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Global Salt

Global Salt

The global salt market is forecast to climb nearly 2% annually through 2023, driven primarily by an increasing need for salt used in the chemical processing industry, particularly chlor-alkali chemical production. The industry is also expected to benefit from rising demand from food processors. On a regional basis, the Asia/Pacific region – led by China and India – holds the largest share of the salt market, though the Freedonia report projects that the Africa/Mideast region will grow at a faster rate than any other worldwide salt market.

Markets for salt include:
Chemical processing
Road Deicing
Food Processing
Livestock
Water treatment, pharmaceutical, and other markets

Demand is also presented by salt production method, including:
Solar evaporated salt
Rock Salt
Brine
Vacuum evaporated and other types

Demand is broken out by global region and selected countries, among them:
North America (United States, Canada, Mexico)
Central & South America
Western Europe (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy)
Eastern Europe
Asia/Pacific (China, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan)
Africa/Mideast

Scope of the Report
This Freedonia industry study analyzes the 314 million metric ton global salt industry. It presents historical demand data (2008, 2013, 2018) and forecasts (2023) by market (chemical processing, road deicing, food processing, and livestock), production type (solar evaporated salt, rock salt, brine, and vacuum evaporated and other salt), and region (North America, Central and South America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia/Pacific, and Africa/Mideast). The study also evaluates market share and competitive analysis on industry competitors including Cargill, China National Salt Industry, Compass Minerals, K+S, and Rio Tinto Group.


  • Market Brief
    • Table Figure 1-1 | Global Salt Market
  • Global Market Overview
    • Demand by Region
      • Table Global Salt Demand by Region, 2008 – 2023
      • Table Figure 2-1 | Global Salt Demand, 2005 – 2018
    • Pricing
      • Table Average Global Salt Prices, 2008 – 2023
    • Types of Salt
      • Production by Method
        • Table Global Salt Production by Method, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 2-2 | Global Salt Production Share by Method, 2018
      • Solar Evaporated Salt
      • Rock Salt
      • Brine
      • Vacuum Evaporation & Other Salt Producing Methods
    • Competitive Technologies & Trends
      • Sustainable Alternatives to Road Salt
      • Growing Awareness About Health Concerns Surrounding Salt Consumption
  • Markets
    • Demand by Market
      • Table Global Salt Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023
      • Table Figure 3-1 | Global Salt Demand Share by Market, 2018
      • Table Figure 3-2 | Global Salt Demand Share by Market & Region, 2018
    • Chemical Processing
      • Table Global Chemical Manufacturing: Salt Demand by Region, 2008 – 2023
    • Road Deicing
      • Table Global Road Deicing: Salt Demand by Region, 2008 – 2023
    • Food Processing
      • Table Global Food Processing: Salt Demand by Region, 2008 – 2023
    • Livestock
      • Table Global Livestock: Salt Demand by Region, 2008 – 2023
    • Other Markets (Water Treatment, Pharmaceutical, All Other)
      • Table Other Global Markets: Salt Demand by Market & Region, 2008 – 2023
  • Regions
    • North America: Demand by Market
      • Table North America: Salt Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023
    • North America: Demand by Country
      • Table North America: Salt Demand by Country, 2008 – 2023
      • United States
        • Table United States: Salt Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 4-1 | United States: Salt Demand, 2005 – 2018
      • Canada
        • Table Canada: Salt Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 4-2 | Canada: Salt Demand, 2005 – 2018
      • Mexico
        • Table Mexico: Salt Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 4-3 | Mexico: Salt Demand, 2005 – 2018
    • Central & South America: Demand by Market
      • Table Central & South America: Salt Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023
      • Table Figure 4-4 | Central & South America: Salt Demand, 2005 – 2018
    • Western Europe: Demand by Market
      • Table Western Europe: Salt Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023
    • Western Europe: Demand by Country
      • Table Western Europe: Salt Demand by Country, 2008 – 2023
      • Germany
        • Table Germany: Salt Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 4-5 | Germany: Salt Demand, 2005 – 2018
      • France
        • Table France: Salt Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 4-6 | France: Salt Demand, 2005 – 2018
      • United Kingdom
        • Table United Kingdom: Salt Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 4-7 | United Kingdom: Salt Demand, 2005 – 2018
      • Spain
        • Table Spain: Salt Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 4-8 | Spain: Salt Demand, 2005 – 2018
      • Italy
        • Table Italy: Salt Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 4-9 | Italy: Salt Demand, 2005 – 2018
      • Other Western Europe
        • Table Other Western Europe: Salt Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 4-10 | Other Western Europe: Salt Demand, 2005 – 2018
    • Eastern Europe: Demand by Market
      • Table Eastern Europe: Salt Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023
      • Table Figure 4-11 | Eastern Europe: Salt Demand, 2005 – 2018
    • Asia/Pacific: Demand by Market
      • Table Asia/Pacific: Salt Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023
    • Asia/Pacific: Demand by Country
      • Table Asia/Pacific: Salt Demand by Country, 2008 – 2023
      • China
        • Table China: Salt Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 4-12 | China: Salt Demand, 2005 – 2018
      • India
        • Table India: Salt Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 4-13 | India: Salt Demand, 2005 – 2018
      • Japan
        • Table Japan: Salt Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 4-14 | Japan: Salt Demand, 2005 – 2018
      • South Korea
        • Table South Korea: Salt Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 4-15 | South Korea: Salt Demand, 2005 – 2018
      • Indonesia
        • Table Indonesia: Salt Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 4-16 | Indonesia: Salt Demand, 2005 – 2018
      • Taiwan
        • Table Taiwan: Salt Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 4-17 | Taiwan: Salt Demand, 2005 – 2018
      • Other Asia/Pacific
        • Table Other Asia/Pacific: Salt Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 4-18 | Other Asia/Pacific: Salt Demand, 2005 – 2018
    • Africa/Mideast: Demand Market
      • Table Africa/Mideast: Salt Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023
      • Table Figure 4-19 | Africa/Mideast: Salt Demand, 2005 – 2018
  • Industry Structure
    • Key Findings & Industry Composition
      • Table Global Salt Sales by Company, 2018
    • Market Share
      • Table Figure 5-1 | Global Salt Market Share by Company, 2018
  • Appendix
    • Scope
      • Table Relevant HS Codes
      • Table Relevant NAICS & SIC Codes
      • Table Relevant NACE Codes
    • Definitions
    • Abbreviations
      • Table Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in This Report
    • Methodology
    • Related Studies & Reports
    • Country Lists by Region
      • Table Countries in North America
      • Table Countries in Central & South America
      • Table Countries in Western Europe
      • Table Countries in Eastern Europe
      • Table Countries in the Asia/Pacific Region
      • Table Countries in the Africa/Mideast Region
    • Macroeconomic Assumptions
      • Global Economic Outlook
        • Table Global Gross Domestic Product by Region & Country, 2008 – 2023
      • Global Manufacturing Outlook
        • Table Global Manufacturing Value Added by Region & Country, 2008 – 2023

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