November 2017 Chlorine Production

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

In November 2017 European chlorine production reached 823,530 tonnes.

With 27,451 tonnes, the November average daily production was 5.4% higher than in the previous month (October 2017: 26,040 tonnes), and 5.6% higher than in November 2016 (25,999 tonnes).

With 231,332 tonnes, the November 2017 caustic soda stocks were 12.2% higher than in the previous month (October 2017: 206,260 tonnes), and 35,095 tonnes above the level of November 2016 (196,237 tonnes).

The details of chlorine production and caustic soda stocks in the EU-28 countries plus Norway
and Switzerland in November 2017 are provided in the following tables.

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

Month

Production (tonnes)

Capacity Utilisation (%)

 

2016

2017

% change

2016

2017

January 821,341 841,842 +2.5 81.9 82.9
February 805,394 774,784 -3.8 85.9 84.4
March 802,803 791,926  -1.4 80.1  77.9
April  670,713 780,906 +16.4 69.1 79.4
May 748,409 832,492 +11.2 74.7 81.9
June 751,434 828,842 +10.3 77.5 84.3
July 828,652 865,803 +4.5 82.7 85.2
August 828,695 848,858 +2.4 82.7 83.6
September 748,760 778,158 +4.0 77.2 79.1
October 766,226 807,254 +5.4 76.4 79.5
November 779,974 823,530 +5.6 80.4 83.8

Caustic soda stocks (tonnes)

 

2016

2017

January 243,389 202,439
February 252,472  226,314
March 231,506 200,895
April 226,702 195,889
May 221,326 189,783
June 200,718 179,166
July 204,338 193,779
August 225,564 208,486
September 222,121 197,598
October 214,574 206,260
November  196,237  231,332

Further information:
Dolf van Wijk, Executive Director,  tel: +32 2 676 73 70

Footnote 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.

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