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Overview In 2019 American Samoa was the number 207 in total exports, the number 204 in total imports and the number null most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI).

Exports The top exports of American Samoa are Animal Meal and Pellets ($12M), Fish Oil ($1.89M), Scrap Iron ($1.25M), Transmissions ($604k), and Engine Parts ($437k), exporting mostly to Australia ($11.1M), India ($2.49M), South Korea ($1.95M), Samoa ($1.16M), and Canada ($1.06M).

Imports The top imports of American Samoa are Refined Petroleum ($84.3M), Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($34.9M), Fish Fillets ($3.01M), Cars ($2.9M), and Paper Containers ($2.46M), importing mostly from Singapore ($43.3M), Kenya ($27.8M), New Zealand ($16.6M), Chinese Taipei ($15.9M), and Malaysia ($15.3M).

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Yearly Exports

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Top Export (2019): Animal Meal and Pellets, $12M

Top Destination (2019): Australia, $11.1M

In 2019, American Samoa exported a total of $23.6M, making it the number 207 exporter in the world. During the last five reported years the exports of American Samoa have changed by -$37.3M from $60.9M in 2014 to $23.6M in 2019.

The most recent exports are led by Animal Meal and Pellets ($12M), Fish Oil ($1.89M), Scrap Iron ($1.25M), Transmissions ($604k), and Engine Parts ($437k). The most common destination for the exports of American Samoa are Australia ($11.1M), India ($2.49M), South Korea ($1.95M), Samoa ($1.16M), and Canada ($1.06M).

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Top Import (2019): Refined Petroleum, $84.3M

Top Origin (2019): Singapore, $43.3M

In 2019 American Samoa imported $176M, making it the number 204 trade destination in the world. During the last five reported years the imports of American Samoa changed by -$53.8M from $229M in 2014 to $176M in 2019.

The most recent imports of American Samoa are led by Refined Petroleum ($84.3M), Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($34.9M), Fish Fillets ($3.01M), Cars ($2.9M), and Paper Containers ($2.46M). The most common import partners for American Samoa are Singapore ($43.3M), Kenya ($27.8M), New Zealand ($16.6M), Chinese Taipei ($15.9M), and Malaysia ($15.3M).

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Economic Complexity

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Most Specialized Products by RCA Index

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American Samoa has a high level of specialization in Animal Meal and Pellets (1.32k), Fish Oil (643), Shipping containers (29.3), Scrap Iron (27), and Buttons (23.4). Specialization is measured using RCA, an index that takes the ratio between American Samoa observed and expected exports in each product.

Most Complex Products by PCI

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The highest complexity exports of American Samoa according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Equipment using X-rays, alpha, beta, gamma rays (1.84), Equipment for physical and chemical analysis (1.72), Tools for working in the hand, non-electric motor (1.64), Shafts, cranks, gears, clutches, flywheel, pulleys etc (1.6), and Knives, cutting blades, for machines and appliances (1.5). PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

Export Opportunities by Relatedness

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The top export opportunities for American Samoa according to the relatedness index, are Recreational Boats (0.12), Scrap Aluminium (0.12), Other Edible Preparations (0.11), Animal Food (0.11), and Fish Fillets (0.11). Relatedness measures the distance between a country's current exports and each product. The barchart show only products that American Samoa is not specialized in.

The product space is a network connecting products that are likely to be co-exported. The product space can be used to predict future exports, since countries are more likely to start exporting products that are related to current exports. Relatedness measures the distance between a product, and all of the products a country currently specializes in.

Relatedness Space

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This network shows the products most related to the production structure of American Samoa. These are products that tend to be co-exported with the products that American Samoa exports. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.

Diversification Frontier

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The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk vs strategic value of a country's potential export oppotunities. Relatedness is predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth, less income inequality, and lower greenhouse emissions.