May 2018 Chlorine Production
With 26,181 tonnes, the May average daily production was 4.2% higher than in the previous month (April 2018: 25,124 tonnes), but 2.8% lower than in May 2017 (26,942 tonnes).
With 271,412 tonnes, the May 2018 caustic soda stocks were 4.4% higher than in the previous month (April 2018: 259,979 tonnes), and 81,629 tonnes above the level of May 2017 (189,783 tonnes).
The following tables give the details of chlorine production and caustic soda stocks in the EU-28 countries plus Norway and Switzerland in May 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.