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

Brunei trade surplus narrowed 23.6 percent year-on-year to BND 190.5 million in April 2018 from BND 249.5 million in the same month of the previous year. It is the smallest trade surplus since August 2017. Imports jumped 29.4 percent year-on-year to BND 413.2 million, due to a surge in purchases of machinery and transport equipment (63.5 percent); manufactured goods (49.3 percent) and chemicals (34.5 percent). The highest share of imports came from China (31.9 percent), Malaysia (16.2 percent), Singapore (12.2 percent) and the USA (11.4 percent). Exports increased 6.1 percent to BND 603.7 million, mainly due to a rise in sales of mineral fuels (7 percent) and machinery and transport equipment (9.8 percent). Main export partners were Japan (33.3 percent of total exports), Taiwan (20.2 percent) and Singapore (12.2 percent). Considering January to April, the trade balance recorded a BND 1,302.5 million surplus compared to a BND 1,226.6 million surplus in the same period of 2017. Balance of Trade in Brunei averaged 903.70 BND Million from 2005 until 2018, 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
2018-05-09 04:00 AM Balance of Trade BDN325.3M BDN422.9M BDN 583.3M
2018-07-04 07:25 AM Balance of Trade BDN364.4M BDN326.2M BDN 523M
2018-08-01 02:30 AM Balance of Trade BDN190.5M BDN364.1M BDN 423.2M
2018-08-29 03:30 AM Balance of Trade BDN190.5M BDN 187.1M
2018-08-29 09:40 AM Balance of Trade BDN 204.1M
2018-09-26 02:10 AM Balance of Trade BDN 217.5M

Brunei Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 190.50 364.10 2971.45 34.10 BND Million [+]
Exports 603.70 754.50 4137.32 491.10 Million BND [+]
Imports 413.20 390.40 1165.87 205.70 Million BND [+]
Current Account to GDP 6.10 9.60 76.00 6.10 percent [+]
Tourist Arrivals 218213.00 200989.00 242061.00 200989.00 [+]
Crude Oil Production 70.00 111.00 221.00 70.00 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 August of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
190.50 364.10 2971.45 34.10 2005 - 2018 BND Million Monthly

balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Australia 1873.00 Jun/18
Brazil 4227.00 Jul/18
Canada -625.50 Jun/18
China 280.50 Jul/18
Euro Area 22509.60 Jun/18
France -6248.00 Jun/18
Germany 21792.00 Jun/18
India -18020.00 Jul/18
Indonesia -2030.30 Jul/18
Italy 5071.00 Jun/18
Japan -231.21 Jul/18
Mexico -897.00 Jun/18
Netherlands 4813.00 Jun/18
Russia 15555.00 Jun/18
South Korea 7006.00 Jul/18
Spain -2153628.00 May/18
Switzerland 1308.99 Jun/18
Turkey -5496.69 Jun/18
United Kingdom -1861.00 Jun/18
United States -46348.00 Jun/18