Global demand for salt will rise 2.9 percent annually through 2015 to 327 million metric tons. Growth in chemical production, especially in China, will fuel most new demand. Demand will also benefit from shale gas drilling in North America, which will boost chloralkali output in the US and Canada.
This study analyzes the 284 million metric ton world salt industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2000, 2005 and 2010, and forecasts for 2015 and 2020 by market (e.g., chemical manufacturing, road deicing, food processing, livestock), production method (e.g., solar evaporation, rock salt, brine), world region and for 20 major countries.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 32 industry competitors, including K+S, China National Salt Industry and Cargill.