US trade (export - import) with Samoa in 2016

Published or Updated: Apr 29, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Samoa in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Samoa

In 2016, US trade with Samoa totaled $33.7 million, up 23.62% ($6.4 million) from 2015.

US exports to Samoa in 2016 totaled $27.9 million, up 23.13% ($5.2 million) from 2015.

US imports from Samoa in 2016 totaled $5.8 million, up 26.02% ($1.2 million) from 2015.

US trade surplus with Samoa in 2016 was $22.1 million, a 22.40% increase ($4.1 million) over 2015.

Samoa was the US 180th largest trading partner in 2016 (up from 183rd in 2015), accounting for 0.0009% of US total trade (up from 0.0007% in 2015).

Samoa was the US 176th largest export market in 2016 (up from 179th in 2015), accounting for 0.0019% of US total exports (up from 0.0015% in 2015).

Samoa was the US 180th largest supplier in 2016 (up from 181st in 2015), accounting for 0.0003% of US total imports (up from 0.0002% in 2015).

US Exports to Samoa

The major share of US exports to Samoa in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 60.82% of US total exports to Samoa (63.84% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 17.61% of US total exports to Samoa (6.81% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.15% of US total exports to Samoa (7.50% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.78% of US total exports to Samoa (4.92% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.56% of US total exports to Samoa (1.76% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.13% of US total exports to Samoa (3.29% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.76% of US total exports to Samoa (1.79% in 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.00% of US total exports to Samoa (2.32% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Samoa in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $2,218.7 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $2,159.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,464.4 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $472.3 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $317.0 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $250.0 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $233.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $203.7 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $191.7 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $147.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Samoa in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $526.5 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $427.7 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $179.8 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $127.8 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $118.8 thousand;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $111.5 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $111.2 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 $110.8 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $103.2 thousand.
US exports to Samoa in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 12,651.3 45.27 10,491.720.58
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 33.4 0.12 71.7-53.39
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 311.7 1.12 265.017.62
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 7.5 0.03 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 16.6 0.06 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 111.8 0.40 150.9-25.89
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 19.5 0.07 13.741.78
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 75.7-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 38.8 0.14 28.536.30
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 742.2 2.66 691.07.40
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 18.3 0.07 44.9-59.32
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 59.6 0.21 34.473.07
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 221.6 0.79 227.7-2.69
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 377.9 1.35 127.9195.48
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,351.6 4.84 1,147.917.75
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,012.9 3.62 1,116.1-9.25
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 19.4 0.07 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 715.7 2.56 398.779.50
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 9.6-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 10.1 0.04 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 28.4-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 509.9 1.82 591.8-13.83
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 318.0 1.14 271.916.97
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 160.0 0.57 212.2-24.59
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 34.5 0.12 94.0-63.30
39 Plastics and articles thereof 912.5 3.27 440.2107.29
40 Rubber and articles thereof 52.4 0.19 52.9-0.78
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 15.9 0.06 19.1-16.73
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 148.2 0.53 267.0-44.50
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 111.5-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 908.0 3.25 716.326.77
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 21.7-100.00
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 6.8-100.00
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 6.5-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 9.3-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 9.6 0.03 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 13.9-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 12.7 0.05 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 8.2 0.03 61.6-86.65
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 12.2 0.04 43.3-71.69
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 152.7 0.55 224.2-31.90
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6.7 0.02 19.8-66.40
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 6.2-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 10.0 0.04 15.1-34.12
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 40.1 0.14 14.4179.58
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 34.3-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
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 0.00 526.5-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 72.2 0.26 252.0-71.35
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 163.6 0.59 239.8-31.79
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 61.3 0.22 189.1-67.59
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 19.5 0.07 66.5-70.66
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 314.1 1.12 741.8-57.65
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 499.9 1.79 610.6-18.14
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 265.7 0.95 32.6716.04
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2,237.7 8.01 19.011,661.91
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4.4 0.02 7.5-41.33
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,599.2 5.72 134.71,086.82
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 199.3 0.71 227.6-12.46
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 9.5 0.03 120.8-92.12
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3.0 0.01 29.4-89.79
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,462.7 5.23 1,315.111.23

US Imports from Samoa

The major share of US imports from Samoa in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 65.83% of US total imports from Samoa (65.27% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 17.91% of US total imports from Samoa (10.41% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.89% of US total imports from Samoa (4.45% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.85% of US total imports from Samoa (2.13% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Samoa in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $680.0 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $423.0 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) - an increase of $274.5 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $248.8 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $145.6 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $140.7 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $38.7 thousand;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $23.9 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 $23.6 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $17.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Samoa in 2016 over the 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $313.9 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $186.9 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 $120.7 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $77.8 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $40.7 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $31.7 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $28.0 thousand.
US imports from Samoa in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 942.8 16.26 694.035.85
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 145.6 2.51 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 40.7-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 38.7 0.67 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3.9 0.07 5.5-29.58
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,685.4 46.32 2,262.418.70
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 11.8-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 28.8 0.50 10.8165.62
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 23.6 0.41 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4.1 0.07 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 10.6-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 8.2-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.4 0.01 78.2-99.48
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 150.0 2.59 9.21,523.60
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 14.6 0.25 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 121.8 2.10 149.8-18.68
74 Copper and articles thereof 23.9 0.41 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 11.0 0.19 4.5144.30
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6.4 0.11 38.1-83.14
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4.3 0.07 9.9-56.66
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,012.5 17.46 332.5204.51
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 25.6 0.44 146.2-82.51
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 382.3 6.60 107.8254.68
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 50.7 0.87 364.5-86.10
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3.4 0.06 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 117.7 2.03 304.6-61.37
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce