Mexico’s Tapioca Starch Trade: Export Growth and Import Dominance

Mexico, a vibrant player in global trade, has made significant contributions to the tapioca starch market.

Mexico’s Tapioca Starch Exports

In 2021, Mexico exported $6.56k worth of tapioca starch, securing the 75th position among the largest exporters of this product globally. Tapioca starch ranked as the 3958th most exported product from Mexico during the same year.

The primary destinations for Mexican tapioca starch exports were the United Kingdom ($3.54k), the United States ($2.33k), Canada ($531), Switzerland ($152), and South Korea ($4).

ContinentCountryTrade Value
AsiaSouth Korea4
EuropeUnited Kingdom3,543
North AmericaCanada531
North AmericaUnited States2,329
Table: Where Does Mexico Export Its Tapioca Starch (2021)

Mexico’s Tapioca Starch Imports

In 2021, Mexico imported $3.21M worth of tapioca starch, securing the 25th position among the largest importers of this product globally. Tapioca starch ranked as the 3014th most imported product in Mexico during the same year.

Mexico’s Tapioca Starch Imports

Nicaragua served as the largest supplier of tapioca starch to Mexico, accounting for the majority of imports with a value of $1.96M. Paraguay followed suit with $486k, while Thailand and Brazil contributed $450k and $213k, respectively. Additionally, the United States supplied $67k worth of tapioca starch to Mexico.

Between 2020 and 2021, Mexico witnessed substantial growth in its import markets for tapioca starch. Nicaragua, the leading supplier, demonstrated remarkable growth with imports increasing by $692k, reflecting the rising demand for tapioca starch in Mexico. Paraguay also experienced significant growth, contributing an additional $162k to the import market. Furthermore, imports from Brazil increased by $158k during this period.

ContinentCountryTrade Value
North AmericaNicaragua1,958,530
North AmericaUnited States67,004
South AmericaBrazil212,630
South AmericaColombia3,075
South AmericaParaguay486,136
Table: Where Does Mexico Import Its Tapioca Starch (2021)

Mexico’s Tapioca Starch Tariffs

In 2017, the average tariff for Mexico on tapioca starch was 9.38%. Notably, Mexico applied a Most Favoured Nation duty rate treatment of 10% for countries including Angola, Burundi, Benin, Burkina Faso, and Botswana, reflecting the country’s commitment to fair trade practices.

Data from BACI