Ever wonder which countries export the most salt? See the list, which also shows each exporter's percentage of global salt exports within parenthesis. In 2015, world salt exports were US$2.5 billion.
African Exporters

Africa exported $220.2 million worth of salt led by the following countries:

  1. Egypt: $43.1 million
  2. Tunisia: $41.1 million
  3. Morocco: $32.1 million
  4. Kenya: $29.1 million
  5. Botswana: $23.9 million
  6. South Africa: $17.3 million
  7. Namibia: $11.9 million
  8. Senegal: $8.5 million
  9. Uganda: $3.8 million
10. Ghana: $3.2 million
Asian Exporters

Asia exported $305 million worth of salt led by the following countries:

  1. India: $129.1 million
  2. China: $75.5 million
  3. Pakistan: $29.2 million
  4. Thailand: $15.2 million
  5. South Korea: $10.5 million
  6. Singapore: $5.4 million
  7. Malaysia: $3.6 million
  8. Taiwan: $2.7 million
  9. Japan: $2.7 million
10. Vietnam: $1.6 million
European Exporters

Europe exported $1.1 billion worth of salt led by the following countries:

  1. Netherlands: $229.9 million
  2. Germany: $205.8 million
  3. Belgium: $79.8 million
  4. France: $73.2 million
  5. Spain: $65.8 million
  6. Belarus: $59.5 million
  7. United Kingdom: $59.4 million
  8. Austria: $58.1 million
  9. Denmark: $48.3 million
10. Italy: $42.7 million
Latin American and Caribbean Exporters

Latin America exported $277.7 million worth of salt led by the following countries:

  1. Chile: $189.2 million
  2. Bahamas: $32.2 million
  3. Brazil: $25.9 million
  4. Peru: $11.3 million
  5. Colombia: $5.2 million
  6. Argentina: $3.9 million
  7. Netherlands Antilles: $2.3 million
  8. Nicaragua: $1.3 million
  9. Dominican Republic: $1.2 million
10. Honduras: $1.1 million
Middle Eastern Exporters

Middle East exported $49.2 million worth of salt led by the following countries:

  1. Israel: $25.1 million
  2. Saudi Arabia: $12.2 million
  3. United Arab Emirates: $7.4 million
  4. Iran: $3.5 million
  5. Jordan: $450,000
  6. Yemen: $329,000
  7. Oman: $75,000
  8. Bahrain: $52,000
  9. Lebanon: $31,000
10. Qatar: $17,000
North American Exporters

North America exported $474 million worth of salt led by the following countries:

  1. Canada: $170.9 million
  2. Mexico: $154.7 million
  3. United States: $148.3 million
Oceanian Exporters

Oceania exported $15.8 million worth of salt led by the following countries:

  1. New Zealand: $12.3 million
  2. Australia: $3.3 million
  3. Fiji: $170,000
  4. Palau: $7,000
  5. Vanuatu: $7,000
  6. French Polynesia: $6,000
The accompanying list identifies exporters with the fastest-growing international sales of salt from 2011 to 2015. Overall, the 5-year percentage decline for this exported product category was -5.1%.
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis

Top Salt Exporters 2015
Fastest-Growing Salt Export Countries