Starches; inulin

1108 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

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Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Starches. In 2021, Starches were the world's 485th most traded product, with a total trade of $6.14B. Between 2020 and 2021 the exports of Starches grew by 22.5%, from $5.01B to $6.14B. Trade in Starches represent 0.029% of total world trade.

Starches are a part of Products of the milling industry. They include Manioc (cassava) starch, Maize (corn) starch, Potato starch, Wheat, starch, Starches except wheat, maize, potato, manioc, and Inulin.

Exports In 2021 the top exporters of Starches  were Thailand ($1.67B), Vietnam ($949M), Germany ($456M), Netherlands ($370M), and Belgium ($348M).

Imports In 2021 the top importers of Starches were China ($2.32B), United States ($376M), Germany ($285M), Chinese Taipei ($216M), and Netherlands ($190M).

Ranking Starches ranks 735th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

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* Using January 2020 exchange rates when trade data is reported in local currency.

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Historical Data

Exporters and Importers

Top Origin (2021)Thailand$1.67B
Top Destination (2021)China$2.32B

In 2021 Starches were the world's 485th most traded product (out of 1,217).

In 2021, the top exporters of Starches were Thailand ($1.67B), Vietnam ($949M), Germany ($456M), Netherlands ($370M), and Belgium ($348M).

In 2021, the top importers of Starches were China ($2.32B), United States ($376M), Germany ($285M), Chinese Taipei ($216M), and Netherlands ($190M).

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Exporters of Starches (2021)
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Importers of Starches (2021)
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Market Dynamics

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Top Origin Growth (2020 -  2021)Thailand$511M
Top Destination Growth (2020 -  2021)China$686M

Between 2020 and 2021, the exports of Starches grew the fastest in Thailand ($511M), India ($107M), Indonesia ($103M), Belgium ($81.9M), and Vietnam ($80M).

Between 2020 and 2021, the fastest growing importers of Starches were China ($686M), United States ($59.2M), France ($55.4M), Germany ($55.3M), and Belgium ($42.8M).

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Exporters of Starches (2020 - 2021)

Importers of Starches (2020 - 2021)

Market Concentration

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Starches.

In 2021, market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.11. This means that most of the exports of Starches are explained by 17 countries.

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Value of Exports in Starches

Net Trade

TOP NET EXPORTER (2021)Thailand$1.59B
TOP NET IMPORTER (2021)China$2.16B

This map shows which countries export or import more of Starches. Each country is colored based on the difference in exports and imports of Starches during 2021.

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Starches were Thailand ($1.59B), Vietnam ($856M), Belgium ($262M), India ($190M), and Netherlands ($180M).

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Starches were China ($2.16B), United States ($235M), Chinese Taipei ($211M), Malaysia ($144M), and Philippines ($130M).

Net Trade (2021)

Disaggregation

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In 2021, the world most traded Starches, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Manioc (cassava) starch ($2.89B), Maize (corn) starch ($1.25B), Potato starch ($919M), Wheat, starch ($492M), and Inulin ($328M)

HS6 Disaggregation for Starches (2021)
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Country Comparison

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This visualization shows the countries that have an important ratio of their trade related to Starches.
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Top 10 Exporters Countries of Starches by percentage of total exports

Product Complexity

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The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk and the strategic value of a product's potential export opportunities. Relatedness is predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth potential, lower income inequality, and lower emissions.

Relatedness vs Country Complexity (2021)

Country by Relatedness

The following visualization shows the relatedness of Starches to countries. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.

Relative Relatedness by Country (2021)

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