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   Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations.....I-1  
   Disclaimers.....I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level.....I-2
  
   Quantitative Techniques & Analytics.....I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study.....I-3
Common Salt.....I-3
Rock Salt.....I-3
  
   Sea Salt.....I-4
End-Use Segments.....I-4
Chemical Industry.....I-4
De-Icing.....I-4
Agriculture.....I-4
Water Softening.....I-4
Food Processing.....I-4
Others.....I-4
  
   Annual Production Capacity of Select Countries.....II-1
Table 1: Global Salt Market (2002-2004) Annual Production in Million Metric Tons by Select Country – USA, China, India, Canada, and Mexico (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-1
1$300
   Market Trends & Issues.....II-2
Dead Sea Salt Emerging as a Beauty Product.....II-2
Rationalization Restructures the Market Frame.....II-2
Sea and Rock Salt: Still Unsafe.....II-2
Excess Consumption of Salt: A Burning Issue.....II-2
1$100
   Current & Future Analysis.....II-3
By Geographic Region.....II-3
Table 2: World Market for Sodium Chloride (Salt) (2001-2010): Geographic Regions Ranked by Growth – USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-3
1$300
   By End-Use Segment.....II-4
Table 3: World Market for Sodium Chloride (Salt) (2001-2010): End-Use Segments Ranked by Growth – Chemical Industry, De-Icing, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-4
Historic Review.....II-4
By Geographic Region.....II-4
1$300
   By End-Use Segment.....II-5
1$100
   Definition of Salt.....II-6
Physical Properties of Salt.....II-6
Chemical Properties.....II-6
Electrolysis.....II-6
1$100
   Chemical Properties of Salt.....II-7
Table 4: Solubility of Salt in Various Solvents (100g Nacl/100g of Solvent at 25oC).....II-7
Types of Salt.....II-7
Common Salt.....II-7
Types of Common Salt.....II-7
1$300
   Rock Salt.....II-8
Brown Salt.....II-8
Formation of Rock Salt.....II-8
Properties of Rock Salt.....II-8
1$100
   Sea Salt.....II-9
Kosher Salt.....II-9
1$100
   Kosher Salt and Table Salt.....II-10
Differences Between Sea Salt and Kosher Salt.....II-10
Black Salt.....II-10
Coarse Salt.....II-10
Crystal Salt.....II-10
Types of Crystal Salt.....II-10
1$100
   Flavored Salt.....II-11
Finishing Salts.....II-11
Types of Finishing Salts.....II-11
1$100
   Pickling Salt.....II-12
Smoked Sea Salt.....II-12
Sour Salt.....II-12
Advantages and Disadvantages of Salt.....II-12
1$100
   Natural Occurrence and Commercial Production of Salt.....II-13
Natural Occurrence.....II-13
Commercial Production Methods.....II-13
1$100
   Rock Mining.....II-14
Solar Evaporation.....II-14
Vacuum Evaporation Method.....II-14
1$100
   Solution Mining.....II-15
1$100
   Agriculture.....II-16
Animal Nutrition.....II-16
Salt with Additives: A Nutritive Animal Feed.....II-16
Biological Applications.....II-16
1$100
   Chemical Industry.....II-17
De-Icing.....II-17
Food Industry.....II-17
1$100
   Water Treatment.....II-18
Other End-Use Applications.....II-18
Cloud Seeding.....II-18
Pulp & Paper.....II-18
Table 5: Global Salt Market (2004-2006): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, De-Icing, Food Processing, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-18
1$300
   Salt Water Spray Cures Cystic Fibrosis.....II-19
Innovation of Round Salt Set to revolutionize Food Industry.....II-19
Double Fortified Salt Reduces Iodine Deficiency Disorders.....II-19
1$100
   Tata Chemicals to Prepare Flavored Salt.....II-20
Centura Foods to Launch Cerebos Mediterranean Sea Salt Flakes.....II-20
Tata Chemicals Food Additives Introduce TOPP Salt.....II-20
Tata Chemicals Launches Tabletop Salt Dispenser.....II-20
Arla Foods Upgrades Lurpak Butter Products with Laesoe Sea Salt.....II-20
1$100
   Clarity Salt Introduces Saindhav.....II-21
ITC Introduces New Variety of Packaged Salt.....II-21
Tata Chemicals Develops Samudra Brand.....II-21
Tata Chemicals Unveils Desh Ka Namak Brand Positioning.....II-21
Hindustan Lever Relaunches Annapurna Iodized Salt.....II-21
1$100
   Salt Union Sells Salt Business to INEOS.....II-22
K+S Group Signs Agreement with Sociedad Punta de Lobos.....II-22
Central Government of India Bans Sale of Non-Iodized Salt.....II-22
Marico Promotes Saffola Salt Brand.....II-22
North American Salt Bags 2006 Vendor of the Year Award.....II-22
1$100
   Akzo Nobel to Sell Major Stake in Salt Asia Holdings.....II-23
Anglesey Wins Welsh Exporter of the Year Award.....II-23
Akzo Nobel Expands Vacuum Salt Factory in the Netherlands.....II-23
Azelis Takes Over Broste.....II-23
British Salt Limited Purchases New Cheshire Salt Works.....II-23
Center for Science in Public Interest Files Petition with FDA.....II-23
1$100
   Chinese Government Regulates Domestic Salt Market.....II-24
Pingdingshan China Salt Haolong to Establish Salt Product Base.....II-24
Union Cabinet Approves Revival of Hindustan Salt.....II-24
K+S Signs Agreement with Solvay.....II-24
Mitsui Salt Signs Agreement with Clough and AMP Life.....II-24
British Salt Acquires Irish Feeds.....II-24
1$100
   European Commission Approves Merger Between Kali &Sulz and Solvay.....II-25
Sara Lee Kave es Tea Sells Salt Factory.....II-25
Dampier Salt Signs Agreement with Cargill Australia.....II-25
Jordian Safi Salt Enters into Agreement with Qatar Vinyl.....II-25
US Salt Holdings Signs Definitive Agreement with Staveley Industries.....II-25
1$100
   Akzo Nobel (The Netherlands).....II-26
Cargill, Inc. (USA).....II-26
Compass Minerals International (USA).....II-26
North American Salt Company (USA).....II-26
1$100
   Dampier Salt (Australia).....II-27
Morton Salt (USA).....II-27
Tata Chemicals Limited (India).....II-27
1$100
   Table 6: Global Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-281$300
   Table 7: Global Historic Review for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-291$300
   Table 8: Global 20-Year Perspective for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2000, & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-301$300
   Table 9: Global Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Salt Consumption in Chemical Industry by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-311$300
   Table 10: Global Historic Review for Salt Consumption in Chemical Industry by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-321$300
   Table 11: Global 20-Year Perspective for Salt Consumption in Chemical Industry by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2006, & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-331$300
   Table 12: Global Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Salt Consumption in De-Icing by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, and Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-34

Table 13: Global Historic Review for Salt Consumption in De-Icing by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, and Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-34
1$300
   Table 14: Global 20-Year Perspective for Salt Consumption in De-Icing by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, and Europe Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2006, & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-351$300
   Table 15: Global Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Salt Consumption in Agriculture by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-361$300
   Table 16: Global Historic Review for Salt Consumption in Agriculture by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-371$300
   Table 17: Global 20-Year Perspective for Salt Consumption in Agriculture by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2006, & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-381$300
   Table 18: Global Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Salt Consumption in Water Softening by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-391$300
   Table 19: Global Historic Review for Salt Consumption in Water Softening by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-401$300
   Table 20: Global 20-Year Perspective for Salt Consumption in Water Softening by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2006, & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-411$300
   Table 21: Global Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Salt Consumption in Food Processing by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-421$300
   Table 22: Global Historic Review for Salt Consumption in Food Processing by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-431$300
   Table 23: Global 20-Year Perspective for Salt Consumption in Food Processing by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2006, & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-441$300
   Table 24: Global Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Salt Consumption in Other End-Uses by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-451$300
   Table 25: Global Historic Review for Salt Consumption in Other End-Uses by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-461$300
   Table 26: Global 20-Year Perspective for Salt Consumption in Other End-Uses by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2006, & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-471$300
   A. Market Analysis.....III-1
Current & Future Analysis.....III-1
Market Overview.....III-1
US Salt Market in 2005.....III-1
1$75
   Table 27: Salt Market in the US (2003-2005): Annual Production Estimates in Million Metric Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-2
End-Use Analysis.....III-2
Table 28: Salt Market in the US (2004-2006): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, De-Icing, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-2
1$150
   Table 29: Salt Market in the US (2004-2006): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Product Type – Salt in Brine, Rock Salt, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-3
Import & Export Scenario.....III-3
Table 30: Salt Market in the US (2003 & 2004): Annual Imports in Thousand Metric Tons by Select Country – Canada, Chile, Mexico, Bahamas, and Egypt (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-3
1$150
   Table 31: Salt Market in the US (2003 & 2004): Annual Imports in Thousand Dollars by Select Country – Canada, Chile, Mexico, Bahamas, and Netherlands Antilles (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-4

Table 32: Salt Market in the US (2003 & 2004): Annual Exports in Thousand Metric Tons by Select Country – Canada, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Honduras, and China (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-4

Table 33: Salt Market in the US (2003 & 2004): Annual Exports in Thousand Dollars by Select Country– Canada, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Honduras, and UK (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-4
Link Between Excess Salt Consumption and Cardiovascular Disease.....III-4
1$150
   Regulatory Climate.....III-5
Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-5
1$75
   Key Players.....III-6
American Rock Salt Co. LLC.....III-6
Arkema, Inc......III-6
Cargill, Inc......III-6
Compass Minerals International, Inc......III-6
1$75
   North American Salt Company.....III-7
Morton Salt.....III-7
Olin Chlor Alkali Products.....III-7
United Salt Corporation.....III-7
US Salt LLC.....III-7
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-8
Table 34: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, De-Icing, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-8

Table 35: US Historic Review for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, De-Icing, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-8
1$150
   Table 36: US 20-Year Perspective for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, De-Icing, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2006, & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-9
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-10
Current & Future Analysis.....III-10
Market Overview.....III-10
End-Use Analysis.....III-10
1$75
   Table 37: Salt Market in Canada (2004-2006): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, De-Icing, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-11
Key Players.....III-11
Sifto Canada, Inc......III-11
The Canadian Salt Company.....III-11
1$150
   B. Market Analytics.....III-12
Table 38: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, De-Icing, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-12

Table 39: Canadian Historic Review for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, De-Icing, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-12
1$150
   Table 40: Canadian 20-Year Perspective for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, De-Icing, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2006, & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-13
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-14
Current & Future Analysis.....III-14
Market Overview.....III-14
Salt Production.....III-14
1$75
   Strategic Corporate Development.....III-15
Key Player.....III-15
Fujian Salt Products Import & Export Corporation.....III-15
B. Market Analytics.....III-15
Table 41: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, De-Icing, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-15
1$150
   Table 42: Japanese Historic Review for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, De-Icing, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-16

Table 43: Japanese 20-Year Perspective for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, De-Icing, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2006, & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-16
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-17
Current & Future Analysis.....III-17
By Region.....III-17
By End-Use Segment.....III-17
Market Overview.....III-17
Salt Sales: Grinding to a Halt.....III-17
Low Sodium Foods: Gaining Popularity.....III-17
1$75
   End-Use Analysis.....III-18
Table 44: Salt Market in Europe (2004-2006): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, De-Icing, Food Processing, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-18

Table 45: De-icing Market in Europe (2005): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales by Product Type – Rock Salt, Solar Salt, and Vacuum Salt (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-18
1$150
   Competitive Analysis.....III-19
Table 46: Leading Players in the North European Vacuum Salt Market (2004-2006): Percentage Breakdown by Production Capacity for Akzo, ESCO, Salt Union, British Salt, Compagnie, and NCSW (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-19
1$150
   Table 47: Leading Players in the North European Vacuum Salt Market (2004-2006): Percentage Breakdown by Production Volume for Akzo, ESCO, Salt Union, British Salt, Compagnie, and NCSW (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-20
Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-20
1$150
   Key Player.....III-21
European Salt Company.....III-21
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-22
Table 48: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by Geographic Region – France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-22
1$150
   Table 49: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, De-Icing, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-231$150
   Table 50: European Historic Review for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by Geographic Region – France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-24

Table 51: European Historic Review for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, De-Icing, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-24
1$150
   Table 52: European 20-Year Perspective for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by Geographic Region – France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2006, & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-251$150
   Table 53: European 20-Year Perspective for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, De-Icing, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2006, & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-26
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-27
Current & Future Analysis.....III-27
Market Overview.....III-27
Fleur de Sel: A Unique Variety of Salt.....III-27
Key Players...III-27
Compagnie Des Salins Du Midi Et Des Salines De L'est Sa...III-27
Saline de Bex SA...III-27
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-28
Table 54: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, De-Icing, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-28

Table 55: French Historic Review for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, De-Icing, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-28
1$150
   Table 56: French 20-Year Perspective for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, De-Icing, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2006, & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-29
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-30
Current & Future Analysis.....III-30
Strategic Corporate Development.....III-30
Key Players.....III-30
K+S Group.....III-30
1$75
   Sudwestdeutsche Salzwerke AG.....III-31
Wacker Chemie AG.....III-31
B. Market Analytics.....III-31
Table 57: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment –Chemical Industry, De-Icing, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-31
1$150
   Table 58: German Historic Review for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, De-Icing, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-32

Table 59: German 20-Year Perspective for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, De-Icing, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2006, & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-32
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-33
Current & Future Analysis.....III-33
Key Players.....III-33
Atisale Spa.....III-33
Ercros Group.....III-33
Itakali Societa Italiana Sali Alcalini SPA.....III-33
Syndial SPA.....III-33
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-34
Table 60: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-34

Table 61: Italian Historic Review for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-34
1$150
   Table 62: Italian 20-Year Perspective for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2006, & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-35
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-36
Current & Future Analysis.....III-36
Market Overview.....III-36
Table 63: Salt Market in the UK (2004-2006): Percentage Breakdown of Sales by Product Category – Table Salt, Sea Salt, Low Sodium Salt, Cooking Salt, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-36
1$150
   Salt Reduced Foods: Gaining Popularity.....III-37
Table 64: Food Industry in the UK (2004-2006): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Product Type – Dried Herbs, Seasonings, and Spices; Pepper; Salt; and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-37
Competitive Analysis.....III-37
1$150
   Table 65: Leading Players in the UK Sea Salt Market (2004-2006): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Saxa, Maldon, and Others and RB (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-38
Product Launch.....III-38
Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-38
1$150
   Key Players.....III-39
British Salt.....III-39
New Cheshire Salt Works Limited.....III-39
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-40
Table 66: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, De-Icing, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-40

Table 67: UK Historic Review for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, De-Icing, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-40
1$150
   Table 68: UK 20-Year Perspective for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, De-Icing, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2006, & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-41
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-42
Current & Future Analysis.....III-42
Key Player.....III-42
Union Salinera De Espana SA.....III-42
B. Market Analytics.....III-42
Table 69: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-42
1$150
   Table 70: Spanish Historic Review for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-43

Table 71: Spanish 20-Year Perspective for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, Agriculture, Water Treatment, Food Processing, and Others Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2006, & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-43
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-44
Current & Future Analysis.....III-44
Key Player.....III-44
JSC MozyrSalt.....III-44
B. Market Analytics.....III-44
Table 72: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment –Chemical Industry, De-Icing, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-44
1$150
   Table 73: Russian Historic Review for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, De-Icing, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-45

Table 74: Russian 20-Year Perspective for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, De-Icing, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2006, & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-45
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-46
Current & Future Analysis.....III-46
Ireland.....III-46
Food Industry Sets Standards for Salt Consumption.....III-46
Product Launch.....III-46
1$75
   Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-47
Key Players.....III-47
Akzo Nobel (The Netherlands).....III-47
Artyomsol (Ukraine).....III-47
Hellenic SaltWorks SA (Greece).....III-47
Salinen Austria AG (Austria).....III-47
1$75
   Solivary Presov AS (Slovakia).....III-48
Tekel AS (Turkey).....III-48
United Swiss SaltWorks (Switzerland).....III-48
B. Market Analytics.....III-48
Table 75: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-48
1$150
   Table 76: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-49

Table 77: Rest of Europe 20-Year Perspective for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2006, & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-49
1$150
   Market Analysis.....III-50
Current & Future Analysis.....III-50
By Region.....III-50
By End-Use Segment.....III-50
Table 78: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by Geographic Region – China, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-50
1$150
   Table 79: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-51

Table 80: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by Geographic Region – China, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-51
1$150
   Table 81: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-52

Table 82: Asia-Pacific 20-Year Perspective for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by Geographic Region – China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2006, & 2010.....III-52
1$150
   Table 83: Asia-Pacific 20-Year Perspective for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment - Chemical Industry, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2006, & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-53
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-54
Current & Future Analysis.....III-54
Market Overview.....III-54
Raw Salt Market in China.....III-54
1$75
   Table 84: Raw Salt Market in China (2005): Percentage Breakdown of Consumption (by Volume) by End-Use Sector – Soda Ash, Caustic Soda, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-551$150
   Import Scenario.....III-56
Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-56
1$75
   Key Players.....III-57
China Salt Jintan Co., Ltd......III-57
Dahua Group Ltd......III-57
Hubei Shaughuan Science & Technology Stock Co., Ltd......III-57
Jiangsu Salt Industry Group Company Ltd......III-57
Laizhou Salt Industry Group Co., Ltd......III-57
Sichuan Jiuda Salt (Group) Corp......III-57
1$75
   Shandong Ocean Chemical Industry Group Co......III-58
Tianjin Changlu Haijing Group Co., Ltd......III-58
Tianjin Changlu Hangu Saltern Co., Ltd......III-58
Yingkou Salt Industry (Group) Co., Ltd......III-58
B. Market Analytics.....III-58
Table 85: China Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-58
1$150
   Table 86: China Historic Review for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-59

Table 87: China 20-Year Perspective for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, Agriculture, Water Treatment, Food Processing, and Others Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2006, & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-59
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-60
Current & Future Analysis.....III-60
Overview of Select Markets.....III-60
India.....III-60
Market Overview.....III-60
1$75
   Indian Salt Market in 2005.....III-61
Competitive Analysis.....III-61
1$75
   Table 88: Leading Brands in the Indian Salt Market (2004-2006): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Tata Salt, Annapurna. Nirma, Captain Cook, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-62
Export Scenario.....III-62
Regulatory Climate.....III-62
1$150
   Indonesia.....III-63
Import Scenario.....III-63
Table 89: Indonesian Salt Market (2002): Percentage Breakdown of Imports (Value & Volume) by Product Category – Table Salt, Industrial Salt, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-63
Major Consumers.....III-63
Vietnam.....III-63
Regulatory Climate.....III-63
1$150
   Product Launches/Developments.....III-641$75
   Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-651$75
   Key Players.....III-66
Ankur Chemfood Products (Guj.) Ltd. (India).....III-66
Cheetham Salt Limited (Australia).....III-66
1$75
   Chowgule & Co. (Salt) Ltd. (India).....III-67
Dampier Salt Limited (Australia).....III-67
Dominion Salt Ltd. (New Zealand).....III-67
Gujarat Heavy Chemicals Ltd. (India).....III-67
Hindustan Salts Limited (India).....III-67
Lanka Salt Ltd. (Sri Lanka).....III-67
Mantai Salt Ltd. (Sri Lanka).....III-67
Pakistan Mineral Development Corp. (Pakistan).....III-67
1$75
   Pacific Salt Pty. Ltd. (South Australia).....III-68
Pimai Salt Co. Ltd. (Thailand).....III-68
Saboo Sodium Chloro Ltd. (India).....III-68
Tata Chemicals Limited (India).....III-68
Taiyen Biotech Company Limited (Taiwan).....III-68
Tamil Nadu Salt Corp. Ltd. (India).....III-68
1$75
   Vietnam National Salt Corporation.....III-69
WA Salt Supply Ltd. (Australia).....III-69
B. Market Analytics.....III-69
Table 90: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-69
1$150
   Table 91: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-70

Table 92: Rest of Asia-Pacific 20-Year Perspective for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2006, & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-70
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-71
Current & Future Analysis.....III-71
Market Overview.....III-71
Latin America: Credible Performance in Global Salt Program..III-71
1$75
   Overview of Select Market.....III-72
Mexico.....III-72
Market Overview.....III-72
Salt Production Methods.....III-72
Sea Salt Mining.....III-72
Extraction of Salt from Endorreic Basins.....III-72
Preparation of Vacuum Packed Refined Salt.....III-72
Key Players.....III-72
CIA Introductora De Buenos Aires SA (Argentina).....III-72
1$75
   CIA Nacional De Alcalis (Brazil).....III-73
Exportadora de Sal SA de CV (Mexico).....III-73
Henrique Lage Salineria do Nordeste SA (Brazil).....III-73
Quimpac SA (Peru).....III-73
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-74
Table 93: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-74

Table 94: Latin American Historic Review for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-74
1$150
   Table 95: Latin American 20-Year Perspective for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2006, & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-75
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-76
Current & Future Analysis.....III-76
Strategic Corporate Development.....III-76
Key Players.....III-76
Dangote Group (Nigeria).....III-76
Dead Sea Works Ltd. (Israel).....III-76
1$75
   El Nasr Salines Co. (Egypt).....III-77
Israel Salt Industries Ltd. (Israel).....III-77
Jordan Safi Salt Company (Jordan).....III-77
L'enterprise Nationale Du Sel (Algeria).....III-77
Nyanza Salt Mines (T) Ltd. (Tanzania).....III-77
Panbros Salt Industry Ltd. (Ghana).....III-77
Saltcor (Pty) Ltd. (South Africa).....III-77
1$75
   Swartkops Sea Salt Ltd./Marina Sea Salt (South Africa).....III-78
Union Dicon Salt PLC (Nigeria).....III-78
Walvis Bay Salt Refiners (PTY) Ltd. (Namibia).....III-78
B. Market Analytics.....III-78
Table 96: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-78
1$150
   Table 97: Rest of World Historic Review for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-79

Table 98: Rest of World 20-Year Perspective for Sodium Chloride (Salt) by End-Use Segment – Chemical Industry, Agriculture, Water Softening, Food Processing, and Others Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2006, & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-79
1$150