US trade with Samoa in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 20, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Samoa in the first half of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Samoa

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Samoa was $15.3 million, down 11.07% ($1.9 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Samoa in the first half of 2017 were $12.1 million, down 14.83% ($2.1 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Samoa in the first half of 2017 totaled $3.3 million, up 6.35% ($0.2 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade surplus with Samoa in the first half of 2017 was $8.8 million, a 20.68% decrease ($2.3 million) over the first half of 2016.

Samoa was the US 180th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (down from 179th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0008% of US total trade (down from 0.0010% in the first half of 2016).

Samoa was the US 175th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (down from 173rd in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0016% of US total exports (down from 0.0020% in the first half of 2016).

Samoa was the US 178th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (down from 175th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total imports (just as in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Samoa

The major share of US exports to Samoa in the first half of 2017 (and in the first half of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 66.27% of US total exports to Samoa (58.08% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.95% of US total exports to Samoa (9.18% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.70% of US total exports to Samoa (18.74% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.95% of US total exports to Samoa (3.99% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.21% of US total exports to Samoa (2.46% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.68% of US total exports to Samoa (1.25% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Samoa in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $671.4 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $328.0 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $161.9 thousand;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $138.8 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) - an increase of $129.0 thousand;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $65.8 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $60.7 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $50.6 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $50.6 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $40.8 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $39.0 thousand;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $37.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Samoa in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $2,000.0 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $662.1 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $244.6 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $220.2 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $173.0 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $153.6 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $99.0 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $84.5 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 $80.4 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $59.2 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $56.9 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $39.7 thousand.
US exports to Samoa in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 5,230.1 43.38 5,892.2-11.24
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 30.1 0.25 3.8693.65
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 72.2 0.60 171.2-57.83
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 7.5-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 16.6-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 20.1 0.17 79.4-74.65
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 23.3 0.19 16.442.09
10 Cereals 161.9 1.34 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 20.6 0.17 28.7-27.98
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 273.0 2.26 426.5-36.01
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 81.3 0.67 15.5424.08
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 65.0 0.54 27.8133.65
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 154.7 1.28 113.935.85
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 92.2 0.76 265.2-65.22
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,240.1 10.29 568.7118.05
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 349.4 2.90 569.6-38.66
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 37.9 0.31 19.494.88
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 138.8 1.15 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 386.9 3.21 347.811.22
29 Organic chemicals 4.4 0.04 10.1-56.20
30 Pharmaceutical products 5.0 0.04 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 339.7 2.82 279.021.77
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 205.3 1.70 200.02.67
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 93.7 0.78 119.6-21.61
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 5.6 0.05 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 33.7 0.28 22.053.33
39 Plastics and articles thereof 374.3 3.10 618.9-39.52
40 Rubber and articles thereof 17.5 0.15 49.8-64.86
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3.4 0.03 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 51.1 0.42 135.7-62.31
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 413.5 3.43 429.1-3.64
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 11.4 0.09 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 5.9-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3.8 0.03 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7.4 0.06 3.2133.66
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 9.0 0.07 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 84.2 0.70 60.639.05
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6.7 0.06 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 7.4 0.06 10.0-25.33
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 14.7 0.12 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 12.0 0.10 68.9-82.64
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 129.6 1.07 78.964.14
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 7.6 0.06 25.1-69.56
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 54.0 0.45 3.41,472.99
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 203.1 1.68 223.9-9.31
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 290.6 2.41 161.679.81
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 188.8 1.57 228.4-17.36
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 2,000.0-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4.0 0.03 4.4-9.09
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 362.1 3.00 34.0964.71
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 52.6 0.44 133.0-60.42
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 11.5 0.10 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5.2 0.04 3.072.13

US Imports from Samoa

The major share of US imports from Samoa in the first half of 2017 (and in the first half of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 40.71% of US total imports from Samoa (57.34% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 18.32% of US total imports from Samoa (23.59% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 11.64% of US total imports from Samoa (0.49% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.65% of US total imports from Samoa (2.51% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.44% of US total imports from Samoa (0.76% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Samoa in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $378.6 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) - an increase of $201.5 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $181.5 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $132.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $120.1 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $56.1 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $46.4 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $26.5 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $24.9 thousand;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $21.6 thousand;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - an increase of $17.8 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $14.0 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $10.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Samoa in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $515.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $508.6 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $71.9 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 $65.2 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $21.2 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $14.2 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $11.0 thousand.
US imports from Samoa in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 323.9 9.95 395.8-18.16
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 207.3 6.37 75.0176.43
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 9.0 0.28 13.7-34.43
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2.7 0.08 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 30.5 0.94 3.9680.39
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 752.0 23.10 1,267.0-40.65
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 14.0 0.43 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 17.8 0.55 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 69.5 2.14 23.2200.29
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10.7 0.33 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.8 0.06 23.0-92.01
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 378.6 11.63 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.4 0.01 14.6-97.28
69 Ceramic products 21.6 0.66 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 62.1 1.91 55.112.83
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 11.0-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 62.6 1.92 6.4874.82
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 124.4 3.82 4.32,809.07
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 213.5 6.56 722.1-70.43
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 201.5 6.19 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 181.5 5.58 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 269.2 8.27 334.5-19.50
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 69.0 2.12 44.156.48
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce