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Western Samoa

Western Samoa ranked No. 187 in total trade value through August with a total of $23.03 million. Exports totaled $18 million and Imports totaled $5.04 million, a surplus of $12.96 million.

January – August 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $23.03 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Oakland, Calif. $9,683,525
2Port of Long Beach $4,668,884
3Port of Los Angeles $4,018,880
4Low-Valued Imports and Exports $1,037,416
5Port of Honolulu, Hawaii $695,168
6Port of Virginia $626,036
7Los Angeles International Airport $458,699
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $397,389
9Port of Charleston $347,390
10San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $216,041

U.S. trade with Western Samoa rose to $23.03 million through August

Western Samoa’s trade with the United States rose to $23.03 million through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 3.62 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Western Samoa decreased 6.51 percent while U.S. imports from Western Samoa rose 8.35 percent. The U.S. surplus with Western Samoa was $12.96 million.

Through August, 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 Honolulu, Hawaii. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Oakland, Calif. No. 2 Port of Los Angeles No. 3 Port of Long Beach 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 87.29 percent of Western Samoa’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Oakland, Calif. rose 18.09 percent to $9.68 million.
    Exports rose 18.09 percent to $9.68 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Long Beach rose 8.16 percent to $4.67 million.
    Exports rose 7.14 percent to $4.38 million. Imports rose 26.68 percent to $284,840.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Los Angeles fell 15.05 percent to $4.02 million.
    Exports fell 74.36 percent to $580,870. Imports rose 39.45 percent to $3.44 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 5.38 percent to $1.04 million.
    Exports fell 5.38 percent to $1.04 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Honolulu, Hawaii fell 6.93 percent to $695,168.
    Exports fell 62.87 percent to $153,186. Imports rose 62.1 percent to $541,982.

Western Samoa ranked No. 187 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 188.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $2.77 trillion, down 0.32 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 0.71 percent to $1.1 trillion; imports dropped 0.07 percent to $1.67 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $575.47 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $568.8 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Western Samoa by value through August were the categories of Chicken and other poultry; Low value shipments; Gasoline, other fuels; Internal organs from animals, salted, dried; and Sauces and preparations; mixed condiments, respectively. They accounted for 62.74 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; Fruit, nuts, prepared or preserved; Prepared foods, beverages; and Fish, fresh or chilled –– accounted for 80.64 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Chicken and other poultry rose 19.54 percent compared to last year to $8.64 million.
  • Low value shipments fell 5.38 percent compared to last year to $1.04 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 12.82 percent compared to last year to $562,700.
  • Internal organs from animals, salted, dried fell 30.17 percent compared to last year to $557,462.
  • Sauces and preparations; mixed condiments fell 14.03 percent compared to last year to $492,342.

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

  • Fruit and vegetable juices, not fortified rose 119.61 percent compared to last year to $1.97 million.
  • Coconut, Palm Kernel or Babassu Oil Etc, No C 1513 rose 298.75 percent compared to last year to $1.43 million.
  • Fruit, nuts, prepared or preserved rose 1456.04 percent compared to last year to $241,000.
  • Prepared foods, beverages totaled $215,988. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Fish, fresh or chilled fell 66.15 percent compared to last year to $206,087.

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.