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Product Exports (2018): $69.9M, Rank 192 of 222

Exports Per Capita (2018): $1.26k, Rank 181 of 219

Product Imports (2018): $147M, Rank 201 of 221

Imports Per Capita (2018): $2.64k, Rank 186 of 219

GDP (2018): $636M, CURRENT US$
Rank 187 of 196

GDP growth (2008 - 2018): 13%, CURRENT US$
Rank 136 of 196

GDP PC (2018): $11,467, CURRENT US$
Rank 67 of 196

GDP PC GROWTH (2008 - 2018): 17.1%, CURRENT US$
Rank 108 of 196

Overview: This page contains the latest international trade data for American Samoa. In 2018 American Samoa was the number 187 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 192 in total exports, and the number 201 in total imports. In 2018, American Samoa exported $69.9M and imported $147M, resulting in a negative trade balance of -$76.6M. In 2018, American Samoa's exports per capita were $1.26k and its imports per capita were $2.64k.

Trade: The top exports of American Samoa are Petroleum Gas ($26.6M), Animal Meal and Pellets ($12.1M), Delivery Trucks ($12M), Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($7.37M), and Refined Petroleum ($1.48M). The top imports of American Samoa are Refined Petroleum ($59.1M), Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($31.5M), Paper Containers ($4.45M), Cars ($2.66M), and Sawn Wood ($2.48M).

Destinations: American Samoa exports mostly to Indonesia ($35.9M), Australia ($6.99M), Philippines ($6.4M), Chinese Taipei ($5.28M), and Mauritius ($3.43M), and imports mostly from Singapore ($34.8M), Fiji ($17.7M), New Zealand ($16.4M), Chinese Taipei ($15M), and Samoa ($12.2M).

Yearly Exports

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Top Export (2018): Petroleum Gas, $26.6M

Top Destination (2018): Indonesia, $35.9M

In 2018 American Samoa exported a total of $69.9M, making it the number 192 exporter in the world. During the last five reported years the exports of American Samoa have changed by $17.6M from $52.3M in 2013 to $69.9M in 2018.

The most recent exports are led by Petroleum Gas ($26.6M), Animal Meal and Pellets ($12.1M), Delivery Trucks ($12M), Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($7.37M), and Refined Petroleum ($1.48M). The most common destination for the exports of American Samoa are Indonesia ($35.9M), Australia ($6.99M), Philippines ($6.4M), Chinese Taipei ($5.28M), and Mauritius ($3.43M).

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Yearly Imports

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Top Import (2018): Refined Petroleum, $59.1M

Top Origin (2018): Singapore, $34.8M

In 2018 American Samoa imported $147M, making it the number 201 trade destination in the world. During the last five reported years the imports of American Samoa changed by -$99.1M from $246M in 2013 to $147M in 2018.

The most recent imports of American Samoa are led by Refined Petroleum ($59.1M), Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($31.5M), Paper Containers ($4.45M), Cars ($2.66M), and Sawn Wood ($2.48M). The most common import partners for American Samoa are Singapore ($34.8M), Fiji ($17.7M), New Zealand ($16.4M), Chinese Taipei ($15M), and Samoa ($12.2M).

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Trade Forecasts

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This section shows forecasts for total product exports and imports for American Samoa. The forecast is based in a long short-term memory model or LSTM constructed using yearly trade data.

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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 (459), Non-fillet Frozen Fish (74), Fish Oil (48.9), Petroleum Gas (23.4), and Delivery Trucks (22.1). 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 Measuring or checking instruments nes (1.65), Knives, cutting blades, for machines and appliances (1.58), Hand saws and blades for saws of all kinds (1.24), Rubber or plastic accelerator, plasticiser, stabiliser (1.22), and Pipe fittings, of iron or steel (1.2). 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 Scrap Aluminium (0.048), Crude Petroleum (0.047), Non-fillet Fresh Fish (0.045), Fish Fillets (0.045), and Scrap Lead (0.045). 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 it is currently specialized in.

Diversification Frontier

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The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk and the strategic value of a country's potential export oppotunities. Relatedness is a 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 emissions.