Brunei Balance of Trade  2005-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Brunei trade surplus surged 72.6% to BND 475.4 million in November 2017 from BND275.4 million in the same month of the previous year. It was the largest trade surplus since April 2015, as exports rose more than imports. Exports jumped by 40.1% from a year ago to BND791.5 million, mainly due to higher sales of mineral fuels (10.9%) and miscellaneous manufactured articles (3303.9%). The main export partners were Japan (22.6% of total exports), Switzerland (21.5%), and Thailand (17.8% share). Meanwhile, imports went up 9.2% from a year ago to BND316.1 million, driven by purchases of machinery and transport equipment (11.6%), manufactured goods (14.7%), miscellaneous manufactured articles (5.6%), mineral fuels (16.8%), and chemicals (19.1%). The highest share of imports came from China (24.6%), followed by Malaysia (22.3%), and Singapore (16.6%). In the first eleven months of the year, the trade surplus increased 8% to BND3.10 billion from BND2.86 billion in the same period of 2016. Balance of Trade in Brunei averaged 939.05 BND Million from 2005 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 2971.45 BND Million in September of 2008 and a record low of 34.10 BND Million in July of 2015.

Brunei Balance of Trade
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-11-22 02:45 AM Balance of Trade BDN204.4M BDN104.7M
2017-12-27 02:00 AM Balance of Trade BDN230.4M BDN204.4M
2018-01-30 02:00 AM Balance of Trade BDN475.4M BDN230.4M BDN 208.4M
2018-04-30 02:00 AM Balance of Trade BDN 583.3M
2018-04-30 02:00 AM Balance of Trade BDN 519.9M
2018-04-30 02:00 AM Balance of Trade BDN475.4M BDN 685.8M

Brunei Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 475.40 230.40 2971.45 34.10 BND Million [+]
Exports 791.50 582.00 4137.32 491.10 Million BND [+]
Imports 316.10 351.60 1165.87 205.70 Million BND [+]
Current Account to GDP 4.80 9.60 76.00 4.80 percent [+]
Tourist Arrivals 218213.00 200989.00 242061.00 200989.00 [+]
Crude Oil Production 106.00 110.00 221.00 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

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 April of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
475.40 230.40 2971.45 34.10 2005 - 2017 BND Million Monthly

balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Australia 825.00 Feb/18
Brazil 6280.75 Mar/18
Canada -2686.00 Feb/18
China -49.83 Mar/18
Euro Area 18897.50 Feb/18
France -5186.00 Feb/18
Germany 18400.00 Feb/18
India -13690.00 Mar/18
Indonesia 1091.70 Mar/18
Italy 3104.28 Feb/18
Japan 797.35 Mar/18
Mexico 1062.00 Feb/18
Netherlands 4514.00 Feb/18
Russia 12192.00 Feb/18
South Korea 6865.00 Mar/18
Spain -2167000.00 Feb/18
Switzerland 2315.30 Mar/18
Turkey -5760.71 Feb/18
United Kingdom -965.00 Feb/18
United States -57591.00 Feb/18