US trade (export - import) with Samoa in 2015

Published or Updated: Apr 03, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Samoa in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Samoa

In 2015, US trade with Samoa was $27.3 million, down 5.11% ($1.5 million) from 2014.

US exports to Samoa in 2015 were $22.7 million, down 1.11% ($0.3 million) from 2014.

US imports from Samoa in 2015 were $4.6 million, down 20.90% ($1.2 million) from 2014.

US trade surplus with Samoa in 2015 was $18.1 million, a 5.60% increase ($1.0 million) over 2014.

Samoa was the US 183rd largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 184th in 2014), accounting for 0.0007% of US total trade (just as in 2014).

Samoa was the US 179th largest export market in 2015 (up from 182nd in 2014), accounting for 0.0015% of US total exports (up from 0.0014% in 2014).

Samoa was the US 181st largest supplier in 2015 (down from 175th in 2014), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (just as in 2014).

US Exports to Samoa

The major share of US exports to Samoa in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 63.84% of US total exports to Samoa (62.62% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.50% of US total exports to Samoa (10.65% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.81% of US total exports to Samoa (10.26% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.92% of US total exports to Samoa (3.48% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.29% of US total exports to Samoa (2.68% in 2014);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.32% of US total exports to Samoa (0.02% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.79% of US total exports to Samoa (1.48% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.76% of US total exports to Samoa (1.27% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Samoa in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $1,175.1 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 $522.7 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $170.9 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $154.9 thousand;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $111.5 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $106.3 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $101.4 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $72.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Samoa in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $660.4 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $423.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $358.7 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $247.8 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $244.6 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) - a decrease of $189.0 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $162.8 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $162.6 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $101.4 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $92.2 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $83.6 thousand.
US exports to Samoa in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 10,491.7 46.23 9,316.612.61
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 71.7 0.32 155.3-53.86
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 265.0 1.17 357.1-25.81
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 150.9 0.67 105.243.42
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 13.7 0.06 12.68.68
10 Cereals 75.7 0.33 105.3-28.16
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 28.5 0.13 19.546.09
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 691.0 3.04 722.2-4.31
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 44.9 0.20 63.4-29.14
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 34.4 0.15 62.2-44.62
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 227.7 1.00 203.811.77
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 127.9 0.56 187.3-31.73
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,147.9 5.06 1,506.6-23.81
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,116.1 4.92 1,539.1-27.48
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 10.2-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 398.7 1.76 292.436.36
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 9.6 0.04 27.0-64.40
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 244.6-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 28.4 0.13 4.3564.70
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 591.8 2.61 754.5-21.57
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 271.9 1.20 519.6-47.68
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 212.2 0.94 401.3-47.11
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 23.5-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 94.0 0.41 122.9-23.47
39 Plastics and articles thereof 440.2 1.94 338.829.92
40 Rubber and articles thereof 52.9 0.23 8.3537.17
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 19.1 0.08 24.3-21.44
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 267.0 1.18 96.1177.75
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 111.5 0.49 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 716.3 3.16 643.711.27
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 21.7 0.10 57.7-62.32
50 Silk 6.8 0.03 0.0
52 Cotton 6.5 0.03 5.322.87
54 Man-made filaments 9.3 0.04 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 17.1-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 13.9 0.06 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 61.6 0.27 32.589.37
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 43.3 0.19 15.1187.07
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 224.2 0.99 235.6-4.83
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 19.8 0.09 13.052.51
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 6.2 0.03 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 15.1 0.07 20.9-27.48
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 14.4 0.06 2.8412.87
69 Ceramic products 34.3 0.15 13.1162.20
70 Glass and glassware 2.5 0.01 15.3-83.35
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 526.5 2.32 3.813,814.53
73 Articles of iron or steel 252.0 1.11 97.2159.39
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 239.8 1.06 206.915.90
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 189.1 0.83 143.931.41
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 66.5 0.29 167.8-60.41
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 741.8 3.27 700.85.86
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 610.6 2.69 664.5-8.11
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 32.6 0.14 692.9-95.30
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 19.0 0.08 0.0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 7.5 0.03 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 134.7 0.59 297.3-54.68
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 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 227.6 1.00 291.1-21.80
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 120.8 0.53 77.056.85
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 29.4 0.13 21.834.63
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,315.1 5.79 1,273.43.27

US Imports from Samoa

The major share of US imports from Samoa in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 65.27% of US total imports from Samoa (31.27% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.41% of US total imports from Samoa (5.14% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.45% of US total imports from Samoa (14.04% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.13% of US total imports from Samoa (1.80% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.55% of US total imports from Samoa (2.87% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Samoa in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $699.7 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $694.0 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $261.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $192.8 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $75.2 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $45.1 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $40.7 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 $32.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Samoa in 2015 over the 2014 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 $2,134.4 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $633.5 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $155.3 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $136.5 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $119.5 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $58.8 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $45.5 thousand;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $33.5 thousand.
US imports from Samoa in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 694.0 15.09 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 119.5-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 40.7 0.88 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5.5 0.12 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,262.4 49.18 1,562.744.78
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 136.5-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2.9 0.06 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 11.8 0.26 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 10.8 0.24 166.1-93.48
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.6-100.00
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 5.2-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2.9 0.06 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10.6 0.23 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 33.5-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 8.2 0.18 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2.5 0.05 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 78.2 1.70 3.02,508.24
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 9.2 0.20 68.1-86.43
73 Articles of iron or steel 149.8 3.26 783.3-80.88
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4.5 0.10 6.6-31.91
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2.7 0.06 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 38.1 0.83 26.742.74
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 9.9 0.21 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 332.5 7.23 139.6138.09
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 146.2 3.18 113.728.65
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 45.5-100.00
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 107.8 2.34 2,242.2-95.19
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 364.5 7.92 319.414.13
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 304.6 6.62 43.7597.69
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce