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May 2021 Chlorine Production

05/07/2021

In May, the European chlorine production reached 800,970 tonnes. With 25,838 tonnes, the May 2021 average daily production was 0.6% higher than in the previous month (April 2021: 25,685 tonnes), and 10.4% higher than in May 2020 (23,409 tonnes).

With 191,318 tonnes, the May 2021 caustic soda stocks were 7.3% lower than in the previous month (April 2021: 206,409 tonnes), and 17,780 tonnes below the level of May 2020 (209,098 tonnes).

The following tables give the details of chlorine production and caustic soda stocks in the EU-27 countries plus Norway, Switzerland, and the UK in May 2021.

Chlorine production & capacity utilisation - EU 27 + Norway/Switzerland/UK

 

Month Production (tonnes) Capacity Utilisation (%)
2020 2021 % change 2020 2021
January 827,979 859,246 +3.8% 84.4% 87.2%
February 797,919 795,123 -0.6% 86.9% 89.4%
March 788,020 805,478 +2.2% 80.3% 81.8%
April 701,496 770,551 +9.8% 73.8% 80.8%
April 725,822 800,970 +10.4% 73.9% 81.3%

 Caustic soda stocks (tonnes)

 

  2020 2021
January 226,813 233,430
February 241,996 254,122
March 208,427 206,381
April 176,243 206,409
April 209,098 191,318

For more information please contact:
Marleen Pauwels, Executive Director, Euro Chlor, +32 2 436 9500 or mpa@cefic.be 

About Euro Chlor
Euro Chlor represents 38 full member companies producing chlorine at 60 manufacturing locations in 19 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.