Samoa is experiencing a comparatively buoyant economy currently, fuelled by a strong focus and much activity around exports.
Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) New Zealand has had a helping hand in this, after hosting its Path to Market and Investment Profiling Workshops, as well as trade missions to Upolu.
At the workshops, the PTI team provide education about global investment environments and factors which influence investment decisions; as well as tips around pitching exports to prospective buyers, and information about the logistics of exporting goods offshore.
This year, Samoa’s total exports have increased each month compared to 2018, driven mainly by increasing fish and noni juice exports.
Total exports to New Zealand from Samoa have grown by over 300 percent in the last six years, and sectors which have been driving this exponential growth include fresh produce, fruits and nuts, milling products, cocoa products and beverages.
Currently, Samoa has an export plan with a target of 100 million tala for 2019, and after just eight months, the country had already reached 88 million tala.
Email PTI Trade Development Officer Ian Furlong – Ian.F@pacifictradeinvest.co.nz for more information.