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Salt Market Size in the Middle East

The revenue of the salt market in the Middle East amounted to $X in 2018, dropping by -X% against the previous year. In general, salt consumption continues to indicate buoyant growth. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2012 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, the salt market reached its maximum level at $X in 2017, and then declined slightly in the following year.

Salt Production in the Middle East

In value terms, salt production stood at $X in 2018 estimated in export prices. The total output indicated a prominent increase from 2007 to 2018: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last eleven years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2018 figures, salt production increased by +X% against 2015 indices. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2009 when production volume increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, salt production reached its peak figure level at $X in 2017, and then declined slightly in the following year.

Production By Country in the Middle East

Turkey (X tonnes) remains the largest salt producing country in the Middle East, comprising approx. X% of total production. Moreover, salt production in Turkey exceeded the figures recorded by the region's second-largest producer, Saudi Arabia (X tonnes), twofold. Iran (X tonnes) ranked third in terms of total production with a X% share.

In Turkey, salt production expanded at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007-2018. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Saudi Arabia (+X% per year) and Iran (-X% per year).

Salt Exports

Exports in the Middle East

In 2018, the exports of salt and pure sodium chloride in the Middle East amounted to X tonnes, increasing by X% against the previous year. In general, salt exports continue to indicate a strong increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 when exports increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, salt exports attained their maximum at X tonnes in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2018, exports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, salt exports amounted to $X in 2018. The total exports indicated a strong expansion from 2007 to 2018: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last eleven-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2018 figures, salt exports increased by +X% against 2016 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 with an increase of X% y-o-y. The level of exports peaked at $X in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2018, exports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Exports by Country

Turkey was the major exporting country with an export of around X tonnes, which resulted at X% of total exports. Saudi Arabia (X tonnes) ranks second in terms of the total exports with a X% share, followed by Iran (X%) and Israel (X%).

Turkey was also the fastest-growing in terms of the salt and pure sodium chloride exports, with a CAGR of +X% from 2007 to 2018. At the same time, Saudi Arabia (+X%) and Iran (+X%) displayed positive paces of growth. By contrast, Israel (-X%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. Turkey (+X p.p.), Saudi Arabia (+X p.p.) and Iran (+X p.p.) significantly strengthened its position in terms of the total exports, while Israel saw its share reduced by -X% from 2007 to 2018, respectively.

In value terms, the largest salt markets in the Middle East were Turkey ($X), Israel ($X) and Saudi Arabia ($X), with a combined X% share of total exports.

Turkey experienced the highest growth rate of exports, among the main exporting countries over the last eleven years, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

In 2018, the salt export price in the Middle East amounted to $X per tonne, declining by -X% against the previous year. Overall, the salt export price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2017 when the export price increased by X% year-to-year. In that year, the export prices for salt and pure sodium chloride attained their peak level of $X per tonne, and then declined slightly in the following year.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2018, the country with the highest price was Israel ($X per tonne), while Iran ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Iran, while the other leaders experienced mixed trends in the export price figures.

Salt Imports

Imports in the Middle East

In 2018, approx. X tonnes of salt and pure sodium chloride were imported in the Middle East; rising by X% against the previous year. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2007 to 2018; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, salt imports reached their peak figure at X tonnes in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2018, imports failed to regain their momentum.

In value terms, salt imports amounted to $X in 2018. The total imports indicated a tangible expansion from 2007 to 2018: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last eleven years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 when imports increased by X% against the previous year. The level of imports peaked at $X in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2018, imports remained at a lower figure.

Imports by Country

Qatar represented the main importing country with an import of around X tonnes, which amounted to X% of total imports. The United Arab Emirates (X tonnes) held a X% share (based on tonnes) of total imports, which put it in second place, followed by Oman (X%), Kuwait (X%) and Israel (X%). The following importers - Syrian Arab Republic (X tonnes) and Lebanon (X tonnes) - each finished at a X% share of total imports.

Qatar experienced a relatively flat trend pattern of salt and pure sodium chloride imports. At the same time, Israel (+X%), Oman (+X%), Kuwait (+X%), Syrian Arab Republic (+X%) and the United Arab Emirates (+X%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Israel emerged as the fastest-growing importer in the Middle East, with a CAGR of +X% from 2007-2018. Lebanon experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. Oman (+X p.p.), the United Arab Emirates (+X p.p.), Israel (+X p.p.), Kuwait (+X p.p.) and Syrian Arab Republic (+X p.p.) significantly strengthened its position in terms of the total imports, while Qatar saw its share reduced by -X% from 2007 to 2018, respectively. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, Qatar ($X), the United Arab Emirates ($X) and Oman ($X) were the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2018, with a combined X% share of total imports. Kuwait, Syrian Arab Republic, Israel and Lebanon lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further X the main importing countries, Israel experienced the highest rates of growth with regard to imports, over the last eleven-year period, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

The salt import price in the Middle East stood at $X per tonne in 2018, increasing by X% against the previous year. The import price indicated a mild increase from 2007 to 2018: its price increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last eleven-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2018 figures, salt import price decreased by -X% against 2015 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2015 an increase of X% against the previous year. In that year, the import prices for salt and pure sodium chloride attained their peak level of $X per tonne. From 2016 to 2018, the growth in terms of the import prices for salt and pure sodium chloride remained at a lower figure.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was Syrian Arab Republic ($X per tonne), while Qatar ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Syrian Arab Republic, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

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 the Middle East. 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:
• Bahrain
• Iran
• Iraq
• Jordan
• Kuwait
• Lebanon
• Oman
• Palestine
• Syrian Arab Republic
• Yemen

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Production in the Middle East, split by region and country
• Trade (exports and imports) in the Middle East
• 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.

In this report, you can find information that helps you to make informed decisions on the following issues:
1. How to diversify your business and benefit from new market opportunities
2. How to load your idle production capacity
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
While doing this research, we combine the accumulated expertise of our analysts and the capabilities of artificial intelligence. The AI-based platform, developed by our data scientists, constitutes the key working tool for business analysts, empowering them to discover deep insights and ideas from the marketing data.
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

• Bahrain
• Iran
• Iraq
• Israel
• Jordan
• Kuwait
• Lebanon
• Oman
• Palestine
• Qatar
• Saudi Arabia
• Syrian Arab Republic
• Turkey
• United Arab Emirates
• Yemen
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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