Croatia’s Tapioca Starch Trade: Exports and Imports

Croatia's Tapioca Starch Trade

Croatia, a participant in the global tapioca starch market, has witnessed notable developments in both its export and import activities.

Croatia’s Tapioca Starch Exports

In 2021, Croatia recorded tapioca starch exports worth $7.35k, positioning the country as the 70th largest exporter of this product globally. Tapioca starch ranked as the 3603rd most exported commodity in Croatia during the same year. Austria emerged as the primary destination for Croatia’s tapioca starch exports, accounting for $5.24k in export value. Slovenia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia were also significant destinations, with export values of $1.55k, $317, $156, and $61, respectively.

Croatia experienced notable growth in its export markets for tapioca starch between 2020 and 2021, driven primarily by increased exports to Austria ($5.24k), Slovenia ($1.03k), and Montenegro ($221). These developments highlight the expanding demand for Croatia’s tapioca starch in these countries.

ContinentCountryTrade Value
EuropeBosnia and Herzegovina156
EuropeNorth Macedonia1
Table: Where Does Croatia Export Its Tapioca Starch (2021)

Croatia’s Tapioca Starch Imports

In 2021, Croatia imported tapioca starch worth $53.3k, positioning the country as the 95th largest importer of this product globally. Tapioca starch ranked as the 3739th most imported commodity in Croatia during the same year. Italy emerged as the primary source of Croatia’s tapioca starch imports, contributing $20.2k. Additionally, the country imported significant quantities from the Netherlands ($17.4k), Thailand ($8.77k), Slovenia ($6.45k), and Germany ($500).

Croatia’s import market for tapioca starch demonstrated notable growth between 2020 and 2021, driven by increased imports from Italy ($10.6k), Thailand ($8.77k), and Slovenia ($6.41k). These figures indicate the rising demand for tapioca starch within Croatia and the reliance on neighboring countries for its supply.

ContinentCountryTrade Value
Table: Where Does Croatia Import Its Tapioca Starch (2021)


In 2017, the average tariff imposed on tapioca starch imports in Croatia stood at 22.6%. Notably, the Republic of the Congo, Cape Verde, Algeria, Western Sahara, and Gabon implemented the highest import tariffs on tapioca starch, with a Most Favoured Nation duty rate treatment of 47.9%. These tariff rates highlight the trade policies and protective measures implemented by these countries to regulate the inflow of tapioca starch imports.

Data from BACI