World Salt Market

  • September 2014
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  • Freedonia
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  • 331 pages

World demand to rise 1.5% annually through 2018

Global demand for salt is forecast to climb 1.5 percent annually through 2018 to 324 million metric tons. Salt consumption growth in the Asia/Pacific region is projected to outpace the global average and offset flat trends expected in North America and Western Europe. Ongoing expansion in China’s chemical manufacturing industry will underpin overall advances. Salt suppliers are also projected to benefit from increases in North America’s chlor-alkali output, spurred by low natural gas prices in the region.

China, India among fastest growing markets

In 2013, China accounted for over onequarter of the global salt market, more than any other single country. Through 2018, China will continue to represent the leading salt market, while India is projected to rank as the world’s fastest growing salt consumer. Huge chlor-alkali sectors in China and India primarily drive salt consumption, supported by solid regional demand for PVC and other downstream products. Massive population sizes in both countries, combined with ongoing advances in the nations’ food and beverage industries, will boost salt demand in their respective food processing markets. North America stands as the second largest regional salt market, behind Asia/ Pacific, bolstered by strong sales of deicing salt in the US and Canada. Large food and beverage industries in the region further propel salt consumption. In Western Europe, Germany, the region’s largest producer of chlor-alkali chemicals, will continue to rank as the leading salt market through 2018.

Chlor-alkali industry to drive global growth

Chemical manufacturing is by far the largest market for salt, accounting for 60 percent of global demand in 2013. The vast majority of demand in this market is generated by producers of chlor-alkali chemicals, which use salt as their primary feedstock. The Asia/Pacific region accounts for more than half of the salt consumed by the chemical manufacturing industry, and will see particularly rapid gains going forward. However, oversupply in the chlor-alkali sector is expected to restrain stronger gains in the region’s salt consumption through 2018. In North America and Western Europe, severe winter weather boosted salt demand in road deicing applications in 2013. However, demand in the regions’ deicing markets is forecast to decline through 2018 from this high base.

Salt production to grow fastest in Asia/Pacific region

Salt production in the Asia/Pacific region is forecast to rise at the fastest rate, supported by output gains in China, India, and Australia. Central and South America will also see salt production increase at a strong rate, primarily due to advances in Chile’s output of rock salt. Solar evaporation, the most economical method of salt production in areas with warm and dry climates, is expected to remain the most popular method for producing salt. Rock salt and brine also comprise large shares of global salt output, supported by their respective use in the road deicing and chemical manufacturing markets.

Study coverage

Details on these and other key findings are available in World Salt, an upcoming industry study that presents historical demand data (2003, 2008 and 2013) plus forecasts for 2018 and 2023 by salt market, production method, world region, and for 22 major countries. The study also assesses market environment factors, evaluates company market share, and profiles 33 global industry players such as Akzo Nobel, K+S, Cargill, China National Salt Industry, Compass Minerals and Rio Tinto Group.

Table Of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION x
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1
II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4
General 4
World Economic Overview 4
Recent Historical Trends 5
World Economic Outlook 6
World Demographic Outlook 9
World Manufacturing Outlook 11
Chemical Manufacturing Outlook 14
Food Manufacturing Outlook 16
World Paved Road Outlook 20
World Mining Outlook 21
World Livestock Outlook 24
Climatic Factors 26
Pricing Trends 27
Environmental and Regulatory Considerations 29
III. OVERVIEW 32
General 32
Demand by Region 33
Demand by Market 36
Chemical Manufacturing 37
Road Deicing 41
Food Processing 45
Livestock 49
Other 52
Production by Region 56
Production by Type 59
Solar Evaporated Salt 62
Rock Salt 64
Brine 66
Vacuum Evaporated and Other Salt 67
International Trade 69
IV. NORTH AMERICA 72
Economic Overview 72
Salt Supply and Demand 73
Salt Markets and Suppliers 76
United States 78
Canada 83
Mexico 88
V. WESTERN EUROPE 94
Economic Overview 94
Salt Supply and Demand 95
Salt Markets and Suppliers 98
Germany 100
France 105
United Kingdom 110
Spain 115
Italy 120
The Netherlands 125
Other Western Europe 130
VI. ASIA/PACIFIC 137
Economic Overview 137
Salt Supply and Demand 138
Salt Markets and Suppliers 141
China 143
India 148
Japan 154
South Korea 159
Indonesia 164
Taiwan 169
Pakistan 174
Australia 179
Other Asia/Pacific 184
VII. OTHER REGIONS 190
Central and South America 190
Economic Overview 190
Salt Supply and Demand 191
Salt Markets and Suppliers 193
Brazil 195
Other Central and South America 200
Eastern Europe 205
Economic Overview 205
Salt Supply and Demand 207
Salt Markets and Suppliers 208
Russia 210
Poland 215
Ukraine 220
Other Eastern Europe 225
Africa/Mideast 230
Economic Overview 230
Salt Supply and Demand 232
Salt Markets and Suppliers 233
Turkey 235
Other Africa/Mideast 239
VIII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 245
General 245
Industry Composition 246
Market Share 248
Marketing and Distribution 254
Cooperative Agreements 256
Mergers and Acquisitions 260
Company Profiles 261
Agrosal, see Südwestdeutsche Salzwerke Salzwerke
Akzo Nobel NV 262
Atisale SpA 266
British Salt, see Tata Group
Cargill Incorporated 267
Cheetham Salt, see CK Life Sciences International
Holdings
China National Salt Industry Corporation 271
CK Life Sciences International Holdings Incorporated 272
Cleveland Potash, see Israel Chemicals
Compagnie des Salins du Midi et des Salines de l’Est SA 275
Compass Minerals International Incorporated 276
Dampier Salt, see Rio Tinto Group
Dead Sea Works, see Israel Chemicals
Dev Salt Private Limited 280
Dow Chemical Company 281
Exportadora de Sal SA de CV 282
Henrique Lage Salineira do Nordeste SA 284
Hubei Shuanghuan Science and Technology Stock Company
Limited 285
INEOS Group AG 286
Irish Salt Mining and Exploration Company Limited 288
Israel Chemicals Limited 289
Italkali Societa Italiana Sali Alcalini SpA 291
JSC Uralkali 293
Kopalnia Soli Klodawa Spolka Akcyjna 294
K+S AG 295
Mitsui and Company Limited 301
Morton Salt, see K+S
North American Salt, see Compass Minerals International
Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation 303
Pristiva, see Compass Minerals International
Proasal Salinera de Andalucía SL 304
Rio Tinto Group 305
Russalt Limited 307
Salina Salt Company 308
Salinen Austria AG 309
Salins, see Compagnie des Salins du Midi et des Salines
de l’Est
Salt Union, see Compass Minerals International
Schweizer Rheinsalinen, see Südwestdeutsche Salzwerke
Sifto Canada, see Compass Minerals International
Solana Tuzla Incorporated 311
Solvay SA 312
State Enterprise Association Artyomsol 313
Südsalz, see Südwestdeutsche Salzwerke
Südwestdeutsche Salzwerke AG 314
Tata Group 317
United Salt Corporation 319
Wacker Chemie AG 321
Other Companies Mentioned in Study 323


LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table 3
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 World Gross Domestic Product by Region 9
2 World Population by Region 11
3 World Manufacturing Value Added by Region 14
4 World Chemical Manufacturing Value Added by Region 16
5 World Food and Beverage Manufacturing Value Added
by Region 19
6 World Paved Roads by Region 21
7 World Mining Output by Type and Region 24
8 World Livestock Population by Region 26
9 Average World Salt Prices by Region and Market 29
SECTION III -- OVERVIEW
1 World Salt Demand by Region 34
2 World Salt Demand by Market 36
3 World Chemical Manufacturing Market for Salt by Region 40
4 World Road Deicing Market for Salt by Region 44
5 World Food Processing Market for Salt by Region 48
6 World Livestock Market for Salt by Region 51
7 World Other Markets for Salt by Region 55
8 World Salt Production by Region 58
9 World Salt Production by Type 61
10 World Solar Evaporated Salt Production by Region 64
11 World Rock Salt Production by Region 65
12 World Brine Production by Region 67
13 World Vacuum Evaporated and Other Salt Production by Region 69
14 World Salt Net Exports by Region 71
SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA
1 North America: Salt Supply and Demand 75
2 North America: Salt Demand by Market 77
3 United States: Salt Supply and Demand 80
4 United States: Salt Demand by Market 83
5 Canada: Salt Supply and Demand 86
6 Canada: Salt Demand by Market 88
7 Mexico: Salt Supply and Demand 91
8 Mexico: Salt Demand by Market 93
SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE
1 Western Europe: Salt Supply and Demand 97
2 Western Europe: Salt Demand by Market 100
3 Germany: Salt Supply and Demand 103
4 Germany: Salt Demand by Market 105
5 France: Salt Supply and Demand 108
6 France: Salt Demand by Market 110
7 United Kingdom: Salt Supply and Demand 113
8 United Kingdom: Salt Demand by Market 115
9 Spain: Salt Supply and Demand 118
10 Spain: Salt Demand by Market 120
11 Italy: Salt Supply and Demand 123
12 Italy: Salt Demand by Market 125
13 The Netherlands: Salt Supply and Demand 128
14 The Netherlands: Salt Demand by Market 130
15 Other Western Europe: Salt Supply and Demand 133
16 Other Western Europe: Salt Demand by Market 135
17 Other Western Europe: Salt Demand by Country 136
SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC
1 Asia/Pacific: Salt Supply and Demand 140
2 Asia/Pacific: Salt Demand by Market 143
3 China: Salt Supply and Demand 146
4 China: Salt Demand by Market 148
5 India: Salt Supply and Demand 151
6 India: Salt Demand by Market 154
7 Japan: Salt Supply and Demand 157
8 Japan: Salt Demand by Market 159
9 South Korea: Salt Supply and Demand 162
10 South Korea: Salt Demand by Market 164
11 Indonesia: Salt Supply and Demand 167
12 Indonesia: Salt Demand by Market 169
13 Taiwan: Salt Supply and Demand 172
14 Taiwan: Salt Demand by Market 174
15 Pakistan: Salt Supply and Demand 177
16 Pakistan: Salt Demand by Market 179
17 Australia: Salt Supply and Demand 182
18 Australia: Salt Demand by Market 184
19 Other Asia/Pacific: Salt Supply and Demand 187
20 Other Asia/Pacific: Salt Demand by Market 189
SECTION VII -- OTHER REGIONS
1 Central and South America: Salt Supply and Demand 193
2 Central and South America: Salt Demand by Market 195
3 Brazil: Salt Supply and Demand 198
4 Brazil: Salt Demand by Market 200
5 Other Central and South America: Salt Supply and Demand 203
6 Other Central and South America: Salt Demand by Market 205
7 Eastern Europe: Salt Supply and Demand 208
8 Eastern Europe: Salt Demand by Market 210
9 Russia: Salt Supply and Demand 213
10 Russia: Salt Demand by Market 215
11 Poland: Salt Supply and Demand 218
12 Poland: Salt Demand by Market 220
13 Ukraine: Salt Supply and Demand 223
14 Ukraine: Salt Demand by Market 225
15 Other Eastern Europe: Salt Supply and Demand 228
16 Other Eastern Europe: Salt Demand by Market 230
17 Africa/Mideast: Salt Supply and Demand 233
18 Africa/Mideast: Salt Demand by Market 234
19 Turkey: Salt Supply and Demand 237
20 Turkey: Salt Demand by Market 239
21 Other Africa/Mideast: Salt Supply and Demand 242
22 Other Africa/Mideast: Salt Demand by Market 244
SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 World Salt Sales for Selected Companies, 2013 248
2 Selected Cooperative Agreements 259


LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION III -- OVERVIEW
1 World Salt Demand by Region, 2013 35
2 Change in Salt Demand Between 2013 and 2018 by Region 35
3 World Salt Demand by Market, 2013 37
4 World Chemical Manufacturing Market for Salt by Region, 2013 41
5 World Road Deicing Market for Salt by Region, 2013 45
6 World Food Processing Market for Salt by Region, 2013 49
7 World Livestock Market for Salt by Region, 2013 52
8 World Salt Production by Region, 2003-2023 59
9 World Salt Production by Type, 2013 61
SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA
1 North America: Salt Demand by Country, 2013 76
SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE
1 Western Europe: Salt Demand by Country, 2013 98
SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC
1 Asia/Pacific: Salt Demand by Country, 2013 141
SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 World Salt Market Share, 2013 249

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