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Europe: Statistics Update on Chlor-Alkali Production in Europe

| Editor: Ahlam Rais

Euro Chlor represents 35 full member companies producing chlorine at 65 manufacturing locations in 21 countries. The association shares information on the chlorine and caustic soda industry.

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In November, the European chlorine production reached 736,689 tonnes.
In November, the European chlorine production reached 736,689 tonnes.
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Europe – In November, the European chlorine production reached 736,689 tonnes. With 24,556 tonnes, the November average daily production was 6.3 % higher than in the previous month (October 2018: 23,090 tonnes), but 11.1 % lower than in November 2017 (27,615 tonnes).

With 198,514 tonnes, the November 2018 caustic soda stocks were 0.3 % higher than in the previous month (October 2018: 197,858 tonnes), and 33,019 tonnes below the level of November 2017 (231,533 tonnes).

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

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

The Capacity Utilisation based on the 2018 capacity data provided in the annual Euro Chlor statistical survey report. The 2018 capacity is used due to mercury plants closures in 2017.
The Capacity Utilisation based on the 2018 capacity data provided in the annual Euro Chlor statistical survey report. The 2018 capacity is used due to mercury plants closures in 2017.
(Source: Euro Chlor )

Caustic soda stocks (tonnes)
Caustic soda stocks (tonnes)
(Source: Euro Chlor )

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