Benin shipped 264 tonnes of taro (arrowroot) in 2018. For 2018 alone, the demand for the tubers category has decreased, changing by -17.8 % in comparison to the year 2017. Between 2015 and 2018, taro (arrowroot) exports grew by 9.09 %, bringing the country $0.1m in 2018, alone. The taro (arrowroot) exports are categorised as:

  • Taro "Colocasia spp.", fresh, chilled, frozen or dried, whether or not sliced or in the form of pellets (HS code 071440)
  • Arrowroot, salep, Jerusalem artichokes and similar roots and tubers with high starch or inulin content, fresh, chilled, frozen or dried, whether or not sliced or in the form of pellets, and sago pith (excluding manioc "cassava", sweet potatoes, yams, taro and yautia) (HS code 071490)

The annual change in the quantity of Benin taro (arrowroot) between 2015 and 2018 was 9.09 percent compared to the period between 2017 and 2018. Benin's share of the world's total taro (arrowroot) exports in 2018 was 0.1%.

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Benin taro (arrowroot) export quantities

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In 2018, Benin sold taro (arrowroot) worth 0.1m USD, an increase of 10% from 2017's total taro (arrowroot) exports value of 0.09m USD. The annual growth value of Benin taro (arrowroot) between 2017 to 2018 was 45 percent.

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