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World Salt

World demand to rise 1.5% annually through 2018
Global demand for salt is forecast to climb 1.5 percent annually through 2018 to 324 million metric tons. Salt consumption growth in the Asia/Pacific region is projected to outpace the global average and offset flat trends expected in North America and Western Europe. Ongoing expansion in China’s chemical manufacturing industry will underpin overall advances. Salt suppliers are also projected to benefit from increases in North America’s chlor-alkali output, spurred by low natural gas prices in the region.

China, India among fastest growing markets
In 2013, China accounted for over onequarter of the global salt market, more than any other single country. Through 2018, China will continue to represent the leading salt market, while India is projected to rank as the world’s fastest growing salt consumer. Huge chlor-alkali sectors in China and India primarily drive salt consumption, supported by solid regional demand for PVC and other downstream products. Massive population sizes in both countries, combined with ongoing advances in the nations’ food and beverage industries, will boost salt demand in their respective food processing markets.

North America stands as the second largest regional salt market, behind Asia/ Pacific, bolstered by strong sales of deicing salt in the US and Canada. Large food and beverage industries in the region further propel salt consumption. In Western Europe, Germany, the region’s largest producer of chlor-alkali chemicals, will continue to rank as the leading salt market through 2018.

Chlor-alkali industry to drive global growth
Chemical manufacturing is by far the largest market for salt, accounting for 60 percent of global demand in 2013. The vast majority of demand in this market is generated by producers of chlor-alkali chemicals, which use salt as their primary feedstock. The Asia/Pacific region accounts for more than half of the salt consumed by the chemical manufacturing industry, and will see particularly rapid gains going forward. However, oversupply in the chlor-alkali sector is expected to restrain stronger gains in the region’s salt consumption through 2018. In North America and Western Europe, severe winter weather boosted salt demand in road deicing applications in 2013. However, demand in the regions’ deicing markets is forecast to decline through 2018 from this high base.

Salt production to grow fastest in Asia/Pacific region
Salt production in the Asia/Pacific region is forecast to rise at the fastest rate, supported by output gains in China, India, and Australia. Central and South America will also see salt production increase at a strong rate, primarily due to advances in Chile’s output of rock salt. Solar evaporation, the most economical method of salt production in areas with warm and dry climates, is expected to remain the most popular method for producing salt. Rock salt and brine also comprise large shares of global salt output, supported by their respective use in the road deicing and chemical manufacturing markets.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WORLD SALT DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • World Economic Overview
      • Recent Historical Trends
      • World Economic Outlook
        • Table WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
    • World Demographic Outlook
      • Table WORLD POPULATION BY REGION
    • World Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION
      • Chemical Manufacturing Outlook
        • Table WORLD CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION
      • Food Manufacturing Outlook
        • Table WORLD FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION
    • World Paved Road Outlook
      • Table WORLD PAVED ROADS BY REGION
    • World Mining Outlook
      • Table WORLD MINING OUTPUT BY TYPE & REGION
    • World Livestock Outlook
      • Table WORLD LIVESTOCK POPULATION BY REGION
    • Climatic Factors
    • Pricing Trends
      • Table AVERAGE WORLD SALT PRICES BY REGION & MARKET
    • Environmental & Regulatory Considerations
  • OVERVIEW
    • General
    • Demand by Region
      • Table WORLD SALT DEMAND BY REGION
      • Table CHART III-1 WORLD SALT DEMAND BY REGION, 2013
      • Table CHART III-2 CHANGE IN SALT DEMAND BETWEEN 2013 & 2018 BY REGION
    • Demand by Market
      • Table WORLD SALT DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART III-3 WORLD SALT DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013
      • Chemical Manufacturing
        • Table WORLD CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING MARKET FOR SALT BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-4 WORLD CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING MARKET FOR SALT BY REGION, 2013
      • Road Deicing
        • Table WORLD ROAD DEICING MARKET FOR SALT BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-5 WORLD ROAD DEICING MARKET FOR SALT BY REGION, 2013
      • Food Processing
        • Table WORLD FOOD PROCESSING MARKET FOR SALT BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-6 WORLD FOOD PROCESSING MARKET FOR SALT BY REGION, 2013
      • Livestock
        • Table WORLD LIVESTOCK MARKET FOR SALT BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-7 WORLD LIVESTOCK MARKET FOR SALT BY REGION, 2013
      • Other
        • Table WORLD OTHER MARKETS FOR SALT BY REGION
    • Production by Region
      • Table WORLD SALT PRODUCTION BY REGION
      • Table CHART III-8 WORLD SALT PRODUCTION BY REGION, 2003-2023
    • Production by Type
      • Table WORLD SALT PRODUCTION BY TYPE
      • Table CHART III-9 WORLD SALT PRODUCTION BY TYPE, 2013
      • Solar Evaporated Salt
        • Table WORLD SOLAR EVAPORATED SALT PRODUCTION BY REGION
      • Rock Salt
        • Table WORLD ROCK SALT PRODUCTION BY REGION
      • Brine
        • Table WORLD BRINE PRODUCTION BY REGION
      • Vacuum Evaporated & Other Salt
        • Table WORLD VACUUM EVAPORATED & OTHER SALT PRODUCTION BY REGION
    • International Trade
      • Table WORLD SALT NET EXPORTS BY REGION
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: Economic Overview
    • North America: Salt Supply & Demand
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART IV-1 NORTH AMERICA: SALT DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • North America: Salt Markets & Suppliers
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET
    • United States
      • United States: Economic Overview
      • United States: Salt Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED STATES: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • United States: Salt Markets & Suppliers
        • Table UNITED STATES: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Canada
      • Canada: Economic Overview
      • Canada: Salt Supply & Demand
        • Table CANADA: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Canada: Salt Markets & Suppliers
        • Table CANADA: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Mexico
      • Mexico: Economic Overview
      • Mexico: Salt Supply & Demand
        • Table MEXICO: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Mexico: Salt Markets & Suppliers
        • Table MEXICO: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • Western Europe: Economic Overview
    • Western Europe: Salt Supply & Demand
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART V-1 WESTERN EUROPE: SALT DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • Western Europe: Salt Markets & Suppliers
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Germany
      • Germany: Economic Overview
      • Germany: Salt Supply & Demand
        • Table GERMANY: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Germany: Salt Markets & Suppliers
        • Table GERMANY: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET
    • France
      • France: Economic Overview
      • France: Salt Supply & Demand
        • Table FRANCE: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • France: Salt Markets & Suppliers
        • Table FRANCE: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET
    • United Kingdom
      • United Kingdom: Economic Overview
      • United Kingdom: Salt Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • United Kingdom: Salt Markets & Suppliers
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Spain
      • Spain: Economic Overview
      • Spain: Salt Supply & Demand
        • Table SPAIN: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Spain: Salt Markets & Suppliers
        • Table SPAIN: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Italy
      • Italy: Economic Overview
      • Italy: Salt Supply & Demand
        • Table ITALY: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Italy: Salt Markets & Suppliers
        • Table ITALY: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET
    • The Netherlands
      • The Netherlands: Economic Overview
      • The Netherlands: Salt Supply & Demand
        • Table THE NETHERLANDS: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • The Netherlands: Salt Markets & Suppliers
        • Table THE NETHERLANDS: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Other Western Europe
      • Other Western Europe: Economic Overview
      • Other Western Europe: Salt Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Western Europe: Salt Markets & Suppliers
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Other Western Europe: Demand by Country
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: SALT DEMAND BY COUNTRY
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Asia/Pacific: Economic Overview
    • Asia/Pacific: Salt Supply & Demand
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART VI-1 ASIA/PACIFIC: SALT DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • Asia/Pacific: Salt Markets & Suppliers
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET
    • China
      • China: Economic Overview
      • China: Salt Supply & Demand
        • Table CHINA: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • China: Salt Markets & Suppliers
        • Table CHINA: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET
    • India
      • India: Economic Overview
      • India: Salt Supply & Demand
        • Table INDIA: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • India: Salt Markets & Suppliers
        • Table INDIA: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Japan
      • Japan: Economic Overview
      • Japan: Salt Supply & Demand
        • Table JAPAN: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Japan: Salt Markets & Suppliers
        • Table JAPAN: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET
    • South Korea
      • South Korea: Economic Overview
      • South Korea: Salt Supply & Demand
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • South Korea: Salt Markets & Suppliers
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Indonesia
      • Indonesia: Economic Overview
      • Indonesia: Salt Supply & Demand
        • Table INDONESIA: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Indonesia: Salt Markets & Suppliers
        • Table INDONESIA: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Taiwan
      • Taiwan: Economic Overview
      • Taiwan: Salt Supply & Demand
        • Table TAIWAN: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Taiwan: Salt Markets & Suppliers
        • Table TAIWAN: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Pakistan
      • Pakistan: Economic Overview
      • Pakistan: Salt Supply & Demand
        • Table PAKISTAN: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Pakistan: Salt Markets & Suppliers
        • Table PAKISTAN: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Australia
      • Australia: Economic Overview
      • Australia: Salt Supply & Demand
        • Table AUSTRALIA: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Australia: Salt Markets & Suppliers
        • Table AUSTRALIA: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Economic Overview
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Salt Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Salt Markets & Suppliers
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET
  • OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America
      • Central & South America: Economic Overview
      • Central & South America: Salt Supply & Demand
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Central & South America: Salt Markets & Suppliers
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Brazil
        • Table BRAZIL: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table BRAZIL: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Other Central & South America
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Eastern Europe
      • Eastern Europe: Economic Overview
      • Eastern Europe: Salt Supply & Demand
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Eastern Europe: Salt Markets & Suppliers
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Russia
        • Table RUSSIA: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table RUSSIA: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Poland
        • Table POLAND: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table POLAND: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Ukraine
        • Table UKRAINE: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table UKRAINE: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Other Eastern Europe
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Africa/Mideast
      • Africa/Mideast: Economic Overview
      • Africa/Mideast: Salt Supply & Demand
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Africa/Mideast: Salt Markets & Suppliers
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Turkey
        • Table TURKEY: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table TURKEY: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Other Africa/Mideast
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition
      • Table WORLD SALT SALES FOR SELECTED COMPANIES, 2013
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VIII-1 WORLD SALT MARKET SHARE, 2013
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Company Profiles
      • Akzo Nobel NV
      • Atisale SpA
      • Cargill Incorporated
      • China National Salt Industry Corporation
      • CK Life Sciences International Holdings Incorporated
      • Compagnie des Salins du Midi et des Salines de l'Est SA
      • Compass Minerals International Incorporated
      • Dev Salt Private Limited
      • Dow Chemical Company
      • Exportadora de Sal SA de CV
      • Henrique Lage Salineira do Nordeste SA
      • Hubei Shuanghuan Science and Technology Stock Company Limited
      • INEOS Group AG
      • Irish Salt Mining & Exploration Company Limited
      • Israel Chemicals Limited
      • Italkali Società Italiana Sali Alcalini SpA
      • JSC Uralkali
      • Kopalnia Soli Klodawa Spolka Akcyjna
      • K+S AG
      • Mitsui & Company Limited
      • Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation
      • Proasal Salinera de Andalucía SL
      • Rio Tinto Group
      • Russalt Limited
      • Salina Salt Company
      • Salinen Austria AG
      • Solana Tuzla Incorporated
      • Solvay SA
      • State Enterprise Association Artyomsol
      • Südwestdeutsche Salzwerke AG
      • Tata Group
      • United Salt Corporation
      • Wacker Chemie AG
    • Other Companies Mentioned in Study

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