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European chlorine production up 4.6% on previous month, reflecting moderately higher PVC demand

5:02 AM MST | February 11, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

European January chlorine production reflects a month-on-month improvement in downstream demand owing to seasonal restocking of polyvinyl chloride (PVC). However, chlorine offtake was lower year-on-year as demand for PVC, which uses one-third of European chlorine production, remains sluggish. The construction industry, the largest consumer of PVC pipes and profiles, continues to operate in adverse macroeconomic conditions. PVC demand is expected to be positively impacted by an anticipated gradual recovery of the European construction industry during the spring...

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