US trade with Samoa in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 01, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Samoa in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Samoa

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Samoa totaled $13.0 million, up 36.15% ($3.5 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Samoa in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $12.0 million, up 49.22% ($4.0 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Samoa in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $1.1 million, down 31.44% ($0.5 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Samoa in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $10.9 million, a 68.56% increase ($4.4 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Samoa was the US 174th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 177th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0013% of US total trade (up from 0.0012% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Samoa was the US 162nd largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 168th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0031% of US total exports (up from 0.0023% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Samoa was the US 185th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 175th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (down from 0.0003% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Samoa

The major share of US exports to Samoa in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 49.26% of US total exports to Samoa (56.47% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 32.35% of US total exports to Samoa (23.53% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.38% of US total exports to Samoa (6.26% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.04% of US total exports to Samoa (3.79% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.27% of US total exports to Samoa (1.43% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.35% of US total exports to Samoa (0.80% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.57% of US total exports to Samoa (1.17% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Samoa in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 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 $1,325.8 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,131.9 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $930.2 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $206.5 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $157.0 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $90.9 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $76.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $66.6 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $64.4 thousand;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $54.7 thousand;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $54.2 thousand;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $52.8 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $51.4 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $48.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Samoa in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $366.2 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $138.7 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $102.7 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $74.2 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $40.3 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $40.1 thousand.
US exports to Samoa in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 4,459.9 37.22 3,529.726.35
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 89.4 0.75 25.0257.82
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 24.6 0.21 64.9-62.06
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 24.3-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 8.3 0.07 3.1169.69
10 Cereals 48.7 0.41 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 10.5 0.09 10.13.55
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3.0 0.03 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 235.0 1.96 144.163.08
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 54.2 0.45 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 35.2 0.29 18.589.83
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 115.0 0.96 63.680.79
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 51.4 0.43 70.9-27.53
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 528.3 4.41 321.964.15
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 184.1 1.54 258.3-28.71
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 54.7 0.46 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 272.0 2.27 115.0136.54
29 Organic chemicals 6.0 0.05 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 6.1 0.05 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 76.9 0.64 179.6-57.18
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 112.1 0.94 106.35.50
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 53.7 0.45 20.9157.15
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7.5 0.06 9.9-24.40
39 Plastics and articles thereof 262.2 2.19 186.140.90
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3.0 0.03 15.9-80.87
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 52.8 0.44 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 308.1 2.57 304.31.27
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2.9 0.02 0.0
52 Cotton 3.1 0.03 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 15.3 0.13 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 40.6 0.34 5.1700.59
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 13.2 0.11 6.895.04
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 53.4 0.45 42.326.13
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 35.7 0.30 6.7436.39
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 40.1-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 16.6 0.14 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 48.6 0.41 81.7-40.47
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3.0 0.03 12.4-75.77
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 106.3 0.89 72.147.29
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 1,422.6 11.87 96.81,370.08
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,155.2 9.64 23.34,848.80
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 138.7-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,192.6 9.95 1,558.8-23.49
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 34.4 0.29 16.5108.31
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 24.3 0.20 2.8768.50
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 66.6 0.56 0.0

US Imports from Samoa

The major share of US imports from Samoa in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 42.95% of US total imports from Samoa (75.44% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 29.68% of US total imports from Samoa (3.89% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.01% of US total imports from Samoa (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.65% of US total imports from Samoa (1.17% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.49% of US total imports from Samoa (13.91% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Samoa in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $187.7 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $128.8 thousand;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $80.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $75.5 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $44.3 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $42.3 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $41.6 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $16.3 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $10.3 thousand;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - an increase of $9.3 thousand;
  • Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 14) - an increase of $6.1 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $5.0 thousand;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $3.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Samoa in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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 $590.6 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $252.5 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $190.4 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 $47.9 thousand;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $23.9 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 $20.3 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $14.3 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $4.1 thousand.
US imports from Samoa in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 67.8 6.37 320.3-78.83
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 143.6 13.49 14.8868.77
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 14.3-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5.0 0.47 0.0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 6.1 0.57 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3.3 0.31 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 231.6 21.75 822.2-71.84
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 10.3 0.97 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 9.3 0.88 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 44.3 4.16 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 4.1-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 60.1 5.65 17.8238.08
69 Ceramic products 80.1 7.52 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 224.2 21.06 36.5514.13
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 23.9-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 16.3 1.53 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 75.5 7.09 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 190.4-100.00
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 5.3 0.49 25.6-79.44
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 0.0 0.00 47.9-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 48.1 4.52 6.6632.23
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3.0 0.28 0.0
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce