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Western Samoa

Western Samoa ranked No. 186 in total trade value through October with a total of $36.22 million. Exports totaled $30.53 million and Imports totaled $5.69 million, a surplus of $24.84 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $36.22 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Oakland, Calif. $11,193,327
2Port of Los Angeles $6,002,765
3Anchorage International Airport, Alaska $5,576,622
4Port of Long Beach $5,485,616
5Low-Valued Imports and Exports $1,428,355
6San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $1,410,189
7Los Angeles International Airport $1,170,516
8Port of Honolulu, Hawaii $1,000,682
9Port of Charleston $737,413
10Port of Savannah, Ga. $490,658

U.S. trade with Western Samoa rose to $36.22 million through October

Western Samoa’s trade with the United States rose to $36.22 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 19.05 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Western Samoa’s exports increased 16.21 percent while imports rose 37.07 percent. The U.S. surplus with Western Samoa was $24.84 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Oakland, Calif.; No. 2 Port of Los Angeles; No. 3 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska; No. 4 Port of Long Beach; and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports. 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 Los Angeles International Airport. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 81.96 percent of Western Samoa’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 16.15 percent to $11.19 million.
    Exports fell 16.1 percent to $11.19 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Los Angeles rose 77.81 percent to $6 million.
    Exports rose 93.39 percent to $2.81 million. Imports rose 66.06 percent to $3.19 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska totaled $5.58 million.
    Exports totaled $5.58 million. Imports totaled $1,622.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Long Beach fell 32.37 percent to $5.49 million.
    Exports fell 29.83 percent to $5.21 million. Imports fell 60.01 percent to $271,999.
  • Trade with No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 3.48 percent to $1.43 million.
    Exports fell 3.48 percent to $1.43 million. 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. 185.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $3.51 trillion, up 9.44 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 8.95 percent to $1.39 trillion; imports climbed 9.77 percent to $2.12 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are China; Canada; Mexico; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $732.48 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $657.79 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Western Samoa by value through October were the categories of Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen; Civilian aircraft, parts; Low value shipments; Internal organs from animals, salted, dried; and Jewelry, parts, respectively. They accounted for 61.41 percent of total exports to Western Samoa.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Western Samoa –– Fruit and vegetable juices, not fortified; Coconut, Palm Kernel or Babassu Oil Etc, No C 1513; Curtains, interior blinds, bed valances; Fish, fresh or chilled; and Garments, of felt –– accounted for 62.34 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen rose 1.95 percent compared to last year to $9.7 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts totaled $5.66 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Low value shipments fell 3.48 percent compared to last year to $1.43 million.
  • Internal organs from animals, salted, dried rose 37.29 percent compared to last year to $1.01 million.
  • Jewelry, parts totaled $950,472. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

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

  • Fruit and vegetable juices, not fortified rose 29.24 percent compared to last year to $1.31 million.
  • Coconut, Palm Kernel or Babassu Oil Etc, No C 1513 rose 2411.91 percent compared to last year to $662,994.
  • Curtains, interior blinds, bed valances rose 1098.34 percent compared to last year to $657,962.
  • Fish, fresh or chilled rose 63.98 percent compared to last year to $608,817.
  • Garments, of felt totaled $306,624. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

In the latest annual figures available, Western Samoa recorded $43.32 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were San Francisco; Los Angeles; Low Value Shipments; Honolulu; and Houston. Total U.S. exports to Western Samoa were $ 38.33 million and imports from Western Samoa were $4.99 million. The U.S. surplus with Western Samoa was $33.35 million.