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$ -45 million (2014 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-6.089% of GDP (2014 estimate)

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

35.4% (2013)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0% (2012)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0% (2012)

Total exports

US$11.40 million (2013 estimate) 

Export commodities

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

Total imports

N/A

 
 
Source
Import commodities

machinery and equipment, industrial supplies, foodstuffs

Exports - major partners

American Samoa 48.4%, Australia 24% (2012)

Imports - major partners

NZ 19.2%, Singapore 18.6%, Fiji 17.6%, China 15.8%, Australia 5.9%, US 5.4% (2012)

FDI inflows
2011 2012 20113
US$15 million US$24 million US$28 million  
FDI outflows
2011 2012 2013  
US$1 million US$9 million US$0  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2010 2011 2012 2013
US$0 US$0 US$0 US$-14 million
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2012 (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 2013 (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 - 189. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

Overall ranking: 61 out of 189 countries (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 33 out of 189 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 77 out of 189 countries

Registering Property: 39 out of 189 countries

Getting credit: 130 out of 189 countries

Protecting investors: 34 out of 189 countries

Trading across border: 58 out of 189 countries

Paying Taxes: 86 out of 189 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 73 out of 189 countries

Getting Electricity: 37 out of 189 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 139 out of 189 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: 84 Score: 61.1 (Moderately Free) (2014)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Time zone

UTC+13

Total area

2,831 sq km

Capital

Apia

Currency

tala (SAT)

Government type

parliamentary democracy

Languages

Samoan (Polynesian) (official), English

Religions

Protestant 57.4% (Congregationalist 31.8%, Methodist 13.7%, Assembly of God 8%, Seventh-Day Adventist 3.9%), Roman Catholic 19.4%, Mormon 15.2%, Worship Centre 1.7%, other Christian 5.5%, other 0.7%, none 0.1%, unspecified 0.1% (2011 est.)

Total population
1990 2000 2010 2014* 2019**
N/A 0.175 million 0.182 million 0.185 million 0.188 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2013
18.9% 21% 22% 19%
Population median age

23.1 years (2014 est.)

Population growth rate

0.59% (2014 est.)

Life expectancy

73.21 years (2014 estimate)

Adult literacy

98.8% (2003 estimate)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

N/A

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

N/A

Freedom House rating

Political Rights: 2
Civil Liberties: 2 (2014)

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

Total telephone subscribers as % of population

N/A

Internet users as % of total population

15.30% (2013)

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

CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

0.9 (2010)