Greece’s Tapioca Starch Trade: Examining Exports, Imports, and Tariffs

Greece, a notable player in the global tapioca starch market, has witnessed significant developments in both its export and import activities.

Greece’s Tapioca Starch Exports

In 2021, Greece recorded tapioca starch exports worth $8.97k, positioning the country as the 68th largest exporter of this product globally. Tapioca starch ranked as the 3921st most exported commodity in Greece during the same year.

Bulgaria emerged as the primary destination for Greece’s tapioca starch exports, accounting for $8.87k in export value. Romania and the Netherlands were also significant destinations, with export values of $87 and $15, respectively.

Greece witnessed notable growth in its export markets for tapioca starch between 2020 and 2021, driven primarily by increased exports to Bulgaria ($5.36k) and the Netherlands ($14). These developments highlight the expanding demand for Greece’s tapioca starch in these countries.

ContinentCountryTrade Value
Table: Where Does Greece Export Its Tapioca Starch (2021)

Greece’s Tapioca Starch Imports

In 2021, Greece imported tapioca starch worth $1.58 million, positioning the country as the 37th largest importer of this product globally. Tapioca starch ranked as the 2626th most imported commodity in Greece during the same year.

Greece’s Tapioca Starch Imports

Greece primarily imports tapioca starch from Thailand, with imports amounting to $684k. Additionally, the country imports significant quantities from the Netherlands ($602k), Germany ($271k), Italy ($7.77k), and Poland ($7.39k).

Greece’s import market for tapioca starch demonstrated notable growth between 2020 and 2021, driven by increased imports from the Netherlands ($485k), Thailand ($174k), and Germany ($78.3k). These figures indicate the rising demand for tapioca starch within Greece and the reliance on neighboring countries for its supply.

ContinentCountryTrade Value
EuropeUnited Kingdom3,081
Table: Where Does Greece Import Its Tapioca Starch (2021)


In 2017, the average tariff imposed on tapioca starch imports in Greece 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