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Country summary

Capital

Apia

Borders

(N/A)

Government type

parliamentary democracy

Population

219,998[1]

Population growth

1.346% (2010 est.)[1]

Life expectancy

71.86 years[1]

Unemployment

NA%[1]

Index of Economic Freedom

84[2]

Corruption Perceptions Index

56[3]

Doing Business ranking

57[4]


New Zealand occupied the German protectorate of Western Samoa at the outbreak of World War I in 1914. It continued to administer the islands as a mandate and then as a trust territory until 1962, when the islands became the first Polynesian nation to reestablish independence in the 20th century. The country dropped the "Western" from its name in 1997.[1]

Economical characteristicsEdit

  • Currency: Tala (ISO code: WST)
  • Central bank discount rate: [1]
  • Commercial banks lending rate: 12.08% (31 December 2009 )[1]
  • Stock of money (M1): $60.13 million (31 December 2008)[1]
  • Quasi money (with M1 makes M2): $162.8 million (31 December 2008)[1]


StatisticsEdit

Statistic / Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
GDP (million USD)[5] 230 232 240 264 322 385 435 449 544 523
Govt. debt (% of GDP)[6]
Govt. revenue (% of GDP)[7]
Govt. expenses (% of GDP)[8]
Debt to revenue (years)

ReferencesEdit

Note: statistical data was rounded. Different sources may use different methodologies for their estimates. Debt to revenue is calculated by dividing the two variables from their original ('unrounded') values. It represents how long it would a government take to repay its entire debt if it used its whole revenue for this purpose.

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 CIA - The World Facebook. "Samoa", from The World Facebook. Referenced 2010-10-05.
  2. Heritage Foundation. "Samoa", Economic Freedom Score. A lower ranking is better; but please be careful when comparing between different countries or years. Referenced 2010-10-05.
  3. Transparency International. "Samoa", Corruption Perceptions Index 2009. A lower ranking is better; but please note that the numbers cannot be compared between countries or years due to different methodology. Referenced 2010-10-05.
  4. Doing Business. "Samoa", Doing Business 2010 (part of The World Bank Group). A lower ranking is better; but please be careful when comparing between different countries or years. Referenced 2010-10-05.
  5. World Bank. "Samoa: GDP", from World Bank Data. Referenced 2010-10-05.
  6. World Bank. "Samoa: government debt", from World Bank Data. Referenced 2010-10-05.
  7. World Bank. "Samoa: government revenue", from World Bank Data. Referenced 2010-10-05.
  8. World Bank. "Samoa: government expenses", from World Bank Data. Referenced 2010-10-05.

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