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South Korea Sodium Chloride Market to Grow at a CAGR of 2.4% During 2024-2032, Aided by the Rising Demand for Sodium Chloride Across Various Industries

South Korea Sodium Chloride Market

According to a new report by EMR titled, ‘South Korea Sodium Chloride Market Report and Forecast 2024-2032’, the market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 2.4% between 2024 and 2032. The market is being aided by the rising demand for sodium chloride across various applications and industries.

Sodium chloride, commonly known as table salt, is a vital element across numerous industries. Sought due to its multifaceted properties, sodium chloride not only enhances flavour and acts as a preservative in food and beverages, but it also provides essential electrolytes for human health.  Furthermore, its industrial applications are equally significant, playing a role in the manufacturing of chlor-alkali products, water treatment, and de-icing processes.


The growing demand for convenient, ready-to-eat meals has fuelled the South Korea sodium chloride market expansion. This is due to salt's dual functionality: it enhances the palatability of these products while also acting as a preservative, extending their shelf life.


The market growth is also being fuelled by a rising consumer preference for flavourful food products. This trend translates to increased use of sodium chloride, a key seasoning, across various sectors. Households, restaurants, and food processing companies are all contributing to the rising demand for sodium chloride as a way to enhance the taste of their offerings.


As public understanding of electrolyte balance's crucial role in human health increases, sodium chloride is gaining greater recognition for its positive health contributions. This has led to a significant rise in demand for products containing sodium chloride.


Wacker Chemie AG (OTCMKTS: WKCMF), produces around 500,000 metric tons of sodium chloride annually. This raw material is then processed into a variety of end products, including chemical salt, road salt, and commercial and industrial salts, as well as sodium chloride brines. Wacker Chemie AG prioritises environmental responsibility throughout the process, employing a team of experienced mining specialists equipped with advanced technologies to ensure the sustainable extraction, processing, and storage of sodium chloride.


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Market Breakup by Grade and Application:

  • On the basis of the grade, the market is divided into rock salt, solar salt, and vacuum salt.
  • The market can be segmented based on application into chemical production, de-icing, water conditioning, agriculture, food processing, and pharmaceutical, among others.


Key Findings of the Report:

  • Within the pharmaceutical industry, sodium chloride plays a critical role as a fundamental component for intravenous fluids and saline solutions. This ensures healthcare professionals have a readily available means to replenish electrolytes and fluids in patients requiring intravenous administration.
  • South Korea's food processing industry is expected to drive the South Korea sodium chloride market growth. The increasing demand for processed and packaged goods creates a favourable environment for sodium chloride, which not only enhances flavour but also acts as a natural preservative.


South Korea Food Market 2018-2022


  • In the chemical sector, salt serves as a primary material for the production of chlorine and soda ash, both key components in numerous industrial processes. Beyond this, its beneficial properties make it essential for water treatment applications. Additionally, sodium chloride plays a critical role in de-icing roadways during winter, ensuring public safety in regions with harsh weather conditions.


Key Offerings of the Report:

  • The EMR report gives an overview of the South Korea sodium chloride market for the periods (2018-2023) and (2024-2032).
  • The report also offers historical (2018-2023) and forecast (2024-2032) market information for grades and applications of sodium chloride in South Korea.
  • The report analyses the market dynamics, covering the key demand and price indicators in the market, and trade data analysis along with providing an assessment of the SWOT and Porter’s Five Forces models.


The major players in the South Korea sodium chloride market are TAEPYUNG Salt Co., Ltd., Wacker Chemie AG, and Cargill Incorporated, among others. The comprehensive report by EMR looks into the market share, capacity, and latest developments like mergers and acquisitions, plant turnarounds, and capacity expansions of the major players. 


Key Highlights of the Report

Base Year 2023
Historical Period 2018-2023
Forecast Period 2024-2032
Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment:

  • Grade
  • Application
Breakup by Grade
  • Rock Salt
  • Solar Salt
  • Vacuum Salt
Breakup by Application
  • Chemical Production
  • De-icing
  • Water Conditioning
  • Agriculture
  • Food Processing
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Others
Market Dynamics
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Porter's Five Forces Analysis
  • Key Indicators for Demand
  • Key Indicators for Price
Trade Data Analysis
  • Major Exporting Countries
    • By Value
    • By Volume
  • Major Importing Countries
    • By Value
    • By Volume
Competitive Landscape
  • Market Structure
  • Company Profiles
    • Company Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Demographic Reach and Achievements
    • Certifications
Companies Covered
  • TAEPYUNG Salt Co., Ltd.
  • Wacker Chemie AG
  • Cargill Incorporated
  • Others


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