Moldova’s Tapioca Starch Imports

Moldova, despite its relatively modest position in the global tapioca starch market, actively engages in the import of this commodity.

Moldova’s Tapioca Starch Imports

In 2021, Moldova imported $870 worth of tapioca starch, positioning it as the 138th largest importer of this product globally. Among all imported goods in Moldova during the same year, tapioca starch ranked 3786th in terms of import volume. Moldova primarily sourced its tapioca starch imports from Thailand ($522) and Poland ($348).

Between 2020 and 2021, the fastest-growing import markets for tapioca starch in Moldova were Thailand ($290) and Poland ($287). These figures indicate a significant increase in demand for tapioca starch from these countries, suggesting the growing popularity and usage of the product within Moldova.


In 2016, Moldova had an average tariff rate of 9.42% on tapioca starch imports. Notably, the countries with the highest import tariffs for tapioca starch were Angola, Burundi, Benin, Burkina Faso, and Botswana, all applying a Most Favored Nation duty rate treatment of 10%. 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