September 2018 Chlorine Production

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The September European chlorine production reached 734,297 tonnes.

With 24,477 tonnes, the September average daily production was 5.6% lower than in the previous month (August 2018: 25,917 tonnes) and 5.6% lower than in September 2017 (25,941 tonnes).

With 230,979 tonnes, the September 2018 caustic soda stocks were 4.4% lower than in the previous month (August 2018: 241,633 tonnes), but 33,273 tonnes above the level of September 2017 (197,706 tonnes).

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

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

Month

Production (tonnes)

Capacity Utilisation (%)

 

2017

2018

% change

2017

2018 *

January

841,842 843,120 0.2 82.9 88.2

February

775,425 782,082 0.9 84.5 90.6

March

791,946 797,619 0.7 78.0 83.5

April

780,906 755,540 -3.2 79.4 81.7

May

835,190 813,808  -2.6  82.2 85.2

June

828,540 788,745  -4.8  84.3 85.3

July

865,803 819,175 -5.4 85.2 85.7

August

 849,817  803,431  -5.5  83.6  84.1

September

 778,222  734,297  -5.6  79.2  79.4

*   We have updated the Capacity Utilisation based on the 2018 capacity data provided in the Euro Chlor annual statistical survey report. 2018 Capacity is used due to mercury plants closures in 2017.

Caustic soda stocks (tonnes)

 

2017

2018

January

202,438 254,773

February

226,314 279,094

March

200,896 260,683

April

195,889 259,979

May

189,783 271,412

June

179,166 256,396

July

 193,778 236,654

August

208,486 241,633

September

197,706 230,979

For more information please contact:
Dolf van Wijk, Executive Director, Euro Chlor, +32 2.676.73.70.

About Euro Chlor
Euro Chlor represents 34 full member companies producing chlorine at 65 manufacturing locations in 19 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 we have to estimate when a producer is late in providing data. This is subsequently adjusted when the actual figure becomes available.