Official Name: The Independent State of Samoa
Sovereign Status: Sovereign Country
Government Type: Parliamentary Republic
Official Name (Local Language): Malo Sa'oloto Tuto'atasi o Samoa
ISO Country Codes: WS : WSM
Internet Domain: .ws
Government Web Site:
Capital: Apia Main Airports: Faleolo International Airport
Language(s): Samoan;English Population: 206,179
Currency: Samoan Tala ISO Currency Code: WST
Telephone Dial In: +685 ID Prefix: 00

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Central Bank: Central Bank of Samoa
Currency USD Exchange Rate: 2.54712 tala (WST) per US dollar (2020 est.)
Unemployment Rate: 5.2% (2017 est.)
Population below poverty line: 20.3% (2013 est.)
Inflation Rate: 1.3% (2017 est.)
Prime Lending Rate: 8.90% (2019 - World Bank)
GDP: $1.211 billion (2021 est.)
GDP Pro Capita (PPP): $5,500 (2021 est.)
Currency Name: Samoan Tala
Currency Code: WST
World Bank Classification: Lower-Middle Income Economy

GDP Composition:

Agriculture: 10.7% food processing, building materials, auto parts
Industry: 24% N/A
Services: 65.4%

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Factbook

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Business Language(s): English; Samoan
Customs & Excise: Ministry for Revenue
Development Bank(s): Asian Development Bank; Development Bank of Samoa;
Competitive Ind’l Performance: N/A Corruption Perceptions Index: N/R
Ease of Doing Business: N/A Enabling Trade Index: N/A
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Export Credit Agency: Caribbean Export Development Agency ;

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Investment & Export Promotion Agency: Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Labour ; Pacific Trade Invest ;


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