Chlorine Price History
Historical & Current Prices in USA, Germany, China and Philippines
About Chlorine. Chlorine (also known as Cl2) figures among the most important chemical commodities, in terms of production capacity. It is produced on a commercial scale usually by electrolysis of aqueous sodium chloride, which also generates caustic soda and hydrogen as co-products. Chlorine is used in the manufacture of a multitude of end products, which are used as materials of construction, solvents, pesticides, etc.
Chart Description. The chart above presents indicative transaction prices for bulk quantities of chlorine for the countries listed below.
- Germany: export price, FOB (recent three months are preliminary)
- USA: import price, CIF (recent two months are preliminary)
- China: ex-works
- Philippines: import price, CIF (recent three months are preliminary)
The prices presented are average transaction prices, defined based on the data reported in official trade statistics issued by the indicated countries. Such prices are indicative and do not necessarily characterize particular contract prices, spot transactions or spot bids in the locations specified. Rather, they reflect the average values practiced and are treated in order to remove outliers, in cases where significant distortions from historical tendencies are verified. Outlying prices may occur when quantities traded are small, in cases of errors in the trade statistics or price data reported, or when prices between specific countries (or companies in different countries) are differentiated.
When the release of official statistics of a given chemical is delayed, preliminary prices may also encompass estimations made by Intratec. Such estimations are based on prices fluctuations of (i) main raw materials employed in the production of that chemical; and/or (ii) main products manufactured from that chemical.
Finally, prices are expressed considering the International Chamber of Commerce’s Incoterms (FOB – Free on Board; CIF – Cost, Insurance & Freight; DEL – Delivered; Ex-Works), which indicate which costs that price includes. Unless otherwise stated, prices do not include Value Added Tax (VAT). All figures are quoted in US dollars per metric ton (USD/mt).
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