24 June 2011 08:27 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--The global consumption of chemical salt is projected to grow by 3% annually in 2009-2015, driven by the growth in demand in the chlor-alkali industry, an industry executive said on Friday.
Asia will lead the increase in global salt consumption, which is growing at a compounded annual rate of 4.8% in 2009-2015, said Alejandro Felice, head of the international division at salt producer, Sociedad Punta de Lobos (SPL).
The region is estimated to account for almost half of the world’s salt consumption by 2015, Felicie said.
Felicie was speaking at The 15th World Chlor-Alkali Conference in ?xml:namespace>
Asia’s consumption of salt grew by around 4% annually in 2000-2009, while salt consumption in Europe and
Global chlor-alkali production is estimated to rise by 5% anually through 2015, which will drive the growth in salt consumption.
The chlor-alkali industry is the largest market for salt, accounting for around 35-40% of the world’s salt consumption, according to Felicie.
The global production of chlor-alkali will be led by
North America and
The global growth in chlor-alkali production will result in an additional demand for chemical salt of 30m tonnes until 2015, according to Felicie.
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