The country with the largest cassava production in the world is Nigeria, with more than 33 million tons. Followed by Congo (DRC), Brazil, Indonesia and Thailand. In Africa and Latin America, cassava is mainly used for food and feed consumption, and there are dozens of cassava foods in Brazil. In China and Thailand, cassava is mainly used to process dry chips, granules, starch and its deep processed products.
The main products of cassava entering the international market are dry chips and starch. In recent years, the world's imports of cassava chips and starch are about 6 million tons, of which the EU imports about 3.5 million tons, Japan imports about 1.2 million tons, South Korea imports about 600,000 tons, and China imports about 300,000 tons. Thailand is a major exporter of cassava chips and cassava starch. In recent years, its export volume is about 4.8 million tons, accounting for 80% of the world's total exports. Since the 1990s, due to the rapid development of the feed industry and the starch industry, the demand for cassava in the international market has increased year by year. According to industry estimates, the world's cassava output will reach 271 million tons by 2020, and the market for cassava production and processing is considerable.