Global cassava starch market-cassava starch import and export in international market
Cassava originated in South America, and is known as the world's three major root crops with potatoes and sweet potatoes. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) database, in 2009 more than 100 countries and regions around the world planted cassava, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean is the main cassava production area, of which Africa has the largest planting area, followed by Asia.
Regard as "king of starch", cassava starch plays an important role in cassava import and export trade in global cassava starch market. This article will focus on the cassava import and export in international market from 1991 to 2013 according to the data of FAO.
Analysis of the global cassava starch market
The global cassava starch market imports increased from 60,000 tons in 1985 to 1.57 million tons in 2011, showing a general upward trend; the export volume of world cassava starch fluctuated, and the year with the largest export volume was 2006, about 2.09 million tons. The year with the smallest export volume was 1987, about 190,000 tons, showing an overall upward trend of large fluctuations.
Among the 20 major producing countries, Thailand, Brazil, Indonesia and China have carried out a large number of cassava starch trade activities for many years. Tanzania, Mozambique, Ghana, Cambodia, Cameroon, Madagascar and Paraguay have carried out a small amount of cassava starch trade activities for many years. Basically, cassava starch trading activities are not carried out in the rest countries .
Thailand is the world's largest exporter of cassava starch, and its exports account for about 88.38% of the world's total export of cassava starch. Its export volume in global cassava starch market increased from 50,000 tons in 1985 to 1.42 million tons in 2007, showing a large overall Uptrend, Thailand began importing a small amount of tapioca starch after 1999, but the maximum importing was no more than 200 tons.
Cassava in Africa
Paraguay is the world's third largest exporter of cassava starch in global cassava starch market (Hong Kong is the second largest country, but not among the 20 major producing countries), and its exports account for about 12.75% of the world's total export of cassava starch. The country began exporting cassava starch in 1995, and its export volume fluctuated. In 2003 and 2005-2007, the export volume exceeded 10,000 tons. In the other years, the export volume was below 10,000 tons. The export volume showed a large upward trend in large fluctuations.
Indonesia is the world's fourth largest export country of cassava starch, its export volume accounts for about 1.45% of the world's total export of global cassava starch market. Indonesia began importing and exporting cassava starch in 1989, and its export volume fluctuated. The largest export volume was in 2004, about 185,000 tons. The smallest year was 1989, about 2 million tons. The import volume of Indonesian cassava starch fluctuated, the largest year is 2007, about 300,000 tons, the smallest year is 1990, about 2 tons.
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Brazil is the fifth export of cassava starch in the world. The country's exports account for about 0.82% of the world's total export of cassava starch. Its export volume in global cassava starch market also fluctuates. The largest year is 2002, about 20,000 tons. The smallest year is 1989, about 0.03 million tons. Brazil began to import a lot of cassava starch only after 2000, the largest year being 2004, about 60,000 tons.
Overall, the global cassava starch market trends show a fluctuate upward trend. Therefore, the cassava starch processing industry is a promising industry. Besides, with the emergence of new technologies and new materials using starch as raw materials, high-tech industries with starch as raw materials are constantly being formed, such as modified starch industry, starch sugar industry, organic acid industry, etc., the market demand potential of starch is huge, and the prospect is very broad.. Therefore the investment in cassava starch industry is lucrative. Doing Company is a professional cassava starch equipment manufacturer, not only providing with complete sets of cassava starch equipment, but also offer project plan from plant design, equipment installation and debugging, operator training and other service. Should you have any interests in cassava starch industry, welcome to consult Doing Company.