April 2011 Chlorine Production
With low April exports, the caustic soda stocks stood at
255,590 tonnes, a 6.1% increase compared to the previous month
(March 2011: 241,006 tonnes), and 9,546 tonnes more than in April
2010 (246,044 tonnes).
Details of chlorine production and caustic soda stocks in the EU-27
countries plus Norway and Switzerland in April 2011 are provided in
the following tables.
EU 27 + Norway/Swiztzerland
Chlorine production & capacity utilisation
|Month||Production (tonnes)||Capacity Utilisation (%)|
Caustic soda stocks (tonnes)
Alistair J Steel, Executive Director
Tel: +32 2 676 73 50
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.
Euro Chlor is a Brussels-based business
association representing chlor-alkali producers in the EU and EFTA
regions employing about 39,000 people at 77 manufacturing
locations. Almost 2,000,000 jobs in Europe are directly or
indirectly related to chlorine and its co-product caustic soda
(sodium hydroxide). These two key chemical building blocks underpin
55% of European chemical industry turnover.