Sodium Chloride Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2017-2022



Sodium chloride or NaCl is an ionic compound with the chemical formula representing a 1:1 ratio of sodium and chloride ions. It is more commonly referred to as salt, table salt or common salt and is readily soluble in water. The sodium chloride market is largely impacted by its end-use in various sectors – food, medical, industrial and chemical. In several regions of North America and Europe, sodium chloride is used to de-ice the streets and highways during heavy snowfall.

In the food sector, sodium chloride is mainly used for seasoning, colouring, curing meats, preserving fish, etc. The medical uses are in catheter flush injections or intravenous infusions and for cleaning objects such as contact lenses. Inhaling sodium chloride helps remove certain bacteria in body secretions. Sodium chloride is one of the most important chemicals used in the chemical industry, mainly for the manufacture of caustic soda, sodium chlorite, ammonium chlorite and sodium bicarbonate.  A large quantity of sodium chloride is also used as feedstocks in many industrial processes and for water softening purposes. This vast scope of usage in various industry sectors has largely influenced the growth of the sodium chloride market. Currently, Asia represents the largest region producing sodium chloride followed by Europe, North America and South & Central America.

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IMARC’s new TMMR “Sodium Chloride Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2017-2022” provides a technical, analytical and statistical insight into the sodium chloride market. The market analysis includes volume trends, value trends, price trends, key players, market breakup by region, market breakup by end-use industries, key success factors, key risk factors, feedstock market trends,  import trends, export trends, etc. Apart from the market analysis, the report also provides an exhaustive technical insight on sodium chloride. This includes chemical information, manufacturing process, chemical reactions involved, raw material requirements, mass balance, conversion rate of the feedstocks, etc.

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The study, which is based both on desk research and multiple waves of qualitative primary research, is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who are planning to foray into the sodium chloride industry in any manner.

The essential aspects of the global sodium chloride market evaluated in the report include:

  • Market trends
  • Major regions
  • Key application areas
  • Key manufacturers
  • Price trends
  • Raw material requirements
  • Chemical reactions involved in the manufacturing process
  • Major importers and exporters
  • Value chain analysis
  • Machinery Requirements

1    Preface
2    Research Methodology
3    Executive Summary
4    Introduction

    4.1    Overview
    4.2    Physical and Chemical Properties
5    Global Sodium Chloride Industry
    5.1    Market Overview
    5.2    Market Performance
        5.2.1    Volume Trends
        5.2.2    Value Trends
    5.3    Price Trends
    5.4    Market Forecast
    5.5    SWOT Analysis
        5.5.1    Strengths
        5.5.2    Weaknesses
        5.5.3    Opportunities
        5.5.4    Threats
    5.6    Value Chain Analysis
    5.7    Product Pricing and Margin Analysis
    5.8    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        5.8.1    Overview
        5.8.2    Bargaining Power of Buyers
        5.8.3    Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        5.8.4    Degree of Rivalry
        5.8.5    Threat of New Entrants
        5.8.6    Threat of Substitutes
    5.9    Trade Data
        5.9.1    Imports
        5.9.2    Exports
    5.10    Key Success Factors for Manufacturers
6    Performance of Key Regions
    6.1    Asia
    6.2    Europe
    6.3    North America
    6.4    South and Central America
    6.5    Others
7    Market by End-Use
    7.1 Chemical Industry
    7.2  Food Grade Salt
    7.3  Road De-icing
    7.4  Others
8    Competitive Landscape
    8.1    Market Structure
    8.2    Production Capacities of Key Players
    8.3    Key Player Profiles
        8.3.1    K+S Group
        8.3.2    China National Salt
        8.3.3    Compass Minerals
        8.3.4    Cargill
        8.3.5    Dampier Salt
9    Sodium Chloride Manufacturing Process
    9.1    Product Overview
    9.2    Chemical Reactions Involved
    9.3    Detailed Process Flow
        9.3.1    Solar Evaporation:
        9.3.2    Artificial Evaporation
        9.3.3    Various Unit Operations Involved
    9.4    Raw Material Requirements
    9.5    Mass Balance and Feedstock Conversion Rate
        9.5.1    From Sea Brine (Solar Evaporation Method)
        9.5.2    From Rock Salt (Vacuum Evaporation Method)
10    Sodium Chloride Manufacturing: Major Machinery Involved
    10.1    Equipment Required
    10.2    Prices of Equipment

List of Figures

Figure 5-1: Global: Sodium Chloride Market: Production Volume (in Million Tons) 2009-2016
Figure 5-2: Global: Sodium Chloride Market: Production Value (in US$ Billion), 2009 & 2016
Figure 5-3: Sodium Chloride Market: Average Price Trends Of Different Grades (in US$/Ton), 2009-2016
Figure 5-4: Global: Sodium Chloride Market Forecast: Production Volume (in Million Tons), 2017-2022
Figure 5-5: Global: Sodium Chloride Market Forecast: Production Value (in Billion US$), 2017-2022
Figure 5-6: Global Sodium Chloride Industry: SWOT Analysis
Figure 5-7: Sodium Chloride Industry: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 5-8: Global: Sodium Chloride Industry: Profit Margins at Various Levels of the Supply Chain
Figure 5-9: Global: Sodium Chloride Industry: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 5-10: Global: Sodium Chloride Market: Import Volume Breakup by Country (in %), 2016
Figure 5-11: USA: Sodium Chloride Market: Import Volume Trend (in Tons), 2009-2016
Figure 5-12: Global: Sodium Chloride Market: Export Volume Breakup by Country (in %), 2016
Figure 5-13: Mexico: Sodium Chloride Market: Export Volume Trend (in Tons), 2009-2016
Figure 6-1: Global: Sodium Chloride Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2016
Figure 6-2: Asia:  Sodium Chloride Production (in Million Tons), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 6-3: Europe:  Sodium Chloride Production (in Million Tons), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 6-4: North America: Sodium Chloride Production (in Million Tons), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 6-5: South and Central America:  Sodium Chloride Production (in Million Tons), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 6-6: Others:  Sodium Chloride Production (in Million Tons), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 7-1: Global: Sodium Chloride Market: Breakup by End Use (in %), 2016
Figure 7-2: Global: Sodium Chloride Market: Chemical Industry (in Million Tons), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 7-3: Global: Sodium Chloride Market: Food Grade Salt (in Million Tons), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 7-4: Global: Sodium Chloride Market: Road De-Icing (in Million Tons), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 7-5: Global: Sodium Chloride Market: Other Applications (in Million Tons), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 9-1: Sodium Chloride Manufacturing: By Solar Evaporation Method
Figure 9-2: Sodium Chloride Manufacturing: By Vacuum Evaporation Method
Figure 9-3: Sodium Chloride Manufacturing (By Solar Evaporation): Detailed Process Flow
Figure 9-4: Sodium Chloride Manufacturing (By Vacuum Evaporation): Detailed Process Flow
Figure 9-5: Sodium Chloride Manufacturing by Sea-Brine: Conversion Rate of Feedstock
Figure 9-6: Sodium Chloride Manufacturing by Rock Salt: Conversion Rate of Feedstock

List of Tables

Table 4 1: Physical Properties of Sodium Chloride
Table 4 2: Chemical Properties of Sodium Chloride
Table 5 1: Global Sodium Chloride Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2016 and 2022
Table 5 2: Global: Sodium Chloride: Import Data of Major Countries, 2016
Table 5 3: Global: Sodium Chloride: Export Data of Major Countries, 2016
Table 8 1: Global: Sodium Chloride Market: Production Capacities of Key Players (in Million Tons)
Table 9 1: Sodium Chloride Manufacturing: Raw Materials Required
Table 10 1: Sodium Chloride Manufacturing: Costs of Major Machinery Involved (in US$)


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