US trade with Samoa in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 11, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Samoa in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Samoa

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Samoa totaled $15.5 million, up 123.11% ($8.5 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Samoa in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $14.3 million, up 148.60% ($8.5 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Samoa in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $1.2 million, down 0.75% ($0.0 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Samoa in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $13.1 million, a 187.27% increase ($8.6 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Samoa was the US 175th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 179th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0015% of US total trade (up from 0.0007% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Samoa was the US 160th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 177th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0035% of US total exports (up from 0.0015% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Samoa was the US 184th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 182nd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Samoa

The major share of US exports to Samoa in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 47.48% of US total exports to Samoa (6.59% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 37.04% of US total exports to Samoa (73.69% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.32% of US total exports to Samoa (3.40% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.80% of US total exports to Samoa (4.40% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.75% of US total exports to Samoa (3.25% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.28% of US total exports to Samoa (0.80% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.74% of US total exports to Samoa (1.08% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Samoa in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $6,000.4 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $1,018.8 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $491.1 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $208.7 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $109.6 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $108.6 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $91.7 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $91.5 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $87.8 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $79.9 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) - an increase of $56.9 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $55.4 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $52.8 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $51.6 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $48.7 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $45.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Samoa in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $117.5 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $63.6 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $53.1 thousand.
US exports to Samoa in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 4,248.2 29.72 3,229.431.55
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 36.0 0.25 4.6679.22
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 22.5 0.16 75.6-70.20
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 8.2-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4.2 0.03 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 10.7 0.08 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 259.3 1.81 171.551.20
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 11.6 0.08 2.8322.45
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 13.2-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 135.6 0.95 44.1207.37
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 44.4 0.31 41.86.43
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 343.5 2.40 461.0-25.50
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 142.9 1.00 185.0-22.77
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 35.7 0.25 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 257.8 1.80 252.81.97
29 Organic chemicals 9.8 0.07 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 102.9 0.72 51.3100.44
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 64.6 0.45 11.8448.70
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 76.4 0.53 19.6290.33
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 14.1 0.10 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6.9 0.05 2.6162.75
39 Plastics and articles thereof 199.2 1.39 107.585.30
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 14.5 0.10 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 31.2 0.22 12.5149.11
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 111.0 0.78 174.6-36.44
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 108.6 0.76 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3.7 0.03 3.60.77
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 32.8 0.23 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 56.8 0.40 49.814.11
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 11.9 0.08 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 7.6 0.05 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 3.4 0.02 3.31.97
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 82.8 0.58 2.92,752.03
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 81.4 0.57 36.2124.81
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 15.6 0.11 3.6329.90
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 226.8 1.59 18.11,153.59
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 6,241.9 43.67 241.52,484.81
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 47.6 0.33 13.9243.16
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 154.4 1.08 99.055.91
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 116.0 0.81 6.41,710.51
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 39.8 0.28 49.8-20.07
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 55.4 0.39 6.7724.27
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 825.1 5.77 333.9147.06

US Imports from Samoa

The major share of US imports from Samoa in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 46.32% of US total imports from Samoa (75.18% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 17.73% of US total imports from Samoa (8.45% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 12.69% of US total imports from Samoa (2.55% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.22% of US total imports from Samoa (0.47% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.06% of US total imports from Samoa (11.14% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Samoa in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $116.8 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $79.5 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $76.4 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) - an increase of $50.2 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $45.5 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $40.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $39.4 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $37.5 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;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - an increase of $19.6 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $10.3 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $6.1 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $3.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Samoa in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $394.1 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $131.8 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $27.8 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $6.1 thousand.
US imports from Samoa in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 198.9 16.94 226.7-12.26
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 132.1 11.25 55.8136.99
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 4.6 0.39 10.7-56.90
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 6.1 0.52 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 202.1 17.21 596.2-66.11
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 10.3 0.88 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 19.6 1.67 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 43.1 3.67 5.6670.65
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 0.6-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3.0 0.26 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.7 0.06 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 131.8-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 109.7 9.34 30.2263.11
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 39.4 3.35 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 145.4 12.39 99.945.55
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 40.3 3.43 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 22.5 1.92 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 50.2 4.28 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3.9 0.33 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 142.2 12.11 25.4458.98
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce