Tapioca root is considered an important crop with generates enormous revenue for Thailand. Data from the Office of Agricultural Economics indicates that Thailand ranks the first in Asia for tapioca production with about 30 million tons per year, and ranks the second in the world.
For the last 5 years tapioca production in Thailand has experienced positive trends.
With high quality and unique property of tapioca starch from Thailand, more than 55 percent of total output was processed into tapioca starch and modified tapioca starch. It is undeniable that tapioca is a cash crop that is a key raw material not only for food industry but also in non-food industry as well.