August average daily chlorine production falls by 6.1% in Europe

09 September 2011 13:37  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Average daily chlorine production in the EU plus Norway and Switzerland fell by 6.1% in August from the previous month, while inventories of co-product caustic soda increased by 4.1%, industry body Euro Chlor said on Friday.

Average daily output of chlorine was 26,693 tonnes in August, 6.1% lower than the 28,415 tonnes in July. On a year-on-year basis, August output was 5.2% lower.

The region produced 827,483 tonnes of chlorine in August 2011 compared with 880,866 tonnes in July.

Average capacity utilisation fell by 5 percentage points from July to 77.3% in August.

Caustic soda stocks reached 260,210 tonnes, up from 249,938 in July. Year-on-year, stocks were 14,209 tonnes higher than August 2010.

EU 27 + Norway/Switzerland
Chlorine production & capacity utilisation

Month

Production (tonnes)

Capacity Utilisation (%)

 

2010

2011

% change

2010

2011

January

808,563

854,826

+5.7%

74.7%

79.8%

February

786,984

803,931

+2.2%

80.5%

83.1%

March

845,597

867,472

+2.6%

78.2%

81.0%

April

834,652

825,043

-1.2%

79.7%

79.6%

May

872,472

790,396

-9.4%

80.6%

73.8%

June

843,513

853,763

+1.2%

80.6%

82.4%

July

854,731

880,866

+3.1%

79.0%

82.3%

August

873,015

827,483

-5.2%

80.7%

77.3%

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By: Jane Massingham
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