SAMOA

Country risk rating

C3

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  • Financing risk

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GDP USD0.862bn (World ranking 194, World Bank 2018)
Population 0.2mn (World ranking 181, World Bank 2018)
Form of state Parliamentary democracy
Head of government TUILA'EPA Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi (Prime Minister)
Next elections 2021, legislative
  • Political stability
  • Good international relations
  • The government is open to foreign investment, especially from China
  • Labor unrest is unlikely
  • Small economy, with limited prospects of economic diversification
  • Heavy dependence on imports, resulting in large annual current account deficits
  • Vulnerability to natural disasters such as powerful cyclones and droughts that could adversely affect the important agricultural and tourism sectors
  • Relatively high external debt (over 50% of GDP)

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