US trade (export - import) with Samoa in 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 11, 2018

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

US Trade with Samoa

In 2017, US trade with Samoa totaled $43.8 million, up 29.90% ($10.1 million) from 2016.

US exports to Samoa in 2017 totaled $38.3 million, up 37.18% ($10.4 million) from 2016.

US imports from Samoa in 2017 were $5.5 million, down 5.22% ($0.3 million) from 2016.

US trade surplus with Samoa in 2017 was $32.8 million, a 48.28% increase ($10.7 million) over 2016.

Samoa was the US 179th largest trading partner in 2017 (up from 180th in 2016), accounting for 0.0011% of US total trade (up from 0.0009% in 2016).

Samoa was the US 171st largest export market in 2017 (up from 176th in 2016), accounting for 0.0025% of US total exports (up from 0.0019% in 2016).

Samoa was the US 182nd largest supplier in 2017 (down from 180th in 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (down from 0.0003% in 2016).

US Exports to Samoa

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 50.06% of US total exports to Samoa (60.82% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 30.55% of US total exports to Samoa (17.61% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.42% of US total exports to Samoa (7.15% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.85% of US total exports to Samoa (3.78% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.39% of US total exports to Samoa (2.56% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.19% of US total exports to Samoa (1.13% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.00% of US total exports to Samoa (0.76% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Samoa in 2017 over 2016 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 $7,455.2 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $1,286.9 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,126.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $760.3 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $713.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $222.0 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $210.6 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $201.0 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $183.7 thousand;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $138.8 thousand;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $128.9 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $123.0 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $122.1 thousand.

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $2,083.4 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $336.5 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $192.3 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $189.8 thousand.
US exports to Samoa in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 13,938.2 36.36 12,651.310.17
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 155.5 0.41 33.4365.61
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 119.3 0.31 311.7-61.71
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 0.05 111.8-82.01
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 35.8 0.09 19.583.77
10 Cereals 210.6 0.55 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 41.9 0.11 38.87.90
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3.0 0.01 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 767.3 2.00 742.23.38
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 147.2 0.38 18.3705.55
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 100.2 0.26 59.668.09
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 405.3 1.06 221.682.88
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 188.1 0.49 377.9-50.23
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,111.9 5.51 1,351.656.25
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 676.4 1.76 1,012.9-33.22
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 128.3 0.33 19.4560.19
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 138.8 0.36 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 916.7 2.39 715.728.09
29 Organic chemicals 20.1 0.05 10.1100.37
30 Pharmaceutical products 11.1 0.03 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 519.5 1.36 509.91.88
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 382.0 1.00 318.020.12
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 223.8 0.58 160.039.87
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 19.7 0.05 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 48.1 0.13 34.539.42
39 Plastics and articles thereof 835.7 2.18 912.5-8.41
40 Rubber and articles thereof 17.5 0.05 52.4-66.63
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 20.9 0.05 15.931.80
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 82.3 0.21 148.2-44.47
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 52.8 0.14 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 832.6 2.17 908.0-8.30
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 123.0 0.32 0.0
52 Cotton 3.1 0.01 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 15.3 0.04 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3.7 0.01 9.6-61.81
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3.8 0.01 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 12.7-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 80.7 0.21 8.2881.49
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 22.2 0.06 12.281.48
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 194.4 0.51 152.727.33
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 54.4 0.14 6.7717.41
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 7.4 0.02 10.0-25.33
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 22.2 0.06 40.1-44.55
73 Articles of iron or steel 31.9 0.08 72.2-55.78
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 261.0 0.68 163.659.60
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 89.1 0.23 61.345.35
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 72.6 0.19 19.5272.24
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 536.1 1.40 314.170.66
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 7,955.1 20.75 499.91,491.43
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,391.6 3.63 265.7423.83
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 154.4 0.40 2,237.7-93.10
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4.0 0.01 4.4-9.09
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,670.6 4.36 1,599.24.47
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 126.8 0.33 199.3-36.36
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 91.2 0.24 9.5858.15
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 71.7 0.19 3.02,290.97
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,176.1 5.68 1,462.748.77

US Imports from Samoa

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 42.34% of US total imports from Samoa (65.83% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 14.74% of US total imports from Samoa (17.91% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 13.00% of US total imports from Samoa (2.89% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 8.00% of US total imports from Samoa (2.85% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.53% of US total imports from Samoa (0.50% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Samoa in 2017 over 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;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $337.4 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $287.3 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $274.2 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $235.0 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $221.8 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 $181.1 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $128.2 thousand;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $101.7 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $72.4 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $66.5 thousand;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - an increase of $46.7 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $34.6 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;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $22.5 thousand.

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

  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $1,499.8 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $653.5 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $352.2 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $89.8 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 $62.9 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $25.1 thousand;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease 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) - a decrease of $21.8 thousand.
US imports from Samoa in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 590.6 10.75 942.8-37.36
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 483.0 8.79 145.6231.84
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 13.6 0.25 38.7-64.82
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 13.8 0.25 0.0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 6.1 0.11 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 30.5 0.55 3.9680.39
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3.3 0.06 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,185.6 21.58 2,685.4-55.85
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 34.6 0.63 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 46.7 0.85 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 157.0 2.86 28.8445.94
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10.7 0.20 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 0.03 23.6-92.23
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 4.1-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3.0 0.05 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 378.6 6.89 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.7 0.01 0.460.05
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 60.1 1.09 150.0-59.90
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.4 0.01 14.6-97.28
69 Ceramic products 101.7 1.85 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 396.0 7.21 121.8225.18
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 23.9-100.00
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 78.9 1.44 6.41,128.76
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 239.3 4.36 4.35,495.32
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 358.9 6.53 1,012.5-64.55
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 206.7 3.76 25.6708.46
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 221.8 4.04 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 22.5 0.41 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 319.5 5.81 382.3-16.44
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 117.1 2.13 50.7131.18
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6.9 0.13 3.4105.95
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 405.0 7.37 117.7244.18
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce