December 2019 chlorine production
In December, the European chlorine production reached 761,026 tonnes. With 24,549 tonnes, the December 2019 average daily production was 1.2% lower than in the previous month (November 2019: 24,851 tonnes) and 3.7% higher than in December 2018 (25,504 tonnes).
With 225,632 tonnes, the December 2019 caustic soda stocks were 8.6% higher than in the previous month (November 2019: 207,747 tonnes), and 16,074 tonnes above the level of December 2018 (241,706 tonnes).
The following tables give the details of chlorine production and caustic soda stocks in the EU-28 countries plus Norway and Switzerland in December 2019.
Chlorine production & capacity utilisation - EU 28 + Norway/Switzerland
|Month||Production (tonnes)||Capacity Utilisation (%)|
|First 1/2 Year||4,780,962||4,757,060||-0.5||85.7||83.8|
|Second 1/2 Year||4,598,621||4,653,525||+1.2||81.1||80.6|
Caustic soda stocks (tonnes)
For more information please contact:
Marleen Pauwels, Executive Director, Euro Chlor, +32 2 436 9500
About Euro Chlor
Euro Chlor represents 35 full member companies producing chlorine at 65 manufacturing locations in 21 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.