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Industrial Salt Market Segmentation by Source (Rock, Natural Brine, Solar, and Vacuum Pan Salt); by Application (Oil & Gas, Chemical Processing, Water Treatment, and De-Icing); by Production Method (Solar Evaporation, Mining, and Vacuum Evaporation) – Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2029

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Extensive insights into the Growth of Industrial Salt Market amidst COVID-19

Before we witness the stabilization of economic growth in Europe and North America, Asia Pacific is estimated to bounce back progressively with countries such as China, India, South Korea and Japan witnessing more opportunities to recover from the losses sustained during COVID-19.

Being the biggest market in Eastern Europe, Russia is estimated to take the lowest hit, offering a sigh of relief to the businesses operating in the country. Whereas, GCC is estimated to observe low investments due to the sliding prices of crude oil.

We evaluate the strategies and commitment of the Giant Players in the market towards creating products and services that customers value and rely on.

In an attempt to control and eliminate the surge of coronavirus cases and meet the demand for required medical devices along with providing efficient medical services, there is a drastic shift of investments from authoritative bodies towards the healthcare sector. Where the aftermath of this pandemic may take years to be measured, Research Nester estimates notable expansion of e-health, gaming, and media and entertainment industries till the whole situation is contained and the plan of action for the recovery process is determined. There is an estimated probability of the growth in businesses going back a year if the condition is controlled in the next 2-3 months.                                                         Request Insights

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Industrial Salt Market Highlights 2020 – 2029

The industrial salt market is estimated to garner a decent amount of revenue by growing at a modest CAGR over the forecast period, i.e., 2021 – 2029. The growth of the market can be attributed to the robust growth of the application areas of industrial salt such as water treatment, chemicals, food processing and textiles. Rising international trade, increasing production capacities of salt manufacturing units and abundance of rock salt deposits are another factors expected to drive growth to the market over the forecast period. Furthermore, industrial salt is easily available owing to its high consumption and absence of other economic substitutes, which is projected to provide opportunities to market growth in the coming years.

The market is segmented by application into oil & gas, chemical processing, water treatment and de-icing, out of which, the chemical processing segment is anticipated to hold the largest share in the industrial salt market on account of the growing demand for industrial salt in soda ash, chlorine and caustic soda production. The segment for de-icing is also expected to occupy a notable share in the market in the near future owing to the effective ice control properties of industrial salt such as high efficiency at lower temperatures. Furthermore, the section for oil & gas application is projected to grow significantly during the forecast period, which can be associated with the high consumption of industrial salt during drilling and extraction procedures.

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Global Industrial Salt Market Regional Synopsis

Regionally, the industrial salt market is segmented into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa. The market in Asia Pacific region is estimated to grab the largest market share over the forecast period on the back of increasing salt production, and rising demand for industrial salt in water treatment and chemical processing activities, especially from developing countries such as China and India. In 2020, China led all other countries in salt production, manufacturing approximately 60,000 metric tons of salt. Along with these, rapid expansion of the chlor-alkali industry is also predicted to drive market growth in this region. In addition to this, Latin America also holds a significant share in the market, which can be credited to the rising need for industrial salt in agricultural sector, presence of a large number of natural salt deposits and high production capacities of salt manufacturing units in the region, namely in Chile and Brazil. Additionally, the market in the Middle East and Africa region is anticipated to grow at the highest rate over the forecast period accounting to the growing use of industrial salt in a diverse variety of applications in the region.CLICK TO DOWNLOAD SAMPLE REPORT

Industrial Salt Market Size

The industrial salt market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, NORDIC, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis.
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis

Market Segmentation

Our in-depth analysis of the industrial salt market includes the following segments:

By Source

  • Rock Salt
  • Natural Brine Salt
  • Solar Salt
  • Vacuum Pan Salt

By Application

  • Oil & Gas
  • Chemical Processing
  • Water Treatment
  • De-Icing

By Production Method

  • Solar Evaporation
  • Mining
  • Vacuum Evaporation

Growth Drivers

  • Growth in Production Capacities of Industrial Salt Globally
  • Rising Demand for Industrial Salt from End User Industries


  • Stringent Regulations Associated with the Manufacture of Industrial Salt

Top Featured Companies Dominating the Market

  • Cargill, Inc.
    • Company Overview
    • Business Strategy
    • Key Product Offerings
    • Financial Performance
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • Risk Analysis
    • Recent Development
    • Regional Presence
    • SWOT Analysis 
  • K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH
  • Tata Chemicals Ltd.
  • Compass Minerals International, Inc.
  • Rio Tinto plc
  • MITSUI & CO., LTD.
  • Morton Salt, Inc.
  • Compagnie des Salins du Midi et des Salines de l'Est
  • Maldon Crystal Salt Company Ltd
  • INEOS Capital Limited

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