European chlorine production in July totaled 689,241 tonnes with an average daily total of 22,234 tonnes, down 19.2% year-over-year; caustic soda production totaled 205,342 tonnes in July, up 10,638 tonnes year-over-year: Euro Chlor

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September 9, 2022 (press release) –

In July, the European chlorine production stood at 689,241 tonnes. With 22,234 tonnes, the July 2022 average daily production was 2.3% lower than in the previous month (June 2022: 22,759 tonnes), and 19.2% lower than in July 2021 (27,523 tonnes).

With 205,342 tonnes, the July 2022 caustic soda stocks were 6.4% higher than in the previous month (June 2022: 193,054 tonnes), and 10,638 tonnes above the level of July 2021 (194,704 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 July 2022.

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

Month Production (tonnes) Capacity Utilisation (%)
  2021 2022 % change 2021 2022
January 860,636 851,956 -1.0% 86.7% 85.8%
February 795,244 775,241 -2.5% 88.7% 86.4%
March 806,041 737,568 -8.5% 81.2% 74.3%
April 769,948 708,577 -8.0% 80.1% 73.7%
May 800.808 748,474 -6.5% 80.7% 75.4%
June 805,944 682,760 -15.3% 83.9% 71.1%
1st half year 4,838,620 4,504,576 -6.9% 83.5% 77.7%
July 853,210 689,241 -19.2% 85.9% 69.4%

 Caustic soda stocks (tonnes)

  2021 2022
January 233,430 226,493
February 254,122 250,434
March 206,381 210,522
April 207,497 192,315
May 192,193 193,168
June 174,122 193,054
July 194,704 205,352

For more information please contact:
Marleen Pauwels, Executive Director, Euro Chlor, +32 493 255 607Call: +32 2 436 9500 or mpa@cefic.be 

About Euro Chlor
Euro Chlor represents 37 member companies producing chlorine at 62 manufacturing locations in 19 countries.

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