Samoa's economic performance in tourism and remittances has increased.
The Central Bank of Samoa's latest report for May 2006 shows has revealed a 6-percent increase in private remittances of about 16-million US dollars.
The report says it was an increase of 23-percent compared to the same month of the previous year.
Tourism earnings increased 9-percent to about 9 million US dollars - 14 percent higher than in May 2005.
Based on seasonal trends, tourist arrivals were estimated to increase 3 percent to 8,319 in May.
Contributing largely were overseas teams arriving for the Samoa International Game Fishing Tournament and visitors to the annual Congregational Church conference.