Israel’s Tapioca Starch Trade: Examining Exports and Imports

Israel, a notable participant in the global tapioca starch market, has witnessed distinctive trends in both its export and import activities.


In 2021, Israel recorded tapioca starch exports worth $10, positioning the country as the 102nd largest exporter of this product globally. Tapioca starch ranked as the 3989th most exported commodity in Israel during the same year. Notably, the main destination for Israel’s tapioca starch exports was Czechia, accounting for the entire export value of $10.

Israel experienced notable growth in its export market for tapioca starch between 2020 and 2021, driven by Czechia with an increase of $10. This growth reflects the expanding demand for Israel’s tapioca starch in Czechia, signaling a strengthening trade relationship between the two countries.


In 2021, Israel imported tapioca starch worth $2.04 million, positioning the country as the 34th largest importer of this product globally. Tapioca starch ranked as the 2243rd most imported commodity in Israel during the same year. Israel primarily imports tapioca starch from Thailand, with imports amounting to $1.71 million. Additionally, the country sources significant quantities from Paraguay ($189k), Poland ($67.6k), Netherlands ($31.4k), and Brazil ($25.6k).

Israel witnessed substantial growth in its import market for tapioca starch between 2020 and 2021. Thailand played a pivotal role in this growth, contributing $394k to the overall import value. Paraguay and Poland also demonstrated notable growth, contributing $189k and $67.6k, respectively, during the same period.

ContinentCountryTrade Value
South AmericaBrazil25,571
South AmericaParaguay188,932
Table: Where Does Israel Import Its Tapioca Starch (2021)


Israel’s position as an exporter and importer of tapioca starch reflects its active participation in the global market. While the country’s tapioca starch exports remain relatively modest, Israel has witnessed significant growth in its import market, with Thailand serving as the primary source. Paraguay, Poland, Netherlands, and Brazil also contribute to Israel’s tapioca starch imports. As trade dynamics continue to shape the industry, stakeholders in the tapioca starch trade must remain vigilant about evolving market trends to capitalize on opportunities and effectively navigate challenges in Israel’s dynamic market environment.

Data from BACI