US trade (export - import) with Samoa in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 09, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Samoa in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Samoa

In 2014, US trade with Samoa was $28.8 million, down 14.37% ($4.8 million) from 2013.

US exports to Samoa in 2014 were $22.9 million, down 19.18% ($5.4 million) from 2013.

US imports from Samoa in 2014 totaled $5.8 million, up 11.87% ($0.6 million) from 2013.

US trade surplus with Samoa in 2014 was $17.1 million, a 26.14% decrease ($6.1 million) over 2013.

Samoa was the US 184th largest trading partner in 2014 (down from 183rd in 2013), accounting for 0.0007% of US total trade (down from 0.0009% in 2013).

Samoa was the US 182nd largest export market in 2014 (down from 177th in 2013), accounting for 0.0014% of US total exports (down from 0.0018% in 2013).

Samoa was the US 175th largest supplier in 2014 (up from 176th in 2013), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (just as in 2013).

US Exports to Samoa

The major share of US exports to Samoa in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 62.62% of US total exports to Samoa (54.91% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.65% of US total exports to Samoa (7.26% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.26% of US total exports to Samoa (8.48% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.48% of US total exports to Samoa (11.33% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.68% of US total exports to Samoa (5.24% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.48% of US total exports to Samoa (1.06% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.27% of US total exports to Samoa (0.76% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Samoa in 2014 over 2013 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) - an increase of $336.9 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $301.6 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $227.6 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - an increase of $214.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $204.1 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) - an increase of $186.8 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $151.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $132.6 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $111.1 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $76.4 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $72.1 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Samoa in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $2,393.5 thousand;
  • Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 92) - a decrease of $1,323.9 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $809.7 thousand;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $469.8 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $372.3 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $362.6 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $333.4 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $295.7 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $276.2 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $213.6 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $142.6 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $106.0 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $103.1 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $73.7 thousand.
US exports to Samoa in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 9,316.6 40.60 10,126.3-8.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 155.3 0.68 368.9-57.89
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 357.1 1.56 399.1-10.51
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 23.3-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 4.1-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 105.2 0.46 91.914.52
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 12.6 0.06 11.213.00
10 Cereals 105.3 0.46 247.9-57.51
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 19.5 0.08 35.7-45.39
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 4.7 0.02 28.2-83.42
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 722.2 3.15 787.9-8.34
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 63.4 0.28 111.4-43.10
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 62.2 0.27 5.31,073.71
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 203.8 0.89 215.1-5.28
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 187.3 0.82 189.9-1.36
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,506.6 6.57 1,302.515.67
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,539.1 6.71 1,642.2-6.28
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 10.2 0.04 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 292.4 1.27 216.035.37
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 27.0 0.12 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 244.6 1.07 17.01,341.56
30 Pharmaceutical products 4.3 0.02 4.30.00
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 48.1-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 754.5 3.29 603.225.08
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 519.6 2.26 512.11.47
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 401.3 1.75 187.1114.41
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 23.5 0.10 3.3621.47
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 6.6-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 122.9 0.54 228.9-46.32
39 Plastics and articles thereof 338.8 1.48 367.5-7.80
40 Rubber and articles thereof 8.3 0.04 82.0-89.88
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 6.4 0.03 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 24.3 0.11 7.4228.11
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 96.1 0.42 2,489.6-96.14
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 643.7 2.81 667.1-3.51
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 57.7 0.25 55.34.24
52 Cotton 5.3 0.02 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 17.1 0.07 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 7.8-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 4.8-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 32.5 0.14 46.5-29.97
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 15.1 0.07 7.2108.33
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 235.6 1.03 191.123.27
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 13.0 0.06 20.5-36.82
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 20.9 0.09 20.70.96
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2.8 0.01 0.0
69 Ceramic products 13.1 0.06 19.1-31.37
70 Glass and glassware 15.3 0.07 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 3.8 0.02 2.929.99
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 469.8-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 97.2 0.42 373.3-73.98
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 8.2-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 206.9 0.90 569.5-63.67
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 143.9 0.63 32.8338.96
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 167.8 0.73 35.3375.83
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 700.8 3.05 1,073.1-34.70
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 664.5 2.90 327.7102.81
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 692.9 3.02 391.377.08
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 23.0-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 297.3 1.30 593.0-49.86
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3.2 0.01 1,327.0-99.76
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 291.1 1.27 104.3179.03
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 77.0 0.34 4.91,478.09
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 21.8 0.10 25.2-13.50
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 15.0-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,273.4 5.55 1,606.8-20.75

US Imports from Samoa

The major share of US imports from Samoa in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 31.27% of US total imports from Samoa (24.47% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 14.04% of US total imports from Samoa (6.19% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.14% of US total imports from Samoa (3.45% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.87% of US total imports from Samoa (1.00% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.80% of US total imports from Samoa (0.74% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Samoa in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $522.5 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $461.4 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $319.4 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $113.9 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $98.5 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $53.5 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $26.7 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 $25.5 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $25.5 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $18.7 thousand;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $18.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Samoa in 2014 over the 2013 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) - a decrease of $924.4 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $64.2 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 $57.2 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $17.7 thousand.
US imports from Samoa in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 17.7-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 119.5 2.06 94.027.09
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,562.7 26.87 1,040.250.23
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 136.5 2.35 117.815.85
39 Plastics and articles thereof 166.1 2.86 52.2218.02
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.6 0.01 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 57.2-100.00
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 5.2 0.09 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 33.5 0.58 15.5115.86
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3.0 0.05 0.9236.85
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 68.1 1.17 14.5368.83
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 7.2-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 783.3 13.47 321.9143.35
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6.6 0.11 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 26.7 0.46 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 139.6 2.40 41.1239.78
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 113.7 1.95 88.128.95
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 45.5 0.78 50.2-9.43
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 2,242.2 38.55 3,166.6-29.19
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 319.4 5.49 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 43.7 0.75 107.9-59.52
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce