Overview In 2020 Samoa was the number 199 economy in the world in terms of total exports and the number 192 in total imports.

Exports The top exports of Samoa are Tanks and Armored vehicles ($17.6M), Coconut Oil ($2.66M), Other Processed Fruits and Nuts ($2.58M), Insulated Wire ($2.14M), and Broadcasting Equipment ($1.78M), exporting mostly to Senegal ($19.1M), New Zealand ($5.62M), Indonesia ($4.88M), United States ($4.73M), and Netherlands ($3.53M).

Imports The top imports of Samoa are Refined Petroleum ($34.6M), Coated Flat-Rolled Iron ($21.6M), Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($18.7M), Metal Stoppers ($14.4M), and Poultry Meat ($12.8M), importing mostly from China ($87.3M), New Zealand ($70.6M), South Korea ($46.5M), Singapore ($29.5M), and United States ($24.8M).

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The following section uses the most recent trade data from partners of Samoa.

Disclaimer: data is presented based on availability and only countries that use the harmonized system are being shown.

*All data is converted to USD using January 2020 exchange rates when data is reported in local currency.

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Data is presented based on data availability. Only countries using the Harmonic System (HS) are selected. Every source is shown using their own latest twelve months of data.

*All data is converted to USD using January 2020 exchange rates when data is reported in local currency.

Historical Data

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Top Export (2020): Tanks and Armored vehicles, $17.6M

Top Destination (2020): Senegal, $87.3M

In 2020, Samoa exported a total of $47.3M, making it the number 199 exporter in the world. During the last five reported years the exports of Samoa have changed by -$34.4M from $81.8M in 2015 to $47.3M in 2020.

The most recent exports are led by Tanks and Armored vehicles ($17.6M), Coconut Oil ($2.66M), Other Processed Fruits and Nuts ($2.58M), Insulated Wire ($2.14M), and Broadcasting Equipment ($1.78M). The most common destination for the exports of Samoa are Senegal ($19.1M), New Zealand ($5.62M), Indonesia ($4.88M), United States ($4.73M), and Netherlands ($3.53M).

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Samoa Exports Services (2018): $259M

Samoa Imports Services (2018): $96.1M

In 2018, Samoa exported $259M worth of services. The top services exported by Samoa in 2018 were Travel ($193M), Construction services ($16.3M), Financial services ($13.1M), Miscellaneous business, professional, and technical services ($10.5M), and Telecommunications services ($9.02M).

The top services imported by Samoa in 2018 were Sea transport ($28M), Miscellaneous business, professional, and technical services ($25M), Life insurance and pension funding ($12.1M), Air transport ($11.3M), and Telecommunications services ($5.96M).

Economic Complexity

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Most Specialized Products by RCA Index

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Samoa has a high level of specialization in Tanks and Armored vehicles (1.07k), Coconut Oil (184), Other Headwear (78), Legume Flours (75.8), and Other Processed Fruits and Nuts (51.8). Specialization is measured using RCA, an index that takes the ratio between Samoa observed and expected exports in each product.

Export Opportunities by Relatedness

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The top export opportunities for Samoa according to the relatedness index, are Bananas (0.081), Palm Oil (0.08), Collector's Items (0.078), Scrap Plastic (0.077), and Recreational Boats (0.077). Relatedness measures the distance between a country's current exports and each product. The barchart show only products that 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 Samoa. These are products that tend to be co-exported with the products that 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.