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

Brunei trade surplus dropped 17.4 percent year-on-year to BND 275.9 million in March of 2017 compared to a BND 333.9 million surplus a year earlier. It was the smallest surplus since December 2016 as exports fell while imports rose. Exports decreased 2.1 percent to BND 673.8 million, due to a fall in sales of machinery and transport equipment (-68.6 percent); crude materials inedible (-50 percent); manufactured goods (-55.9 percent); food (-33.3 percent); and miscellaneous manufactured articles (-17.2 percent). Exports went down to Japan (-13.7 percent) and South Korea (-57.2 percent). Imports went up 12.3 percent to BND 397.9 million due to higher purchases of: machinery and transport equipment (10.9 percent); mineral fuels (60.5 percent); chemicals (30.8 percent); miscellaneous manufactured articles (112.3 percent) and beverages and tobacco (40.7 percent). Imports rose from the USA (159.1 percent), the UK (67.6 percent) and China (127.4 percent). Balance of Trade in Brunei averaged 971.15 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.

Brunei Balance of Trade
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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-03-23 10:00 AM Jan BND369.1M BND203.3M BND215M
2017-04-19 02:00 AM Feb BND376.9M BND369.1M BND290M
2017-05-24 03:20 AM Mar BDN275.9M BDN426.9M BND400M
2017-06-19 10:00 AM Apr BDN275.9M
2017-07-26 10:00 AM May
2017-08-21 10:00 AM Jun




Brunei Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 275.90 426.90 2971.45 34.10 Million BND [+]
Exports 673.80 699.90 4137.32 461.10 Million BND [+]
Imports 397.90 273.00 1165.87 205.70 Million BND [+]
Current Account 2823.60 835.20 2968.50 835.20 BND Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 6.50 27.80 65.96 6.50 percent [+]
Tourist Arrivals 218213.00 200989.00 242061.00 200989.00 [+]
Crude Oil Production 100.00 116.00 221.00 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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
275.90 426.90 2971.45 34.10 2005 - 2017 Million BND Monthly



balance of trade by Country

Last
Australia 3107.00 Mar/17
Brazil 6969.00 Apr/17
Canada -134.70 Mar/17
China 380.48 Apr/17
Euro Area 30899.90 Mar/17
France -5353.00 Mar/17
Germany 25385.00 Mar/17
India -13249.19 Apr/17
Indonesia 1238.30 Apr/17
Italy 5418.04 Mar/17
Japan 481.75 Apr/17
Mexico 616.79 Apr/17
Netherlands 6719.00 Mar/17
Russia 12598.00 Mar/17
South Korea 13254.00 Apr/17
Spain -1458000.00 Mar/17
Switzerland 1968.25 Apr/17
Turkey -4492.00 Mar/17
United Kingdom -4900.00 Mar/17
United States -43706.00 Mar/17