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Western Samoa

Western Samoa ranked No. 186 in total trade value through February with a total of $4.61 million. Exports totaled $3.61 million and Imports totaled $998,145, a surplus of $2.62 million.

January – February 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $4.61 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Oakland, Calif. $1,746,188
2Port of Long Beach $1,007,778
3Port of Los Angeles $810,488
4Low-Valued Imports and Exports $206,654
5Port of Savannah, Ga. $176,038
6Los Angeles International Airport $137,759
7Port of Honolulu, Hawaii $109,004
8Port of Charleston $94,722
9Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii $63,829
10Port of Virginia $52,930

U.S. trade with Western Samoa rose to $4.61 million through February

Western Samoa’s trade with the United States rose to $4.61 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 23.32 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Western Samoa’s exports decreased 30.82 percent while imports rose 26.31 percent. The U.S. surplus with Western Samoa was $2.62 million.

Through February, 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 San Francisco International Airport, Calif. and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 85.58 percent of Western Samoa’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 27.72 percent to $1.75 million.
    Exports fell 27.72 percent to $1.75 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Long Beach fell 0.04 percent to $1.01 million.
    Exports rose 3.92 percent to $1.01 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Los Angeles fell 7.19 percent to $810,488.
    Exports fell 46.32 percent to $274,607. Imports rose 48.17 percent to $535,881.
  • Trade with No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 29.25 percent to $206,654.
    Exports fell 29.25 percent to $206,654. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 341.56 percent to $176,038.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $176,038.

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. 183.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $650.55 billion, up 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 2.61 percent to $260.05 billion; imports climbed 0.14 percent to $390.5 billion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $130.45 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $136.53 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Western Samoa by value through February were the categories of Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen; Low value shipments; Artists colors in tubes, tablets, etc.; Trailers and similar vehicles; and Gasoline, other fuels, respectively. They accounted for 60.16 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; Caviar, caviar substitutes, other prepared fish; Coconut, Palm Kernel or Babassu Oil Etc, No C 1513; Fish, fresh or chilled; and Prepared foods, beverages –– accounted for 90.87 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen fell 20.24 percent compared to last year to $1.46 million.
  • Low value shipments fell 29.25 percent compared to last year to $206,654.
  • Artists colors in tubes, tablets, etc. rose 650.01 percent compared to last year to $195,896.
  • Trailers and similar vehicles totaled $168,959. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 280.02 percent compared to last year to $141,067.

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

  • Fruit and vegetable juices, not fortified rose 656.37 percent compared to last year to $370,620.
  • Caviar, caviar substitutes, other prepared fish totaled $176,038. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Coconut, Palm Kernel or Babassu Oil Etc, No C 1513 rose 4169.97 percent compared to last year to $153,719.
  • Fish, fresh or chilled rose 31.78 percent compared to last year to $110,667.
  • Prepared foods, beverages totaled $95,988. 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.