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Africa - Salt - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights
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Africa: Salt Market Overview 2020

Salt Market Size in Africa

In 2019, the African salt market decreased by -X% to $X for the first time since 2015, thus ending a three-year rising trend. The total consumption indicated prominent growth from 2007 to 2019: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008 when the market value increased by X% against the previous year. The level of consumption peaked at $X in 2018, and then fell in the following year.

Salt Production in Africa

In value terms, salt production fell notably to $X in 2019 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, production continues to indicate a prominent increase. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2018 with an increase of X% y-o-y. As a result, production reached the peak level of $X, and then reduced dramatically in the following year.

Production By Country in Africa

The countries with the highest volumes of salt production in 2019 were Tunisia (X tonnes), Egypt (X tonnes) and Angola (X tonnes), together accounting for X% of total production.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of salt production, amongst the leading producing countries, was attained by Tunisia, while salt production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Salt Exports

Exports in Africa

In 2019, overseas shipments of salt and pure sodium chloride increased by X% to X tonnes, rising for the second consecutive year after two years of decline. Over the period under review, exports posted a resilient increase. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2018 with an increase of X% y-o-y. The volume of export peaked in 2019 and is likely to see steady growth in the near future.

In value terms, salt exports dropped to $X in 2019. Total exports indicated resilient growth from 2007 to 2019: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, exports increased by +X% against 2017 indices. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2018 when exports increased by X% y-o-y. As a result, exports reached the peak of $X, and then shrank in the following year.

Exports by Country

In 2019, Egypt (X tonnes) was the largest exporter of salt and pure sodium chloride, achieving X% of total exports. It was distantly followed by Tunisia (X tonnes), Morocco (X tonnes) and Senegal (X tonnes), together mixing up a X% share of total exports. The following exporters - Kenya (X tonnes), Namibia (X tonnes) and Botswana (X tonnes) - each amounted to a X% share of total exports.

From 2007 to 2019, average annual rates of growth with regard to salt exports from Egypt stood at +X%. At the same time, Morocco (+X%), Tunisia (+X%), Botswana (+X%), Senegal (+X%) and Kenya (+X%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Morocco emerged as the fastest-growing exporter exported in Africa, with a CAGR of +X% from 2007-2019. By contrast, Namibia (-X%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. From 2007 to 2019, the share of Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Senegal and Botswana increased by +X%, +X%, +X%, +X% and +X% percentage points, while Namibia (-X p.p.) saw their share reduced. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, the largest salt supplying countries in Africa were Tunisia ($X), Egypt ($X) and Kenya ($X), with a combined X% share of total exports. Namibia, Morocco, Botswana and Senegal lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further X the main exporting countries, Morocco recorded the highest growth rate of the value of exports, over the period under review, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

The salt export price in Africa stood at $X per tonne in 2019, waning by -X% against the previous year. Overall, the export price recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 an increase of X% against the previous year. As a result, export price attained the peak level of $X per tonne. From 2015 to 2019, the growth in terms of the export prices remained at a lower figure.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was Kenya ($X per tonne), while Egypt ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Namibia, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Salt Imports

Imports in Africa

After two years of decline, purchases abroad of salt and pure sodium chloride increased by X% to X tonnes in 2019. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007 to 2019; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2014 when imports increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, imports reached the peak figure at X tonnes in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2019, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, salt imports rose remarkably to $X in 2019. Total imports indicated a remarkable increase from 2007 to 2019: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, imports increased by +X% against 2015 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2009 when imports increased by X% against the previous year. The level of import peaked at $X in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2019, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Imports by Country

In 2019, South Africa (X tonnes), distantly followed by Nigeria (X tonnes), Uganda (X tonnes), Tanzania (X tonnes), Cote d'Ivoire (X tonnes) and Zimbabwe (X tonnes) were the main importers of salt and pure sodium chloride, together creating X% of total imports. Niger (X tonnes), Zambia (X tonnes), Burkina Faso (X tonnes), Kenya (X tonnes), Mali (X tonnes) and Cameroon (X tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

From 2007 to 2019, average annual rates of growth with regard to salt imports into South Africa stood at +X%. At the same time, Tanzania (+X%), Burkina Faso (+X%), Cameroon (+X%), Niger (+X%), Zambia (+X%), Uganda (+X%), Cote d'Ivoire (+X%), Mali (+X%) and Zimbabwe (+X%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Tanzania emerged as the fastest-growing importer imported in Africa, with a CAGR of +X% from 2007-2019. Kenya experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, Nigeria (-X%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. Tanzania (+X p.p.), South Africa (+X p.p.), Uganda (+X p.p.), Cote d'Ivoire (+X p.p.), Burkina Faso (+X p.p.), Cameroon (+X p.p.), Niger (+X p.p.) and Zambia (+X p.p.) significantly strengthened its position in terms of the total imports, while Nigeria saw its share reduced by -X% from 2007 to 2019, respectively. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, Nigeria ($X) constitutes the largest market for imported salt and pure sodium chloride in Africa, comprising X% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Uganda ($X), with a X% share of total imports. It was followed by South Africa, with a X% share.

In Nigeria, salt imports increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007-2019. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Uganda (+X% per year) and South Africa (+X% per year).

Import Prices by Country

The salt import price in Africa stood at $X per tonne in 2019, with an increase of X% against the previous year. Import price indicated a noticeable expansion from 2007 to 2019: its price increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, salt import price increased by +X% against 2015 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2009 an increase of X% year-to-year. As a result, import price attained the peak level of $X per tonne. From 2010 to 2019, the growth in terms of the import prices remained at a somewhat lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2019, the country with the highest price was Nigeria ($X per tonne), while Cameroon ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Nigeria, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for salt and pure sodium chloride in Africa?
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Tunisia (4M tonnes) remains the largest salt consuming country in Africa, comprising approx. 40% of total volume. Moreover, salt consumption in Tunisia exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, Angola (1.6M tonnes), threefold. Egypt (1.4M tonnes) ranked third in terms of total consumption with a 14% share.
What are the largest producers of salt and pure sodium chloride in Africa?
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The countries with the highest volumes of salt production in 2019 were Tunisia (5.7M tonnes), Egypt (4.9M tonnes) and Angola (1.6M tonnes), together accounting for 79% of total production.
What are the leading exporters of salt and pure sodium chloride in Africa?
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In value terms, the largest salt supplying countries in Africa were Tunisia ($90M), Egypt ($73M) and Kenya ($43M), together accounting for 61% of total exports. Namibia, Morocco, Botswana and Senegal lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 29%.
What are the leading importers of salt and pure sodium chloride in Africa?
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In value terms, Nigeria ($68M) constitutes the largest market for imported salt and pure sodium chloride in Africa, comprising 27% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Uganda ($27M), with a 11% share of total imports. It was followed by South Africa, with a 8.4% share.
What is the average export price for salt and pure sodium chloride in Africa?
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The salt export price in Africa stood at $46 per tonne in 2019, falling by -23.9% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for salt and pure sodium chloride in Africa?
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The salt import price in Africa stood at $118 per tonne in 2019, with an increase of 5% against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• Prodcom 08931000 - Salt (including denatured salt but excluding salt suitable for human consumption) and pure sodium chloride, whether or not in aqueous solution or containing added anti-caking or free-flowing agents
• Prodcom 10843000 - Salt suitable for human consumption

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 2025.


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

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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This report is designed for manufacturers, distributors, importers, and wholesalers, as well as for investors, consultants and advisors.

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1. How to diversify your business and benefit from new market opportunities
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3. How to boost your sales on overseas markets
4. How to increase your profit margins
5. How to make your supply chain more sustainable
6. How to reduce your production and supply chain costs
7. How to outsource production to other countries
8. How to prepare your business for global expansion
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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

2.1
KEY FINDINGS
2.2
MARKET TRENDS
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 2007–2019
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 2007–2019
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
• Réunion
• 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 2019
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2015–2019
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 6:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 7:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 8:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2019
Table 9:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 10:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 11:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2019
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2019
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2025
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, 2007–2019
Figure 17:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 18:
Production, By Country, 2019
Figure 19:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 20:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 21:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 23:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 24:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 25:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 26:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 27:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 29:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 30:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 31:
Export Prices, 2007–2019

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