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On August 24th, Japan began to initiate nuclear sewage discharge, attracting worldwide attention# Many citizens in China are rushing to grab salt, as well as China Salt Group's response to salt grabbing, which has become a hot search topic.


There are supermarkets that restock more than ten times a day

According to a report by China News Agency, around 3pm on the 24th, China News Agency saw in the edible salt area of Wumart's Beijing Baishiqiao store that there were not many stocks of deep well rock salt and low sodium rock salt on the shelves, and a corner of the low sodium rock salt storage area was already empty.

At around 4 pm, a salesperson at Wumart's Beijing Zizhuqiao store told China New Economic and Social Security, "We have all run out of salt. We started buying it the day before yesterday (22nd), and we have replenished it no less than ten times today. We have a lot of sea salt, and we ran out of stock by noon

Zhongxin Jingwei saw on site that the salesperson had just replenished the salt on the shelf and it was empty in less than five minutes. On site, in addition to customers rushing to make purchases, the salesperson was also busy helping to "move" the salt on the shelves for online orders. There are five types of edible salt on the supermarket shelves, and by 4 pm, only two types of edible salt were left.


Expert: There's no need to "hoard salt"

Wang Xiaoqing, President of the China Salt Industry Association, clarified in an interview that it is not recommended to follow the practice of South Korean people hoarding salt.

In 2022, China's raw salt production capacity reached 115.85 million tons, with a production capacity of 83.9 million tons; In 2022, the apparent consumption of raw salt in China reached 58.3 million tons, with a consumption structure of 51.86% for caustic soda, 36.85% for soda ash, and 11.29% for the rest; Exporting 713000 tons of raw salt and importing 9.425 million tons. About 70% of the raw salt consumption is used for salt chemical industry, while the rest is used for food and other purposes. Overall, the existing salt production capacity exceeds the consumption demand, and there is a certain degree of oversupply.

China Salt Group Releases a Statement on Ensuring the Supply of Salt in the Market

Affected by Japan's nuclear contaminated water discharge into the sea, some markets in China have experienced a phenomenon of salt rush buying. As the only central enterprise in China's salt industry, China Salt Group is primarily responsible for ensuring the supply and quality safety of the salt market. In response to this market fluctuation, we hereby make the following statement:

China implements fixed point production management for table salt, and the sources of table salt in China are mainly divided into three categories: well salt, lake salt, and sea salt. At present, the proportion of salt products in China is 87% for well salt, 10% for sea salt, and 3% for lake salt. The production of well salt and lake salt is not affected by Japan's nuclear pollution.

China Salt Group is the world's largest salt production enterprise, with a salt production capacity of over 10 million tons per year. Among them, well salt accounts for 95%, lake salt accounts for 4%, and sea salt accounts for 1%. China Salt Group has a comprehensive layout of production and sales enterprises nationwide, with sufficient supply of salt reserves.


China Salt Group has a comprehensive product quality management system and salt safety risk assessment system, and salt products can be traced back to their source with guaranteed quality and safety.

In all previous market fluctuations caused by SARS in 2003, Wenchuan earthquake in 2008, Japan earthquake in 2011 and COVID-19, China Salt Group has well guaranteed the supply of salt market and played the role of ballast and pillar.

Recently, there has been a rush to purchase salt in some regional markets, and there have been short-term shortages in e-commerce and some supermarket channels. We are working overtime to produce and deliver, and are fully committed to ensuring market supply. Please consume rationally from all sectors of society and not blindly rush to purchase.


Under the supervision and management policy, the number of patent applications has decreased

Salt is one of the most important substances for human survival and the most commonly used seasoning in cooking. In recent years, with the tightening of the salt regulatory system, the number of patent applications in China's salt industry has gradually decreased. In 2021, the number of patent applications in China's salt industry was 826, a year-on-year decrease of 22.37% compared to 2020.

At present, there is a shortage of R&D talents in China's salt industry, and products cannot meet the personalized needs of consumers. Moreover, in recent years, the number of patents applied for in the salt industry in China has been continuously decreasing. Therefore, in order to enhance the visibility of products, enterprises need to introduce R&D talents from the salt industry, produce products that meet consumer needs, continuously enrich salt varieties, and create national brands with independent intellectual property rights and high product quality in the salt industry.

South American white shrimp and nuclear radiation detectors have also been sold out

In addition to edible salt, South American white shrimp and nuclear radiation detectors are also selling well.

According to First Financial: Affected by the news of nuclear contaminated water being discharged into the sea, Chinese consumers are actively seeking alternatives to Japanese seafood, and sales of seafood on multiple platforms have skyrocketed.

Dongfang Selection revealed to reporters that the sales of self operated South American white shrimp have skyrocketed today. As of 17:00, today's sales have exceeded 25000 units, far higher than the daily sales of 7000 units. It is reported that the shrimp has sold more than 2.42 million pieces in total, ranking top 1 on the Tiktok shrimp list.


According to Jiupai News: The reporter found that the term "nuclear radiation detector" has already made it to a popular search list on a certain treasure.

According to the introduction, due to the recent nuclear water pollution incident in Japan, it is essential to implement a detector that can detect radiation data from imported food, cosmetics, and other products. This product grew by 232% this week.


Several merchants selling nuclear radiation detectors have stated that the purchase volume today is much higher than usual.

Finally, I remind everyone to consume rationally and not blindly rush to buy.

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