Costa Rica’s Tapioca Starch Trade: Export Growth and Import Trends

Costa Rica, a country known for its vibrant agricultural sector, has emerged as a notable player in the global trade of tapioca starch.

Costa Rica’s Tapioca Starch Exports

In 2021, Costa Rica exported $21.6k worth of tapioca starch, securing the 58th position among the largest exporters of this product worldwide. Tapioca starch ranked as the 1943rd most exported product from Costa Rica during the same year.

The primary destinations for Costa Rica’s tapioca starch exports were Panama ($20.8k) and Saudi Arabia ($768).

Costa Rica experienced significant export growth in the tapioca starch market between 2020 and 2021, with substantial contributions from Panama ($20.8k) and Saudi Arabia ($768). This expansion highlights Costa Rica’s increasing capabilities as a tapioca starch exporter and its ability to cater to diverse international markets.

Costa Rica’s Tapioca Starch Imports

In 2021, Costa Rica imported $617k worth of tapioca starch, ranking 58th among the largest importers of this product globally. Tapioca starch held the position of the 1877th most imported product into Costa Rica during the same year.

Costa Rica primarily sourced tapioca starch from Nicaragua ($316k), Denmark ($193k), Paraguay ($51.1k), Guatemala ($40.4k), and Thailand ($16.5k).

Costa Rica observed notable growth in its import markets for tapioca starch between 2020 and 2021, driven by significant contributions from Nicaragua ($199k), Denmark ($109k), and Guatemala ($36.4k). This growth underscores Costa Rica’s increasing reliance on these countries as key suppliers of tapioca starch, enabling the country to meet its domestic demand and support its diverse industries.

ContinentCountryTrade Value
North AmericaGuatemala40,394
North AmericaNicaragua316,109
North AmericaUnited States338
South AmericaParaguay51,135
Table: Where Does Costa Rica Import Its Tapioca Starch (2021)

Data from BACI