Gourmet Salt Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

Global gourmet salt market is segmented into by Type (Sel Gris, Flakey Salt, Himalayan Salt, Fleur de sel, Speciality Salt, and Others), By Application (Confectionery, Bakery, Meat & Poultry, Sea Food, Sauces & Savories, and Others), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

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Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Europe
CAGR: 6.61 %

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Market Overview

Global gourmet salt market is  projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.61% during the forecast period (2020-2025).

  • The cosmopolitan culture has created a demand for traditional cuisines in the metros, and this has subsequently led to the increased application of gourmet salts. This is because of its particular flavor that can incorporate a ting of traditional flavor and aroma in foods. These salts have also gained popularity among professional chefs in luxury hotels.
  • Gourmet salts also boast of high-profit margins to the retailers, owing to is easy availability and cost effective maufactring, acting as a driver for the market. The cost of expensive as compared to conventional salt and the lack of awareness in developing countries about this salt, are major constraints to the market.
  • The increase in the number of gourmet restaurants during the past five years, globally, is positively influencing the gourmet salt market. 

Scope of the Report

Global gourmet salt market is segmented into by type and application. On the basis of type, the market is segmented into sel gris, flakey salt, himalayan salt, fleur de sel, speciality salt, and others. On the basis of application, the market is segmented into confectionery, bakery, meat & poultry, sea food, sauces & savories, and others. Also, the study provides an analysis of the gourmet salt market in the emerging and established markets across the world, including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa.

By Type
Sel Gris
Flakey Salt
Himalayan Salt
Fleur de sel
Speciality Salt
By Application
Meat & Poultry
Sea Food
Sauces & Savories
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
South Africa
Saudi Arabia
Rest of MEA

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Key Market Trends

Growing Demand From Food Service Industry

The food service industry in developed economies, like United States, has quickly adopted to the market, considering the demand of gourmet cuisine. This is because gourmet is an industry classification for high-quality premium foods in the United States, which, in turn, is also influencing the demand of gourmet salt. Moreover, globalization and the strong influence of westernization in emerging countries are boosting the demand for foreign cuisine, such as Italian and French food, which requires special flavors salts. The market for gourmet flavored salts made from all natural ingredients is also growing. Gourmet salts are becoming vital ingredients for all types of cuisines, especially in luxury restaurants, as each kind of gourmet salts have its own specific functionality and provide specific taste and texture to the food.

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Europe Dominates the Market

Global gourmet salts market is expected to witness strong growth during the forecasted period owing to the rising awareness among consumers related to changing food or cuisine preferences among consumers. Europe is expected to witness significant growth in the gourmet salts market and contribute maximum market share, followed by North America and Asia Pacific over the forecasted period. However, North America is expected to experience fast growth owing to the high disposable income of the consumers, which results in buying patterns for products rich in gourmet salt as these products are expensive in nature.


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Competitive Landscape

Some of the major key players in the global gourmet salt market, globally includes Cargill, Alaska Pure, Sea Salt Co., Amagansett Sea Salt Co., Kalahari Pristine Salt Worx, and Morton Salt amongst others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Sel Gris

      2. 5.1.2 Flakey Salt

      3. 5.1.3 Himalayan Salt

      4. 5.1.4 Fleur de sel

      5. 5.1.5 Speciality Salt

      6. 5.1.6 Others

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Confectionary

      2. 5.2.2 Bakery

      3. 5.2.3 Meat & Poultry

      4. 5.2.4 Sea Food

      5. 5.2.5 Sauces & Savories

      6. 5.2.6 Others

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. Russia

        5. Italy

        6. Spain

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia Pacific

        1. India

        2. China

        3. Japan

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of MEA


    1. 6.1 Most Active Companies

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 6.3 Market Share Analysis

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Alaska Pure Sea Salt Co.

      2. 6.4.2 Amagansett Sea Salt Co.

      3. 6.4.3 Cargill Inc.

      4. 6.4.4 Cheetham Salt Ltd.

      5. 6.4.5 Kalahari Pristine Salt Worx.

      6. 6.4.6 Maldon Crystal Salt Co.

      7. 6.4.7 Morton Salt, Inc.

      8. 6.4.8 Murray River Salt

      9. 6.4.9 Pyramid Salt Pty.Ltd.

      10. 6.4.10 Saltworks, Inc.


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Gourmet Salt Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Gourmet Salt Market is growing at a CAGR of 6.61% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Europe holds highest share in 2020.

Alaska Pure Sea Salt Co., Cargill Inc., Murray River Salt, Maldon Crystal Salt Co., Morton Salt, Inc. are the major companies operating in Gourmet Salt Market.

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