List of countries by salt production

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This is a list of countries by salt production.

The four leading salt producers in the world, the People’s Republic of China, the United States of America, India, and Germany, account for more than half of the worldwide production.

The first table includes data by the British Geological Survey (BGS) for countries with available statistics.
The second table includes data by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) for the leading producers.

Lists[edit]

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BGS[1] USGS[2]
Rank Country/Region 2012 salt
production
(metric tonnes)
 % of world
production
 World 276,500,000 100 %
1  China 62,158,000 22.48 %
2  United States 40,200,000 14.54 %
3  India 24,500,000 8.86 %
4  Germany 19,021,295 6.88 %
5  Canada 10,844,624 3.92 %
6  Australia 10,821,000 3.91 %
7  Mexico 10,100,935 3.65 %
8  Chile 8,057,130 2.91 %
9  Netherlands 6,513,000 2.36 %
10  Brazil 6,300,000 2.28 %
11  Ukraine 6,181,415 2.24 %
12  France 6,100,000 2.21 %
12  United Kingdom 6,100,000 2.21 %
13  Poland 4,249,200 1.54 %
14  Spain 4,042,077 1.46 %
15  Turkey 4,000,000 1.45 %
16  Austria 3,193,438 1.15 %
17  Egypt 2,883,577 1.04 %
18  Italy 2,862,440 1.04 %
19  Iran 2,800,000 1.01 %
20  Pakistan 2,427,895 0.88 %
21  Belarus 2,176,650 0.79 %
22  Bulgaria 2,100,000 0.76 %
23  Russia 2,000,000 0.72 %
23  Saudi Arabia 2,000,000 0.72 %
24  Argentina 1,900,000 0.69 %
25  Romania 1,888,516 0.68 %
26  Thailand 1,463,539 0.53 %
27  Bangladesh 1,430,329 0.52 %
28  Peru 1,242,765 0.45 %
29  Vietnam 1,177,900 0.43 %
30  Tunisia 1,131,200 0.41 %
31  Bahamas 1,000,000 0.36 %
32  Japan 925,000 0.33 %
33  Bosnia and Herzegovina 743,807 0.27 %
34  Namibia 738,000 0.27 %
35  Philippines 725,000 0.26 %
36  Morocco 720,000 0.26 %
37  Indonesia 650,000 0.24 %
38  Portugal 608,977 0.22 %
39  Denmark 600,000 0.22 %
40   Switzerland 528,000 0.19 %
41  Colombia 520,268 0.19 %
42  North Korea 500,000 0.18 %
43  Kazakhstan 463,960 0.17 %
44  Israel 414,984 0.15 %
45  South Africa 399,135 0.14 %
46  Botswana 389,481 0.14 %
47  Venezuela 350,000 0.13 %
48  South Korea 308,847 0.11 %
49  Cuba 280,000 0.1 %
50  Senegal 237,300 0.09 %
51  Myanmar 223,747 0.08 %
52  Turkmenistan 215,000 0.08 %
53  Greece 190,000 0.07 %
54  Algeria 178,000 0.06 %
55  Afghanistan 169,000 0.06 %
56  Ghana 150,000 0.05 %
56  Sudan 150,000 0.05 %
57  Iraq 143,441 0.05 %
58  Mozambique 110,000 0.04 %
59  El Salvador 103,100 0.04 %
60  Ethiopia 100,000 0.04 %
61  New Zealand 88,000 0.03 %
62  Sri Lanka 85,000 0.03 %
63  Albania 84,798 0.03 %
64  Cambodia 80,000 0.03 %
64  Syria 80,000 0.03 %
65  Ecuador 75,000 0.03 %
66  Taiwan 70,750 0.03 %
67  Madagascar 70,000 0.03 %
67  Yemen 70,000 0.03 %
68  Uzbekistan 60,000 0.02 %
69  Dominican Republic 50,000 0.02 %
69  Guatemala 50,000 0.02 %
69  Kuwait 50,000 0.02 %
70  Laos 47,600 0.02 %
71  Croatia 45,992 0.02 %
72  Angola 40,000 0.01 %
72  Honduras 40,000 0.01 %
73  Armenia 37,798 0.01 %
74  Tanzania 34,016 0.01 %
75  Djibouti 30,000 0.01 %
75  Nicaragua 30,000 0.01 %
76  Tajikistan 27,954 0.01 %
77  Eritrea 26,000 0.01 %
78  Kenya 24,000 0.01 %
79  Azerbaijan 19,000 0.01 %
80  Serbia 16,506 0.01 %
81  Montenegro 16,000 0.01 %
82  Panama 15,596 0.01 %
83  Guinea 15,000 0.01 %
83  Lebanon 15,000 0.01 %
84  Oman 12,800 0 %
85  Libya 10,000 0 %
86  Mali 6,000 0 %
87  Slovenia 5,684 0 %
88  Burkina Faso 5,000 0 %
89  Mauritius 3,800 0 %
90  Mongolia 2,461 0 %
91  Niger 1,300 0 %
92  Somalia 1,000 0 %
93  Mauritania 700 0 %
Rank Country/Region 2012 salt
production
(metric tonnes)
 % of world
production
 World 259,000,000 100 %
1  China 70,000,000 27.03 %
 other countries 43,500,000 16.8 %
2  United States 37,200,000 14.36 %
3  India 17,000,000 6.56 %
4  Germany 11,900,000 4.59 %
5  Australia 10,800,000 4.17 %
5  Canada 10,800,000 4.17 %
5  Mexico 10,800,000 4.17 %
6  Chile 8,060,000 3.11 %
7  Brazil 7,020,000 2.71 %
8  United Kingdom 6,700,000 2.59 %
9  France 6,100,000 2.36 %
10  Ukraine 5,900,000 2.28 %
11  Turkey 5,000,000 1.93 %
12  Spain 4,390,000 1.69 %
13  Poland 3,810,000 1.47 %

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bgs.ac.uk/mineralsuk/statistics/worldArchive.html%7Ctitle=World Mineral Production 2008 to 2012
  2. ^ http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/salt/mcs-2014-salt.pdf

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