Source
Central bank

Central Bank of Samoa

International Reserves

US$ 171 million (Source: World Bank; Data updated: 2013)

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 1 billion (2014 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

1 billion of International dollars (2014 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
3.8% 2.2% 7.0% 2.1% 1.8% 4.3% -5.1% 0.5%
2011 2012 2013 2014*        
1.4% 2.9% -0.3% 1.6%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 3,969 (2014 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$6,384 International Dollars (2014 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2014*
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 10.2% 
  • industry: 25.9% 
  • services: 64% (2013 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

 

Inflation
2011 2012 2013 2014*
2.9% 6.2% -0.2% -1.0%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2011 2012 2013 2014*
N/A N/A N/A N/A

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

 

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
-6.5% -6.2% -8.4% -4.6% -3.0%

*Estimate 

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: N/A

Moody's rating: N/A

Moody's outlook: N/A

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Sept 2014)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A N/A
Largest companies in Samoa

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ -98 million (2009 estimate)(After 2008)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-14.2% of GDP (2009 estimate)(2009)

Exports as percent of GDP(Exports of goods and services)

32% (2010)

(Data released on April 2012)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0%(2007)

(Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0% (2011)(2007)

(Data were released in 2012)

Total exports

US$27.38 million (2011 estimate) 

Export commodities

fish, coconut oil and cream, copra, taro, automotive parts, garments, beer

Total imports

US$318.7 million (2011 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

machinery and equipment, industrial supplies, foodstuffs

Exports - major partners

American Samoa 50%, Australia 23.6% (2011)

Imports - major partners

NZ 24%, Fiji 17.2%, Singapore 15.4%, China 8.5%, Japan 8.2%, Australia 6.7%, US 5.3% (2011)

FDI inflows
2009 2010 2011
US$10 million US$1 million(2009) US$12 million(2009)
FDI outflows
2009 2010 2011  
US$-1 million N/A US$-1 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2008 2009 2010 2011
US$-324 million N/A(2009) N/A(2009) N/A
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2010(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2011(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project (Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 185. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.)

Overall ranking: 57 out of 185 countries(2009) (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 20 out of 185 countries(2009)

Enforcing Contracts: 81 out of 185 countries

Registering Property: 23 out of 185 countries

Getting credit: 129 out of 185 countries

Protecting investors: 32 out of 185 countries

Trading across border: 66 out of 185 countries

Paying Taxes: 79 out of 185 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 70 out of 185 countries

Getting Electricity: 33 out of 185 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 146 out of 185 countries

(2013)

Global competitiveness ranking(ranking by country on a basis of 144, the first is the best)

N/A

 

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 86 Score: 60.5 (Moderately Free) (2009)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Total area

2,831 km2 (2006)

Currency

tala (SAT) (2009)

Government type

parliamentary democracy (2009)

Languages

Samoan (Polynesian), English

Religions

Congregationalist 34.8%, Roman Catholic 19.6%, Methodist 15%, Latter-Day Saints 12.7%, Assembly of God 6.6%, Seventh-Day Adventist 3.5%, Worship Centre 1.3%, other Christian 4.5%, other 1.9%, unspecified 0.1% (2001 census)

Total population
1980 1990 2000 2012* 2017**
0.16 million 0.16 million 0.18 million 0.18 million 0.19 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2011
18.9% 21.2% 21.9% 19.9%
Population median age

21 years (2010)

Population growth rate

0.4% (2011)

Life expectancy

72 years (2010)

Adult literacy

99% (2005/2010)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

N/A

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

N/A

(Data were released in 2011, 0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights:2
Civil Liberties:2 (2011)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

Source
Total telephone subscribers as % of population

110.72% (2010)

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

N/A

Cost of living - Mercer index(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

N/A

Source
CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

0.8827 (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2009)