December 2016 Chlorine Production
With 26,317 tonnes, the December average daily production was 1.2% higher than in the previous month (November 2016: 25,999 tonnes), and 1.1% higher than in December 2015 (26,034 tonnes).
With 195,226 tonnes, the December caustic soda stocks were 0.5% lower than in the previous month (November 2016: 196,237 tonnes), and 43,214 tonnes below the level of December 2015 (238,440 tonnes).
Details of chlorine production and caustic soda stocks in the EU-28 countries plus Norway and Switzerland in December 2016 are provided in the following tables.
Chlorine production & capacity utilisation - EU 28 + Norway/Switzerland
Capacity Utilisation (%)
Caustic soda stocks (tonnes)
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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