Factsheet : Samoa

Official Title:
Independent State of Samoa


General Information

Capital: Apia
Population (million): .20
Total Area: 2,934km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1.83198 Samoan Tala (WST) (2016- Annual average)
National Holiday: Independence Day, 1 June
Language(s): Samoan, English


Political Information

Type of State:
Parliamentary Democracy

Type of Government:
Samoa has a Westminster-style unicameral House of Assembly (Fono), which consists of 49 seats, with 47 elected from village-based constituencies, and two elected by independent voters with no village affiliation. The House of Assembly sits for five-year terms.

Head of State:
His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese EFI

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Tuila’epa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs : Tuila’epa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi

Main Political Parties:
Human Rights Protection Party, Tautua Samoa Party

Elections:
Last: 2016. Next: 2021.


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Samoa Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 1.04 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 5,346.97 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 6.56 1.43
Inflation: (%) 0.13 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 0 7

Product Trade and Investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $70,239
Canadian imports from country: $359,071
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Samoa: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Feturi Elisaia (NY, US)

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Mario Bot (Wellington, NZ)


May 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Samoa
Year Exports Imports
2012 $102,379 $101,949
2013 $67,393 $370,553
2014 $299,519 $159,460
2015 $369,191 $47,067
2016 $70,239 $359,071
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Samoa
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $28,331 $10,499
02 Veg. Prod. $ $
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $ $131
05 Mineral Prod. $ $3,848
06 Chemical Prod. $ $390
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $ $1,562
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ $
09 Wood Prod. $ $
10 Paper Prod. $ $
11 Textiles Prod. $ $12,686
12 Dress Access. $ $310,380
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $30,067 $
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $
15 Base Metal Prod. $ $232
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $11,841 $3,990
17 Vehicles and Equip. $ $5,154
18 Specialized Inst. $ $1,070
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $ $9,129
21 Antiques $ $