US trade with Samoa in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 11, 2018

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

US Trade with Samoa

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Samoa totaled $28.4 million, up 5.81% ($1.6 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Samoa in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $24.0 million, up 8.35% ($1.9 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Samoa in the first nine months of 2017 were $4.3 million, down 6.37% ($0.3 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade surplus with Samoa in the first nine months of 2017 was $19.7 million, a 12.21% increase ($2.1 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Samoa was the US 179th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 178th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0010% of US total trade (just as in the first nine months of 2016).

Samoa was the US 172nd largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 171st in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0021% of US total exports (just as in the first nine months of 2016).

Samoa was the US 183rd largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 176th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (down from 0.0003% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Samoa

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 57.79% of US total exports to Samoa (57.50% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 20.49% of US total exports to Samoa (20.47% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.67% of US total exports to Samoa (8.12% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.49% of US total exports to Samoa (3.92% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.74% of US total exports to Samoa (2.09% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.16% of US total exports to Samoa (0.65% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.13% of US total exports to Samoa (1.22% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Samoa in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $1,454.8 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,092.2 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $877.8 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $268.0 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $222.3 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 $196.1 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 $120.0 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $92.2 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $90.7 thousand;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $73.2 thousand.

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $2,138.7 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $294.4 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $192.5 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $168.4 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $139.3 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $84.5 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $83.5 thousand.
US exports to Samoa in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 9,690.0 40.31 9,421.92.84
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 119.5 0.50 28.8315.27
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 96.8 0.40 236.1-58.99
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 0.08 103.6-80.58
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 31.6 0.13 19.562.33
10 Cereals 210.6 0.88 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 31.1 0.13 38.8-19.74
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 508.0 2.11 570.6-10.99
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 135.6 0.56 15.5773.62
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 100.2 0.42 46.4116.12
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 269.7 1.12 177.551.95
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 143.6 0.60 336.1-57.27
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,768.4 7.36 890.698.57
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 533.5 2.22 827.9-35.56
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 92.6 0.39 19.4376.61
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 138.8 0.58 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 658.9 2.74 462.942.36
29 Organic chemicals 10.4 0.04 10.13.18
30 Pharmaceutical products 11.1 0.05 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 416.6 1.73 458.6-9.15
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 317.4 1.32 306.23.65
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 147.4 0.61 140.54.95
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 5.6 0.02 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 41.2 0.17 31.929.24
39 Plastics and articles thereof 636.6 2.65 805.0-20.92
40 Rubber and articles thereof 17.5 0.07 49.8-64.86
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 6.5 0.03 15.9-59.30
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 51.1 0.21 135.7-62.31
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 52.8 0.22 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 721.6 3.00 733.4-1.60
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 14.3 0.06 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 0.06 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 5.9-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3.8 0.02 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 48.0 0.20 8.2483.36
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 22.2 0.09 6.8227.94
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 137.6 0.57 102.933.73
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 42.4 0.18 6.7537.80
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 7.4 0.03 10.0-25.33
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 14.7 0.06 40.1-63.44
73 Articles of iron or steel 28.6 0.12 68.9-58.55
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 178.2 0.74 160.610.93
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 7.6 0.03 25.1-69.56
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 57.0 0.24 15.9259.08
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 309.3 1.29 296.04.49
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 1,713.2 7.13 258.4563.03
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,344.0 5.59 251.8433.79
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 2,138.7-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4.0 0.02 4.4-9.09
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,554.7 6.47 1,592.8-2.39
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 87.0 0.36 149.5-41.78
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 35.8 0.15 2.81,179.46
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 71.7 0.30 3.02,290.97
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,351.0 5.62 1,128.819.69

US Imports from Samoa

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 41.26% of US total imports from Samoa (63.43% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 13.93% of US total imports from Samoa (20.33% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 13.08% of US total imports from Samoa (2.97% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 10.16% of US total imports from Samoa (0.72% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.07% of US total imports from Samoa (0.50% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Samoa in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $261.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $195.7 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $194.8 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 $181.1 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $170.6 thousand;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $101.7 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $90.7 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;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $41.9 thousand;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - an increase of $27.1 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;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $24.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Samoa in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $1,105.7 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $699.1 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $324.4 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 $113.1 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 $21.2 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $19.0 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $14.2 thousand.
US imports from Samoa in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 391.7 9.07 716.1-45.30
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 350.9 8.12 89.8290.72
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 9.0 0.21 28.0-67.84
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 7.7 0.18 0.0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 6.1 0.14 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 30.5 0.70 3.9680.39
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3.3 0.08 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 983.6 22.76 2,089.3-52.92
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 24.3 0.56 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 27.1 0.63 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 113.9 2.64 23.2391.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10.7 0.25 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 0.04 23.0-92.01
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 4.1-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 378.6 8.76 0.0
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 1.39 18.2230.65
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.4 0.01 14.6-97.28
69 Ceramic products 101.7 2.35 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 286.4 6.63 91.6212.67
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 1.83 6.41,128.76
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 200.0 4.63 4.34,575.29
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 213.5 4.94 912.6-76.60
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 4.78 25.6708.46
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 181.5 4.20 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 269.2 6.23 382.3-29.58
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 117.1 2.71 50.7131.18
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3.0 0.07 3.4-10.45
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 262.8 6.08 92.2184.94
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce