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Product Exports (2018): $66.1M, Rank 194 of 222

Exports Per Capita (2018): $337, Rank 206 of 219

Product Imports (2018): $454M, Rank 184 of 221

Imports Per Capita (2018): $2.32k, Rank 188 of 219

Service Exports (2018): $259M, Rank 77 of 88

Service Imports (2018): $96.1M, Rank 87 of 88

GDP (2018): $820M, CURRENT US$
Rank 185 of 196

GDP growth (2008 - 2018): 32.5%, CURRENT US$
Rank 109 of 196

GDP PC (2018): $4,183, CURRENT US$
Rank 118 of 196

GDP PC GROWTH (2008 - 2018): 23.8%, CURRENT US$
Rank 98 of 196

Overview: This page contains the latest international trade data for Samoa, including service trade data, and tariffs. In 2018 Samoa was the number 185 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 194 in total exports, and the number 184 in total imports. In 2018, Samoa exported $66.1M and imported $454M, resulting in a negative trade balance of -$388M. In 2018, Samoa's exports per capita were $337 and its imports per capita were $2.32k.

Trade: The top exports of Samoa are Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($12.8M), Refined Petroleum ($11.7M), Fruit Juice ($4.23M), Beer ($2.72M), and Fish Fillets ($1.82M). The top imports of Samoa are Refined Petroleum ($62.8M), Coated Flat-Rolled Iron ($21.9M), Poultry Meat ($17.1M), Cars ($11.1M), and Gas Turbines ($9.04M).

Destinations: Samoa exports mostly to American Samoa ($12.2M), New Zealand ($8.94M), United States ($8.17M), Australia ($8.16M), and Tokelau ($6.01M), and imports mostly from New Zealand ($89.1M), Singapore ($67.3M), China ($65.5M), Australia ($39.1M), and United States ($39M).

Yearly Exports

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Top Export (2018): Non-fillet Frozen Fish, $12.8M

Top Destination (2018): American Samoa, $12.2M

In 2018 Samoa exported a total of $66.1M, making it the number 194 exporter in the world. During the last five reported years the exports of Samoa have changed by $4.33M from $61.8M in 2013 to $66.1M in 2018.

The most recent exports are led by Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($12.8M), Refined Petroleum ($11.7M), Fruit Juice ($4.23M), Beer ($2.72M), and Fish Fillets ($1.82M). The most common destination for the exports of Samoa are American Samoa ($12.2M), New Zealand ($8.94M), United States ($8.17M), Australia ($8.16M), and Tokelau ($6.01M).

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Yearly Imports

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Top Import (2018): Refined Petroleum, $62.8M

Top Origin (2018): New Zealand, $89.1M

In 2018 Samoa imported $454M, making it the number 184 trade destination in the world. During the last five reported years the imports of Samoa changed by $45.9M from $408M in 2013 to $454M in 2018.

The most recent imports of Samoa are led by Refined Petroleum ($62.8M), Coated Flat-Rolled Iron ($21.9M), Poultry Meat ($17.1M), Cars ($11.1M), and Gas Turbines ($9.04M). The most common import partners for Samoa are New Zealand ($89.1M), Singapore ($67.3M), China ($65.5M), Australia ($39.1M), and United States ($39M).

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Fastest Growing Export Markets (2017 - 2018)

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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).

Trade Forecasts

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

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Tariffs by Product

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The top product import tariffs by their MFN Ad Valorem value for Samoa are Meat and edible offal: of turkeys, cuts and offal, frozen (82.5%) and Tobacco: smoking, water pipe tobacco as specified in Subheading Note 1 to this Chapter, whether or not containing tobacco substitutes in any proportion (70%).

Click any of the products in the bar chart to see the specific Ad Valorem Duty Rates by partner country.

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*The tariffs applied to imports for Samoa are:
136: Most Favoured Nation duty rate treatement

Economic Complexity

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Most Specialized Products by RCA Index

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Samoa has a high level of specialization in Cassava (210), Non-fillet Frozen Fish (136), Scrap Vessels (75.5), Fruit Juice (73.1), and Other Fermented Beverages (69). Specialization is measured using RCA, an index that takes the ratio between Samoa observed and expected exports in each product.

Most Complex Products by PCI

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The highest complexity exports of Samoa according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Machine-tools for non-mechanical removal of material (2.01), Hand-operated spanners, wrenches and sockets (1.64), Moulds for metals (except ingot), plastic, rubber, etc (1.42), Equipment to measure fluid flow, level, pressure, etc (1.4), and Ketones and quinones, their derivatives (1.33). 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 Samoa according to the relatedness index, are Other Oily Seeds (0.16), Tropical Fruits (0.15), Wheat Flours (0.15), Crustaceans (0.15), and Gold (0.15). 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 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.