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Chlorine Industry Capacity and Capital Expenditure Forecasts with Details of All Active and Planned Plants, 2021-2026

The global chlorine capacity was valued at 90.35 mtpa in 2021. It is expected to increase at an AAGR of more than 1% from 2021 to 2026. China, the US, Germany, India, and Japan are the key countries in the world accounting for over 75% of the total chlorine capacity. Out of them, China has the highest active chlorine capacity. The country is expected to lead chlorine capacity additions by 2026, followed by India and US. There are 488 active chlorine plans and 42 planned and announced plants in the works.

Overview of the global chlorine industry

Overview of the global chlorine industry

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What are the top 10 planned and announced projects in the global chlorine industry?

The top 10 planned and announced projects in the global chlorine industry are:

  • ADNOC Reliance Industries JV Ruwais Chlorine Plant to be operated by Reliance Industries Ltd
  • Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical Company Baicheng Chlorine Plant to be operated by Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical Co Ltd
  • Tianjin Bohai Chemical Development Company Tianjin Chlorine Plant to be operated by Tianjin Bohai Chemical Industry Co Ltd
  • Shintech Plaquemine Chlorine Plant 3 to be operated by Shintech Louisiana LLC
  • Formosa Plastics Corporation Point Comfort Chlorine Plant to be operated by Formosa Plastics Corp USA
  • PT Asahimas Chemical Cilegon Chlorine Plant to be operated by PT Asahimas Chemical
  • Guangxi Huayi New Materials Qinzhou Chlorine Plant 1 to be operated by Guangxi Huayi New Materials Co Ltd
  • Fujian Southeast Electrochemical Fuzhou Chlorine Plant 2 to be operated by Fujian Southeast Electrochemical Co Ltd
  • Long Son Petrochemical Vung Tau Chlorine Plant to be operated by Long Son Petrochemical Co Ltd
  • Hanwha Chemical Corporation Yeosu Chlorine Plant to be operated by Hanwha Solutions Corp.

What is the regional and country-level outlook of the global chlorine market?

The report offers an analysis of the global chlorine industry in Asia, Europe, Former Soviet Union, Middle East, North America, South America, Oceania, and Africa. Among these regions, Asia leads with the largest capacity contribution globally, followed by North America.

Chlorine market in Asia

In 2021, the capacity contribution of Asia is more than 55 mtpa. There are 277 active chlorine plants and 22 planned and announced plants. China has the highest active chlorine capacity. India, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan are the other key countries. 

Chlorine market in North America

North America, with a capacity of 14.45 mtpa is the second highest contributor. Within North America, the US is the major contributor. There are 41 active chlorine plants and 2 planned and announced plants. 

Chlorine market in Europe

Europe is the third-highest region with a capacity of 11.72 mtpa. Germany is the major contributor. There are 88 active chlorine plants and 4 planned and announced plants. 

Chlorine market in Former Soviet Union

There are 13 active chlorine plants and 7 planned and announced plants. Russia has the highest active chlorine capacity. 

Chlorine market in Middle East

There are 28 active chlorine plants and 5 planned and announced plants. Saudi Arabia has the highest active chlorine capacity. 

Chlorine market in South America

There are 21 active chlorine plants in South America. Brazil has the highest active chlorine capacity. 

Chlorine market in Oceania

There are 12 active chlorine plants in Oceania. Australia has the highest active chlorine capacity. 

Chlorine market in Africa

There are 12 active chlorine plants and 2 planned and announced plants. Egypt has the highest active chlorine capacity.

On a country-wise basis, China, the US, Germany, India, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Brazil are the key countries in the world.

Global chlorine industry, by region

Global chlorine industry, by region

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What are the key production process segments in the global chlorine industry?

The key production process segments in the global chlorine industry are the membrane cell process, diaphragm process, electrolysis of HCL to chlorine process, and mercury cell process. The membrane cell process is the dominant production process accounting for more than 65% of the installed chlorine capacity in 2021. Other processes besides these key ones account for over 23% of the total chlorine capacity for the period.

Global chlorine industry, by production process

Global chlorine industry, by production process

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Who are the major players in the global chlorine industry?

The major players in the global chlorine industry are Occidental Petroleum Corp, Westlake Chemical Corp, China National Chemical Corp, Dow Chemical Co, Ineos Ltd, Formosa Plastics Group, Olin Corp, Covestro AG, Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical Co Ltd, and Hubei Yihua Group Co Ltd.

Global chlorine industry, by major players

Global chlorine industry, by major players

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Market report scope

Market size (2021) 90.35 mtpa
Growth rate AAGR of >1%
Forecast period 2021-2026
Key regions Asia, Europe, Former Soviet Union, Middle East, North America, South America, Oceania, and Africa
Segmentation by production process Membrane Cell Process, Diaphragm Process, Electrolysis of HCL to Chlorine Process, and Mercury Cell Process
Key players Occidental Petroleum Corp, Westlake Chemical Corp, China National Chemical Corp, Dow Chemical Co, Ineos Ltd, Formosa Plastics Group, Olin Corp, Covestro AG, Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical Co Ltd, and Hubei Yihua Group Co Ltd

The report provides:

  • Global chlorine capacity outlook by region
  • Global chlorine capacity outlook by country
  • Chlorine planned and announced projects details
  • Capacity share of the major chlorine producers globally
  • Global chlorine capital expenditure outlook by region
  • Global chlorine capital expenditure outlook by country

Reasons to Buy

  • Obtain the most up to date information available on all active, planned and announced chlorine plants globally
  • Identify opportunities in the global chlorine industry with the help of upcoming projects and capital expenditure outlook
  • Facilitate decision making based on strong historical and forecast of chlorine capacity data

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 13

1.1. What is This Report About? 13

1.2. Market Definition 13

2. Global Chlorine Capacity and Capital Expenditure Review 14

2.1. Global Chlorine Industry, An Overview 14

2.2. Global Chlorine Industry, Capacity by Key Countries, 2016 –2026 15

2.3. Global Chlorine Industry, Capacity Share vis-à-vis Growth by Key Countries, 2016 – 2021 16

2.4. Global Chlorine Industry, Top 10 Planned and Announced Projects 17

2.5. Global Chlorine Industry, Installed Plant Capacity by Production Process, 2021 19

2.6. Global Chlorine Capacity Contribution by Region 38

2.7. Key Companies by Chlorine Capacity Contribution (Percent Share), 2021 39

2.8. Key Countries by Active Global Capacity Contribution to Chlorine Industry 40

2.9. Regional Capacity Additions from Planned and Announced Projects 41

2.10. Global Capacity Additions from Planned and Announced Projects by Top 10 Countries 42

2.11. Global Capacity Additions from Planned and Announced Projects by Top 10 Companies 44

2.12. Regional Capex Spending on Planned and Announced Projects 46

2.13. Global Capex Spending on Planned and Announced Projects by Countries 47

3. Global Planned and Announced Chlorine Projects 49

4. Africa Chlorine Industry 55

4.1. Africa Chlorine Industry, An Overview 55

4.2. Africa Chlorine Industry, Capacity by Key Countries, 2016–2026 56

4.3. Africa Chlorine Industry, Capacity Share vis-à-vis Growth by Key Countries, 2016 –2021 57

4.4. Africa Chlorine Industry, Installed Plant Capacity by Production Process, 2021 58

4.5. Africa Chlorine Industry, Annual New Build and Expansion Capital Expenditure Outlook for Active, Planned and Announced Projects 61

4.6. Africa Chlorine Industry, Annual New Build and Expansion Capital Expenditure Outlook for Active, Planned and Announced Projects by Countries 62

4.7. Chlorine Industry in Egypt 63

Egypt Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 63

4.8. Chlorine Industry in South Africa 65

South Africa Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 65

4.9. Chlorine Industry in Morocco 66

Morocco Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 66

4.10. Chlorine Industry in Algeria 67

Algeria Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 67

4.11. Chlorine Industry in Sudan 68

Sudan Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 68

4.12. Chlorine Industry in Tanzania 69

5. Asia Chlorine Industry 70

5.1. Asia Chlorine Industry, An Overview 70

5.2. Asia Chlorine Industry, Capacity by Key Countries, 2016–2026 71

5.3. Asia Chlorine Industry, Capacity Share vis-à-vis Growth by Key Countries, 2016 – 2021 72

5.4. Asia Chlorine Industry, Annual New Build and Expansion Capital Expenditure Outlook for Active, Planned and Announced Projects 73

5.5. Asia Chlorine Industry, Annual New Build and Expansion Capital Expenditure Outlook for Active, Planned and Announced Plants by Countries 74

5.6. Chlorine Industry in China 76

China Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 76

5.7. Chlorine Industry in India 99

India Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 99

5.8. Chlorine Industry in Japan 105

Japan Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 105

5.9. Chlorine Industry in South Korea 110

South Korea Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 110

5.10. Chlorine Industry in Taiwan 112

Taiwan Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 112

5.11. Chlorine Industry in Indonesia 114

Indonesia Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 114

5.12. Chlorine Industry in Thailand 116

Thailand Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 116

5.13. Chlorine Industry in Pakistan 118

Pakistan Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 118

5.14. Chlorine Industry in Malaysia 119

Malaysia Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 119

5.15. Chlorine Industry in Vietnam 120

Vietnam Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 120

5.16. Chlorine Industry in Bangladesh 122

Bangladesh Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 122

5.17. Chlorine Industry in Singapore 123

Singapore Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 123

5.18. Chlorine Industry in Philippines 124

Philippines Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 124

5.19. Chlorine Industry in Myanmar 125

Myanmar Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 125

5.20. Chlorine Industry in Sri Lanka 126

6. Europe Chlorine Industry 127

6.1. Europe Chlorine Industry, An Overview 127

6.2. Europe Chlorine Industry, Capacity by Key Countries, 2016 – 2026 128

6.3. Europe Chlorine Industry, Capacity Share vis-à-vis Growth by Key Countries, 2016 – 2021 129

6.4. Europe Chlorine Industry, Annual New Build and Expansion Capital Expenditure Outlook for Active, Planned and Announced Projects 130

6.5. Europe Chlorine Industry, Annual New Build and Expansion Capital Expenditure Outlook for Active, Planned and Announced Plants by Countries 131

6.6. Europe Chlorine Industry, Installed Plant Capacity by Production Process, 2021 132

6.7. Chlorine Industry in Germany 137

Germany Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 137

6.8. Chlorine Industry in France 140

France Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 140

6.9. Chlorine Industry in Belgium 142

Belgium Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 142

6.10. Chlorine Industry in Netherlands 143

Netherlands Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 143

6.11. Chlorine Industry in United Kingdom 144

United Kingdom Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 144

6.12. Chlorine Industry in Hungary 145

Hungary Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 145

6.13. Chlorine Industry in Poland 146

Poland Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 146

6.14. Chlorine Industry in Norway 147

Norway Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 147

6.15. Chlorine Industry in Spain 148

Spain Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 148

6.16. Chlorine Industry in Italy 150

Italy Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 150

6.17. Chlorine Industry in Romania 152

Romania Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 152

6.18. Chlorine Industry in Portugal 153

Portugal Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 153

6.19. Chlorine Industry in Sweden 154

Sweden Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 154

6.20. Chlorine Industry in Slovakia 154

Slovakia Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 154

6.21. Chlorine Industry in Finland 155

Finland Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 155

6.22. Chlorine Industry in Austria 156

Austria Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 156

6.23. Chlorine Industry in Czech Republic 157

Czech Republic Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 157

6.24. Chlorine Industry in Switzerland 158

Switzerland Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 158

6.25. Chlorine Industry in Slovenia 158

Slovenia Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 158

6.26. Chlorine Industry in Ireland 159

Ireland Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 159

6.27. Chlorine Industry in Greece 159

Greece Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 159

7. Former Soviet Union Chlorine Industry 160

7.1. Former Soviet Union Chlorine Industry, An Overview 160

7.2. Former Soviet Union Chlorine Industry, Capacity by Country, 2016–2026 161

7.3. Former Soviet Union Chlorine Industry, Capacity Share vis-à-vis Growth by Country, 2016–2021 162

7.4. Former Soviet Union Chlorine Industry, Annual New Build and Expansion Capital Expenditure Outlook for Active, Planned and Announced Projects 163

7.5. Former Soviet Union Chlorine Industry, Annual New Build and Expansion Capital Expenditure Outlook for Active, Planned and Announced Projects by Countries 164

7.6. Chlorine Industry in Russia 165

Russia Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 165

7.7. Chlorine Industry in Ukraine 166

Ukraine Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 166

7.8. Chlorine Industry in Uzbekistan 167

Uzbekistan Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 167

7.9. Chlorine Industry in Azerbaijan 168

Azerbaijan Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 168

7.10. Chlorine Industry in Kazakhstan 169

Kazakhstan Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 169

7.11. Chlorine Industry in Belarus 170

Belarus Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 170

7.12. Chlorine Industry in Turkmenistan 170

8. Middle East Chlorine Industry 171

8.1. Middle East Chlorine Industry, An Overview 171

8.2. Middle East Chlorine Industry, Capacity by Country, 2016–2026 172

8.3. Middle East Chlorine Industry, Capacity Share vis-à-vis Growth by Country, 2016–2021 173

8.4. Middle East Chlorine Industry, Installed Plant Capacity by Production Process, 2021 174

8.5. Middle East Chlorine Industry, Installed Plant Capacity by Technology, 2021 177

8.6. Middle East Chlorine Industry, Annual New Build and Expansion Capital Expenditure Outlook for Active, Planned and Announced Projects 181

8.7. Middle East Chlorine Industry, Annual New Build and Expansion Capital Expenditure Outlook for Active, Planned and Announced Projects by Countries 182

8.8. Chlorine Industry in Saudi Arabia 183

Saudi Arabia Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 183

8.9. Chlorine Industry in Iran 185

Iran Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 185

8.10. Chlorine Industry in Qatar 187

Qatar Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 187

8.11. Chlorine Industry in United Arab Emirates 188

United Arab Emirates Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 188

8.12. Chlorine Industry in Turkey 189

Turkey Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 189

8.13. Chlorine Industry in Iraq 190

Iraq Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 190

8.14. Chlorine Industry in Jordan 191

Jordan Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 191

8.15. Chlorine Industry in Oman 192

Oman Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 192

9. North America Chlorine Industry 193

9.1. North America Chlorine Industry, An Overview 193

9.2. North America Chlorine Industry, Capacity by Countries, 2016–2026 194

9.3. North America Chlorine Industry, Capacity Share vis-à-vis Growth by Countries, 2016 – 2021 195

9.4. North America Chlorine Industry, Installed Plant Capacity by Production Process, 2021 196

9.5. North America Chlorine Industry, Annual New Build Capital Expenditure Outlook for Planned and Announced Projects 199

9.6. North America Chlorine Industry, Annual New Build Capital Expenditure Outlook for Planned and Announced Projects by Countries 200

9.7. Chlorine Industry in the US 201

The US Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 201

9.8. Chlorine Industry in Mexico 206

Mexico Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016 –2026 206

9.9. Chlorine Industry in Canada 207

Canada Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 207

10. South America Chlorine Industry 208

10.1. South America Chlorine Industry, An Overview 208

10.2. South America Chlorine Industry, Capacity by Countries, 2016 – 2026 209

10.3. South America Chlorine Industry, Capacity Share vis-à-vis Growth by Countries, 2016 – 2021 210

10.4. South America Chlorine Industry, Installed Plant Capacity by Production Process, 2021 211

10.5. Chlorine Industry in Brazil 214

Brazil Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 214

10.6. Chlorine Industry in Argentina 216

Argentina Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 216

10.7. Chlorine Industry in Peru 218

Peru Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 218

10.8. Chlorine Industry in Venezuela 219

Venezuela Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 219

10.9. Chlorine Industry in Uruguay 220

Uruguay Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 220

10.10. Chlorine Industry in Chile 220

Chile Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 220

11. Oceania Chlorine Industry 221

11.1. Oceania Chlorine Industry, An Overview 221

11.2. Oceania Chlorine Industry, Capacity by Country, 2016–2026 222

11.3. Oceania Chlorine Industry, Capacity Share vis-à-vis Growth by Country, 2016 – 2021 223

11.4. Oceania Chlorine Industry, Installed Plant Capacity by Production Process, 2021 224

11.5. Chlorine Industry in Australia 224

Australia Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 224

11.6. Chlorine Industry in New Zealand 226

New Zealand Chlorine Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 226

12. Appendix 227

12.1. Definitions 227

Installed Capacity 227

12.2. Abbreviations 227

12.3. Status Definition 227

12.4. Methodology 228

Coverage 228

Secondary Research 228

Contact Us 228

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List of Tables

List of Tables

Table 1 : Chlorine industry, global, key statistics, 2021 14

Table 2 : Chlorine Industry, Global, Capacity by Key Countries (mtpa), 2016–2026 15

Table 3: Chlorine industry, global, top 10 planned and announced projects details, 2022 –2026 17

Table 4: Global, Chlorine industry, installed plant capacity by production process (%) 2021 20

Table 5: Global Chlorine industry, installed plant capacity by Membrane Cell Process, 2021 20

Table 6: Global Chlorine industry, installed plant capacity by Diaphragm Process, 2021 34

Table 7: Global Chlorine industry, installed plant capacity by Electrolysis of HCl to chlorine, 2021 36

Table 8: Global Chlorine industry, installed plant capacity by Mercury Cell Process, 2021 36

Table 9: Chlorine industry, global, capacity by region (mtpa), 2021–2026 38

Table 10: Chlorine industry, global, capacity share of top 10 companies (%), 2021 39

Table 11: Chlorine industry, global, active Chlorine capacity of top 10 countries (mtpa), 2021 40

Table 12: Chlorine industry, global, planned and announced capacity additions by region (mtpa), 2026 41

Table 13: Chlorine industry, global, planned and announced capacity additions by top 10 countries (mtpa), 2026 43

Table 14: Chlorine industry, global, planned and announced capacity additions by top 10 companies (mtpa), 2026 45

Table 15: Chlorine industry, global, total capex spending on planned and announced projects by region ($M), 2022–2026 46

Table 16: Chlorine industry, global, total capex spending on planned and announced projects by countries ($M), 2022 – 2026 48

Table 17: Chlorine industry, Africa, key statistics, 2021 55

Table 18: Chlorine industry, Africa, capacity by key countries (mtpa), 2016 –2026 56

Table 19: Africa, Chlorine industry, installed plant capacity by production process (%) 2021 58

Table 20: Africa Chlorine industry, installed plant capacity by Membrane Cell Process, 2021 59

Table 21: Africa Chlorine industry, installed plant capacity by Diaphragm Process, 2021 60

Table 22: Chlorine industry, Africa, annual new build and expansion capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects ($M), 2022-2026 61

Table 23: Chlorine industry, Africa, annual new build and expansion capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects by countries ($M), 2022-2026 62

Table 24: Chlorine industry, Egypt, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 63

Table 25: Chlorine industry, South Africa, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 65

Table 26: Chlorine industry, Morocco, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 66

Table 27: Chlorine industry, Algeria, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 67

Table 28: Chlorine industry, Sudan, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 68

Table 29: Chlorine industry, Tanzania, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 69

Table 30: Chlorine industry, Asia, key statistics, 2021 70

Table 31: Chlorine industry, Asia, annual new build and expansion capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects ($M), 2022-2026 73

Table 32: Chlorine industry, Asia, annual new build and expansion capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects by countries ($M), 2022–2026 74

Table 33: Chlorine industry, China capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 76

Table 34: Chlorine industry, India capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 99

Table 35: Chlorine industry, Japan capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 105

Table 36: Chlorine industry, South Korea capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 110

Table 37: Chlorine industry, Taiwan capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 112

Table 38: Chlorine industry, Indonesia, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 114

Table 39: Chlorine industry, Thailand, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 116

Table 40: Chlorine industry, Pakistan, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 118

Table 41: Chlorine industry, Malaysia, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 119

Table 42: Chlorine industry, Bangladesh capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 122

Table 43: Chlorine industry, Singapore, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 123

Table 44: Chlorine industry, Philippines, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 124

Table 45: Chlorine industry, Myanmar, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 125

Table 46: Chlorine industry, Sri Lanka, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 126

Table 47: Chlorine industry, Europe, key statistics, 2021 127

Table 48: Chlorine industry, Europe, capacity by key countries (mtpa), 2016–2026 128

Table 49: Chlorine industry, Europe, annual new build and expansion capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects ($M), 2022-2026 130

Table 50: Chlorine industry, Europe, annual new build and expansion capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects by countries ($M), 2022–2026 131

Table 51: Europe, Chlorine industry, installed plant capacity by production process (%) 2021 133

Table 52: Global Chlorine industry, installed plant capacity by Membrane Cell Process, 2021 133

Table 53: Global Chlorine industry, installed plant capacity by Diaphragm Process, 2021 136

Table 54: Global Chlorine industry, installed plant capacity by Electrolysis of HCl to chlorine Process, 2021 136

Table 55: Global Chlorine industry, installed plant capacity by Mercury Cell Process, 2021 136

Table 56: Chlorine industry, Germany, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 137

Table 57: Chlorine industry, France, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 140

Table 58: Chlorine industry, Belgium, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 142

Table 59: Chlorine industry, Netherlands, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 143

Table 60: Chlorine industry, United Kingdom, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 144

Table 61: Chlorine industry, Hungary, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 145

Table 62: Chlorine industry, Poland, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 146

Table 63: Chlorine industry, Norway, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 147

Table 64: Chlorine industry, Spain, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 148

Table 65: Chlorine industry, Italy, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 150

Table 66: Chlorine industry, Romania, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 152

Table 67: Chlorine industry, Portugal, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 153

Table 68: Chlorine industry, Sweden, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 154

Table 69: Chlorine industry, Slovakia, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 154

Table 70: Chlorine industry, Finland, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 155

Table 71: Chlorine industry, Austria, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 156

Table 72: Chlorine industry, Czech Republic, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 157

Table 73: Chlorine industry, Switzerland, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 158

Table 74: Chlorine industry, Slovenia, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 158

Table 75: Chlorine industry, Ireland, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 159

Table 76: Chlorine industry, Greece, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 159

Table 77: Chlorine industry, Former Soviet Union, key statistics, 2021 160

Table 78: Chlorine industry, Former Soviet Union, capacity by country (mtpa), 2016–2026 161

Table 79: Chlorine industry, Former Soviet Union, annual new build and expansion capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects ($M), 2022-2026 163

Table 80: Chlorine industry, Former Soviet Union, annual new build and expansion capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects by countries ($M), 2022–2026 164

Table 81: Chlorine industry, Russia, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 165

Table 82: Chlorine industry, Ukraine, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 166

Table 83: Chlorine industry, Uzbekistan, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 167

Table 84: Chlorine industry, Azerbaijan, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 168

Table 85: Chlorine industry, Kazakhstan, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 169

Table 86: Chlorine industry, Belarus, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 170

Table 87: Chlorine industry, Turkmenistan, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 170

Table 88: Chlorine industry, Middle East, key statistics, 2021 171

Table 89: Chlorine industry, Middle East, capacity by country (mtpa), 2016–2026 172

Table 90: Middle East, Chlorine industry, installed plant capacity by production process (%) 2021 174

Table 91: Middle East Chlorine industry, installed plant capacity by Membrane Cell Process, 2021 175

Table 92: Middle East Chlorine industry, installed plant capacity by Electrolysis of HCl to chlorine Process, 2021 176

Table 93: Middle East Chlorine industry, installed plant capacity by Diaphragm Process, 2021 176

Table 94: Middle East, Chlorine industry, installed plant capacity by technology (%) 2021 178

Table 95: Global Chlorine industry, installed plant capacity by Thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers Chlorine Technology, 2021 178

Table 96: Middle East Chlorine industry, installed plant capacity by Dow Chlorine Technology, 2021 179

Table 97: Middle East Chlorine industry, installed plant capacity by Asahi Kasei Chlorine Technology, 2021 179

Table 98: Middle East Chlorine industry, installed plant capacity by INEOS Chlorine Technology, 2021 179

Table 99: Middle East Chlorine industry, installed plant capacity by BERTRAMS Chlorine Technology, 2021 180

Table 100: Chlorine industry, Middle East, annual new build and expansion capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects ($M), 2022–2026 181

Table 101: Chlorine industry, Middle East, annual new build and expansion capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects by countries ($M), 2022–2026 182

Table 102: Chlorine industry, Saudi Arabia, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 183

Table 103: Chlorine industry, Iran, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 185

Table 104: Chlorine industry, Qatar, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 187

Table 105: Chlorine industry, United Arab Emirates, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 188

Table 106: Chlorine industry, Turkey, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 189

Table 107: Chlorine industry, Iraq, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 190

Table 108: Chlorine industry, Jordan, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 191

Table 109: Chlorine industry, Oman, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 192

Table 110: Chlorine industry, North America, key statistics, 2021 193

Table 111: North America, Chlorine industry, installed plant capacity by production process (%) 2021 196

Table 112: Global Chlorine industry, installed plant capacity by Membrane Cell Process, 2021 197

Table 113: Global Chlorine industry, installed plant capacity by Diaphragm Process, 2021 198

Table 114: Global Chlorine industry, installed plant capacity by Mercury Cell Process, 2021 198

Table 115: Global Chlorine industry, installed plant capacity by Electrolysis of HCl to chlorine Process, 2021 198

Table 116: Chlorine industry, North America, annual new build capital expenditure outlook for planned and announced projects ($M), 2022–2026 199

Table 117: Chlorine industry, North America, annual new build capital expenditure outlook for planned and announced projects by countries ($M), 2022–2026 200

Table 118: Chlorine industry, US, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 201

Table 119: Chlorine industry, Mexico, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 206

Table 120: Chlorine industry, Canada, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 207

Table 121: Chlorine industry, South America, key statistics, 2021 208

Table 122: Chlorine industry, South America, capacity by countries (mtpa), 2016 – 2026 209

Table 123: South America, Chlorine industry, installed plant capacity by production process (%) 2021 211

Table 124: South America Chlorine industry, installed plant capacity by Diaphragm Process, 2021 212

Table 125: South America Chlorine industry, installed plant capacity by Membrane Cell Process, 2021 212

Table 126: South America Chlorine industry, installed plant capacity by Mercury Cell Process, 2021 212

Table 127: Chlorine industry, Brazil, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 214

Table 128: Chlorine industry, Argentina, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 216

Table 129: Chlorine industry, Peru, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 218

Table 130: Chlorine industry, Venezuela, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 219

Table 131: Chlorine industry, Uruguay, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 220

Table 132: Chlorine industry, Chile, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 220

Table 133: Chlorine industry, Oceania, key statistics, 2021 221

Table 134: Chlorine industry, Oceania, capacity by country (mtpa), 2016–2026 222

Table 135: Chlorine industry, Australia, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 224

Table 136: Chlorine industry, New Zealand, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 226

List of Figures

List of Figures

Figure 1: Global Chlorine industry, capacity share vis-à-vis growth by key countries, 2016 – 2021 16

Figure 2: Global, chlorine industry, installed plant capacity by production process (%) 2021 19

Figure 3: Chlorine industry, global, capacity by region (mtpa), 2021 –2026 38

Figure 4: Chlorine industry, global, capacity share of top 10 companies (%), 2021 39

Figure 5: Chlorine industry, global, active Chlorine capacity of top 10 countries (mtpa), 2021 40

Figure 6: Chlorine industry, global, planned and announced capacity additions by region (mtpa), 2026 41

Figure 7: Chlorine industry, global, planned and announced capacity additions by top 10 countries (mtpa), 2026 42

Figure 8: Chlorine industry, global, planned and announced capacity additions by top 10 companies (mtpa), 2026 44

Figure 9: Chlorine industry, global, total capex spending on planned and announced projects by region ($M), 2022 – 2026 46

Figure 10: Chlorine industry, global, total capex spending on planned and announced projects by countries ($M), 2022 – 2026 47

Figure 11: Chlorine industry, Africa, capacity share vis-à-vis growth by key countries, 2016 –2021 57

Figure 12: Africa, Chlorine industry, installed plant capacity by production process (%) 2021 58

Figure 13: Chlorine industry, Africa, annual new build and expansion capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects ($M), 2022–2026 61

Figure 14: Chlorine industry, Africa, annual new build and expansion capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects by countries ($M), 2022-2026 62

Figure 15: Chlorine industry, Asia, capacity share vis-à-vis growth by key countries, 2016 – 2021 72

Figure 16: Chlorine industry, Asia, annual new build and expansion capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects ($M), 2022-2026 73

Figure 17: Chlorine industry, Asia, annual new build and expansion capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects by countries ($M), 2022–2026 75

Figure 18: Chlorine industry, Europe, capacity share vis-à-vis growth by countries, 2016 – 2021 129

Figure 19: Chlorine industry, Europe, annual new build and expansion capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects ($M), 2022-2026 130

Figure 20: Chlorine industry, Europe, annual new build and expansion capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects by countries ($M), 2022–2026 131

Figure 21: Europe, Chlorine industry, installed plant capacity by production process (%) 2021 132

Figure 22: Chlorine industry, Former Soviet Union, capacity share vis-à-vis growth by country, 2016–2021 162

Figure 23: Chlorine industry, Former Soviet Union, annual new build and expansion capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects ($M), 2021-2025 163

Figure 24: Chlorine Industry, Former Soviet Union, annual new build and expansion capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects by countries ($M), 2022–2026 164

Figure 25: Chlorine industry, Middle East, capacity share vis-à-vis growth by country, 2016–2021 173

Figure 26: Middle East, Chlorine industry, installed plant capacity by production process (%) 2021 174

Figure 27: Middle East, Chlorine industry, installed plant capacity by technology (%) 2021 177

Figure 28: Chlorine industry, Middle East, annual new build and expansion capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects ($M), 2022 – 2026 181

Figure 29: Chlorine industry, Middle East, annual new build and expansion capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects by countries ($M), 2022–2026 182

Figure 30: Chlorine industry, North America, capacity share vis-à-vis growth by countries, 2016 – 2021 195

Figure 31: North America, Chlorine industry, installed plant capacity by production process (%) 2021 196

Figure 32: Chlorine industry, North America, annual new build capital expenditure outlook for planned and announced projects ($M), 2022-2026 199

Figure 33: Chlorine industry, North America, annual new build capital expenditure outlook for planned and announced projects by countries ($M), 2022–2026 200

Figure 34: Chlorine industry, South America, capacity share vis-à-vis growth by countries, 2016 – 2021 210

Figure 35: South America, Chlorine industry, installed plant capacity by production process (%) 2021 211

Figure 36: Chlorine industry, Oceania, capacity share vis-à-vis growth by country, 2016 – 2021 223

Frequently Asked Questions

The global chlorine market size was 90.35 mtpa in 2021.

 

The global chlorine industry is projected to grow at an AAGR of more than 1% during the period 2021-2026.

The key regions for the global chlorine industry are Asia, Europe, Former Soviet Union, Middle East, North America, South America, Oceania, and Africa.

The key production process segments in the global chlorine industry are membrane cell process, diaphragm process, electrolysis of HCL to chlorine process, and mercury cell process.

The key players in the global chlorine industry are Occidental Petroleum Corp, Westlake Chemical Corp, China National Chemical Corp, Dow Chemical Co, Ineos Ltd, Formosa Plastics Group, Olin Corp, Covestro AG, Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical Co Ltd, and Hubei Yihua Group Co Ltd.

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