Papua New Guinea’s Flourishing Import Market for Tapioca Starch

Papua New Guinea, a nation blessed with natural beauty and a rich cultural heritage, has recently witnessed a significant surge in its import of tapioca starch.

In 2021, Papua New Guinea imported a total of $189k worth of tapioca starch, securing the 76th position among the largest importers of this product worldwide. Tapioca starch itself was ranked as the 1301st most imported product in Papua New Guinea during the same year. Thailand emerged as the primary source of tapioca starch imports for Papua New Guinea, accounting for the entire import value of $189k.

Thailand plays a vital role as the primary supplier of tapioca starch to Papua New Guinea. With imports amounting to $189k, Thailand stands as Papua New Guinea’s primary source for this essential commodity. The consistent supply of tapioca starch from Thailand enables Papua New Guinea to meet its domestic demand and support various industries reliant on this versatile ingredient.

Between 2020 and 2021, Papua New Guinea experienced remarkable growth in its import market for tapioca starch, driven primarily by increased imports from Thailand. During this period, imports from Thailand surged by an impressive $83.9k, underscoring the growing demand for tapioca starch within Papua New Guinea’s borders.

Data from BACI