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Sodium Chloride Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026

Market Overview:

The global sodium chloride market reached a value of US$ 28.6 Million in 2020. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to continuously grow during the forecast period (2021-2026). Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, we are continuously tracking and evaluating the direct as well as the indirect influence of the pandemic on different end-use industries. These insights are included in the report as a major market contributor.

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 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.

Sodium Chloride Industry Drivers:

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 sodium chloride market growth. Currently, Asia represents the largest region producing sodium chloride followed by Europe, North America and South & Central America.

IMARC’s new TMMR “Sodium Chloride Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026” 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. 

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
  • Impact of COVID-19
  • 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   Scope and Methodology

    2.1    Objectives of the Study
    2.2    Stakeholders
    2.3    Data Sources
        2.3.1    Primary Sources
        2.3.2    Secondary Sources
    2.4    Market Estimation
        2.4.1    Bottom-Up Approach
        2.4.2    Top-Down Approach
    2.5    Forecasting Methodology
3   Executive Summary
4   Introduction

    4.1    Overview
    4.2    Physical and Chemical Properties
    4.3    Key Industry Trends
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    Impact of COVID-19
    5.4    Price Analysis
        5.4.1    Key Price Indicators
        5.4.2    Price Structure
        5.4.3    Price Trends
    5.5    Market Breakup by Source
    5.6    Market Breakup by End-Use
    5.7   Market Breakup by Region
    5.8    Market Forecast
    5.9    SWOT Analysis
        5.9.1    Overview
        5.9.2    Strengths
        5.9.3    Weaknesses
        5.9.4    Opportunities
        5.9.5    Threats
    5.10    Value Chain Analysis
        5.10.1    Overview
        5.10.2    Feedstock Exploration
        5.10.3    Mining and Extraction
        5.10.4    Sodium Chloride Manufacturers
        5.10.5    Distributors
        5.10.6    Exporters
        5.10.7    End-Users
    5.11    Margin Analysis
    5.12    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        5.12.1    Overview
        5.12.2    Bargaining Power of Buyers
        5.12.3    Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        5.12.4    Degree of Rivalry
        5.12.5    Threat of New Entrants
        5.12.6    Threat of Substitutes
    5.13    Trade Data
        5.13.1    Imports
        5.13.2    Exports
    5.14    Key Success Factors for Manufacturers
6   Market Breakup by Source
    6.1    Sea water
        6.1.1    Market Trends
        6.1.2    Market Forecast
    6.2    Rock Salt
        6.2.1    Market Trends
        6.2.2    Market Forecast
    6.3    Others
        6.3.1    Market Trends
        6.3.2    Market Forecast
7   Performance of Key Regions
    7.1    Asia
        7.1.1    Market Trends
        7.1.2    Market Forecast
    7.2    Europe
        7.2.1    Market Trends
        7.3.2    Market Forecast
    7.3    North America
        7.3.1    Market Trends
        7.3.2    Market Forecast
    7.4    South and Central America
        7.4.1    Market Trends
        7.4.2    Market Forecast
    7.5    Others
        7.5.1    Market Trends
        7.5.2    Market Forecast
8   Market Breakup by End-Use
    8.1    Chemical Industry
        8.1.1    Market Trends
        8.1.2    Market Forecast
    8.2    Food Grade Salt
        8.2.1    Market Trends
        8.2.2    Market Forecast
    8.3    Road De-icing
        8.3.1    Market Trends
        8.3.2    Market Forecast
    8.4    Others
        8.4.1    Market Trends
        8.4.2    Market Forecast
9   Competitive Landscape
    9.1    Market Structure
    9.2    Production Capacities of Key Players
    9.3    Key Player Profiles
10  Sodium Chloride Manufacturing Process
    10.1    Product Overview
    10.2    Chemical Reactions Involved
    10.3    Detailed Process Flow
        10.3.1    Solar Evaporation:
        10.3.2    Artificial Evaporation
        10.3.3    Various Unit Operations Involved
    10.4    Raw Material Requirements
    10.5    Mass Balance and Feedstock Conversion Rate
        10.5.1    From Sea Brine (Solar Evaporation Method)
        10.5.2    From Rock Salt (Vacuum Evaporation Method)
11  Sodium Chloride Manufacturing: Major Machinery Involved
    11.1    Equipment Required
    11.2    Prices of Equipment

List of Figures

Figure 1: Global: Sodium Chloride Market: Major Drivers and Challenges
Figure 2: Global: Sodium Chloride Market: Production Volume (in Million Tons) 2015 - 2020
Figure 3: Global: Sodium Chloride Market: Production Value (in Billion US$), 2015 - 2020
Figure 4: Sodium Chloride Market: Price Structure (in US$/Ton)
Figure 5: Global: Sodium Chloride Market: Average Price Trends of Different Grades (in US$/Ton), 2015 - 2020
Figure 6: Global: Sodium Chloride Market Forecast: Production Volume (in Million Tons), 2021-2026
Figure 7: Global: Sodium Chloride Market Forecast: Production Value (in Billion US$), 2021-2026
Figure 8: Global: Sodium Chloride Industry: SWOT Analysis
Figure 9: Global: Sodium Chloride Industry: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 10: Global: Sodium Chloride Industry: Profit Margins at Various Levels of the Supply Chain
Figure 11: Global: Sodium Chloride Industry: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 12: Global: Sodium Chloride Market: Import Volume Breakup by Country (in %)
Figure 13: USA: Sodium Chloride Market: Import Volume Trend (in Tons)
Figure 14: Global: Sodium Chloride Market: Export Volume Breakup by Country (in %)
Figure 15: India: Sodium Chloride Market: Export Volume Trend (in Tons)
Figure 16: Global: Sodium Chloride Market: Breakup by Source (in %), 2020
Figure 17: Global: Sodium Chloride Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2020
Figure 18: Global: Sodium Chloride Market: Breakup by End-Use (in %), 2020
Figure 19: Asia: Sodium Chloride Market: Production Volume (in Million Tons), 2015 & 2020
Figure 20: Asia: Sodium Chloride Market Forecast: Production Volume (in Million Tons), 2021-2026
Figure 21: Europe: Sodium Chloride Market: Production Volume (in Million Tons), 2015 & 2020
Figure 22: Europe: Sodium Chloride Market Forecast: Production Volume (in Million Tons), 2021-2026
Figure 23: North America: Sodium Chloride Market: Production Volume (in Million Tons), 2015 & 2020
Figure 24: North America: Sodium Chloride Market Forecast: Production Volume (in Million Tons), 2021-2026
Figure 25: South and Central America: Sodium Chloride Market: Production Volume (in Million Tons), 2015 & 2020
Figure 26: South and Central America: Sodium Chloride Market Forecast: Production Volume (in Million Tons), 2021-2026
Figure 27: Others: Sodium Chloride Market: Production Volume (in Million Tons), 2015 & 2020
Figure 28: Others: Sodium Chloride Market Forecast: Production Volume (in Million Tons), 2021-2026
Figure 29: Global: Sodium Chloride Market: Production from Sea water (in Million Tons), 2015 & 2020
Figure 30: Global: Sodium Chloride Market Forecast: Production from Sea water (in Million Tons), 2021-2026
Figure 31: Global: Sodium Chloride Market: Production from Rock Salt (in Million Tons), 2015 & 2020
Figure 32: Global: Sodium Chloride Market Forecast: Production from Rock Salt (in Million Tons), 2021-2026
Figure 33: Global: Sodium Chloride Market: Production from Other Sources (in Million Tons), 2015 & 2020
Figure 34: Global: Sodium Chloride Market Forecast: Production from Other Sources (in Million Tons), 2021-2026
Figure 35: Global: Sodium Chloride Market: Chemical Industry (in Million Tons), 2015 & 2020
Figure 36: Global: Sodium Chloride Market Forecast: Chemical Industry (in Million Tons), 2021-2026
Figure 37: Global: Sodium Chloride Market: Food Grade Salt (in Million Tons), 2015 & 2020
Figure 38: Global: Sodium Chloride Market Forecast: Food Grade Salt (in Million Tons), 2021-2026
Figure 39: Global: Sodium Chloride Market: Road De-icing (in Million Tons), 2015 & 2020
Figure 40: Global: Sodium Chloride Market Forecast: Road De-icing (in Million Tons), 2021-2026
Figure 41: Global: Sodium Chloride Market: Other Applications (in Million Tons), 2015 & 2020
Figure 42: Global: Sodium Chloride Market Forecast: Other Applications (in Million Tons), 2021-2026
Figure 43: Sodium Chloride Manufacturing: By Solar Evaporation Method
Figure 44: Sodium Chloride Manufacturing: By Vacuum Evaporation Method
Figure 45: Sodium Chloride Manufacturing (By Solar Evaporation): Detailed Process Flow
Figure 46: Sodium Chloride Manufacturing (By Vacuum Evaporation): Detailed Process Flow
Figure 47: Sodium Chloride Manufacturing by Sea-Brine: Conversion Rate of Feedstocks
Figure 48: Sodium Chloride Manufacturing by Rock Salt: Conversion Rate of Feedstocks

List of Tables

Table 1: Physical Properties of Sodium Chloride
Table 2: Chemical Properties of Sodium Chloride
Table 3: Global Sodium Chloride Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2020 and 2026
Table 4: Global: Sodium Chloride Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (in Million Tons), 2021-2026
Table 5: Global: Sodium Chloride Market Forecast: Breakup by Source (in Million Tons), 2021-2026
Table 6: Global: Sodium Chloride Market Forecast: Breakup by End-Use (in Million Tons), 2021-2026
Table 7: Global: Sodium Chloride Market: Import Data of Major Countries
Table 8: Global: Sodium Chloride Market: Export Data of Major Countries
Table 9: Global: Sodium Chloride Market: Competitive Structure
Table 10: Global: Sodium Chloride Market: Production Capacities of Key Players (in Million Tons)
Table 11: Sodium Chloride Manufacturing: Raw Materials Required
Table 12: Sodium Chloride Manufacturing: Costs of Major Machinery Involved (in US$)

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Key Question Answered in this Report

The global sodium chloride market was valued at US$ 28.6 Million in 2020.

 

Rising demand for sodium chloride across diverse sectors, including food, medical, chemical, and industrial, represents one of the factors driving the global sodium chloride market.

 

Sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic had led to implementation of stringent lockdown regulations across several nations resulting in temporary closure of numerous end-use industries of sodium chloride, thereby negatively impacting the overall product demand.

 

Based on the end use, the global sodium chloride market can be bifurcated into chemical industry, food grade salt, and road de-icing. Among these, the chemical industry currently holds the majority of the total market share.

 

On a regional level, the market has been classified into Asia, Europe, North America, and South and Central America, where Asia currently dominates the global market. 

 

Some of the major players in the global sodium chloride market include K+S Group, China National Salt, Compass Minerals, Cargill, and Dampier Salt.

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