International Trade Statistics Yearbook 2014, Volume I

Trade by Country

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The 2014 International Trade Statistics Yearbook (2014 ITSY) is the sixty-third edition of this yearbook. Its objective is to inform about the detailed merchandise and services imports and exports of individual countries (areas) by commodity and service category and by partner country (volume I), the world trade in individual commodities (3-digit SITC groups) (volume II) and total world merchandise trade - up to the year 2014.




In 2014, the value of merchandise exports of Samoa decreased substantially by 18.0 percent to reach 50.9 mln US$, while its merchandise imports increased moderately by 5.8 percent to reach 388.0 mln US$ (see graph 1, table 2 and table 3). The merchandise trade balance recorded a large deficit of 337.1 mln US$ (see graph 1). The largest merchandise trade balance was with MDG South-eastern Asia at -119.2 mln US$ (see graph 4). Merchandise exports in Samoa were highly concentrated amongst partners; imports were moderately concentrated. The top 3 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of exports and 5 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of imports (see graph 5). In 2012, the value of exports of services of Samoa increased substantially by 12.8 percent, reaching 193.0 mln US$, while its imports of services increased substantially by 28.8 percent and reached 100.2 mln US$ (see graph 2). There was a large trade in services surplus of 92.8 mln US$.


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