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 2016, world salt exports were US$2.2 billion.
African Exporters

Africa exported $175.1 million worth of salt led by the following countries:

  1. Tunisia: $40.5 million
  2. Botswana: $25.5 million
  3. Egypt: $25 million
  4. South Africa: $21.1 million
  5. Senegal: $18.6 million
  6. Morocco: $13.9 million
  7. Kenya: $10.2 million
  8. Namibia: $9.5 million
  9. Tanzania: $3.9 million
10. Madagascar: $2.2 million
Asian Exporters

Asia exported $319.7 million worth of salt led by the following countries:

  1. India: $121.1 million
  2. China: $65.9 million
  3. Pakistan: $43.7 million
  4. Turkey: $21.4 million
  5. Thailand: $13.7 million
  6. Kazakhstan: $12.2 million
  7. South Korea: $10.7 million
  8. Singapore: $5.7 million
  9. Malaysia: $3.7 million
10. Taiwan: $2.8 million
European Union (EU) Exporters

Europe Union exported $966.8 million worth of salt led by the following EU members:

  1. Netherlands: $232 million
  2. Germany: $211.4 million
  3. Belgium: $72 million
  4. France: $71 million
  5. Spain: $63.1 million
  6. Austria: $59.7 million
  7. United Kingdom: $52.9 million
  8. Denmark: $50.1 million
  9. Italy: $34.3 million
10. Poland: $31.6 million
Latin American and Caribbean Exporters

Latin America (excluding Mexico) and the Caribbean exported $184.7 million worth of salt led by the following countries:

  1. Chile: $130 million
  2. Brazil: $26.5 million
  3. Bahamas: $8.3 million
  4. Peru: $5.6 million
  5. Colombia: $4.8 million
  6. Argentina: $3.7 million
  7. Nicaragua: $1.2 million
  8. Costa Rica: $849,000
  9. Guatemala: $746,000
10. El Salvador: $653,000
Middle Eastern Exporters

Middle East exported $44.7 million worth of salt led by the following countries:

  1. Israel: $23.6 million
  2. Israel: $23.6 million
  3. Saudi Arabia: $11.2 million
  4. United Arab Emirates: $6.5 million
  5. Iran: $2.9 million
  6. Lebanon: $180,000
  7. Jordan: $158,000
  8. Yemen: $88,000
  9. Oman: $25,000
10. Qatar: $10,000
North American Exporters

North America exported $415.7 million worth of salt led by the following countries:

  1. United States: $155.5 million
  2. Mexico: $144 million
  3. Canada: $116.3 million
Oceanian Exporters

Oceania exported $17 million worth of salt led by the following countries:

  1. New Zealand: $12.8 million
  2. Australia: $4.1 million
  3. Fiji: $102,000
  4. New Caledonia: $7,000
  5. French Polynesia: $2,000
The accompanying list identifies exporters with the fastest-growing international sales of salt from 2012 to 2016. Overall, the 5-year percentage gain for this exported product category was 1.6%.
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis

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