January 2018 Chlorine Productions


With 27,015 tonnes, the January average daily production was 2.4% higher than in the previous month (December 2017: 26,394 tonnes), but 0.5% lower than in January 2017 (27,156 tonnes).

With 237,764 tonnes, the January 2018 caustic soda stocks were 4.6% lower than in the previous month (December 2017: 249,163 tonnes), but 35,326 tonnes above the level of January 2017 (202,438 tonnes).

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

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

Month Production (tonnes) Capacity Utilisation (%)
2017 2018 % change 2017 2018
January 841,842 837,465 -0.5 82.9 82.4

Caustic soda stocks (tonnes)

2017 2018
January 202,438 237,764

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

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 estimates have to be made when data is supplied late by a producer. This is subsequently adjusted when the actual figure becomes available.