China's cassava starch import and export trade status:
Since the 1990s, China has been the world's largest importer of cassava starch. According to statistics, in 2009, the import volume of cassava starch reached 1.198 million tons, and the import value was 335,621,000 US dollars. The export volume ranked seventh in the world, 2009. The annual export volume is 4 431 t and the export value is 2 254 thousand US dollars. According to statistics, in 2010, the import volume of cassava starch was 735,000 tons, and the import value was 330.867 thousand US dollars. From January to August 2011, the import volume of cassava starch reached 556,000 tons, and the import volume reached 308.384 thousand US dollars.
According to statistics, since 1980, China's cassava starch has been imported more than exports, and the deficit of import and export volume has been expanding. Since 1990, China's cassava starch imports accounted for about 50% of the world's cassava starch imports, reaching in 2009. 58.11%. The importing countries mainly include Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia. In 2010, the imports of these three countries accounted for 99.65% of China's total imports of cassava starch, especially from Thailand, which accounted for 80.79% of China's total imports. Imports accounted for 18.46% of China's total imports, and imports from Indonesia accounted for 0.4% of China's total imports. Other importing countries (regions) include Taiwan, the Philippines and Denmark.
To sum up, although China also have some aera planting cassava, but the production capacity is not enough to meet the China's cassava starch demand, so in the future years, China's cassava starch import quantity will still large.