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Research & Statistics

To provide a statistical service that is comprehensive and relevant to the pursuit of community goals.”

Welcome to the American Samoa Research & Statistics Page.  Information on the Statistical Yearbook, Consumer Price Index, US Census and Quarterly Business Survey are provided here.  For questions, please contact: Meleisea Vai Filiga at (684) 633-5155 ext. 256 or

Community goals in American Samoa encompass economic development, natural resource management and conservation. The achievement of these goals relies significantly on the availability of accurate statistical data and analyses. The array of indicators that enable the monitoring of progress in all its definitions is found in statistics. Sound statistics are important to ensuring policies in the Territory are better advised. At the Federal level, measurement of compliance with regulations and conditions is drawn from well-constructed data analyses. We work to provide the tools to answer questions that pertain to population, resource accessibility, consumer price index, feasibility of economic opportunities to name a few.
Research and Statistics Division is the epicenter of data collection, analyses and social research in the Territory. Acting on the American Samoa Statistical Act of 2003, the production of the annual Statistical Yearbook is one of this division’s elaborate projects. We collaborate with multiple agencies, departments, organizations and individuals to attain not only our division goals but also the overarching goals of the community.

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Air Transport Study

Air Transport Marketing Study for American Samoa American Samoa’s economic development continues to be hampered by the high cost of air transportation into and out of the Territory.  To determine the most effective ways to overcome this barrier to economic growth, the American Samoa Department of Commerce began the Air Study project in 2012 through the …

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American Samoa At a Glance

The American Samoa “At a Glance” portrays social, economic and demographic conditions of the Territory in the year 2013. Data from the 2013 Statistical Yearbook was used to produce this report roundup. Click here to View this report: At A Glance 2013 (revised 8.27.15) For more information, please contact: Chief Statistician Meleisea Vai Filiga at (684) 633-5155 ext. …

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Statistical Yearbook

 “It is with great pleasure that I present the 2016 Statistical Yearbook for the territory of American Samoa, prepared by the Statistics Division of the Department of Commerce. The 2016 Statistical Yearbook is the thirty-sixth annual edition of the publication, which details hundreds of historic economic and social characteristics of the territory. With comprehensive data on population, health, education, …

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US Census

From the 2012 US Census Website:  PRESS RELEASE: Economic Census Shows American Samoa’s Economy Generated $1.2 Billion in 2012  Table 1- 2012 and 2007 Comparative Statistics by Kind of Business for American Samoa (IA1200A01)  Table 2-a- 2012 General Statistics by Kind of Business for American Samoa (IA1200A02)  Table 2-b- 2012 General Statistics by Kind of Business …

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Reports and statistical data for American Samoa Gross Domestic Product Release BEA GDP Estimates for AS – 2002 to 2007 BEA GDP Estimates for AS – 2008 & 2009 BEA GDP Estimates for AS – 2010 and Revised Estimates for 2002 to 2009 BEA GDP Estimates for AS – 2011 & 2012 BEA GDP Estimates …

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Pacific Regional Information SysteM (PRISM) is a website hosted by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC). The purpose of this PRISM website it serves as a tool where SPC member states own, manage and update their respective websites independently.  PRISM allows you to explore array of statistics on American Samoa as well as the …

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