Current Prices and Historical Series in Several Countries
Chart Description. Intratec provides Chlorine prices in several countries, as follows:
Chart Instructions. Hover the mouse over the series to view the respective Chlorine prices plotted. You can filter a given Chlorine price series by clicking on the respective legend label, right above the chart.
About Chlorine. Chlorine (a.k.a. Cl2) figures among the most important chemical commodities, being used in the manufacture of a myriad of day-to-day life products. In fact, the state of development of a country’s chemical industry can be measured by, among other factors, the country’s chlorine production. Molecular chlorine is a yellowish green gas (or liquified gas), with pungent and suffocating odor. It is a strong oxidant and a chlorinating agent, adding to double bonds in aliphatic compounds or undergoing substitution reactions with both aliphatic and aromatic compounds. It is an indispensable intermediate in the chemical industry, employed in the manufacture of a multitude of end products.
Chemical Formula. Cl2
Commercial Grades. liquid phase (99.5 wt% minimum purity).
Uses. Chlorine is used either directly or indirectly in the production of several organic and inorganic chemicals. It is used for water treatment, plant protection, manufacture of plastics, solvents, polyethers, varnishes,foams, rubbers, dyes, insecticides, desinsfectants and bleaches.
- Sodium chloride (electrolysis)
- Hydrogen chloride (electrolysis)
- Hydrogen chloride (oxidation)
To know more about Chlorine production processes, click here.
Derivatives. butadiene; chloroprene; propylene oxide; PVC; dichloromethane; polycarbonate; isocyanate; hydrazine; sulfur chlorides; and phosphorus chlorides.
Methodology. The pricing data presented are, if not otherwise indicated, volume-weighted average transaction prices including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified. The information provided is obtained from gathering and refining of trade data officially reported for the respective countries (i.e., governmental agencies, institutions related to foreign trade and industry publications). For further details check our Methodology.
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