September 2016 Chlorine Production

Friday, November 4, 2016

In September, the European chlorine production reached 752,075 tonnes.

With 25,069 tonnes, the September average daily production was 6.2% lower than in the previous month (August 2016: 26,732 tonnes), and 4.4% lower than in September 2015 (26,210 tonnes).
With 222,233 tonnes, the September caustic soda stocks were 1.5% lower than in the previous month (August 2016: 225,564 tonnes), and 19,756 tonnes below the level of September 2015 (241,989 tonnes).

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

Month

Production (tonnes)

Capacity Utilisation (%)

 

2015

2016

% change

2015

2016

January

816,474

821,342

+0.6

80.0

83.3

February

772,421

805,394

+4.3

83.8

87.4

March

822,012

802,803

-2.3

80.6

81.5

April 

741,181

670,713

-9.5

75.1

70.3

May

819,689

748,409

-8.7

80.3

75.9

June

805,807

751,434

-6.7

81.6

78.8

July

827,819

828,652

-0.1

81.1

84.1

August

820,153

828,695

+1.0

80.4

84.1

September

786,307

752,075

-4.4

79.6   78.9

Caustic soda stocks (tonnes)

 

2015

2016

January

251,021

243,389

February

261,708

252,472

March

265,830

231,506

April

265,515

226,702

May

247,648

221,326

June

234,314

200,718

July

241,998

204,338

August

245,216

225,564

September

241,989

222,233

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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