Luxembourg’s Tapioca Starch Trade: Analyzing Exports, Imports, and Tariffs

Despite its small presence in the global tapioca starch market, Luxembourg actively participates in both the export and import of this commodity.

Luxembourg’s Tapioca Starch Exports

In 2021, Luxembourg exported $394 worth of tapioca starch, placing it as the 93rd largest exporter of this product globally. Tapioca starch ranked 3839th among Luxembourg’s exported goods during the same year. The primary destination for Luxembourg’s tapioca starch exports was the Netherlands, with a total export value of $394.

Luxembourg experienced growth in its export market for tapioca starch between 2020 and 2021, driven primarily by increased exports to the Netherlands. This indicates a rising demand for Luxembourg’s tapioca starch in the Dutch market.

Luxembourg’s Tapioca Starch Imports

In 2021, Luxembourg imported tapioca starch worth $26.3k, positioning it as the 106th largest global importer of this product. Tapioca starch ranked as the 3596th most imported commodity in Luxembourg during the same year. Luxembourg primarily sourced its tapioca starch imports from Portugal ($10.1k), Brazil ($7.63k), the Netherlands ($5.02k), Germany ($2.99k), and France ($542).

The fastest-growing import markets for tapioca starch in Luxembourg between 2020 and 2021 were the Netherlands ($2.54k), Portugal ($1.49k), and Germany ($486). These figures indicate an increasing demand for tapioca starch in Luxembourg from these countries.

ContinentCountryTrade Value
South AmericaBrazil7,626
Table: Where Does Luxembourg Import Its Tapioca Starch (2021)


In 2017, Luxembourg implemented an average tariff of 22.6% 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