US trade with Samoa in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Sep 02, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Samoa in the 2nd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Samoa

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Samoa was $7.1 million, down 14.15% ($1.2 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Samoa in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $5.6 million, down 14.26% ($0.9 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Samoa in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $1.6 million, down 13.77% ($0.3 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Samoa in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $4.0 million, a 14.45% decrease ($0.7 million) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Samoa was the US 183rd largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 180th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0007% of US total trade (down from 0.0009% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Samoa was the US 176th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 174th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0014% of US total exports (down from 0.0018% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Samoa was the US 178th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 168th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total imports (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Samoa

The major share of US exports to Samoa in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 65.71% of US total exports to Samoa (70.10% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.80% of US total exports to Samoa (9.66% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.64% of US total exports to Samoa (6.32% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.84% of US total exports to Samoa (3.95% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.77% of US total exports to Samoa (1.94% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Samoa in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $138.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $128.6 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $84.1 thousand;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $63.0 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $48.6 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $48.0 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 $38.1 thousand;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $37.9 thousand;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $25.3 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $24.3 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $20.8 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $17.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Samoa in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $1,110.1 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $149.2 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $90.6 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $46.8 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $46.0 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $37.5 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $36.2 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 $36.2 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $34.3 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $25.1 thousand.
US exports to Samoa in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,472.8 44.36 3,582.9-30.98
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 20.0 0.36 3.8427.15
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 22.7 0.41 57.1-60.16
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 13.7 0.25 49.9-72.55
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 16.9 0.30 9.970.47
10 Cereals 12.2 0.22 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 9.6-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 130.7 2.34 168.2-22.30
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 71.8 1.29 8.7720.62
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 38.5 0.69 13.2190.67
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 92.5 1.66 43.9110.72
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 40.3 0.72 35.413.89
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 407.2 7.30 278.646.17
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 146.8 2.63 296.1-50.40
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 37.9 0.68 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 138.8 2.49 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 209.9 3.77 125.966.80
29 Organic chemicals 4.4 0.08 10.1-56.20
30 Pharmaceutical products 5.0 0.09 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 125.6 2.25 122.12.89
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 120.3 2.16 103.216.65
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 78.2 1.40 82.3-4.90
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 22.7 0.41 6.3261.51
39 Plastics and articles thereof 246.0 4.41 258.0-4.65
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 46.0-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 48.0 0.86 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 210.3 3.77 257.1-18.21
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 11.4 0.21 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2.9 0.05 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 9.0 0.16 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 36.6 0.66 24.847.80
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6.7 0.12 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 10.0-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4.4 0.08 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 8.9 0.16 10.8-17.52
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 43.2 0.77 18.9128.76
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 25.1-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3.2 0.06 3.4-6.38
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 106.8 1.92 86.024.17
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 117.8 2.11 79.747.82
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 135.0 2.42 225.6-40.16
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4.0 0.07 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6.5 0.12 19.5-66.88
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 27.2 0.49 63.4-57.09
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3.1 0.06 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5.2 0.09 0.0

US Imports from Samoa

The major share of US imports from Samoa in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 58.71% of US total imports from Samoa (56.26% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 11.67% of US total imports from Samoa (1.71% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.18% of US total imports from Samoa (32.35% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.86% of US total imports from Samoa (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Samoa in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $120.1 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $86.7 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 $62.7 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 $57.9 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $52.6 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $32.6 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $23.4 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $22.8 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $14.0 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $10.8 thousand;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - an increase of $9.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Samoa in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $493.1 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $147.3 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $61.1 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $14.2 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $11.0 thousand.
US imports from Samoa in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 150.3 9.55 211.4-28.90
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 161.7 10.27 75.0115.62
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 6.7 0.43 10.6-36.80
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 22.8 1.45 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 582.9 37.02 730.2-20.17
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 14.0 0.89 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 9.9 0.63 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 52.6 3.34 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 0.12 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.4 0.03 14.6-97.28
73 Articles of iron or steel 22.8 1.45 11.990.55
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 36.6 2.32 4.0824.12
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 124.4 7.90 4.32,809.07
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 97.7 6.20 590.7-83.47
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 62.7 3.98 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 172.8 10.98 114.950.45
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 33.4 2.12 10.0233.34
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce