Latvia’s Tapioca Starch Trade: Exports and Imports

Latvia, despite its modest presence in the global tapioca starch market, engages in both the export and import of this commodity.

Latvia’s Tapioca Starch Exports

In 2021, Latvia’s tapioca starch exports amounted to $69, placing the country as the 96th largest exporter globally for this product. Tapioca starch ranked 4133rd among Latvia’s exported goods during the same year. The primary destinations for Latvia’s tapioca starch exports were the Netherlands, with exports valued at $63, and Lithuania with $6.

Latvia experienced growth in its export markets for tapioca starch between 2020 and 2021, driven primarily by increased exports to the Netherlands ($37) and Lithuania ($6). These figures highlight a rising demand for Latvia’s tapioca starch in these countries.

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Table: Where Does Latvia Export Its Tapioca Starch (2021)

Latvia’s Tapioca Starch Imports

In 2021, Latvia imported tapioca starch worth $8.14k, positioning it as the 119th largest global importer of this product. Tapioca starch ranked as the 4039th most imported commodity in Latvia during the same year. Latvia primarily sourced its tapioca starch imports from Thailand ($5.13k), Poland ($1.37k), the Netherlands ($925), and Germany ($719).

The fastest-growing import markets for tapioca starch in Latvia between 2020 and 2021 were Poland ($1.12k), the Netherlands ($385), and Germany ($309). These figures indicate an increasing demand for tapioca starch in Latvia from these countries.

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Table: Where Does Latvia Import Its Tapioca Starch (2021)


In 2017, Latvia implemented an average tariff of 30.5% on tapioca starch imports. Notably, the countries with the highest import tariffs for tapioca starch were the Republic of the Congo, Cape Verde, Algeria, Western Sahara, and Gabon, all applying a Most Favored Nation duty rate treatment of 47.9%. These tariff rates reflect the trade policies and protective measures implemented by these countries to regulate the inflow of tapioca starch imports.

Data from BACI