Guatemala Emerges as a Key Player in Manioc Starch Trade

Guatemala, a nation with a rich agricultural heritage, has steadily positioned itself as a significant player in the global trade of Manioc (cassava) starch.

Export Trends

In 2021, Guatemala exported $75.2k worth of Manioc (cassava) starch, securing the 47th spot among the largest exporters of this commodity worldwide. Manioc starch ranked as the 1800th most exported product from Guatemala during the same year.

The primary destinations for Guatemala’s Manioc starch exports were Costa Rica ($40.4k), El Salvador ($14.6k), Honduras ($13.1k), Panama ($5.08k), and Nicaragua ($2.15k).

Guatemala experienced notable growth in its export markets for Manioc (cassava) starch between 2020 and 2021. The most significant expansion occurred in Costa Rica, which witnessed a substantial increase of $36.4k in imports during this period. El Salvador and Honduras also showed remarkable growth, importing an additional $14.6k and $6.5k worth of Manioc starch, respectively. These developments highlight the rising demand and favorable market conditions for Guatemalan Manioc starch in these countries.

ContinentCountryTrade Value
North AmericaCosta Rica40,394
North AmericaHonduras13,064
North AmericaNicaragua2,150
North AmericaPanama5,078
North AmericaEl Salvador14,550
Table: Where Does Guatemala Export Its Tapioca Starch (2021)

Import Trends

In 2021, Guatemala imported $545k worth of Manioc (cassava) starch, ranking 59th among the largest importers of this commodity globally. Manioc starch ranked as the 2189th most imported product into Guatemala during the same year.

The primary sources of Manioc starch imports for Guatemala were Nicaragua ($248k), Paraguay ($224k), Brazil ($32.3k), El Salvador ($14.3k), and Poland ($13.6k).

Nicaragua served as the dominant supplier, accounting for a significant portion of Guatemala’s Manioc starch imports with a value of $248k. Paraguay closely followed, contributing $224k to the import market. Brazil, El Salvador, and Poland also played important roles in meeting Guatemala’s Manioc starch demands, collectively supplying $59.2k worth of imports.

Between 2020 and 2021, Guatemala witnessed substantial growth in its import markets for Manioc (cassava) starch. Nicaragua, as the primary source, demonstrated remarkable growth with imports totaling $192k, underscoring a significant increase in demand for Guatemalan imports. Paraguay also experienced substantial growth, contributing an additional $176k to the import market. Brazil followed suit with $32.3k worth of imports, indicating an emerging market for Guatemalan Manioc starch.

ContinentCountryTrade Value
North AmericaNicaragua247,830
North AmericaPanama12,393
North AmericaEl Salvador14,263
South AmericaBrazil32,343
South AmericaParaguay224,427
Table: Where Does Guatemala Import Its Tapioca Starch (2021)

Data from BACI