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About Samoa

Samoa, officially known as the Independent State of Samo is an island nation in the Polynesian Region of Pacific Ocean Region. Previous to its independence the country was controlled by New Zealand

The economy of Samoa is dependent on Agriculture and Fisheries.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionPacific Region
Capital CityApia
Government TypeParliamentary Republic
Official LanguagesSamoan, English
CurrencyTala, WST
Phone Code +685
Important CitiesAfega, Afiamalu, Alafua, Alamagoto, Aleipata, Aleisa, Amaile, Aopo, Apai, Apolima Tai, Apolima Uta, Asaga, Asau, Auala, A'ufaga, Aele
National DayIndependence Day (Jun-01)
GDP (nominal)USD 0.939 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking98
Primary IndustriesAgriculture,Manufacturing,Natural disasters,Futural prospects.
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsAmerican Samoa
Member of(Commonwealth of Nations), ( United Nations)
Major ExportsElectrical Products, Edible Oils & Seeds, Machinery & Appliances, Fruits and Nuts, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Vegetables and Related Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Other Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Plastics and Products, Rubber and Products, Toys and Games, Chemical Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery
Major ImportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Machinery & Appliances, Electrical Products, Marine Vessels, Plastics and Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Books and Papers, Cereals & Pulses, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Edible Oils & Seeds, Household Items & Products, Ceramic Products
Total Exports ValueUSD 0.055 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 0.493 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 0.438 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral trade between India and Samoa totaled US$4.68 million in 2015–16, rising from $3.66 million the previous fiscal. India exported $2.22 million worth of goods to Samoa and imported $2.46 million. The main commodities exported by India to Samoa are plastic and plastic articles, sugar and confectionery, and electrical machinery and equipment. The major commodities imported by India from Samoa are electrical machinery and equipment, and articles of base metal plastics.
Major Exports to IndiaElectrical Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Machinery & Appliances, Rubber and Products, Plastics and Products, Railway and Locomotives, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Aviation Vehicles, Marine Vessels, Cosmetics and Accessories
Major Imports from IndiaMachinery & Appliances, Pharmaceutical Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Plastics and Products, Household Items & Products, Cereals & Pulses, Electrical Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Rubber and Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Silk & Textiles, Ceramic Products, Arms and Ammunitions, Fashion and Apparel, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Wood and Pulp, Books and Papers, Building & Construction Products & Services
India's Imports ValueUSD 15.76 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 1.22 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 14.54 Million (Excess)
Indian Embassy Details for SamoaHigh Commission of India
H.E. Ms. Neeta Bhushan
Honourable High Commissioner
Ranchhod Tower, Level 2, 102-112 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, Wellington

Embassy Details of Samoa in India