Brunei Balance of Trade  2005-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Brunei trade surplus widened 55.2 percent year-on-year to BND 425.52 million in May of 2017 compared to an upwardly revised BND 274.2 million surplus a year earlier. It was the largest trade surplus as exports rose more than imports. Exports jumped 30.7 percent to BND 769.2 million, driven by an increase in sales of mineral fuels (28.4 percent) and chemicals (250.9 percent). Among major trading partners, exports went up to Malaysia (91.1 percent); India (5.7 percent); Thailand (105.5 percent); Singapore (495.2 percent); Taiwan (2,677.8 percent), and Australia (42,300 percent). Meanwhile, imports went up at a much slower 9.4 percent to BND 343.7 million due to higher purchases of manufactured goods (67 percent), food (2.9 percent) and mineral fuels (56.2 percent). Imports rose from China (50.3 percent); Singapore (14 percent), the USA (2.4 percent); Thailand (27. 3 percent); Indonesia (4.7 percent); India (31.3 percent), and the UK (61.7 percent). Balance of Trade in Brunei averaged 963.45 Million BND from 2005 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 2971.45 Million BND in September of 2008 and a record low of 34.10 Million BND in July of 2015.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-05-24 03:20 AM Mar BDN275.9M BDN426.9M BND400M
2017-07-17 02:30 AM Apr BDN294.2M BDN275.9M BDN250M
2017-08-07 02:20 AM May BDN425.5M BDN294.2M
2017-08-21 10:00 AM Jun BDN425.5M
2017-09-20 10:00 AM Jul
2017-10-20 10:00 AM Aug


Brunei Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 425.50 294.20 2971.45 34.10 Million BND [+]
Exports 769.20 613.50 4137.32 491.10 Million BND [+]
Imports 343.70 319.30 1165.87 205.70 Million BND [+]
Current Account 2823.60 835.20 2968.50 835.20 BND Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 9.50 16.00 76.00 9.50 percent [+]
Tourist Arrivals 218213.00 200989.00 242061.00 200989.00 [+]
Crude Oil Production 110.00 110.00 221.00 82.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 238.20 719.50 1080.80 238.20 BND Million [+]

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Brunei Balance of Trade Notes

As an oil producer, Brunei has been able to run consistent trade surpluses despite having to import most of what it consumes. Oil and natural gas account for almost 90 percent of Brunei’s exports. Other exports include machinery and transport equipment and chemicals. Brunei mainly imports machinery and transport equipment, manufactured goods, food, fuels and lubricants, chemical products, and miscellaneous manufactured articles. Brunei’s main trading partners are Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, India, China, Australia, the United States and Thailand. This page provides the latest reported value for - Brunei Balance of Trade - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Brunei Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
425.50 294.20 2971.45 34.10 2005 - 2017 Million BND Monthly



balance of trade by Country

Last
Australia 856.00 Jun/17
Brazil 6298.00 Jul/17
Canada -3601.90 Jun/17
China 467.36 Jul/17
Euro Area 26587.50 Jun/17
France -4657.00 Jun/17
Germany 22324.00 Jun/17
India -11449.80 Jul/17
Indonesia -271.20 Jul/17
Italy 4502.18 Jun/17
Japan 418.77 Jul/17
Mexico 61.53 Jun/17
Netherlands 6620.00 Jun/17
Russia 8690.00 Jun/17
South Korea 10646.00 Jul/17
Spain -1431000.00 May/17
Switzerland 2812.51 Jun/17
Turkey -6010.95 Jun/17
United Kingdom -4564.00 Jun/17
United States -43642.00 Jun/17