World Salt

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Trends in the dominant chemical manufacturing market will continue to strongly influence growth in salt consumption, although road deicing and food production will also have a significant impact.

World demand to rise 1.5% annually through 2018

Global demand for salt is forecast to climb 1.5 percent annually to 325 million metric tons in 2018, valued at $13.4 billion. Trends in the dominant chemical manufacturing market will continue to strongly influence growth in salt consumption, although road deicing and food production will also have a significant impact. The Asia/Pacific region is by far the leading regional market for salt based on its large chlor-alkali industry, and Asia is also expected to lead growth in the future as it is seeing the most significant gains in regional chlor-alkali production. Food processing will continue to provide steady but slow growth in most countries, while demand for salt in road deicing is projected to drop back to more usual levels in countries that experienced harsh winters in 2013. Overall, China will remain the largest salt market worldwide while India is expected to register the fastest gains.

Asia/Pacific region to register best advances

Trends in the production of chlor-alkali chemicals (chlorine, caustic soda, and synthetic soda ash) will continue to have the most significant effect on regional salt demand. In the Asia/Pacific region, China and India are the largest chlor-alkali producers and have registered growth significantly above the global average over the past decade. While advances through 2018 will decelerate due to excess supply, Asia will still register the best advances in salt demand in the chemical market over that time. In the US, growth in chlor-alkali production is expected to accelerate, benefitting from low natural gas prices and a strong construction market. In contrast, Europe is expected to see stagnant-to-declining chlor-alkali output due to a weak pulp and paper industry and competition from chemical suppliers in Asia and the US.

Road deicing market to decline from recent high

Road deicing is the second largest application for salt worldwide, even though demand is concentrated in only a few large countries (the US alone controls nearly 60 percent of the market). Demand for road deicing salt is forecast to decline from an unusually high level in 2013, when both North America and Europe experienced particularly severe winters. Although alternatives to road salt continue to be pursued, especially in the US, salt remains the preferred winter road treatment and this will sustain demand going forward. In the food processing market, health concerns regarding high sodium intake are leading to salt reduction initiatives in developed areas. On the other hand, fast growth in processed food manufacturing is driving food salt consumption in developing countries.

Study coverage

Details on these and other key findings are available in World Salt, a Freedonia industry study. It presents historical demand data for 2003, 2008 and 2013, and forecasts for 2018 and 2023 by market (e.g., chemical manufacturing, road deicing, food processing, livestock), production method (e.g., solar evaporated salt, rock salt, brine, vacuum evaporated salt), world region, and for 22 countries.

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 33 industry competitors, including K+S, China National Salt Industry and Compass Minerals International.

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  1. World Salt

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $213.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $171.00

      1. Table | WORLD SALT DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,545.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 World Economic Overview

        $289.00

        1. 3.2.1 Recent Historical Trends

          $82.00

        2. 3.2.2 World Economic Outlook

          $191.00

          1. Table | WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION

      3. 3.3 World Demographic Outlook

        $133.00

        1. Table | WORLD POPULATION BY REGION

      4. 3.4 World Manufacturing Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION

        2. 3.4.1 Chemical Manufacturing Outlook

          $129.00

          1. Table | WORLD CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION

        3. 3.4.2 Food Manufacturing Outlook

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          1. Table | WORLD FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION

      5. 3.5 World Paved Road Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD PAVED ROADS BY REGION

      6. 3.6 World Mining Outlook

        $137.00

        1. Table | WORLD MINING OUTPUT BY TYPE & REGION

      7. 3.7 World Livestock Outlook

        $82.00

        1. Table | WORLD LIVESTOCK POPULATION BY REGION

      8. 3.8 Climatic Factors

        $82.00

      9. 3.9 Pricing Trends

        $120.00

        1. Table | AVERAGE WORLD SALT PRICES BY REGION & MARKET

      10. 3.10 Environmental & Regulatory Considerations

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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

        2. CHART III-1 WORLD SALT DEMAND BY REGION, 2013

        3. CHART III-2 CHANGE IN SALT DEMAND BETWEEN 2013 & 2018 BY REGION

      3. 4.3 Demand by Market

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        1. Table | WORLD SALT DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART III-3 WORLD SALT DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013

        3. 4.3.1 Chemical Manufacturing

          $224.00

          1. Table | WORLD CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING MARKET FOR SALT BY REGION

          2. CHART III-4 WORLD CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING MARKET FOR SALT BY REGION, 2013

        4. 4.3.2 Road Deicing

          $194.00

          1. Table | WORLD ROAD DEICING MARKET FOR SALT BY REGION

          2. CHART III-5 WORLD ROAD DEICING MARKET FOR SALT BY REGION, 2013

        5. 4.3.3 Food Processing

          $180.00

          1. Table | WORLD FOOD PROCESSING MARKET FOR SALT BY REGION

          2. CHART III-6 WORLD FOOD PROCESSING MARKET FOR SALT BY REGION, 2013

        6. 4.3.4 Livestock

          $124.00

          1. Table | WORLD LIVESTOCK MARKET FOR SALT BY REGION

          2. CHART III-7 WORLD LIVESTOCK MARKET FOR SALT BY REGION, 2013

        7. 4.3.5 Other

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          1. Table | WORLD OTHER MARKETS FOR SALT BY REGION

      4. 4.4 Production by Region

        $127.00

        1. Table | WORLD SALT PRODUCTION BY REGION

        2. CHART III-8 WORLD SALT PRODUCTION BY REGION, 2003-2023

      5. 4.5 Production by Type

        $486.00

        1. Table | WORLD SALT PRODUCTION BY TYPE

        2. CHART III-9 WORLD SALT PRODUCTION BY TYPE, 2013

        3. 4.5.1 Solar Evaporated Salt

          $125.00

          1. Table | WORLD SOLAR EVAPORATED SALT PRODUCTION BY REGION

        4. 4.5.2 Rock Salt

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD ROCK SALT PRODUCTION BY REGION

        5. 4.5.3 Brine

          $93.00

          1. Table | WORLD BRINE PRODUCTION BY REGION

        6. 4.5.4 Vacuum Evaporated & Other Salt

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD VACUUM EVAPORATED & OTHER SALT PRODUCTION BY REGION

      6. 4.6 International Trade

        $91.00

        1. Table | WORLD SALT NET EXPORTS BY REGION

    5. 5 NORTH AMERICA

      $1,128.00

      1. 5.1 North America: Economic Overview

        $82.00

      2. 5.2 North America: Salt Supply & Demand

        $126.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. CHART IV-1 NORTH AMERICA: SALT DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013

      3. 5.3 North America: Salt Markets & Suppliers

        $82.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET

      4. 5.4 United States

        $318.00

        1. 5.4.1 United States: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 5.4.2 United States: Salt Supply & Demand

          $97.00

          1. Table | UNITED STATES: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 5.4.3 United States: Salt Markets & Suppliers

          $145.00

          1. Table | UNITED STATES: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET

      5. 5.5 Canada

        $277.00

        1. 5.5.1 Canada: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 5.5.2 Canada: Salt Supply & Demand

          $96.00

          1. Table | CANADA: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 5.5.3 Canada: Salt Markets & Suppliers

          $104.00

          1. Table | CANADA: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET

      6. 5.6 Mexico

        $262.00

        1. 5.6.1 Mexico: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 5.6.2 Mexico: Salt Supply & Demand

          $85.00

          1. Table | MEXICO: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 5.6.3 Mexico: Salt Markets & Suppliers

          $95.00

          1. Table | MEXICO: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET

    6. 6 WESTERN EUROPE

      $2,137.00

      1. 6.1 Western Europe: Economic Overview

        $99.00

      2. 6.2 Western Europe: Salt Supply & Demand

        $116.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. CHART V-1 WESTERN EUROPE: SALT DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013

      3. 6.3 Western Europe: Salt Markets & Suppliers

        $127.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET

      4. 6.4 Germany

        $263.00

        1. 6.4.1 Germany: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 6.4.2 Germany: Salt Supply & Demand

          $84.00

          1. Table | GERMANY: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.4.3 Germany: Salt Markets & Suppliers

          $110.00

          1. Table | GERMANY: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET

      5. 6.5 France

        $229.00

        1. 6.5.1 France: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 6.5.2 France: Salt Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | FRANCE: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.5.3 France: Salt Markets & Suppliers

          $95.00

          1. Table | FRANCE: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET

      6. 6.6 United Kingdom

        $261.00

        1. 6.6.1 United Kingdom: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 6.6.2 United Kingdom: Salt Supply & Demand

          $90.00

          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.6.3 United Kingdom: Salt Markets & Suppliers

          $103.00

          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET

      7. 6.7 Spain

        $252.00

        1. 6.7.1 Spain: Economic Overview

          $86.00

        2. 6.7.2 Spain: Salt Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | SPAIN: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.7.3 Spain: Salt Markets & Suppliers

          $103.00

          1. Table | SPAIN: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET

      8. 6.8 Italy

        $247.00

        1. 6.8.1 Italy: Economic Overview

          $85.00

        2. 6.8.2 Italy: Salt Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | ITALY: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.8.3 Italy: Salt Markets & Suppliers

          $85.00

          1. Table | ITALY: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET

      9. 6.9 The Netherlands

        $254.00

        1. 6.9.1 The Netherlands: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 6.9.2 The Netherlands: Salt Supply & Demand

          $83.00

          1. Table | THE NETHERLANDS: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.9.3 The Netherlands: Salt Markets & Suppliers

          $95.00

          1. Table | THE NETHERLANDS: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET

      10. 6.10 Other Western Europe

        $289.00

        1. 6.10.1 Other Western Europe: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 6.10.2 Other Western Europe: Salt Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.10.3 Other Western Europe: Salt Markets & Suppliers

          $84.00

          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET

        4. 6.10.4 Other Western Europe: Demand by Country

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: SALT DEMAND BY COUNTRY

    7. 7 ASIA/PACIFIC

      $2,660.00

      1. 7.1 Asia/Pacific: Economic Overview

        $88.00

      2. 7.2 Asia/Pacific: Salt Supply & Demand

        $106.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. CHART VI-1 ASIA/PACIFIC: SALT DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013

      3. 7.3 Asia/Pacific: Salt Markets & Suppliers

        $94.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET

      4. 7.4 China

        $295.00

        1. 7.4.1 China: Economic Overview

          $98.00

        2. 7.4.2 China: Salt Supply & Demand

          $83.00

          1. Table | CHINA: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.4.3 China: Salt Markets & Suppliers

          $114.00

          1. Table | CHINA: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET

      5. 7.5 India

        $307.00

        1. 7.5.1 India: Economic Overview

          $97.00

        2. 7.5.2 India: Salt Supply & Demand

          $91.00

          1. Table | INDIA: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.5.3 India: Salt Markets & Suppliers

          $119.00

          1. Table | INDIA: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET

      6. 7.6 Japan

        $262.00

        1. 7.6.1 Japan: Economic Overview

          $87.00

        2. 7.6.2 Japan: Salt Supply & Demand

          $87.00

          1. Table | JAPAN: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.6.3 Japan: Salt Markets & Suppliers

          $89.00

          1. Table | JAPAN: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET

      7. 7.7 South Korea

        $262.00

        1. 7.7.1 South Korea: Economic Overview

          $83.00

        2. 7.7.2 South Korea: Salt Supply & Demand

          $88.00

          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.7.3 South Korea: Salt Markets & Suppliers

          $91.00

          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET

      8. 7.8 Indonesia

        $249.00

        1. 7.8.1 Indonesia: Economic Overview

          $84.00

        2. 7.8.2 Indonesia: Salt Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | INDONESIA: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.8.3 Indonesia: Salt Markets & Suppliers

          $86.00

          1. Table | INDONESIA: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET

      9. 7.9 Taiwan

        $231.00

        1. 7.9.1 Taiwan: Economic Overview

          $90.00

        2. 7.9.2 Taiwan: Salt Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | TAIWAN: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.9.3 Taiwan: Salt Markets & Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | TAIWAN: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET

      10. 7.10 Pakistan

        $237.00

        1. 7.10.1 Pakistan: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 7.10.2 Pakistan: Salt Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | PAKISTAN: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.10.3 Pakistan: Salt Markets & Suppliers

          $87.00

          1. Table | PAKISTAN: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET

      11. 7.11 Australia

        $241.00

        1. 7.11.1 Australia: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 7.11.2 Australia: Salt Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | AUSTRALIA: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.11.3 Australia: Salt Markets & Suppliers

          $104.00

          1. Table | AUSTRALIA: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET

      12. 7.12 Other Asia/Pacific

        $287.00

        1. 7.12.1 Other Asia/Pacific: Economic Overview

          $83.00

        2. 7.12.2 Other Asia/Pacific: Salt Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.12.3 Other Asia/Pacific: Salt Markets & Suppliers

          $125.00

          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET

    8. 8 OTHER REGIONS

      $2,722.00

      1. 8.1 Central & South America

        $809.00

        1. 8.1.1 Central & South America: Economic Overview

          $86.00

        2. 8.1.2 Central & South America: Salt Supply & Demand

          $88.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 8.1.3 Central & South America: Salt Markets & Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET

        4. 8.1.4 Brazil

          $267.00

          1. Table | BRAZIL: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | BRAZIL: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET

        5. 8.1.5 Other Central & South America

          $301.00

          1. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET

      2. 8.2 Eastern Europe

        $1,204.00

        1. 8.2.1 Eastern Europe: Economic Overview

          $84.00

        2. 8.2.2 Eastern Europe: Salt Supply & Demand

          $85.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 8.2.3 Eastern Europe: Salt Markets & Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET

        4. 8.2.4 Russia

          $243.00

          1. Table | RUSSIA: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | RUSSIA: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET

        5. 8.2.5 Poland

          $241.00

          1. Table | POLAND: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | POLAND: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET

        6. 8.2.6 Ukraine

          $258.00

          1. Table | UKRAINE: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | UKRAINE: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET

        7. 8.2.7 Other Eastern Europe

          $230.00

          1. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET

      3. 8.3 Africa/Mideast

        $709.00

        1. 8.3.1 Africa/Mideast: Economic Overview

          $91.00

        2. 8.3.2 Africa/Mideast: Salt Supply & Demand

          $84.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 8.3.3 Africa/Mideast: Salt Markets & Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET

        4. 8.3.4 Turkey

          $223.00

          1. Table | TURKEY: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | TURKEY: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET

        5. 8.3.5 Other Africa/Mideast

          $252.00

          1. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: SALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: SALT DEMAND BY MARKET

    9. 9 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $4,972.00

      1. 9.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 9.2 Industry Composition

        $149.00

        1. Table | WORLD SALT SALES FOR SELECTED COMPANIES, 2013

      3. 9.3 Market Share

        $339.00

        1. CHART VIII-1 WORLD SALT MARKET SHARE, 2013

      4. 9.4 Marketing & Distribution

        $162.00

      5. 9.5 Cooperative Agreements

        $173.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      6. 9.6 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $82.00

      7. 9.7 Company Profiles

        $3,898.00

        1. 9.7.1 Akzo Nobel NV

          $286.00

        2. 9.7.2 Atisale SpA

          $82.00

        3. 9.7.3 Cargill Incorporated

          $286.00

        4. 9.7.4 China National Salt Industry Corporation

          $82.00

        5. 9.7.5 CK Life Sciences International Holdings Incorporated

          $182.00

        6. 9.7.6 Compagnie des Salins du Midi et des Salines de l'Est SA

          $83.00

        7. 9.7.7 Compass Minerals International Incorporated

          $291.00

        8. 9.7.8 Dev Salt Private Limited

          $82.00

        9. 9.7.9 Dow Chemical Company

          $89.00

        10. 9.7.10 Exportadora de Sal SA de CV

          $97.00

        11. 9.7.11 Henrique Lage Salineira do Nordeste SA

          $82.00

        12. 9.7.12 Hubei Shuanghuan Science and Technology Stock Company Limited

          $82.00

        13. 9.7.13 INEOS Group AG

          $127.00

        14. 9.7.14 Irish Salt Mining & Exploration Company Limited

          $82.00

        15. 9.7.15 Israel Chemicals Limited

          $166.00

        16. 9.7.16 Italkali Società Italiana Sali Alcalini SpA

          $121.00

        17. 9.7.17 JSC Uralkali

          $82.00

        18. 9.7.18 Kopalnia Soli Klodawa Spolka Akcyjna

          $82.00

        19. 9.7.19 K+S AG

          $480.00

        20. 9.7.20 Mitsui & Company Limited

          $117.00

        21. 9.7.21 Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation

          $82.00

        22. 9.7.22 Proasal Salinera de Andalucía SL

          $82.00

        23. 9.7.23 Rio Tinto Group

          $110.00

        24. 9.7.24 Russalt Limited

          $82.00

        25. 9.7.25 Salina Salt Company

          $82.00

        26. 9.7.26 Salinen Austria AG

          $101.00

        27. 9.7.27 Solana Tuzla Incorporated

          $82.00

        28. 9.7.28 Solvay SA

          $82.00

        29. 9.7.29 State Enterprise Association Artyomsol

          $85.00

        30. 9.7.30 Südwestdeutsche Salzwerke AG

          $207.00

        31. 9.7.31 Tata Group

          $142.00

        32. 9.7.32 United Salt Corporation

          $82.00

        33. 9.7.33 Wacker Chemie AG

          $98.00

      8. 9.8 Other Companies Mentioned in Study

        $151.00

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