World Salt

Growth in chemical manufacturing output will fuel the majority of additional demand between 2010 and 2015, largely due to the continued rapid expansion of chemical production in China.

Global demand to rise 2.9% annually through 2015

Global demand for salt is projected to climb 2.9 percent annually through 2015 to 327 million metric tons, valued at $13.4 billion. Increased salt consumption in most parts of the world will more than offset expected contractions of demand in Western Europe and Japan. Growth in chemical manufacturing output will fuel the majority of additional demand between 2010 and 2015, largely due to the continued rapid expansion of chemical production in China. Salt suppliers will also benefit from the shale gas drilling boom currently underway in North America, which will boost chloralkali output in the US and Canada.

China to be fastest growing national market

In 2010, China was the largest consumer of salt, primarily due to the huge size of its chemical industry, although food processing and livestock salt use are also substantial because of the nation’s 1.3 billion residents. China accounted for one-fourth of global salt demand in 2010 and is projected to be the fastest growing national market through 2015. Salt consumption in India is also forecast to grow well above the world average. Chemical output by facilities in India is forecast to rise faster than in any other major producing country through 2015, leading to sizable increases in associated salt demand. As in China, growth in the size of India’s population will also contribute to overall salt market gains.

Solar evaporation to gain share of salt production

Solar evaporation is the most prevalent method of producing salt, accounting for 38 percent of 2010 industry shipments. It is the most economical method of producing salt in areas with favorable weather conditions, which include a number of nations in the Africa/Mideast and Asia/Pacific regions. Salt production is forecast to grow fastest in these regions, and as a result solar evaporation will account for an increasing share of global salt output through 2015. Rock salt and brine production will also post moderate increases through 2015, although their respective rates of growth will lag that of solar evaporation.

Chemical manufacturing is dominant salt market

Chemical manufacturing is by far the largest market for salt, accounting for nearly 55 percent of global demand in 2010. The vast majority of demand in this market is generated by chloralkali and synthetic soda ash producers, which use salt as their primary feedstock. The Asia/Pacific region accounts for over one-half of the salt consumed by the chemical industry. Western Europe and North America also have sizable chemical industries, and in 2010 they accounted for 18 percent and 15 percent, respectively, of chemical manufacturing salt use.

Study Scope

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.

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  1. World Salt

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

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    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Table | WORLD SALT DEMAND (million metric tons)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 General

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      2. 3.2 World Economic Overview

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        1. 3.2.1 Recent Historical Trends

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        2. 3.2.2 World Economic Outlook

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          1. Table | WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2009 dollars)

      3. 3.3 World Demographic Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)

      4. 3.4 Personal Income Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD PER CAPITA GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (2009 dollars)

      5. 3.5 World Manufacturing Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION (billion 2009 dollars)

      6. 3.6 Chemical Manufacturing Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION (billion 2009 dollars)

      7. 3.7 Food Manufacturing Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION (billion 2009 dollars)

      8. 3.8 World Paved Road Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD PAVED ROADS BY REGION (thousand kilometers)

      9. 3.9 World Mining Output Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD MINING OUTPUT BY TYPE & REGION (million metric tons)

      10. 3.10 Climatic Factors

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      11. 3.11 World Livestock Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD LIVESTOCK POPULATION BY REGION (million animals)

      12. 3.12 Pricing Trends

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        1. Table | AVERAGE WORLD SALT PRICES BY REGION & MARKET (dollars per metric ton)

      13. 3.13 Legal & Regulatory Environment

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    4. 4 OVERVIEW

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      1. 4.1 General

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      2. 4.2 Demand by Region

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        1. Table | WORLD SALT DEMAND BY REGION (million metric tons)

      3. 4.3 Demand by Market

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        1. Table | WORLD SALT DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

        2. 4.3.1 Chemical Manufacturing

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          1. Table | WORLD CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING MARKET FOR SALT BY REGION (million metric tons)

        3. 4.3.2 Road Deicing

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          1. Table | WORLD ROAD DEICING MARKET FOR SALT BY REGION (million metric tons)

        4. 4.3.3 Food Processing

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          1. Table | WORLD FOOD PROCESSING MARKET FOR SALT BY REGION (million metric tons)

        5. 4.3.4 Livestock

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          1. Table | WORLD LIVESTOCK MARKET FOR SALT BY REGION (million metric tons)

        6. 4.3.5 Other

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          1. Table | WORLD OTHER MARKETS FOR SALT BY REGION (million metric tons)

      4. 4.4 Production by Region

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        1. Table | WORLD SALT SHIPMENTS BY REGION (million metric tons)

      5. 4.5 Production by Method

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        1. Table | WORLD SALT SHIPMENTS BY PRODUCTION METHOD (million metric tons)

        2. 4.5.1 Solar Evaporation

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          1. Table | WORLD SOLAR EVAPORATION SALT SHIPMENTS BY REGION (million metric tons)

        3. 4.5.2 Rock Salt

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          1. Table | WORLD ROCK SALT SHIPMENTS BY REGION (million metric tons)

        4. 4.5.3 Brine

          $94.00

          1. Table | WORLD BRINE SHIPMENTS BY REGION (million metric tons)

        5. 4.5.4 Vacuum Pan & Other

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD VACUUM PAN & OTHER SHIPMENTS BY REGION (million metric tons)

      6. 4.6 International Trade

        $82.00

        1. Table | WORLD SALT NET EXPORTS BY REGION (million metric tons)

    5. 5 NORTH AMERICA

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      1. 5.1 North America: General

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      2. 5.2 North America: Salt Supply & Demand

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        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million metric tons)

      3. 5.3 North America: Salt Outlook & Suppliers

        $82.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

      4. 5.4 United States

        $290.00

        1. Table | UNITED STATES: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million metric tons)

        2. Table | UNITED STATES: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

      5. 5.5 Canada

        $225.00

        1. Table | CANADA: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million metric tons)

        2. Table | CANADA: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

      6. 5.6 Mexico

        $260.00

        1. Table | MEXICO: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million metric tons)

        2. Table | MEXICO: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

    6. 6 WESTERN EUROPE

      $1,862.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $86.00

      2. 6.2 Western Europe: Salt Supply & Demand

        $142.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million metric tons)

      3. 6.3 Western Europe: Salt Outlook & Suppliers

        $82.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

      4. 6.4 Germany

        $249.00

        1. Table | GERMANY: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million metric tons)

        2. Table | GERMANY: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

      5. 6.5 France

        $218.00

        1. Table | FRANCE: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million metric tons)

        2. Table | FRANCE: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

      6. 6.6 United Kingdom

        $201.00

        1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million metric tons)

        2. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

      7. 6.7 Spain

        $225.00

        1. Table | SPAIN: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million metric tons)

        2. Table | SPAIN: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

      8. 6.8 Italy

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        1. Table | ITALY: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million metric tons)

        2. Table | ITALY: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

      9. 6.9 The Netherlands

        $193.00

        1. Table | THE NETHERLANDS: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million metric tons)

        2. Table | THE NETHERLANDS: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

      10. 6.10 Other Western Europe

        $254.00

        1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million metric tons)

        2. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

        3. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: SALT DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million metric tons)

    7. 7 ASIA/PACIFIC

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      1. 7.1 General

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      2. 7.2 Asia/Pacific: Salt Supply & Demand

        $107.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million metric tons)

      3. 7.3 Asia Pacific: Salt Outlook & Suppliers

        $82.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

      4. 7.4 China

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        1. Table | CHINA: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million metric tons)

        2. Table | CHINA: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

      5. 7.5 India

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        1. Table | INDIA: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million metric tons)

        2. Table | INDIA: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

      6. 7.6 Japan

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        1. Table | JAPAN: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million metric tons)

        2. Table | JAPAN: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

      7. 7.7 South Korea

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        1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million metric tons)

        2. Table | SOUTH KOREA: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

      8. 7.8 Australia

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        1. Table | AUSTRALIA: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million metric tons)

        2. Table | AUSTRALIA: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

      9. 7.9 Other Asia/Pacific

        $229.00

        1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million metric tons)

        2. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

    8. 8 OTHER REGIONS

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      1. 8.1 Central & South America

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        1. 8.1.1 Central & South America: Salt Supply & Demand

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          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million metric tons)

        2. 8.1.2 Central & South America: Salt Outlook & Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

        3. 8.1.3 Brazil

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          1. Table | BRAZIL: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million metric tons)

          2. Table | BRAZIL: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

        4. 8.1.4 Chile

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          1. Table | CHILE: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million metric tons)

          2. Table | CHILE: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

        5. 8.1.5 Other Central & South America

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          1. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million metric tons)

          2. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

      2. 8.2 Eastern Europe

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        1. 8.2.1 Eastern Europe: Salt Supply & Demand

          $104.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million metric tons)

        2. 8.2.2 Eastern Europe: Salt Outlook & Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

        3. 8.2.3 Russia

          $234.00

          1. Table | RUSSIA: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million metric tons)

          2. Table | RUSSIA: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

        4. 8.2.4 Poland

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          1. Table | POLAND: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million metric tons)

          2. Table | POLAND: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

        5. 8.2.5 Ukraine

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          1. Table | UKRAINE: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million metric tons)

          2. Table | UKRAINE: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

        6. 8.2.6 Other Eastern Europe

          $212.00

          1. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million metric tons)

          2. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

      3. 8.3 Africa/Mideast

        $707.00

        1. 8.3.1 Africa/Mideast: Salt Supply & Demand

          $115.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million metric tons)

        2. 8.3.2 Africa/Mideast: Salt Outlook & Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

        3. 8.3.3 Turkey

          $191.00

          1. Table | TURKEY: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million metric tons)

          2. Table | TURKEY: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

        4. 8.3.4 Other Africa/Mideast

          $236.00

          1. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million metric tons)

          2. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

    9. 9 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 9.1 General

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      2. 9.2 Industry Composition

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        1. Table | SALT SALES FOR SELECTED COMPANIES, 2010 (million dollars)

      3. 9.3 Market Share

        $248.00

      4. 9.4 Marketing & Distribution

        $176.00

      5. 9.5 Cooperative Agreements

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        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      6. 9.6 Mergers & Acquisitions

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        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      7. 9.7 Company Profiles

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        1. 9.7.1 Akzo Nobel NV

          $366.00

        2. 9.7.2 Atisale SpA

          $84.00

        3. 9.7.3 Cargill Incorporated

          $320.00

        4. 9.7.4 China National Salt Industry Corporation

          $82.00

        5. 9.7.5 Compagnie des Salins du Midi et des Salines de l'Est SA

          $161.00

        6. 9.7.6 Compass Minerals International Incorporated

          $340.00

        7. 9.7.7 Dev Salt Private Limited

          $82.00

        8. 9.7.8 Dow Chemical Company

          $102.00

        9. 9.7.9 Exportadora de Sal SA de CV

          $101.00

        10. 9.7.10 Henrique Lage Salineira do Nordeste SA

          $82.00

        11. 9.7.11 Hubei Shuanghuan Science and Technology Stock Company Limited

          $82.00

        12. 9.7.12 INEOS Group Limited

          $130.00

        13. 9.7.13 Irish Salt Mining & Exploration Company Limited

          $82.00

        14. 9.7.14 Italkali Società Italiana Sali Alcalini SpA

          $132.00

        15. 9.7.15 JSC Urakali

          $88.00

        16. 9.7.16 K+S AG

          $638.00

        17. 9.7.17 Kopalnia Soli Klodawa Spolka Akcyjna

          $82.00

        18. 9.7.18 Mitsui & Company Limited

          $116.00

        19. 9.7.19 Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation

          $82.00

        20. 9.7.20 Proasal Salinera de Andalucia SL

          $82.00

        21. 9.7.21 Ridley Corporation Limited

          $180.00

        22. 9.7.22 Rio Tinto Group

          $124.00

        23. 9.7.23 Russalt Limited

          $82.00

        24. 9.7.24 Salina Salt Company

          $82.00

        25. 9.7.25 Salinen Austria AG

          $106.00

        26. 9.7.26 Solana Tuzla Incorporated

          $82.00

        27. 9.7.27 Solvay SA

          $86.00

        28. 9.7.28 State Enterprise Association Artyomsol

          $95.00

        29. 9.7.29 Suedwestdeutsche Salzwerke AG

          $234.00

        30. 9.7.30 Tata Group

          $135.00

        31. 9.7.31 United Salt Corporation

          $122.00

        32. 9.7.32 Wacker-Chemie AG

          $110.00

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