Salt: United States

This report forecasts US salt demand and production in metric tons to 2020. Total demand is also forecasted to 2020 in US dollars at the manufacturers' level. Total demand in metric tons is segmented by market as follows: road deicing, chemical manufacturing, food processing, livestock, and other markets. Total production is segmented by method in terms of: brine, rock salt, solar evaporation, and vacuum evaporation and other methods.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand in volume and value terms, and total production by volume are provided in annual series from 2005 to 2015; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2010 and 2015. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, trade, NAFTA demand, and environmental and regulatory factors. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines demand and production, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each demand and production segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing in the US market. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 26-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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