Ecuador taro (arrowroot) export quantities

In 2019 Ecuador exported 21,668 tonnes of taro (arrowroot). Through 2019 alone, the demand for Ecuador taro (arrowroot) (tubers category) has climbed, recording a change of 40.564 percent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, taro (arrowroot)'s exports went up by 167.04 percent earning the country US$27.67m for the year 2019. Ecuador's taro (arrowroot) exports are classified as:

  • 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)
  • Taro "Colocasia spp.", fresh, chilled, frozen or dried, whether or not sliced or in the form of pellets (HS code 071440)


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Ecuador taro (arrowroot) export values

In 2019, Ecuador exported taro (arrowroot) valued at 27.67m USD, an improvement of 70.52% from 2018's total taro (arrowroot) export of 16.227m USD. The annual increase in value of Ecuador taro (arrowroot) between 2017 to 2018 was 164.068 per cent.

The annual variation in the amount of Ecuador's taro (arrowroot) exports between 2017 and 2019 was 167.04% when compared to a variation of 40.564% in the growth rate between 2018 and 2019.

Ecuador's portion of the world's total taro (arrowroot)'s exports in 2019 was less than 1%. Ecuador is ranked position 71 in world exports of taro (arrowroot).


Export markets for Ecuador taro (arrowroot) ( in '000$ )


Ecuador ordered 0 tonnes of taro (arrowroot) in 2019.