Irish salt producer gains from extreme weather

By Shruti Salwan
Published: Friday, 26 August 2016

Ireland’s only salt producing company reported a 60% year-over-year increase in turnover for the last fiscal year as icy conditions lead to increased demand for de-icing salt produced from its Kilroot mine. Improved profits largely came on the back of sluggish growth registered in previous years owing to mild winters.

The Irish Salt Mining and Exploration Co. Ltd (ISME), which operates the Kilroot rock salt (halite) in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, registered a 61.3% year-over-year (y-o-y) increase in turnover in the 12...

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