Global Industrial Salt Market 2016-2020

About Salt

Salt finds substantial application in the chemical manufacturing and water treatment industries. It is produced globally through production processes such as solar evaporation, brine extraction mining, and rock salt mining. Sea water is an unlimited source of salt, but salt production along the coastline is restricted by soil and weather conditions.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global industrial salts market to grow at a CAGR of 2.48% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global industrial salts market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report presents the vendor landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the top five vendors operating in the market.The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Industrial Salts Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Cargill
  • CNSIC
  • Compass Minerals
  • INEOS
  • K+S
Other prominent vendors
  • Agrosal
  • Akzo Nobel
  • Artyomsol
  • Atisale
  • Cheetham Salt
  • Dampier Salt
  • Dev Salt
  • Dow Chemical
  • Exportadora De Sal
  • Henrique Lage Salineira
  • Hubei Shuanghuan Science and Technology
  • ICL Fertilizers
  • Irish Salt Mining and Exploration
  • ITALKALI
  • Kopalnia Soli Klodawa Spolka Akcyjna
  • Mitsui
  • Pakistan Mineral Development
  • Russolo
  • Salinas
  • Swiss Saltworks
  • Solana Tuzla
  • Südwestdeutsche Salzwerke
  • Tata Group
  • United Salt
  • Vietnam national Salt
  • Wacker Chemie
Market driver
  • Rise in chloralkali chemicals production across globe
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Stringent government regulations concerning pollution
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increased production by solar evaporation process
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Industrial Salts Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global industrial salts market: Cargill, CNSIC, Compass Minerals, INEOS, and K+S.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Agrosal, Akzo Nobel, Artyomsol, Atisale, Cheetham Salt, Dampier Salt, Dev Salt, Dow Chemical, Exportadora De Sal, Henrique Lage Salineira, Hubei Shuanghuan Science and Technology, ICL Fertilizers, Irish Salt Mining and Exploration, ITALKALI, Kopalnia Soli Klodawa Spolka Akcyjna, Mitsui, Pakistan Mineral Development, Russolo, Salinas, Swiss Saltworks, Solana Tuzla, Südwestdeutsche Salzwerke, Tata Group, United Salt, Vietnam national Salt, and Wacker Chemie.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One of the key trends will be the increased production using solar evaporation process. The significant growth of the industrial salts industry in APAC has resulted in the rise in production of industrial salts by the solar evaporation process. Salt is produced by the following three primary production methods: seawater solar evaporation or inland brines, brine extracted through solution mining, and mined rock salt. Owing to the availability of salty lakes and longer coastlines in the developing countries in India and China in APAC, the salt manufacturers in these countries are producing the majority of their products by the solar evaporation process. Also, the simplicity and low cost of this process than its counterparts, is further driving the adoption of this process by the vendors in the global industrial salts market.”

According to the report, one of the key drivers will be the emergent consumption in different industries. The use of salt in varied industries is one of the primary growth drivers for the global industrial salts market. Use of salt in the emerging countries of APAC in different end-use industries acts as a boon for the global industrial salts market. Salt is a fundamental component in drilling fluids in oil and gas exploration for drilling of wells. It is useful in providing flocculation and enhancing the drilling fluid density to sustain the high down-well gas pressures. For instance, it is used in the conversion of uranium ore into uranium oxide. Similarly, it is useful in aluminum, copper, and steel processing.

Further, the report states that reduced demand in Europe will be one of the major challenges for the market. The reduced demand for salts in the developed countries of Europe, owing to the stagnant growth of the paper industry, is an another key market restraint faced by industrial salts vendors in European markets. Europe has been suffering from the decelerating growth of their paper and pulp industry during 2010-2015, resulting in a drop in demand for caustic soda, a major application of salt in the chemical industry. The demand for salt has also been adversely affected by the slow population growth in the developed countries of Western Europe.

Companies Mentioned

Cargill, CNSIC, Compass Minerals, INEOS, K+S, Agrosal, Akzo Nobel, Artyomsol, Atisale, Cheetham Salt, Dampier Salt, Dev Salt, Dow Chemical, Exportadora De Sal, Henrique Lage Salineira, Hubei Shuanghuan Science and Technology, ICL Fertilizers, Irish Salt Mining and Exploration, ITALKALI, Kopalnia Soli Klodawa Spolka Akcyjna, Mitsui, Pakistan Mineral Development, Russolo, Salinas, Swiss Saltworks, Solana Tuzla, Südwestdeutsche Salzwerke, Tata Group, United Salt, Vietnam national Salt, Wacker Chemie.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Global industrial salts market: Segmentation
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • Overview
      • Table Price range of types of salt in US 2015 ($ per metric ton)
      • Table Export, import, and production in global salt market 2011-2015 (million metric tons)
    • Applications of industrial salt
      • Table Applications of industrial salt
    • Material flow of salt
      • Table Material flow of salt
  • Market landscape
    • Global industrial salts market
      • Table Major salt producers 2011-2015 (million metric tons)
      • Table Major salt importers 2011-2015 (million metric tons)
      • Table Major salt exporters 2011-2015 (million metric tons)
      • Table Global industrial salts market 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by end-use
    • Overview
      • Table Global industrial salts market by end-use 2015
      • Table Global industrial salts market by end-use 2020
      • Table Comparison of CAGR (%), market share (%), volume (million metric tons) 2015
    • Industrial salts market in chemical industry
      • Table Compounds and their uses
      • Table Industrial salts market in chemical industry 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Industrial salts market in water treatment
      • Table Industrial salts market in water treatment 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Industrial salts market in de-icing
      • Table Industrial salts market in de-icing 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Industrial salts market in others
      • Table Industrial salts market in others 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
  • Market segmentation by production methods
    • Overview
      • Table Segmentation of industrial salts market by production methods
      • Table Segmentation of industrial salts market by type
      • Table Mine to market sequence of salt by types
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Overview
      • Table Global industrial salts market by geography 2015
      • Table Global industrial salts market by geography 2020
      • Table Comparison of CAGR (%), market share (%), volume (million metric tons) 2015
    • Industrial salts market in APAC
      • Table Industrial salts market in APAC 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Industrial salts market in Europe
      • Table Industrial salts market in Europe 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Industrial salts market in North America
      • Table Industrial salts market in North America 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Industrial salts market in ROW
      • Table Industrial salts market in ROW 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
  • Key leading countries
    • Table Key leading countries of industrial salts market 2015
    • China
    • US
    • India
  • Market drivers
    • Rise in chloralkali chemicals production across globe
      • Table Global chloralkali market 2016-2020 (% YoY basis)
    • Demand for de-icing and anti-icing
      • Table Effective temperature range for de-icing products
    • Emergent consumption in different industries
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Stringent government regulations concerning pollution
    • Reduced demand in Europe
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Rise of China in global market
      • Table Production of salts in China 2011-2015 (million metric tons)
    • Increased production by solar evaporation process
      • Table Global industrial salts market by production methods 2015
    • Consolidation of global market
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Expected strategic focus for short and long term
    • Porter's generic strategy
      • Table Porter's generic strategy
    • Competitive advantage
      • Table Anticipated competitive advantage in forecast period
    • Global customer base concentration
      • Table Global industrial salts market: Concentration of customer base by geography
    • Key market vendors
      • Table Key market vendors 2015
    • Other prominent vendors
    • Cargill
      • Table Cargill: Key market segments
      • Table Cargill: Geographical segmentation by investment 2015
    • CNSIC
      • Table CNSIC: Business segmentation
    • Compass Minerals
      • Table Compass Minerals: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Compass Minerals: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • INEOS
      • Table INEOS: Key businesses
    • K+S
      • Table K+S: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table K+S: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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