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South Africa - Salt - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights
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South Africa: Salt Market 2022

Salt Market Size in South Africa

In 2021, the South African salt market decreased by -X% to $X, falling for the third year in a row after two years of growth. In general, consumption recorded a abrupt decline. Salt consumption peaked at $X in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2021, consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Salt Exports

Exports from South Africa

In 2021, 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. In general, total exports indicated buoyant growth from 2012 to 2021: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2021 figures, exports increased by +X% against 2019 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2017 when exports increased by X% against the previous year. The exports peaked in 2021 and are likely to see steady growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, salt exports surged to $X in 2021. Over the period under review, total exports indicated a remarkable increase from 2012 to 2021: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. As a result, the exports reached the peak and are likely to continue growth in the immediate term.

Exports by Country

Zimbabwe (X tonnes) was the main destination for salt exports from South Africa, with a X% share of total exports. Moreover, salt exports to Zimbabwe exceeded the volume sent to the second major destination, Lesotho (X tonnes), twofold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Swaziland (X tonnes), with a X% share.

From 2012 to 2021, the average annual growth rate of volume to Zimbabwe amounted to +X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Lesotho (+X% per year) and Swaziland (+X% per year).

In value terms, the largest markets for salt exported from South Africa were the United States ($X), Zimbabwe ($X) and Australia ($X), with a combined X% share of total exports.

In terms of the main countries of destination, Zimbabwe, with a CAGR of +X%, saw 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 average salt export price stood at $X per tonne in 2021, increasing by X% against the previous year. Over the period from 2012 to 2021, it increased at an average annual rate of +X%. Over the period under review, the average export prices reached the maximum at $X per tonne in 2019; however, from 2020 to 2021, the export prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices for the major external markets. In 2021, the country with the highest price was the United States ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Swaziland ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2012 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to Namibia (+X%), while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Salt Imports

Imports into South Africa

For the third year in a row, South Africa recorded decline in supplies from abroad of salt and pure sodium chloride, which decreased by -X% to X tonnes in 2021. Overall, imports continue to indicate a abrupt shrinkage. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 when imports increased by X% against the previous year. As a result, imports attained the peak of X tonnes. From 2019 to 2021, the growth imports remained at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, salt imports contracted significantly to $X in 2021. Over the period under review, imports continue to indicate a deep reduction. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 when imports increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, imports reached the peak figure at $X in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2021, imports failed to regain momentum.

Imports by Country

Namibia (X tonnes), India (X tonnes) and Botswana (X tonnes) were the main suppliers of salt imports to South Africa, together comprising X% of total imports.

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

In value terms, Namibia ($X) constituted the largest supplier of salt to South Africa, comprising X% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Botswana ($X), with a X% share of total imports. It was followed by the UK, with a X% share.

From 2012 to 2021, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value from Namibia amounted to -X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Botswana (-X% per year) and the UK (+X% per year).

Import Prices by Country

The average salt import price stood at $X per tonne in 2021, falling by -X% against the previous year. In general, the import price saw a mild decline. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2017 an increase of X%. The import price peaked at $X per tonne in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2021, import prices remained at a lower figure.

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

From 2012 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by the UK (+X%), while the prices for the other major suppliers 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 the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of in 2021 were China, the United States and India, with a combined 48% share of global consumption.
What are the largest producers of salt and pure sodium chloride in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of in 2021 were China, the United States and India, together accounting for 45% of global production. These countries were followed by Mexico, Germany, Australia, Canada, Chile, Brazil, France, Turkey, the Netherlands and the UK, which together accounted for a further 31%.
What are the leading suppliers of salt and pure sodium chloride to South Africa?
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In value terms, Namibia constituted the largest supplier of salt to South Africa, comprising 52% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Botswana, with a 26% share of total imports. It was followed by the UK, with a 6.6% share.
What are the leading importers of salt and pure sodium chloride from South Africa?
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In value terms, the largest markets for salt exported from South Africa were the United States, Zimbabwe and Australia, together accounting for 49% of total exports.
What is the average export price for salt and pure sodium chloride in South Africa?
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The average salt export price stood at $546 per tonne in 2021, increasing by 12% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for salt and pure sodium chloride in South Africa?
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In 2021, the average salt import price amounted to $43 per tonne, waning by -1.7% against the previous year.

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the salt market in South 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:
• South Africa

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Trade (exports and imports) in South 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
MARKET STRUCTURE
3.3
TRADE BALANCE
3.4
PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION
3.5
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
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Import Supplying Countries

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

The Largest Destinations for Exports

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

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 In 2012–2021
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2012–2021
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2012–2021
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2012–2021
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2012–2021
Figure 8:
Market Forecast To 2030
Figure 9:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 10:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 11:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 12:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 13:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 14:
Exports And Growth
Figure 15:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 16:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 17:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 18:
Imports And Growth
Figure 19:
Import Prices
Figure 20:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 21:
Production, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 23:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 24:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 27:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2012–2021
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 29:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 30:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 33:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2012–2021
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