Chinese Chemical Industry to Remain Key Salt Demand Growth Driver According to Merchant Research & Consulting, Ltd.

Aug 29th, 2011

LONDON – The growing demand from the rapidly expanding Chinese chemical industry and growing global population, although to a lesser extent, are the primary driving forces for the salt demand. Demand on the world salt market is expected to witness large scale growth, up to 3% annually through 2011 – 2016.

Geographically salt production capacities are allocated quite reasonable. Most countries have their own salt mining industries; and the production is mostly captive when the mined volumes are right enough to meet the salt consumption within one country. Some developed nations have also excessive salt set for export. The prices for the exported mineral are however extremely changeable as they largely depend on oil and gas cost.

Detailed review and outlook on global, regional and country markets of salt can be found in the new market research report “Salt Market Review” that addresses highlights of the market – its present situation, historical landscape and future forecast and unveils comprehensive data indicating salt capacities, production, consumption, trade statistics, and recent prices globally, regionally and by country.

Report Details:

Salt Market Review
Published: February, 2011
Pages: 59

The report presents a wealth of information on salt market including:

  • salt marketers (producers and suppliers);
  • major salt producers’ profiles;
  • salt production statistics in the reviewed countries;
  • salt consumption statistics in the respective country markets;
  • salt trade globally and by country;
  • average salt prices;
  • salt market forecast for next five years, indicating projected market volumes and prices.

The research on salt has been prepared by Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd, an internationally recognized market research agency, specializing in chemical industry. “Salt Market Review” is included into the catalogue “Minerals”, which also incorporates Asbestos, Barite, Bentonite, Bromine, Graphite, Gypsum, Lime, Mica, Phosphates, Sulfur market studies.



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