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2019
Product
Exports | Imports
: $69.3M | $509M, 197 of 225 |  189 of 225

2019
Per Capita Product
Exports | Imports
: $352 | $2.58k, 170 of 219 |  108 of 219

2018
Service
Exports | Imports
: $259M | $96.1M, 77 of 88 | 87 of 88

Exports: The top exports of Samoa are Refined Petroleum ($12M), Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($11M), Fish Fillets ($4.39M), Fruit Juice ($3.98M), and Coconut Oil ($2.5M), exporting mostly to American Samoa ($14.3M), United States ($8.85M), New Zealand ($8.37M), Australia ($7.24M), and Tokelau ($4.26M).

Imports: The top imports of Samoa are Refined Petroleum ($62.5M), Coated Flat-Rolled Iron ($22M), Poultry Meat ($17.8M), Cars ($15.4M), and Insulated Wire ($13.2M), importing mostly from New Zealand ($96.7M), China ($80.1M), Singapore ($66.2M), United States ($48.9M), and Australia ($46.5M).

Yearly Exports

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Top Export (2019): Refined Petroleum, $12M

Top Destination (2019): American Samoa, $14.3M

In 2019, Samoa exported a total of $69.3M, making it the number 197 exporter in the world. During the last five reported years the exports of Samoa have changed by $9.82M from $59.5M in 2014 to $69.3M in 2019.

The most recent exports are led by Refined Petroleum ($12M), Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($11M), Fish Fillets ($4.39M), Fruit Juice ($3.98M), and Coconut Oil ($2.5M). The most common destination for the exports of Samoa are American Samoa ($14.3M), United States ($8.85M), New Zealand ($8.37M), Australia ($7.24M), and Tokelau ($4.26M).

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Yearly Imports

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Top Import (2019): Refined Petroleum, $62.5M

Top Origin (2019): New Zealand, $96.7M

In 2019 Samoa imported $509M, making it the number 189 trade destination in the world. During the last five reported years the imports of Samoa changed by -$42.2M from $551M in 2014 to $509M in 2019.

The most recent imports of Samoa are led by Refined Petroleum ($62.5M), Coated Flat-Rolled Iron ($22M), Poultry Meat ($17.8M), Cars ($15.4M), and Insulated Wire ($13.2M). The most common import partners for Samoa are New Zealand ($96.7M), China ($80.1M), Singapore ($66.2M), United States ($48.9M), and Australia ($46.5M).

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Fastest Growing Export Markets (2018 - 2019)

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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).

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%).

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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 Sugar Preserved Foods (351), Cassava (203), Coconut Oil (138), Non-fillet Frozen Fish (112), and Fruit Juice (69.6). 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 Hand-operated spanners, wrenches and sockets (1.7), Moulds for metals (except ingot), plastic, rubber, etc (1.54), Printing and ancillary machinery (1.49), Air, vacuum pumps, compressors, ventilating fans, etc (1.19), and Organic derivatives of hydrazine or of hydroxylamine (1.15). 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 Tropical Fruits (0.14), Crustaceans (0.13), Wheat Flours (0.13), Other Vegetables (0.13), and Gold (0.12). 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.