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Africa: Salt Market 2022

Salt Market Size in Africa

In 2021, after three years of growth, there was decline in the African salt market, when its value decreased by -X% to $X. The market value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2012 to 2021; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The level of consumption peaked at $X in 2020, and then shrank slightly in the following year.

Salt Production in Africa

In value terms, salt production dropped to $X in 2021 estimated in export price. In general, production, however, showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 when the production volume increased by X% against the previous year. The level of production peaked at $X in 2020, and then shrank in the following year.

Production By Country in Africa

The countries with the highest volumes of in 2021 were Egypt (X tonnes), Djibouti (X tonnes) and Tunisia (X tonnes), with a combined X% share of total production.

From 2012 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of production, amongst the main producing countries, was attained by Djibouti (with a CAGR of +X%), while production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Salt Exports

Exports in Africa

In 2021, overseas shipments of salt and pure sodium chloride decreased by -X% to X tonnes, falling for the third year in a row after three years of growth. Overall, exports, however, recorded a modest expansion. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 with an increase of X%. As a result, the exports reached the peak of X tonnes. From 2019 to 2021, the growth of the exports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, salt exports fell to $X in 2021. Over the period under review, exports, however, showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2018 with an increase of X%. Over the period under review, the exports attained the maximum at $X in 2020, and then shrank in the following year.

Exports by Country

Egypt (X tonnes) and Tunisia (X tonnes) were the largest exporters of salt and pure sodium chloride in 2021, finishing at near X% and X% of total exports, respectively. Morocco (X tonnes) held the next position in the ranking, distantly followed by Namibia (X tonnes), Senegal (X tonnes), Botswana (X tonnes) and Kenya (X tonnes). All these countries together held approx. X% share of total exports.

From 2012 to 2021, the biggest increases were in Senegal (with a CAGR of +X%), while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Tunisia ($X), Kenya ($X) and Namibia ($X) appeared to be the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2021, together comprising X% of total exports. Botswana, Egypt, Morocco and Senegal lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further X, with a CAGR of +X%, saw the highest growth rate of the value of exports, among the main exporting countries over the period under review, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

The export price in Africa stood at $X per tonne in 2021, growing by X% against the previous year. In general, the export price, however, continues to indicate a slight shrinkage. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2020 when the export price increased by X%. Over the period under review, the export prices hit record highs at $X per tonne in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2021, the export prices failed to regain momentum.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2021, the country with the highest price was Kenya ($X per tonne), while Egypt ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2012 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Botswana (+X%), while the other leaders experienced mixed trends in the export price figures.

Salt Imports

Imports in Africa

In 2021, approx. X tonnes of salt and pure sodium chloride were imported in Africa; with a decrease of -X% against the year before. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2012 to 2021; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2020 when imports increased by X% against the previous year. As a result, imports reached the peak of X tonnes, and then declined sharply in the following year.

In value terms, salt imports declined markedly to $X in 2021. Overall, imports, however, saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 when imports increased by X%. The level of import peaked at $X in 2020, and then contracted markedly in the following year.

Imports by Country

In 2021, Nigeria (X tonnes), distantly followed by Uganda (X tonnes), Tanzania (X tonnes), Cote d'Ivoire (X tonnes), South Africa (X tonnes), Kenya (X tonnes), Zimbabwe (X tonnes) and Democratic Republic of the Congo (X tonnes) represented the main importers of salt and pure sodium chloride, together mixing up X% of total imports. Burkina Faso (X tonnes), Mali (X tonnes), Benin (X tonnes), Zambia (X tonnes) and Malawi (X tonnes) took a relatively small share of total imports.

From 2012 to 2021, the biggest increases were in Kenya (with a CAGR of +X%), while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest salt importing markets in Africa were Nigeria ($X), Uganda ($X) and Zimbabwe ($X), with a combined X% share of total imports. Malawi, Cote d'Ivoire, Tanzania, Kenya, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, Burkina Faso, South Africa, Mali and Benin lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further X the main importing countries, Kenya, with a CAGR of +X%, saw the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of imports, over the period under review, while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

The import price in Africa stood at $X per tonne in 2021, approximately equating the previous year. Over the period under review, the import price, however, recorded a slight shrinkage. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 an increase of X% against the previous year. As a result, import price attained the peak level of $X per tonne. From 2015 to 2021, the import prices remained at a lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2021, the country with the highest price was Malawi ($X per tonne), while South Africa ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2012 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Zimbabwe (+X%), while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox Platform

Base Year Historical Period Forecast Period Units
2021 2007-2021 2022-2030 US$, Tonnes

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for salt and pure sodium chloride in Africa?
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The countries with the highest volumes of in 2021 were Djibouti, Egypt and Kenya, together comprising 58% of total consumption.
What are the largest producers of salt and pure sodium chloride in Africa?
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The countries with the highest volumes of in 2021 were Egypt, Djibouti and Tunisia, together comprising 61% of total production.
What are the leading suppliers of salt and pure sodium chloride in Africa?
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In value terms, Tunisia, Kenya and Namibia constituted the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2021, together accounting for 47% of total exports. Botswana, Egypt, Morocco and Senegal lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 35%.
What are the leading importers of salt and pure sodium chloride in Africa?
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In value terms, the largest salt importing markets in Africa were Nigeria, Uganda and Zimbabwe, with a combined 43% share of total imports. Malawi, Cote d'Ivoire, Tanzania, Kenya, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, Burkina Faso, South Africa, Mali and Benin lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 34%.
What is the average export price for salt and pure sodium chloride in Africa?
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In 2021, the export price in Africa amounted to $55 per tonne, rising by 7.4% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for salt and pure sodium chloride in Africa?
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In 2021, the import price in Africa amounted to $109 per tonne, almost unchanged from the previous year.

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the salt market in Africa. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2030.


Product coverage:
Country coverage:
• Benin
• Botswana
• Burkina Faso
• Burundi
• Cabo Verde
• Cameroon
• Central African Republic
• Chad
• Comoros
• Congo
• Cote d'Ivoire
• Democratic Republic of the Congo
• Djibouti
• Equatorial Guinea
• Eritrea
• Ethiopia
• Gabon
• Gambia
• Guinea
• Guinea-Bissau
• Lesotho
• Liberia
• Madagascar
• Malawi
• Mali
• Mauritania
• Mauritius
• Mayotte
• Mozambique
• Namibia
• Reunion
• Rwanda
• Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
• Sao Tome and Principe
• Senegal
• Seychelles
• Sierra Leone
• Somalia
• South Sudan
• Swaziland
• Tanzania
• Togo
• Tunisia
• Uganda
• Western Sahara
• Zambia
• Zimbabwe

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Production in Africa, split by region and country
• Trade (exports and imports) in Africa
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY
3.3
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.4
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
7.2
PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2012–2021
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2012–2021
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

11. COUNTRY PROFILES

The Largest Markets And Their Profiles

• Algeria
• Angola
• Benin
• Botswana
• Burkina Faso
• Burundi
• Cabo Verde
• Cameroon
• Central African Republic
• Chad
• Comoros
• Congo
• Democratic Republic of the Congo
• Djibouti
• Egypt
• Equatorial Guinea
• Eritrea
• Ethiopia
• Gabon
• Gambia
• Ghana
• Guinea
• Guinea-Bissau
• Kenya
• Lesotho
• Liberia
• Libya
• Madagascar
• Malawi
• Mali
• Mauritania
• Mauritius
• Mayotte
• Morocco
• Mozambique
• Namibia
• Niger
• Nigeria
• Reunion
• Rwanda
• Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
• Sao Tome and Principe
• Senegal
• Seychelles
• Sierra Leone
• Somalia
• South Africa
• Sudan
• Swaziland
• Tanzania
• Togo
• Tunisia
• Uganda
• Zambia
• Zimbabwe
• Cote d'Ivoire
• Western Sahara
• South Sudan
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2021
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Table 3:
Market Value, 2012–2021
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2015–2021
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 6:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 7:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 8:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2012–2021
Table 9:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 10:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 11:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2012–2021
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2012–2021
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2021
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2030
Figure 5:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 6:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 7:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 8:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 9:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 10:
Exports And Growth
Figure 11:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 12:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 13:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 14:
Imports And Growth
Figure 15:
Import Prices
Figure 16:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 17:
Production, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 18:
Production, By Country, 2021
Figure 19:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 20:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 21:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 23:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 24:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 25:
Import Prices, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 26:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 27:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 29:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 30:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 31:
Export Prices, 2012–2021
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