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American Samoa, Economy

grass mats, Pago Pago, breadfruit, mainland United States, papayas

Agriculture is a principal occupation, and tuna fishing and tourism are major industries. The most important crops include taro, coconuts, bananas, oranges, pineapples, papayas, breadfruit, and yams. Additional food must be imported. Canned tuna as well as grass mats and other handicrafts are exported. The economy, however, remains largely dependent upon grants and appropriations by the Congress of the United States. Regular shipping services connect American Samoa with the mainland United States, Fiji, Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. The airport at Pago Pago is an important stop for transpacific flights.



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grass mats, Pago Pago, breadfruit, mainland United States, papayas, tuna fishing, coconuts, Canned tuna, taro, bananas, appropriations, oranges, Hawaii, Fiji, American Samoa, New Zealand, tourism, Australia, pineapples

 
 

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