List of countries by salt production

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This is a list of countries by salt production in 2006 mostly based on British Geological Survey accessed in September 2008.[dated info] However, in 2012, the USGS reported that China had surpassed the US in salt production; the leading salt producers in 2011 were China (65,000,000), US (44,000,000), Germany (20,000,000), India (18,000,000), and Australia (13,000,000).[1]

Rank Country/Region 2006 salt
production (tonnes)
 % of world
production
 World 210,000,000 100 %
1  United States 46,500,000 22.14 %
2  China 37,101,000 17.67 %
3  India 15,000,000 7.14 %
4  Canada 14,125,000 6.73 %
5  Australia 11,211,000 5.34 %
6  Mexico 8,180,000 3.9 %
7  France 7,000,000 3.33 %
8  Brazil 6,500,000 3.1 %
9  Chile 6,000,000 2.86 %
10  United Kingdom 5,800,000 2.76 %
11  Netherlands 5,000,000 2.38 %
12  Italy 3,600,000 1.71 %
13  Spain 3,200,000 1.52 %
14  Russia 2,800,000 1.33 %
15  Iran 2,618,000 1.25 %
16  Romania 2,450,000 1.17 %
17  Egypt 2,400,000 1.14 %
18  Ukraine 2,300,000 1.1 %
19  Turkey 2,250,000 1.07 %
20  Bulgaria 1,800,000 0.86 %
21  Poland 1,600,000 0.76 %
22  Pakistan 1,320,000 0.63 %
23  Vietnam 1,300,000 0.62 %
24  Japan 1,251,000 0.6 %
25  Argentina 1,200,000 0.57 %
26  Thailand 1,000,000 0.48 %
27  Bahamas 900,000 0.43 %
28  Israel 800,000 0.38 %
29  South Korea 800,000 0.38 %
31  Germany 746,000 0.36 %
30  Namibia 700,000 0.33 %
32  Indonesia 680,000 0.32 %
33  Denmark 610,000 0.29 %
34  Tunisia 608,000 0.29 %
35  Philippines 600,000 0.29 %
36  Portugal 600,000 0.29 %
37  Colombia 540,000 0.26 %
38  Netherlands Antilles 500,000 0.24 %
39  North Korea 500,000 0.24 %
40  Jordan 410,000 0.2 %
41  Austria 401,000 0.19 %
42  Bangladesh 350,000 0.17 %
43  Venezuela 350,000 0.17 %
44  South Africa 336,000 0.16 %
45  Belarus 300,000 0.14 %
46   Switzerland 300,000 0.14 %
47  Ghana 250,000 0.12 %
48  Peru 249,000 0.12 %
49  Morocco 240,000 0.11 %
50  Turkmenistan 215,000 0.1 %
51  Botswana 208,000 0.1 %
52  Martinique 200,000 0.1 %
53  Saudi Arabia 200,000 0.1 %
54  Cuba 185,000 0.09 %
55  Algeria 183,000 0.09 %
56  Greece 150,000 0.07 %
57  Syria 146,000 0.07 %
58  Senegal 130,000 0.06 %
59  Slovenia 125,000 0.06 %
60  Yemen 120,000 0.06 %
61  Kuwait 100,000 0.05 %
62  Slovakia 100,000 0.05 %

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kostick, Dennis S. (January 2012). "Salt". Mineral Commodity Summaries. U.S. Geological Survey. p. 135. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 

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