Overview:  This page contains the latest trade data of Starches. In 2019, Starches were the world's 528th most traded product, with a total trade of $4.47B. Between 2018 and 2019 the exports of Starches decreased by -9.75%, from $4.95B to $4.47B. Trade in Starches represent 0.025% of total world trade.

Exports: In 2019 the top exporters of Starches  were Thailand ($1.26B), Germany ($366M), Vietnam ($350M), Netherlands ($327M), and China ($305M).

Imports: In 2019 the top importers of Starches were China ($1.01B), Indonesia ($345M), United States ($307M), Germany ($234M), and Chinese Taipei ($193M).

Tariffs: In 2018 the average tariff for Starches was 14.2%, making it the 231st lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Starches are South Korea (383%), Estonia (46.4%), Slovakia (36.4%), Czechia (36.4%), and Iran (36.4%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Angola (0%), Mauritius (0%), Hong Kong (0%), Maldives (0%), and Singapore (0%).

Ranking: Starches ranks 629th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Historical Data

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Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2019): Thailand, $1.26B

Top Destination (2019): China, $1.01B

Starches are the world's 528th most traded product.

In 2019, the top exporters of Starches were Thailand ($1.26B), Germany ($366M), Vietnam ($350M), Netherlands ($327M), and China ($305M).

In 2019, the top importers of Starches were China ($1.01B), Indonesia ($345M), United States ($307M), Germany ($234M), and Chinese Taipei ($193M).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

Value

Top Origin Growth (2018 -  2019): China, $66.7M

Top Destination Growth (2018 - 2019): United Kingdom, $14.1M

Between 2018 and 2019, the exports of Starches grew the fastest in China ($66.7M), Turkey ($19.2M), United States ($16.1M), Egypt ($14M), and Brazil ($9.99M).

Between 2018 and 2019, the fastest growing importers of Starches were United Kingdom ($14.1M), Nigeria ($13.4M), Mexico ($12.6M), Hong Kong ($10.2M), and Canada ($9.87M).

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Market Concentration

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Cumulative market share

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

In 2019,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.2. This means that most of the exports of Starches are explained by 18 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2019): Thailand, $1.19B

TOP NET IMPORTER (2019): China, $708M

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 2019.

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Starches were Thailand ($1.19B), Vietnam ($284M), Belgium ($200M), Netherlands ($181M), and Germany ($132M).

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Starches were China ($708M), Indonesia ($328M), United States ($198M), Chinese Taipei ($186M), and United Kingdom ($152M).

Disaggregation

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Value

In 2019, the world most traded Starches, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Manioc (cassava) starch ($1.69B), Maize (corn) starch ($1.11B), Potato starch ($830M), Wheat, starch ($370M), and Starches except wheat, maize, potato, manioc ($237M)

Import Tariffs

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In 2018, the average tariff for importing Starches was 14.2%. The countries with the highest tariffs for importing Starches were South Korea (383%), Estonia (46.4%), Slovakia (36.4%), Czechia (36.4%), and Iran (36.4%).

Product Complexity

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Diversification Frontier

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Specialization

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.

Country by Relatedness

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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.