Cassava starch production and use
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. 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. Cassava starch production and use has also received more attention, recently years, investing in cassava starch production plants in Africa has become a popular project.
In Africa and Latin America, cassava is mainly used for food and feed, and there are dozens of cassava foods in Brazil. In China and Thailand, cassava is mainly used to process dry flakes, 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 cassava 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 starch. In recent years, its export volume is about 4.8 million tons, accounting for 80% of the world's total exports. In this condition, cassava starch production and use has undoubtedly become an important topic.