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PUBLISHER: Stratistics Market Research Consulting | PRODUCT CODE: 1476347

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PUBLISHER: Stratistics Market Research Consulting | PRODUCT CODE: 1476347

Sea Salt Market Forecasts to 2030 - Global Analysis By Type, Packaging, Distribution Channel, Application, End User and by Geography

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According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Sea Salt Market is accounted for $18.86 billion in 2023 and is expected to reach $27.61 billion by 2030 growing at a CAGR of 5.6% during the forecast period. Sea salt is a naturally occurring marvel that is packed full of minerals. It is extracted from evaporated seawater. Because of its trace minerals, it has a unique flavour that makes it slightly different from table salt and gives dishes more depth, improving the whole culinary experience. In addition to its culinary applications, sea salt is well known for its medicinal qualities and is frequently used in skincare and spa treatments. Because of its rough texture, it's also a well-liked option for exfoliating scrubs that revitalize and refresh skin. Moreover, sea salt is an essential kitchen item and a necessity for self-care; it represents the balance between the abundance of nature and human creativity.

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Market Dynamics:


Demand for organic and natural substances

The market for sea salt is also being driven by the growing demand for natural and organic ingredients in food products. Sea salt is one of the more popular natural seasoning options because consumers are increasingly drawn to products devoid of artificial additives and preservatives. Sea salt fits in nicely with this consumer trend because it is a minimally processed product made from evaporated seawater. Moreover, in order to satisfy health-conscious consumers looking for natural and clean label options, food manufacturers and retailers are responding to this demand by adding sea salt to a variety of products, including snacks, sauces, and condiments.


Rivalry from non-traditional salts

Himalayan pink salt, rock salt, and specialty salts like fleur de sel are some of the competitors to sea salt, despite the fact that they have distinct flavor profiles and mineral content. Sea salt producers face competition from these alternative salts, which might also appeal to consumers looking for gourmet and natural options. Even in price-sensitive segments of the market, the availability of low-cost table salt continues to be a major competitor. Additionally, producers of sea salt may need to make investments in branding, product innovation, and marketing campaigns to draw attention to the unique benefits of sea salt in comparison to substitutes in order to preserve market share and set their products apart.


Growth of wellness and health trends

The market for sea salt has a lot of potential because of the increased focus on health and wellness. The market for sea salt is projected to rise as consumers become more health-conscious and look for natural and minimally processed ingredients. Because sea salt doesn't undergo chemical processing and has a higher mineral content than refined table salt, it is thought to be a healthier option. Consumers who are concerned about their health are adding sea salt to their diets and seeking out products that have it listed as a primary ingredient. Furthermore, manufacturers now have the chance to create new sea salt-infused products in a variety of categories, such as condiments, ready-to-eat meals, and snacks.


Environmental hazards and climate change

Extreme weather, rising sea levels, and altered precipitation patterns are just a few of the risks that climate change brings to the sea salt business. Facilities that produce salt along the coast are susceptible to storm surges, flooding, and erosion brought on by climate change, which can cause operational disruptions and infrastructure damage. Additionally, the availability and quality of seawater used in the production of salt may vary due to shifting environmental conditions, which could result in variations in product quality and yield. Salt marshes and other natural habitats essential to the production of salt may also be threatened by sea level rise and coastal erosion. Salt producers must put adaptive measures in place to lessen these risks, like upgrading infrastructure, diversifying their production sites, and adopting sustainable practices that have the least negative environmental impact.

Covid-19 Impact:

The market for sea salt saw both opportunities and challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. At first, supply chain disruptions and lockdowns caused short-term delays in production and distribution, which hindered market expansion. But as the pandemic wore on, people's priorities shifted to their health and well-being, which led to a spike in demand for natural and organic ingredients-including sea salt-and an increase in sales. The closing of eateries and foodservice businesses changed customer preferences, which led to a rise in the use of packaged goods and ingredients like sea salt for home cooking. Furthermore, sales of sea salt products were further boosted by the pandemic's acceleration of e-commerce trends, which saw an increase in consumers buying groceries and specialty food items online.

The Bags and Pouches segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

In the sea salt market, bags and pouches are predicted to hold the largest share. Because they are portable, easy to use, and convenient, bags and pouches are a popular option for consumers to store and retrieve sea salt in both residential and commercial settings. From individual serving packets to bulk packaging for industrial use, these packaging formats are flexible and accommodating to a broad range of product sizes and packaging designs. Additionally, by using redesigned labels and graphics, bags and pouches offer chances for branding and product differentiation that improve shelf visibility and customer appeal.

The Food and Beverages segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

In the sea salt market, the food and beverage segment most likely has the highest CAGR. This is mostly due to consumers growing health consciousness and desire for natural and healthier food ingredients as an alternative to refined table salt. Because of its distinctive flavor profiles, perceived health benefits, and wide range of applications in different cuisines and product categories, sea salt is becoming more and more popular in the food and beverage industry. Sea salt is finding its way into a growing number of food and beverage products, ranging from snacks and condiments to bakery goods and prepared meals, propelling its market expansion. Moreover, the proliferation of specialty food trends and the emergence of gourmet cooking both support the growth of the sea salt market in the food and beverage segment.

Region with largest share:

Due to a number of factors, the Asia-Pacific region most likely has the largest market share for sea salt. With their vast coastlines and long histories of salt production, nations like China and India make substantial contributions to the world's supply of sea salt. The demand for sea salt is also driven by changing dietary preferences and growing populations in the Asia-Pacific region, which affects a variety of industries like food and beverage, cosmetics, and agriculture. The region's varied culinary customs and growing consciousness of wellness and health trends also contribute to the rise in sea salt consumption. Additionally, the Asia Pacific area continues to lead the world market for sea salt production and consumption due to rising consumer interest in natural and organic ingredients as well as the growth of the food processing and manufacturing sectors in nations like China, Japan, and India.

Region with highest CAGR:

In the sea salt market, the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region most likely has the highest CAGR. This is explained by a number of things, including the area's dry climate and easy access to saltwater, which create perfect circumstances for the production of sea salt. In addition, the food processing and manufacturing industries have grown significantly in the MEA region as a result of urbanization, shifting dietary preferences, and rising disposable incomes. Sea salt is becoming more and more popular as a healthier substitute for table salt as consumers become more health-conscious and look for natural and minimally processed ingredients. Moreover, the demand for sea salt in cosmetics and spa products has also increased due to the rising popularity of spa and wellness tourism in nations like Morocco and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Key players in the market

Some of the key players in Sea Salt market include Morton Salt, Inc, Qinghai Salt Lake Industry Co. Ltd., El Nasr Salines Co., Westlab Limited, Amato Food Products Ltd., Mccormick and Company, Inc, Infosa, Cargill Inc, Hoosier Hill Farm, Amagansett Sea Salt Co., B&G Foods Inc, San Francisco Salt Company, Himalayan Chef, Bitterman and Sons Inc., Maine Sea Salt Company, DVC Industries Inc., Twang Partners Ltd., Olde Thompson Inc. and Clearspring Ltd.

Key Developments:

In June 2023, Singapore-based Cargill Metals has entered into a multiyear agreement with Sweden-based industrial startup H2 Green Steel for the supply of green steel. The companies say the agreement aims to accelerate global ferrous supply chain decarbonization. According to Cargill, the agreement marks another major step for the company toward its vision to shape a responsible and sustainable ferrous supply chain that helps the world thrive.

In January 2023, Qinghai Salt Lake Industry Co.,Ltd agreed to acquire additional 12.4328% stake in Shanxi Wentong Saltbridge Mixed Fertilizer Co., Ltd. from Beijing Zhongji Tianbo Venture Capital Co., Ltd. for CNY 95.9 million. Prior to this transaction, Shanxi Wentong Saltbridge was held 43.7836% by Qinghai Salt Lake Industry and Qinghai Salt Lake Sanyuan each and 12.4328% by Beijing Zhongji Tianbo and post-closing, Qinghai Salt Lake Industry's stake will increase to 56.2164% and Beijing Zhongji Tianbo will no longer hold any stake in it.

Types Covered:

  • Natural Fine Sea Salt
  • Natural Coarse Sea Salt
  • Malborough Flaky Sea Salt
  • Other Types

Packagings Covered:

  • Bags and Pouches
  • Sacks and Drums
  • Shakes
  • Glass Jars
  • Other Packagings

Distribution Channels Covered:

  • Specialty Stores
  • Convenience Stores
  • Retail
  • E-Commerce
  • Other Distribution Channels

Applications Covered:

  • Regenerating Water Agent
  • De-icing Agent
  • Detoxifying Agent
  • Anti-Oxidant Agent
  • Other Applications

End Users Covered:

  • Food and Beverages
  • Agriculture
  • Cosmetics
  • Animal Food
  • HORECA (Home, Restaurant, Cafe)
  • Other End Users

Regions Covered:

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • Italy
    • France
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • South America
    • Argentina
    • Brazil
    • Chile
    • Rest of South America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Qatar
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

What our report offers:

  • Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
  • Strategic recommendations for the new entrants
  • Covers Market data for the years 2021, 2022, 2023, 2026, and 2030
  • Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
  • Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
  • Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends
  • Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
  • Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

Free Customization Offerings:

All the customers of this report will be entitled to receive one of the following free customization options:

  • Company Profiling
    • Comprehensive profiling of additional market players (up to 3)
    • SWOT Analysis of key players (up to 3)
  • Regional Segmentation
    • Market estimations, Forecasts and CAGR of any prominent country as per the client's interest (Note: Depends on feasibility check)
  • Competitive Benchmarking
    • Benchmarking of key players based on product portfolio, geographical presence, and strategic alliances
Product Code: SMRC25893

Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Preface

  • 2.1 Abstract
  • 2.2 Stake Holders
  • 2.3 Research Scope
  • 2.4 Research Methodology
    • 2.4.1 Data Mining
    • 2.4.2 Data Analysis
    • 2.4.3 Data Validation
    • 2.4.4 Research Approach
  • 2.5 Research Sources
    • 2.5.1 Primary Research Sources
    • 2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources
    • 2.5.3 Assumptions

3 Market Trend Analysis

  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Drivers
  • 3.3 Restraints
  • 3.4 Opportunities
  • 3.5 Threats
  • 3.6 Application Analysis
  • 3.7 End User Analysis
  • 3.8 Emerging Markets
  • 3.9 Impact of Covid-19

4 Porters Five Force Analysis

  • 4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
  • 4.2 Bargaining power of buyers
  • 4.3 Threat of substitutes
  • 4.4 Threat of new entrants
  • 4.5 Competitive rivalry

5 Global Sea Salt Market, By Type

  • 5.1 Introduction
  • 5.2 Natural Fine Sea Salt
  • 5.3 Natural Coarse Sea Salt
  • 5.4 Malborough Flaky Sea Salt
  • 5.5 Other Types

6 Global Sea Salt Market, By Packaging

  • 6.1 Introduction
  • 6.2 Bags and Pouches
  • 6.3 Sacks and Drums
  • 6.4 Shakes
  • 6.5 Glass Jars
  • 6.6 Other Packagings

7 Global Sea Salt Market, By Distribution Channel

  • 7.1 Introduction
  • 7.2 Specialty Stores
  • 7.3 Convenience Stores
  • 7.4 Retail
  • 7.5 E-Commerce
  • 7.6 Other Distribution Channels

8 Global Sea Salt Market, By Application

  • 8.1 Introduction
  • 8.2 Regenerating Water Agent
  • 8.3 De-icing Agent
  • 8.4 Detoxifying Agent
  • 8.5 Anti-Oxidant Agent
  • 8.6 Other Applications

9 Global Sea Salt Market, By End User

  • 9.1 Introduction
  • 9.2 Food and Beverages
  • 9.3 Agriculture
  • 9.4 Cosmetics
  • 9.5 Animal Food
  • 9.6 HORECA (Home, Restaurant, Cafe)
  • 9.7 Other End Users

10 Global Sea Salt Market, By Geography

  • 10.1 Introduction
  • 10.2 North America
    • 10.2.1 US
    • 10.2.2 Canada
    • 10.2.3 Mexico
  • 10.3 Europe
    • 10.3.1 Germany
    • 10.3.2 UK
    • 10.3.3 Italy
    • 10.3.4 France
    • 10.3.5 Spain
    • 10.3.6 Rest of Europe
  • 10.4 Asia Pacific
    • 10.4.1 Japan
    • 10.4.2 China
    • 10.4.3 India
    • 10.4.4 Australia
    • 10.4.5 New Zealand
    • 10.4.6 South Korea
    • 10.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
  • 10.5 South America
    • 10.5.1 Argentina
    • 10.5.2 Brazil
    • 10.5.3 Chile
    • 10.5.4 Rest of South America
  • 10.6 Middle East & Africa
    • 10.6.1 Saudi Arabia
    • 10.6.2 UAE
    • 10.6.3 Qatar
    • 10.6.4 South Africa
    • 10.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa

11 Key Developments

  • 11.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
  • 11.2 Acquisitions & Mergers
  • 11.3 New Product Launch
  • 11.4 Expansions
  • 11.5 Other Key Strategies

12 Company Profiling

  • 12.1 Morton Salt, Inc
  • 12.2 Qinghai Salt Lake Industry Co. Ltd.
  • 12.3 El Nasr Salines Co.
  • 12.4 Westlab Limited
  • 12.5 Amato Food Products Ltd.
  • 12.6 Mccormick and Company, Inc
  • 12.7 Infosa
  • 12.8 Cargill Inc
  • 12.9 Hoosier Hill Farm
  • 12.10 Amagansett Sea Salt Co.
  • 12.11 B&G Foods Inc
  • 12.12 San Francisco Salt Company
  • 12.13 Himalayan Chef
  • 12.14 Bitterman and Sons Inc.
  • 12.15 Maine Sea Salt Company
  • 12.16 DVC Industries Inc.
  • 12.17 Twang Partners Ltd.
  • 12.18 Olde Thompson Inc.
  • 12.19 Clearspring Ltd.
Product Code: SMRC25893

List of Tables

  • Table 1 Global Sea Salt Market Outlook, By Region (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 2 Global Sea Salt Market Outlook, By Type (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 3 Global Sea Salt Market Outlook, By Natural Fine Sea Salt (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 4 Global Sea Salt Market Outlook, By Natural Coarse Sea Salt (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 5 Global Sea Salt Market Outlook, By Malborough Flaky Sea Salt (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 6 Global Sea Salt Market Outlook, By Other Types (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 7 Global Sea Salt Market Outlook, By Packaging (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 8 Global Sea Salt Market Outlook, By Bags and Pouches (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 9 Global Sea Salt Market Outlook, By Sacks and Drums (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 10 Global Sea Salt Market Outlook, By Shakes (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 11 Global Sea Salt Market Outlook, By Glass Jars (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 12 Global Sea Salt Market Outlook, By Other Packagings (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 13 Global Sea Salt Market Outlook, By Distribution Channel (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 14 Global Sea Salt Market Outlook, By Specialty Stores (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 15 Global Sea Salt Market Outlook, By Convenience Stores (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 16 Global Sea Salt Market Outlook, By Retail (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 17 Global Sea Salt Market Outlook, By E-Commerce (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 18 Global Sea Salt Market Outlook, By Other Distribution Channels (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 19 Global Sea Salt Market Outlook, By Application (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 20 Global Sea Salt Market Outlook, By Regenerating Water Agent (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 21 Global Sea Salt Market Outlook, By De-icing Agent (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 22 Global Sea Salt Market Outlook, By Detoxifying Agent (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 23 Global Sea Salt Market Outlook, By Anti-Oxidant Agent (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 24 Global Sea Salt Market Outlook, By Other Applications (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 25 Global Sea Salt Market Outlook, By End User (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 26 Global Sea Salt Market Outlook, By Food and Beverages (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 27 Global Sea Salt Market Outlook, By Agriculture (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 28 Global Sea Salt Market Outlook, By Cosmetics (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 29 Global Sea Salt Market Outlook, By Animal Food (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 30 Global Sea Salt Market Outlook, By HORECA (Home, Restaurant, Cafe) (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 31 Global Sea Salt Market Outlook, By Other End Users (2021-2030) ($MN)

Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.

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