September 2017 Chlorine Production

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

In September, the European chlorine production reached 778,518 tonnes.

With 25,951 tonnes, the September average daily production was 5.3% lower than in the previous month (August 2017: 27,391 tonnes), but 4.0% higher than in September 2016 (24,959 tonnes).

With 197,839 tonnes, the September caustic soda stocks were 5.1% lower than in the previous month (August 2017: 208,400 tonnes), and 24,282 tonnes below the level of September 2016 (222,121 tonnes).

Details of chlorine production and caustic soda stocks in the EU-28 countries plus Norway
and Switzerland in September 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  670,713 781,028 +16.4 69.1 79.4
May 748,409 832,833 +11.3 74.7 82.0
June 751,434 829,783 +10.4 77.5 84.4
July 828,652 866,251 +4.5 82.7 85.3
August 828,695 849,118 +2.5 82.7 83.6
September 748,760 778,518 +4.0 77.2 79.2

Caustic soda stocks (tonnes)

 

2016

2017

January 243,389 202,439
February 252,472  227,000
March 231,506 201,347
April 226,702 195,714
May 221,326 189,783
June 200,718 180,565
July 204,338 193,712
August 225,564 208,400
September 222,121 197,839

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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