US trade with Samoa in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 08, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Samoa in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Samoa

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Samoa was $8.2 million, down 8.18% ($0.7 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Samoa in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $6.5 million, down 15.32% ($1.2 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Samoa in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $1.7 million, up 36.08% ($0.4 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Samoa in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $4.8 million, a 25.21% decrease ($1.6 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Samoa was the US 181st largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 177th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0009% of US total trade (down from 0.0010% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Samoa was the US 174th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 168th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0017% of US total exports (down from 0.0022% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Samoa was the US 172nd largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 180th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total imports (up from 0.0002% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Samoa

The major share of US exports to Samoa in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 66.76% of US total exports to Samoa (47.87% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.47% of US total exports to Samoa (29.28% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.36% of US total exports to Samoa (8.77% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.18% of US total exports to Samoa (4.02% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.73% of US total exports to Samoa (2.90% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.28% of US total exports to Samoa (1.54% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Samoa in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $542.8 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $448.0 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $341.1 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $149.7 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 $90.9 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $57.2 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $50.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $50.8 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $31.2 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $26.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Samoa in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $2,000.0 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $232.6 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $177.9 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $132.5 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $116.1 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $71.0 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $64.7 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $55.0 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $45.0 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) - a decrease of $44.2 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $41.6 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $23.0 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 $21.8 thousand.
US exports to Samoa in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,757.3 42.53 2,309.319.40
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 10.1 0.16 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 49.4 0.76 114.1-56.67
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 6.4 0.10 29.5-78.20
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 6.4 0.10 6.5-1.45
10 Cereals 149.7 2.31 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 20.6 0.32 19.18.03
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 142.3 2.19 258.4-44.93
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 9.5 0.15 6.840.74
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 26.5 0.41 14.681.82
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 62.2 0.96 70.0-11.11
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 51.9 0.80 229.8-77.40
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 832.9 12.85 290.2187.06
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 202.5 3.12 273.5-25.95
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 19.4-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 177.0 2.73 222.0-20.29
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 214.1 3.30 156.936.46
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 85.0 1.31 96.8-12.23
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 15.5 0.24 37.3-58.44
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 5.6 0.09 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 11.0 0.17 15.7-30.02
39 Plastics and articles thereof 128.4 1.98 360.9-64.44
40 Rubber and articles thereof 17.5 0.27 3.8358.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3.4 0.05 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3.2 0.05 135.7-97.68
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 203.2 3.13 172.018.14
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3.8 0.06 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4.5 0.07 3.242.77
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 47.6 0.73 35.832.99
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 7.4 0.11 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 10.3 0.16 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 3.0 0.05 58.1-94.77
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 86.4 1.33 60.143.82
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 7.6 0.12 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 50.8 0.78 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 96.3 1.49 137.9-30.18
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 172.8 2.67 81.9110.94
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 53.8 0.83 2.81,794.75
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 2,000.0-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 355.6 5.49 14.52,348.87
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 25.4 0.39 69.6-63.46
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 8.4 0.13 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00

US Imports from Samoa

The major share of US imports from Samoa in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 25.94% of US total imports from Samoa (10.64% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 23.85% of US total imports from Samoa (58.95% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 22.52% of US total imports from Samoa (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.89% of US total imports from Samoa (3.69% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.12% of US total imports from Samoa (1.87% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Samoa in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 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;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $181.5 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 $138.8 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $45.6 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $23.5 thousand;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $21.6 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $10.7 thousand;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - an increase of $7.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Samoa in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $367.8 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 $123.2 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 $23.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $15.6 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $10.8 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $6.2 thousand.
US imports from Samoa in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 173.6 10.33 184.5-5.87
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 45.6 2.71 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2.3 0.14 3.1-26.35
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2.7 0.16 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 7.7 0.46 3.996.23
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 169.1 10.06 536.8-68.51
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 7.9 0.47 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 17.0 1.01 23.2-26.77
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10.7 0.64 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 23.0-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 378.6 22.52 0.0
69 Ceramic products 21.6 1.29 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 39.4 2.34 43.1-8.69
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 26.0 1.54 2.5956.51
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 115.9 6.89 131.4-11.84
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 138.8 8.25 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 181.5 10.80 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 96.4 5.74 219.6-56.09
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 35.6 2.12 34.14.42
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce