214,574 206,260

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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