Major players in the industrial salts market are Cargill Incorporated, Mitsui & Co. Ltd., Nouryon, Rio Tinto Group, Compass Minerals International Inc., China National Salt Industry Corporation, Dominion Salt, Tata Chemicals Limited, INEOS Group Limited, Morton Salt, Donald Brown Group, Exportadora de Sal SA, COMPAGNIE DU SALINS DU MIDI AND SALINES DE L’EST, Delmon Chemical Industries, Archean Group, CK Life Sciences International Holdings Inc., and Akzo Nobel Salt Inc.
The global industrial salts market is expected to grow from $14.22 billion in 2022 to $14.89 billion in 2023 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.7%. The Russia-Ukraine war disrupted the chances of global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, at least in the short term. The war between these two countries has led to economic sanctions on multiple countries, a surge in commodity prices, and supply chain disruptions, causing inflation across goods and services and affecting many markets across the globe. The industrial salts market is expected to grow to $17.61 billion in 2027 at a CAGR of 4.3%.
The industrial salts market consists of sales of sodium chloride, anhydrous magnesium sulphate, epsom salt, potassium chloride and potassium sulphate.Values in this market are ‘factory gate’ values, that is the value of goods sold by the manufacturers or creators of the goods, whether to other entities (including downstream manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors and retailers) or directly to end customers.
The value of goods in this market includes related services sold by the creators of the goods.
Industrial salt is a finely processed, white crystalline granules from natural sources. It is suitable for various applications, including detergents, textile dyeing, resin products, and other chemical processes.
Asia-Pacific was the largest region in the industrial salts market in 2022. The regions covered in the industrial salts market report are Asia-Pacific, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, South America, Middle East and Africa.
The main types of industrial salt sources are rock salt and natural brine.Rock salt refers to halite, which is a kind of salt that forms from the remains of ancient bodies of water in the rocky layers of the Earth’s crust.
Industrial salt from rock sources is used in a variety of industrial applications, including surface treatment, galvanizing, color enhancement, and other chemical processes.Major manufacturing processes are conventional mining, solar evaporation, and vacuum evaporation.
It is used in several applications such as agriculture, chemical processing, food processing, water treatment, de-icing, and oil and gas.
The growing number of water treatment projects is expected to propel the industrial salt market.Water treatment is the process of purifying water for utilization or restoring it to its natural form.
Industrial salts are used in water treatment to remove impurities and undesired components, as well as to lower the waste concentration in water supplies used for both household and industrial applications or discharge it back into the environment.Additionally, various government initiatives are implemented to improve water quality, which favors the demand for water treatment projects.
For instance, in March 2021, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), a US-based federal government that oversees U.S. national energy policy and manages the research and development on power, announced the investment of $27.5 million for 16 water infrastructure projects with modern technologies to reduce energy use in aging water infrastructure, especially in wastewater treatment that demands up to 2% of domestic electricity use each year. Therefore, the growing number of water treatment projects is expected to drive the industrial salts market.
Strategic partnership is a key trend in the industrial salt market.Major players in the market are entering into a partnership to leverage each other’s resources and expand in new markets.
For instance, in May 2022, Nippon Shokubai, a Japan-based chemical manufacturer, partnered with Arkema.The aim of this partnership is to build a factory to produce ultrapure electrolyte salt, or LiFSI (Lithium bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide), a crucial part of battery cells for electric mobility.
Arkema is a US-based manufacturer of specialty materials.
In July 2021, Stone Canyon Industries Holdings LLC (SCIH), a US-based company operating in industrial salts acquired K+S Aktiengesellschaft for a deal of $3.2 billion. Through this acquisition, Stone Canyon Industries Holdings LLC (SCIH) aims to strengthen and expand its salts business to offer an extensive line of products to consumers as well as governmental and commercial customers in America. K+S Aktiengesellschaft is a Germany-based chemical company.
The countries covered in the industrial salts market report are Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, South Korea, UK, USA.
The market value is defined as the revenues that enterprises gain from the sale of goods and/or services within the specified market and geography through sales, grants, or donations in terms of the currency (in USD, unless otherwise specified).
The revenues for a specified geography are consumption values that are revenues generated by organizations in the specified geography within the market, irrespective of where they are produced. It does not include revenues from resales along the supply chain, either further along the supply chain or as part of other products.
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