Imports to Brunei surged 26.4 percent year-on-year to BND 543 million in September of 2018, boosted by machinery & transport equipment (22.4 pct); manufactured goods (48.0 pct); mineral fuels (24.2 pct); and chemicals (24.8 pct). The highest share of inbound shipments came from China (45 pct), Singapore (15.4 pct), the US (12.8 pct) and Malaysia (10.9 pct). Imports in Brunei averaged 425.16 Million BND from 2005 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 1165.87 Million BND in September of 2008 and a record low of 205.70 Million BND in March of 2014.
Imports in Brunei is expected to be 390.10 Million BND by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Imports in Brunei to stand at 407.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Brunei Imports is projected to trend around 469.85 Million BND in 2020, according to our econometric models.