Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Cooking Salt Processing industry is firmly ingrained into the food sector of the economy. Food manufacturers and processors require salt products for a multitude of uses ranging from flavouring, curing, seasoning and preserving. From a consumer perspective, cooking and table salt form a staple of the weekly grocery basket thereby rendering demand relatively inelastic to price changes. In terms of supply, the near limitless availability of raw material inputs has resulted in stability in domestic production and low levels of price volatility. The high level of concentration and value addition within the industry has also allowed producers to benefit from high profit margins and brand loyalty... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The Cooking Salt Processing industry produces salt for consumption to mainly be used during cooking. As a result, there are three main products produced by the industry: vacuum salt, iodised salt, and rock and sea salt.
Vacuum salt is the largest product segment, accounting for more than 70% of industry revenue. Vacuum salt is produced by taking brine from the ocean or inland salt water sources and subjecting it to a vacuum evaporation method. Industry operators remove impurities to create a pure product with fine crystals. Often the only additive is an anti-caking agent. This stable product is well designed for use in food preservation and other food manufacturing processes... purchase to read more