American Samoa (America Samoa) Economic Statistics and Indicators

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Economic Indicators For: American Samoa (America Samoa) › Change country
National or Regional Currency: US Dollar, US$
Year of data: 2015 › Change year
Number of Indicators Listed:
Full Dataset: From Year 1980 to 2019
Date of Last Update: 17th March 2015
Population: 54,517 (July 2014 est.)
Area: total: 199 sq km ; land: 199 sq km ; water: 0 sq km ; note: includes Rose Island and Swains Island
Natural Resources: pumice, pumicite
Capital: name: Pago Pago ; geographic coordinates: 14 16 S, 170 42 W ; time difference: UTC-11 (6 hours behind Washington, DC, during Standard Time)

American Samoa has a traditional Polynesian economy in which more than 90% of the land is communally owned. Economic activity is strongly linked to the US with which American Samoa conducts most of its commerce. Tuna fishing and tuna processing plants are the backbone of the private sector with canned tuna the primary export. The two tuna canneries account for 80% of employment. In late September 2009, an earthquake and the resulting tsunami devastated American Samoa and nearby Samoa, disrupting transportation and power generation, and resulting in about 200 deaths. The US Federal Emergency Management Agency is overseeing a relief program of nearly $25 million. Transfers from the US Government add substantially to American Samoa's economic well being. Attempts by the government to develop a larger and broader economy are restrained by Samoa's remote location, its limited transportation, and its devastating hurricanes. Tourism is a promising developing sector.

Economic Indicators for American Samoa 2015

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* Source: IMF
Aggregate Indicators for American Samoa
  Geography (Location, geographic coordinates, map references, area, terrain, elevation extremes, borders, coastline and maritime claims) for American Samoa
  Climate and Environment (climate, environmental issues, environmental agreements, natural hazards) for American Samoa
  Natural Resources, Agricultural Products, Land Use and Water Use for American Samoa
  Nationality, Ethnic Groups, Languages and Religions for American Samoa
  Telephone Statistics: Number of Fixed Lines, Mobile Phone Penetration Rate for American Samoa
  Age Structure, Median Age, Gender and Urbanization for American Samoa
  Population Growth Rate, Birth Rate, Death Rate, Net Migration Rate for American Samoa
  Life Expectancy Rate, Infant Mortality Rate and Total Fertility Rate for American Samoa
  HIV, AIDS and Other Major Infectious Disease Rates for American Samoa
  Literacy Rate, Educational Expenditure and School Life Expectancy for American Samoa
  Gross Domestic Product (PPP, Official Exchange Rate, Real Growth Rate and Per Capita) for American Samoa
  Industries and Industrial Growth Production Rate for American Samoa
  Labor Force by Occupation for American Samoa
  Poverty Line, Gini Index, Household Income and Consumption for American Samoa
  National Budget and Public Debt for American Samoa
  Bank Rates (Commercial Bank Prime Lending Rate, Central Bank Discount Rate) for American Samoa
  Stock of Money, Stock of Quasi Money, Stock of Domestic Credit for American Samoa
  Stock Market Capitalization: Market Value of Publicly Traded Shares for American Samoa
  Trade Statistics, Export Statistics, Export Partners and Products, Import Statistics, Import Partners and Products for American Samoa
  Foreign Exchange Reserves and Gold Reserves for American Samoa
  FDI Statistics (Foreign Direct Investment at Home/ Inbound FDI, Foreign Direct Investment Abroad/ Outbound FDI) for American Samoa
  Exchange Rate Statistics for American Samoa
  Electricity Production, Electricity Consumption, Electricity Exports and Electricity Imports for American Samoa
  Oil Production, Proven Oil Reserves, Oil Consumption, Oil Exports and Oil Imports for American Samoa
  Natural Gas Production, Proven Natural Gas Reserves, Natural Gas Consumption, Natural Gas Exports and Natural Gas Imports for American Samoa
  Television and Radio Statistics (TV Stats, Radio Stats) for American Samoa
  Internet Statistics (Internet Users, Internet Hosts, Country TLD) for American Samoa
  Airport Statistics (Paved Runway Airports, Unpaved Runway Airports, Heliports) for American Samoa
  Transport Statistics (Railways, Roadways, Waterways, Ports and Terminals, Airports, Merchant Marine) for American Samoa
  Military Statistics (Military Expenditure, Military Branches, Service Age and Obligation, Manpower Available and Fit for Military Service) for American Samoa
  Disputes, Refugees, Human Trafficking and Illicit Drug Production for American Samoa
* Source: CIA
Internet Indicators for American Samoa
  Number of Internet Users for American Samoa
  Internet Penetration Rate for American Samoa
  Number of Facebook Accounts for American Samoa
  Facebook Penetration Rate for American Samoa
* Source: IWS