Monthly Archive: August 2017

Aug 03 2017

PRESS RELEASE: Basic Food Index July 2017

The Basic Food Index (BFI) for July 2017 is registered at 104.5 points, a increase of 2.2 % from the June index of 102.24 points. To download the full press release, click here.

Other related reports, please see the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for 2016.

The official CPI Quarterly Reports can be found on the DOC website under the Research & Statistics tab, under the category of Reports.

For questions, please contact Chief Statistician Meleisea Vai Filiga at (684) 633-5155 ext. 256 or

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Aug 01 2017

August First & Third Friday’s


Have nothing to do on a Friday night? Come and check out First and Third Friday’s at the Fagatogo Marketplace. The live entertainment by CCCAS Matu’u & Faganeanea (08/04) and Fagatogo CCCAS Mafutaga Tama (08/18) starts at 6:30 pm, but you can always come earlier and treat yourself to the best Samoan food on island as recognized and awarded by South Seas Broadcasting in their “2015 Best of American Samoa survey” or browse and buy a handicraft gift for a friend.

You can make it a family event or socialize with friends! Don’t forget to indulge in live music, handicrafts, farm fresh agriculture, and cultural cuisine. And as always, we encourage you to support local businesses first.

WHEN: August 04 & 18

WHAT TIME: 6pm to 9pm

WHERE: Fagatogo Marketplace


Download the flyer here: August FF Flyer.PNG

The First and Third Friday events are sponsored by the Department of Commerce Planning Division in support by the Community Services Block Grant.

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