Sodium Chloride Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Global Sodium Chlorate Market Outlook Report is segmented by grade (rock salt, solar salt, and vacuum salt), application (chemical production, deicing, water conditioning, agriculture, food processing, pharmaceutical, and other applications), and geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle East & Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts for sodium chloride in terms of volume (kilotons) for all the above segments.

Sodium Chloride Market Size

Sodium Chloride Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
CAGR > 5.00 %
Fastest Growing Market North America
Largest Market Asia Pacific
Market Concentration High

Major Players

Sodium Chloride Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Sodium Chloride Market Analysis

The sodium chloride market was estimated at over 250,000 kilotons in 2022, and the market is projected to register a CAGR of over 5% during the forecast period.

The COVID-19 outbreak in 2020 had a detrimental influence on the market due to the temporary halt in construction operations and the worldwide shutdown of chemical manufacturing facilities. However, the market picked up and is expected to follow a similar projection in the forecast period.

  • The increasing demand for sodium chloride as a chemical agent from the chemical sector and the increasing demand for pharmaceutical-grade sodium chloride in North America and Europe are expected to fuel the market expansion.
  • However, the emergence of numerous alternative chemicals with improved properties that can be utilized as preservatives and deicing agents, on the other hand, may stifle market growth.
  • The increasing usage of sodium-based batteries and the increasing production of Chlor-alkali products is expected to offer various opportunities for future market growth.
  • While Asia-Pacific dominates the market, North America is predicted to develop quickly throughout the forecast period.

Sodium Chloride Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Sodium Chloride Market according to our research experts:

Chemical Production Segment to Dominate the Market

  • Sodium chloride produces many chemicals, including organic, inorganic, and chlor-alkali compounds such as chlorine, soda ash, and caustic soda. These materials are then used to make various products, including polyvinyl chloride (PVC), detergents, glass, dyes, and soaps.
  • In addition to being utilized in the production of detergents and the metallurgical industry, sodium carbonate (soda ash) is also employed in producing heavy chemicals, including phosphates, silicates, and glass. Limestone and sodium chloride, both of which are inexpensive and widely accessible, is used in the Solvay process. Ammonia and carbon dioxide turn salt and limestone into sodium carbonate.
  • In 2021, 9,645 kilotons of chlorine were generated, an increase of around 4.6% from the year before, according to the Chlor-Alkali Industry Review. Additionally, chlorine consumption increased by almost 3%, from 79.5% in 2020 to 82.5% in 2021.
  • According to the report, most chlorine produced was used in the PVC, EDC/VCM application, accounting for approximately 31.6%, followed by Isocrynates and Oxygenates (30.8%) and Inorganics (12.7%).
  • According to the United Census Bureau, overall construction spending in the United States in December 2022 was USD 1,809.8 billion. On a year-over-year basis, the construction sector increased by 7.7% in December compared to December 2021, with total spending reaching USD 1,681.0 billion. It, in turn, enhanced the demand for PVC products and polyurethane-based construction industry materials, such as rigid foam insulation panels.
  • Furthermore, caustic soda is used in the Kraft process, which converts wood into wood pulp and is still the dominant method in paper manufacture. According to the Chlor-Alkali Industry Review, 9,250 kilotons of caustic soda were utilized in the European region in 2021, with Organics accounting for the major share.
  • Therefore, based on the factors above, the chemical products segment is expected to dominate the market in the coming years.
Sodium Chloride Market - Chlorine Consumption, Thousand Metric Tons, Europe, 2021

Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • Asia-Pacific dominated the global market share, with rising demand from the chemical industry. China is a hub for chemical processing, accounting for most chemicals produced globally.
  • According to the National Bureau of Statistics of China, the country generated over 39 million metric tons of Sodium Hydroxide, which can be used to make chemicals, water treatment, and metal processing. In addition to industrial use, sodium hydroxide is commonly found in domestic cleaning detergents.
  • According to the statistics presented by the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, India, major chemicals production climbed by 5.73% to 43.51 lakh tons in 2022-23 (up to July 2022) compared to 41.15 lakh tons in the previous year's similar period.
  • Sodium chloride also serves its purpose in various applications in the pharmaceutical industry. It is used in manufacturing APIs and other products, such as dialysis and infusion solutions, injections, saline drips, and oral rehydration salts.
  • According to the estimations by IQVIA, China, the world's second-largest pharmaceutical spending country, will increase the volume of the segment by 8% over five years, while spending will increase by 19%, a slower rate than in previous years but still at a focus on extending access to innovative drugs.
  • The Indian pharmaceutical industry is also expected to reach ~USD 130 billion by 2030, as the India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF) suggested. The country is the largest producer of vaccines worldwide, accounting for around 60% of the total vaccines as of 2021, and ranks third across the globe for pharmaceutical production by volume.
  • With the ever-increasing demands in the different sectors related to the sodium chloride market in one way or another, the market for the same is expected to be dominated by the Asia-Pacific region.
Sodium Chloride Market - Growth Rate by Region, 2023-2028

Sodium Chloride Industry Overview

The sodium chloride market is partially consolidated among the top players. The key players (not in a particular order) include Nouryon, Cargill Incorporated, Wacker Chemie AG, INEOS, and Tata Chemicals Europe.

Sodium Chloride Market Leaders

  1. Nouryon

  2. Cargill, Incorporated

  3. Wacker Chemie AG

  4. Tata Chemicals Europe

  5. INEOS

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Sodium Chloride Market Concentration
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Sodium Chloride Market News

  • January 2022: B. Braun received FDA permission for a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in Florida. According to it, B. Braun Medical's Daytona Beach, Florida plant will produce 0.9% sodium chloride for injection, which will be offered in 1,000 ml and 500 ml Excel Plus IV bags from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
  • January 2022: Nouryon signed a 15-year agreement with Suzano, a eucalyptus pulp producing company. Nouryon will commission its sustainable Integrated Manufacturing Model for the new Suzano eucalyptus pulp mill in Ribas do Rio Pardo, Brazil. Nouryon will use renewable electricity from Suzano's new pulp mill to produce sodium chlorate.

Sodium Chloride Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increasing Demand for Sodium Chloride as a Chemical Agent

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Demand for Pharmaceutical-grade Sodium Chloride in North America and Europe

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Emergence of Numerous Alternative Chemicals that can be Utilized as Preservatives and Deicing Agents

      2. 4.2.2 Other Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size in Volume)

    1. 5.1 Grade

      1. 5.1.1 Rock Salt

      2. 5.1.2 Solar Salt

      3. 5.1.3 Vacuum Salt

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Chemical Production

      2. 5.2.2 Deicing

      3. 5.2.3 Water Conditioning

      4. 5.2.4 Agriculture

      5. 5.2.5 Food Processing

      6. 5.2.6 Pharmaceutical

      7. 5.2.7 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Italy

        4. France

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share (%)**/Ranking Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Cargill, Incorporated.

      2. 6.4.2 CK Life Sciences Int'l. (Holdings) Inc.

      3. 6.4.3 Compass Minerals

      4. 6.4.4 INEOS

      5. 6.4.5 K+S Aktiengesellschaft

      6. 6.4.6 Nouryon

      7. 6.4.7 Pon Pure Chemicals Group

      8. 6.4.8 Rio Tinto

      9. 6.4.9 Südwestdeutsche Salzwerke AG

      10. 6.4.10 Swiss Salt Works AG

      11. 6.4.11 Tata Chemicals Europe

      12. 6.4.12 Wacker Chemie AG

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Increasing use of Sodium-based Batteries

    2. 7.2 Increasing Production of Chlor-alkali Products

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Sodium Chloride Industry Segmentation

Sodium chloride is one of the most abundant minerals available on the earth. Seawater and subterranean rock formations are the two key sources of sodium chloride. It is a major source of chlorine for the chemical industry. The sodium chloride market is segmented by grade, application, and geography. The market is segmented by grade: rock salt, solar salt, and vacuum salt. By application, the market is segmented into chemical production, deicing, water conditioning, agriculture, food processing, pharmaceutical, and other applications. The report also covers the size and forecasts for sodium chloride in 15 countries across major regions. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done based on volume (kilotons).

Rock Salt
Solar Salt
Vacuum Salt
Chemical Production
Water Conditioning
Food Processing
Other Applications
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa
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Sodium Chloride Market Research FAQs

The Sodium Chloride Market is projected to register a CAGR of greater than 5% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

Nouryon, Cargill, Incorporated, Wacker Chemie AG, Tata Chemicals Europe and INEOS are the major companies operating in the Sodium Chloride Market.

North America is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the Asia Pacific accounts for the largest market share in Sodium Chloride Market.

The report covers the Sodium Chloride Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Sodium Chloride Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Sodium Chloride Industry Report

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