US trade (export - import) with Samoa in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 03, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Samoa in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Samoa

In 2013, US trade with Samoa totaled $33.6 million, up 22.35% ($6.1 million) from 2012.

US exports to Samoa in 2013 totaled $28.4 million, up 14.94% ($3.7 million) from 2012.

US imports from Samoa in 2013 totaled $5.2 million, up 88.84% ($2.4 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with Samoa in 2013 was $23.2 million, a 5.68% increase ($1.2 million) over 2012.

Samoa was the US 183rd largest trading partner in 2013 (up from 185th in 2012), accounting for 0.0009% of US total trade (up from 0.0007% in 2012).

Samoa was the US 177th largest export market in 2013 (up from 180th in 2012), accounting for 0.0018% of US total exports (up from 0.0016% in 2012).

Samoa was the US 176th largest supplier in 2013 (up from 185th in 2012), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (up from 0.0001% in 2012).

US Exports to Samoa

The major share of US exports to Samoa in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 54.91% of US total exports to Samoa (64.49% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 11.33% of US total exports to Samoa (3.60% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.48% of US total exports to Samoa (15.83% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.26% of US total exports to Samoa (5.46% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.24% of US total exports to Samoa (0.99% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.06% of US total exports to Samoa (1.03% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.76% of US total exports to Samoa (1.02% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Samoa in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $2,325.0 thousand;
  • Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 92) - an increase of $1,324.0 thousand;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $467.0 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $439.9 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $343.6 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $311.1 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $289.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $228.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $185.1 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $183.2 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $171.5 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $136.2 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $135.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Samoa in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1,191.5 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $386.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $354.3 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 $345.4 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $237.9 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $185.1 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 $124.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $97.9 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $94.4 thousand.
US exports to Samoa in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 10,126.3 35.66 9,943.21.84
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 368.9 1.30 606.7-39.20
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 399.1 1.41 386.03.39
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 23.3 0.08 15.154.28
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4.1 0.01 13.8-70.20
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 91.9 0.32 30.0205.99
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 11.2 0.04 17.3-35.27
10 Cereals 247.9 0.87 433.0-42.75
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 35.7 0.13 60.7-41.25
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 28.2 0.10 46.9-39.78
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 787.9 2.77 760.53.61
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 111.4 0.39 132.9-16.14
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5.3 0.02 22.3-76.26
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 215.1 0.76 172.424.76
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 189.9 0.67 125.751.12
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,302.5 4.59 1,656.9-21.39
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,642.2 5.78 1,506.09.04
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 216.0 0.76 251.4-14.07
29 Organic chemicals 17.0 0.06 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 4.3 0.02 0.0
31 Fertilizers 48.1 0.17 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 603.2 2.12 624.8-3.45
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 512.1 1.80 222.7129.98
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 187.1 0.66 183.91.76
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3.3 0.01 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 6.6 0.02 10.9-39.77
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 228.9 0.81 43.7423.29
39 Plastics and articles thereof 367.5 1.29 231.658.70
40 Rubber and articles thereof 82.0 0.29 30.9165.05
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 7.9-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 7.4 0.03 9.2-19.83
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,489.6 8.77 164.61,412.76
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 4.4 0.02 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 667.1 2.35 637.74.61
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 55.3 0.19 87.2-36.58
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 6.8-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 11.7-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 7.8 0.03 28.0-72.19
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 4.8 0.02 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 46.5 0.16 28.861.27
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7.2 0.03 3.5108.80
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 191.1 0.67 131.145.78
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 20.5 0.07 14.839.10
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 3.0 0.01 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 20.7 0.07 27.1-23.85
69 Ceramic products 19.1 0.07 55.1-65.34
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2.9 0.01 6.0-51.74
72 Iron and steel 469.8 1.65 2.816,775.72
73 Articles of iron or steel 373.3 1.31 62.2499.76
75 Nickel and articles thereof 8.2 0.03 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 569.5 2.01 129.6339.41
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 32.8 0.12 9.8235.38
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 35.3 0.12 39.9-11.53
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,073.1 3.78 729.547.09
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 327.7 1.15 673.1-51.32
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 391.3 1.38 219.878.02
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 386.1-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 23.0 0.08 117.4-80.40
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 593.0 2.09 1,784.4-66.77
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,327.0 4.67 3.142,846.31
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
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 104.3 0.37 229.1-54.48
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4.9 0.02 51.7-90.56
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 25.2 0.09 123.2-79.51
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 15.0 0.05 3.0399.33
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,606.8 5.66 1,377.916.61

US Imports from Samoa

The major share of US imports from Samoa in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 24.47% of US total imports from Samoa (57.38% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.19% of US total imports from Samoa (0.00% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.45% of US total imports from Samoa (3.33% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.00% of US total imports from Samoa (2.24% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.74% of US total imports from Samoa (1.19% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.00% of US total imports from Samoa (4.25% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Samoa in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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) - an increase of $2,464.2 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $321.9 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $157.3 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $117.8 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $55.6 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 $53.2 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $37.8 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 $30.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $19.4 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Samoa in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $299.4 thousand;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $137.9 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $131.5 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) - a decrease of $117.0 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $55.5 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $49.3 thousand;
  • Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery (HS code 58) - a decrease of $21.5 thousand.
US imports from Samoa in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 17.7 0.34 317.0-94.43
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 94.0 1.81 93.40.69
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 131.5-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2.5 0.05 17.0-85.34
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,040.2 20.01 882.917.82
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 117.8 2.27 0.0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 137.9-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 52.2 1.00 61.8-15.44
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 57.2 1.10 4.01,323.51
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 15.5 0.30 1.01,495.58
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 21.5-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.3 0.01 9.3-97.11
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.9 0.02 0.86.21
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 14.5 0.28 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 7.2 0.14 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 49.3-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 117.0-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 321.9 6.19 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 41.1 0.79 3.31,164.55
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 88.1 1.70 57.752.80
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 50.2 0.97 30.863.10
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 3,166.6 60.91 702.4350.84
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 55.5-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2.9 0.05 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 107.9 2.07 52.3106.22
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce