July 2018 Chlorine Production
With 26,382 tonnes, the July average daily production was 0.3% higher than in the previous month (June 2018: 26,291 tonnes), but 5.5% lower than in July 2017 (27,929 tonnes).
With 236,566 tonnes, the July 2018 caustic soda stocks were 7.7% lower than in the previous month (June 2018: 256,396 tonnes), and 42,788 tonnes above the level of July 2017 (193,778 tonnes).
The following tables give the details of chlorine production and caustic soda stocks in the EU-28 countries plus Norway and Switzerland in July 2018.
Chlorine production & capacity utilisation - EU 28 + Norway/Switzerland
|Month||Production (tonnes)||Capacity Utilisation (%)|
|2017||2018||% change||2017||2018 * |
* We have updated theCapacity 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)
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.