Western Samoa

Western Samoa ranked No. 186 in total trade value through May with a total of $13.09 million. Exports totaled $11.08 million and Imports totaled $2.01 million, a surplus of $9.07 million.

U.S. trade with Western Samoa rose to $11.1 million through May

Western Samoa’s trade with the United States rose to $11.1 million through the first five months of 2020, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 7.46 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Western Samoa increased 21.32 percent while U.S. imports from Western Samoa fell 33.85 percent. The U.S. surplus with Western Samoa was $7.66 million.

Through May, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Oakland, Calif.; No. 2 Port of Long Beach; No. 3 Port of Los Angeles; No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports; and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Oakland, Calif.; No. 2 Port of Long Beach; No. 3 Port of Los Angeles; No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports and No. 5 Port of Honolulu, Hawaii. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 88.95 percent of Western Samoa’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 3.45 percent to $5.97 million.
    Exports rose 3.45 percent to $5.97 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Long Beach fell 2.59 percent to $2.77 million.
    Exports fell 5.26 percent to $2.48 million. Imports rose 28.98 percent to $285,800.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Los Angeles fell 30.87 percent to $1.75 million.
    Exports rose 26.93 percent to $449,988. Imports fell 40.31 percent to $1.3 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 1.76 percent to $624,133.
    Exports rose 1.76 percent to $624,133. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 207.71 percent to $541,689.
    Exports totaled $541,689. There were no imports.

Western Samoa ranked No. 186 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 182.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.48 trillion, down 64.27 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 64.62 percent to $582.11 billion; imports dropped 64.04 percent to $898.44 billion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Canada; Mexico; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $316.33 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $853.23 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Western Samoa by value through May were the categories of Chicken and other poultry; Cell phones, related equipment; Low value shipments; Gasoline, other fuels; and Sauces and preparations; mixed condiments, respectively. They accounted for 62.43 percent of total exports to Western Samoa.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Western Samoa –– Coconut, Palm Kernel or Babassu Oil Etc, No C 1513; Returned exports, without change; Compressors and pumps; Non-woven fabric; and Cassava, arrowroot, fresh or dry –– accounted for 89.16 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Western Samoa:

  • Chicken and other poultry fell 5.35 percent compared to last year to $4.81 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 901.33 percent compared to last year to $720,970.
  • Low value shipments rose 1.76 percent compared to last year to $624,133.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 52.59 percent compared to last year to $395,687.
  • Sauces and preparations; mixed condiments rose 48.59 percent compared to last year to $364,284.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Western Samoa:

  • Coconut, Palm Kernel or Babassu Oil Etc, No C 1513 rose 54.61 percent compared to last year to $1.18 million.
  • Returned exports, without change rose 924.82 percent compared to last year to $225,000.
  • Compressors and pumps totaled $194,995. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Non-woven fabric totaled $121,815. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Cassava, arrowroot, fresh or dry rose 21.69 percent compared to last year to $78,490.

In the latest annual figures available, Western Samoa recorded $59.78 million in trade with the United States. Total U.S. exports to Western Samoa were $ 52.68 million and imports from Western Samoa were $7.1 million. The U.S. surplus with Western Samoa was $45.57 million.