Rock Salt Market Size & Share, by Distribution Channel (Hypermarkets/Supermarkets, Convenience Stores, Specialty Food Stores, Wholesale Store, Online Stores); Type (Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Cosmetics, Food, and Beverages); Application (Chemical, De-Icing, General Industrial, Agricultural, Water Treatment) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2024-2036

  • Report ID: 5863
  • Published Date: Mar 11, 2024
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2024-2036

Rock Salt Market size is poised to reach USD 8 Billion by the end of 2036, growing at a CAGR of 3% during the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036. In the year 2023, the industry size of rock salt was USD 5 Billion. The reason behind the growth is impelled by the growing demand for food across the globe. It is expected that by 2050, there will likely be over a 55% increase in the demand for food owing to the rise in the global population growth and growth of the economy. Moreover, to feed over 9 billion people that will inhabit the planet by 2050, total food production would need to increase by around 69%.

According to estimates, the amount of food consumed will reach over 10,090 million tons in 2030 and more than 14,880 million tons in 2050.

 The growing usage of rock salt in Ayurveda is believed to fuel the rock salt market growth. In Ayurveda, rock salt has long been used to cure stomach issues, colds, and coughs as well as to improve skin health, and is particularly useful for lowering the Pitta Dosha, or heat, in the body since it balances all three doshas.

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Rock Salt Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges

 Growth Drivers

  • Rising Usage of Rock Salt to Remove Impurities – Rock salt is used to exfoliate and remove dead skin from the face since it aids in effectively removing dirt, filth, and pollutants from the skin's pores by simply adding a pinch of rock salt to the face or body wash.
  • Growing Burden of Hypertension- Blood pressure can be stabilized by consuming small amounts of rock salt as it can reduce the danger of low sodium.
  • Surging Popularity of Salt Baths- Salt baths are among the easiest and most fun ways to use rock salt for pain relief which can provide relief for fatigued feet, while rock salt body treatments can rehydrate and exfoliate skin.
  • Increasing Usage of Salt Therapies- By using Himalayan salt therapy, people of all ages can take advantage of salt's inherent therapeutic qualities that provide therapeutic advantages such as treating colds, easing allergy symptoms, cleansing the lymphatic and circulatory systems, enhancing sleep, and relieving certain skin ailments, and has been demonstrated to enhance emotional and mental well-being by raising serotonin levels organically.


  • Environmental Concerns - Aquatic habitats may potentially suffer grave consequences from the use of rock salt which may also cause soil erosion, can harm both public and private property, kill or threaten wildlife, and taint drinking water. When used in excess, rock salt can corrode vehicles, trucks, bridges, and roadways, and can also contaminate freshwater streams and get into pipes that supply drinking water. Rock salt mining raises several environmental issues including terrain instability, soil erosion, air and water pollution, and soil contamination, and owing to the unique features of the geological contexts of salt deposits, environmental issues are seen in every country where salt extraction is done.
  • The presence of alternative products may limit the adoption of rock salt
  • Fluctuations in Prices owing to factors including geopolitical events 

Rock Salt Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year




Base Year Market Size (2023)

~ USD 5 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2036)

~ USD 8 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Rock Salt Segmentation

Type (Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Cosmetics, Food and Beverages)

The food and beverages segment in the rock salt market is estimated to gain a robust revenue share of 35% in the coming years owing to the health benefits offered by rock salt. Cooking using food-grade rock salt is similar to using refined iodized salt since it is rich in minerals and vitamins, that facilitate better digestion, encourage bowel movements, aid in the removal of harmful substances from the colon, and also aid in improving appetite loss. Eating rock salt helps support a healthy digestive tract by inducing the synthesis of digestive enzymes, which is a great natural cure for digestive issues such as heartburn, bloating, stomach discomfort, and constipation. Rock salt lessens sugar cravings aid in weight maintenance, and also reactivates insulin.

Rock salt benefits the body by speeding up metabolism and facilitating the body's absorption of minerals and water during metabolic processes, promoting the bile pigment's synthesis, which aids in the body's digestion of fats and water-insoluble vitamins. Besides this, this salt enhances organic flavors in meals for special occasions, daily meals, and fasting foods alike with a blast of fresh flavor, reduces acidity and flatulence, helps soothe sore throats, and improves oral health when used in hot water gargles.

In addition, one natural supplement that may be good for health is rock salt which has become quite popular among consumers owing to its many therapeutic and nutritional benefits with the presence of important minerals with better qualities than other common table salts including iron, calcium, and magnesium.

Furthermore, since it is employed in the chemical synthesis of over 45% of chemical products, salt is one of the most essential elements in the chemical industry. The most popular application for rock salt is in the production of soda ash, also known by its technical names, sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) and sodium carbonate (Na2CO3) which has been utilized for more than 5,000 years as an input used to make food preservatives and sweeteners, and can also be used to create DIY laundry detergent and other cleaning products for the home.

(Hypermarkets/Supermarkets, Convenience Stores, Specialty Food Stores, Wholesale Stores, Online Stores)

The online stores segment in the rock salt market is set to garner a notable share shortly. Rock salt is mined straight from mountains, it retains all of its natural mineral composition, including calcium, magnesium, and potassium can be easily purchased online from the convenience of home at the lowest costs.

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

        Distribution Channel

  • Hypermarkets/Supermarkets
  • Convenience Stores
  •  Specialty Food Stores
  •  Wholesale Store
  •  Online Stores


  • Chemical
  • Pharmaceutical
  •  Cosmetics
  •  Food and Beverages


  • Chemical
  • De-Icing
  •  General Industrial
  •  Agricultural
  •  Water Treatment

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Rock Salt Industry - Regional Synopsis

APAC Market Forecast

Rock salt market in Asia Pacific is predicted to the largest share of 40% by 2036 impelled by the growing Ayurvedic industry. India is the birthplace of the age-old Ayurvedic medical tradition, which constitutes a multibillion-dollar industry owing to the remarkable medicinal benefits of traditional Indian herbs which have led to the rise in popularity of Ayurvedic food and medications in recent times. For instance, the rock salt market for Ayurvedic products in India reached around USD 7 billion in 2022.

In addition, rock sale is employed in the ancient Indian architectural system known as Vastu Shastra to encourage harmony and positive energy in the house, and is favored for spiritual practices owing to the belief that its purity aids in clearing energy and places.

North American Market Statistics

The North America rock salt market is estimated to the second largest, during the forecast period led by the growing usage of rock salt in winter road management. In Canada, the usage of rock salt is widespread and continues to increase to maintain winter roads as the region experiences extreme cold weather and snowfall. Since the 1930s, salt has been used to de-ice roads in the US which also enhances driving conditions by giving tires traction on icy surfaces. Moreover, to fend off winter weather, Americans pour more than 45 billion pounds of salt on roads annually. For instance, each year, the United States consumes more than 22,000,000 tons of salt.

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Companies Dominating the Rock Salt Market

    • Jiangsu Jingshen Salt & Chemical Industry Co Ltd
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      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Morton Salt Inc.
    • The Spice Lab
    • HimalayanChef
    • Viva Doria
    • Evolution Salt Co.
    • Kutch Brine Chem Industries
    • Naturo health plus
    • Mishtann Foods
    • Saltan Ltd.


In The News

  • Morton Salt Inc. announced the launch of a collection of refillable, adjustable grinders along with a recyclable glass bottle, an easily adjustable grinder top, and three main products: black peppercorn, all-natural sea salt, and all-natural Himalayan pink salt to provide customers with a more environmentally friendly choice than the single-use throwaway choices now available on the market.
  • Mishtann Foods announced the introduction of Himalayan pink salt, across markets in India which includes various health advantages, including manganese, copper, iron, cobalt, and zinc.

Author Credits:  Anil Kumar, Ipsheeta Dash

  • Report ID: 5863
  • Published Date: Mar 11, 2024
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The growing demand for food across the globe and the growing usage of rock salt in Ayurveda are the major factors driving the growth of the market.

The market size of Rock Salt is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 3% over the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036.

The major players in the market are Morton Salt Inc., The Spice Lab, HimalayanChef, Viva Doria, Evolution Salt Co., Kutch Brine Chem Industries, SAN FRANCISCO SALT COMPANY, Saltan Ltd., and others.

The food and beverages segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2036 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in the Asia Pacific region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2036 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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