Dominican Republic’s Tapioca Starch Trade

The Dominican Republic, known for its rich agricultural resources, has emerged as a key player in the global tapioca starch trade.

Dominican Republic’s Tapioca Starch Exports

In 2021, the Dominican Republic exported $27.4k worth of tapioca starch, securing the 56th spot among the largest exporters of this commodity worldwide. Tapioca starch ranked as the 1791st most exported product from the Dominican Republic during the same year.

The United States stood as the primary market for Dominican tapioca starch, accounting for the majority of exports with a value of $24.6k. France also played a significant role in the Dominican Republic’s tapioca starch export market, importing $2.52k worth of the product. The Netherlands contributed to the export figures with $263 of tapioca starch imports.

Among the Dominican Republic’s export destinations for tapioca starch, the Netherlands demonstrated the highest growth between 2020 and 2021. The export market to the Netherlands expanded significantly, resulting in $263 worth of tapioca starch exports in 2021. This growth highlights the growing demand and favorable market conditions for Dominican tapioca starch in the Netherlands.

ContinentCountryTrade Value
North AmericaUnited States24,587
Table: Where Does Dominican Republic Export Its Tapioca Starch (2021)

Dominican Republic’s Tapioca Starch Imports

In 2021, the Dominican Republic imported $398k worth of tapioca starch, positioning itself as the 64th largest importer of this commodity globally. Tapioca starch ranked as the 2373rd most imported product into the Dominican Republic during the same year.

The primary sources of tapioca starch imports for the Dominican Republic were Thailand ($199k), Nicaragua ($99.9k), Brazil ($77.7k), Paraguay ($16.2k), and the United States ($4.51k).

Between 2020 and 2021, the Dominican Republic experienced notable growth in its import markets for tapioca starch, led by Nicaragua with imports totaling $86.7k. The United States also contributed to the growing import market, with imports amounting to $4.51k. Chinese Taipei demonstrated growth as well, reaching $72 in imports during the same period.

This growth in import markets indicates an increasing demand for tapioca starch within the Dominican Republic. The country’s import trends reflect a reliance on key suppliers such as Nicaragua, the United States, and emerging markets like Chinese Taipei to meet its tapioca starch needs.

ContinentCountryTrade Value
AsiaChinese Taipei72
North AmericaNicaragua99,862
North AmericaUnited States4,513
South AmericaBrazil77,670
South AmericaParaguay16,219
Table: Where Does Dominican Republic Import Its Tapioca Starch (2021)

Dominican Republic’s Tapioca Starch Tariffs

In 2018, the average tariff for tapioca starch imports into the Dominican Republic was 8.52%. The country imposed import tariffs as part of its trade policies to protect domestic industries. Notably, the countries with the highest import tariffs for tapioca starch were Angola, Burundi, Benin, Burkina Faso, and Botswana, all charging a Most Favoured Nation duty rate treatment of 10%.

Data from BACI