Top Ten Salt Producing Countries in the World

Top Ten Salt Producing Countries in the World

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Salt is an essential mineral for humans and animals it is basically a mineral substance composed of a chemical compound sodium chloride NaCl which shows that salt has equal quantity of sodium and chlorine. It has very old history it is believed that Romanian and Chinese people boiled spring water to extract salts from it around 8000 years ago from then salt has become most important part of our foods and some drinks like lemonade. Salt is obtained from different methods like salt mines, boiling water and seawater but is true that sea is the major source of salt. Seas and oceans contain large percentage and quantity of salt a report said that about 35 grams of salts are found in 1 litter of sea water. There are many countries producing salt to fulfill their needs but for the sake of your information we have made a list of top 10 salt producing countries in the world in 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

Rank

Country

Production (Tonnes)

1.

 USA

 46,500,000

2.

 China

 37,101,000

3.

 India

 15,000,000

4.

 Canada

 14,125,000

5.

 Australia

 11,211,000

6.

 Mexico

 8,180,000

7.

 France

 7,000,000

8.

 Brazil

 6,500,000

9.

 Chile

 6,000,000

10.

 United Kingdom

 5,800,000

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