A new era for the salt supply chain

By IM Staff
Published: Thursday, 23 February 2017

Salt demand is closely linked to predictable factors such as population growth, but also to erratic phenomena like weather patterns, making the outlook for the industry hard to predict. David McNeill*, Senior Analyst at Roskill Information Services, assesses current trends in the global salt market.


Salt has been used by humans for thousands of years and, in 2017, is set to be the most important non-energy mineral after iron ore, in terms of quantity. 

Salt is produced by the solar evaporation of seawater or inland brines, mining of rock salt and solution mining...

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