US trade (export - import) with Samoa in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 18, 2019

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Samoa in 2018: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Samoa

In 2018, US trade with Samoa totaled $46.5 million, up 6.01% ($2.6 million) from 2017.

US exports to Samoa in 2018 totaled $39.0 million, up 1.72% ($0.7 million) from 2017.

US imports from Samoa in 2018 totaled $7.5 million, up 35.93% ($2.0 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Samoa in 2018 was $31.5 million, a 4.00% decrease ($1.3 million) over 2017.

Samoa was the US 180th largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 179th in 2017), accounting for 0.0011% of US total trade (just as in 2017).

Samoa was the US 173rd largest export market in 2018 (down from 171st in 2017), accounting for 0.0023% of US total exports (down from 0.0025% in 2017).

Samoa was the US 177th largest supplier in 2018 (up from 182nd in 2017), accounting for 0.0003% of US total imports (up from 0.0002% in 2017).

US Exports to Samoa

The major share of US exports to Samoa in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 47.79% of US total exports to Samoa (50.06% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 31.24% of US total exports to Samoa (30.55% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.24% of US total exports to Samoa (5.42% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.44% of US total exports to Samoa (0.00% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.02% of US total exports to Samoa (1.19% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.88% of US total exports to Samoa (2.85% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.42% of US total exports to Samoa (2.39% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.07% of US total exports to Samoa (1.00% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Samoa in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $7,609.0 thousand;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - an increase of $953.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $543.9 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $439.2 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $218.4 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $189.7 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $187.9 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $186.2 thousand;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $139.5 thousand;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $131.4 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $121.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Samoa in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - a decrease of $5,699.6 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1,246.2 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $756.4 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $519.9 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $372.8 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $371.2 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $362.5 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $168.0 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $156.3 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $155.0 thousand;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $138.8 thousand.
US exports to Samoa in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 13,418.3 34.41 13,938.2-3.73
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 106.7 0.27 155.5-31.37
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 74.6 0.19 119.3-37.53
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 6.9 0.02 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 63.3 0.16 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 20.1-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 8.9 0.02 35.8-75.28
10 Cereals 42.7 0.11 210.6-79.74
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 28.0 0.07 41.9-33.17
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 3.2 0.01 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 6.3 0.02 3.0108.26
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 855.8 2.19 767.311.54
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 53.5 0.14 147.2-63.63
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 239.7 0.61 100.2139.25
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 353.2 0.91 405.3-12.85
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 199.1 0.51 188.15.87
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,050.9 5.26 2,111.9-2.89
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 862.6 2.21 676.427.53
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 259.7 0.67 128.3102.43
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 138.8-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 554.2 1.42 916.7-39.55
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2.8 0.01 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 6.6 0.02 20.1-67.15
30 Pharmaceutical products 11.5 0.03 11.13.92
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 737.9 1.89 519.542.03
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 569.9 1.46 382.049.18
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 331.0 0.85 223.847.86
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 15.1 0.04 19.7-23.45
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 63.3 0.16 48.131.58
39 Plastics and articles thereof 679.5 1.74 835.7-18.70
40 Rubber and articles thereof 16.4 0.04 17.5-6.45
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 9.6 0.02 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 20.9-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 99.9 0.26 82.321.35
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 69.0 0.18 52.830.59
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 461.4 1.18 832.6-44.58
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 103.3 0.27 123.0-15.96
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 15.3-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 17.5 0.04 3.7379.18
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 4.0 0.01 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 38.9 0.10 80.7-51.81
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 25.4 0.07 22.214.06
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 315.7 0.81 194.462.39
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 12.2 0.03 54.4-77.56
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 5.5 0.01 7.4-26.57
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 44.4 0.11 22.299.48
69 Ceramic products 19.2 0.05 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 3.0 0.01 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 953.0 2.44 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 125.4 0.32 31.9292.84
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 106.0 0.27 261.0-59.38
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 528.3 1.35 89.1493.11
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 27.0 0.07 72.6-62.80
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,080.0 2.77 536.1101.46
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 2,255.5 5.78 7,955.1-71.65
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 635.2 1.63 1,391.6-54.35
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 7,763.4 19.91 154.44,929.72
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 21.7 0.06 4.0443.25
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 424.4 1.09 1,670.6-74.59
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 9.8 0.03 0.0
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 37.6 0.10 126.8-70.36
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 280.9 0.72 91.2207.97
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 91.7 0.24 71.727.85
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,803.3 4.62 2,176.1-17.13

US Imports from Samoa

The major share of US imports from Samoa in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 60.05% of US total imports from Samoa (42.34% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 16.93% of US total imports from Samoa (8.00% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.59% of US total imports from Samoa (14.74% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.40% of US total imports from Samoa (13.00% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.75% of US total imports from Samoa (4.53% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Samoa in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $1,023.1 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $748.8 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $721.0 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $355.3 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $353.1 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $265.7 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $161.0 thousand;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $91.6 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $91.0 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $68.2 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $63.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Samoa in 2018 over the 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $377.0 thousand;
  • Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings (HS code 94) - a decrease of $301.5 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $247.3 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $214.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $203.8 thousand;
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - a decrease of $163.6 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $132.7 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $110.3 thousand;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $101.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $85.6 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $67.5 thousand;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - a decrease of $26.4 thousand.
US imports from Samoa in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2017
USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 751.6 10.06 590.627.26
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 268.5 3.60 483.0-44.40
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 17.3 0.23 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 8.2 0.11 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 13.6-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 104.7 1.40 13.8659.58
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 3.7 0.05 6.1-38.24
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,053.6 14.11 30.53,359.92
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,906.6 25.53 1,185.660.81
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 17.3 0.23 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 353.1 4.73 0.0
31 Fertilizers 91.6 1.23 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 51.6 0.69 34.649.07
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 20.3 0.27 46.7-56.45
39 Plastics and articles thereof 24.2 0.32 157.0-84.56
40 Rubber and articles thereof 17.4 0.23 10.762.77
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 65.0 0.87 1.83,437.78
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2.9 0.04 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 5.3 0.07 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.7 0.01 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 15.4 0.21 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 7.4 0.10 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1.6 0.02 378.6-99.57
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 355.9 4.77 0.754,405.36
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 808.9 10.83 60.11,245.17
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 68.6 0.92 0.417,172.29
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.3 0.00 0.0
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 101.7-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3.8 0.05 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 148.7 1.99 396.0-62.45
74 Copper and articles thereof 4.6 0.06 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 10.4 0.14 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 11.3 0.15 78.9-85.65
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 153.7 2.06 239.3-35.78
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 624.6 8.36 358.974.03
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 43.1 0.58 206.7-79.15
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 111.5 1.49 221.8-49.74
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 11.9 0.16 22.5-47.23
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 17.9 0.24 319.5-94.38
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 104.3 1.40 117.1-10.99
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 201.2 2.69 405.0-50.32
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce