Togo taro (arrowroot) export quantities

In 2019 Togo exported 370 tonnes of taro (arrowroot). For 2019 alone, the interest in Togo taro (arrowroot) (tubers category) has climbed, changing by 7.558 percent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, taro (arrowroot)'s exports reduced by -46.45 pc netting Togo US$0.14m for the year 2019. Togo'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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Togo taro (arrowroot) export values

In 2019, Togo shipped taro (arrowroot) worth 0.14m USD, an increase of 180.00% from 2018's total taro (arrowroot) export of 0.05m USD. The yearly increase in value of Togo taro (arrowroot) between 2017 to 2018 was -50 pc.

The annual/yearly change in the amount of Togo's taro (arrowroot) exports between 2017 and 2019 was -46.45 per cent when compared to a variation of 7.558% in the growth rate between 2018 and 2019.

Togo's stake of the world's total taro (arrowroot)'s exports in 2019 was less than 1%. Togo is ranked position 78 in world exports of taro (arrowroot).


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


Import/Export Trends

Togo is a net importer of taro (arrowroot). The annual growth of Togo taro (arrowroot) in value between 2015 to 2019 was -40%, per annum, while annual growth in quantity during the same period was -22%, per annum.

Togo brought in 5 tonnes of taro (arrowroot) in 2019.


The production of taro (arrowroot) in Togo was 34,680 tonnes in 2019 and is predicted to change by an average of 5.58%. The country had an estimated 11,126.00 hectares under taro (arrowroot) cultivation.