US trade (export - import) with Brunei in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 14, 2019

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Brunei in 2018: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Brunei

In 2018, US trade with Brunei totaled $368.7 million, up 155.02% ($224.1 million) from 2017.

US exports to Brunei in 2018 totaled $266.5 million, up 120.01% ($145.4 million) from 2017.

US imports from Brunei in 2018 totaled $102.1 million, up 336.11% ($78.7 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Brunei in 2018 was $164.4 million, a 68.22% increase ($66.7 million) over 2017.

Brunei was the US 135th largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 154th in 2017), accounting for 0.0086% of US total trade (up from 0.0037% in 2017).

Brunei was the US 123rd largest export market in 2018 (up from 135th in 2017), accounting for 0.0160% of US total exports (up from 0.0078% in 2017).

Brunei was the US 125th largest supplier in 2018 (up from 154th in 2017), accounting for 0.0039% of US total imports (up from 0.0010% in 2017).

US Exports to Brunei

The major share of US exports to Brunei in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 80.96% of US total exports to Brunei (44.63% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.52% of US total exports to Brunei (33.91% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.63% of US total exports to Brunei (4.59% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.78% of US total exports to Brunei (4.96% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.38% of US total exports to Brunei (2.09% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Brunei in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $128.3 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $22.8 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $5.7 million;
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - an increase of $4.0 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $0.9 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Brunei in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $15.4 million;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - a decrease of $1.6 million.
US exports to Brunei in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 230.7 0.09 821.5-71.92
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 282.0 0.11 143.496.68
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 69.4 0.03 47.247.03
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 16.1 0.01 28.4-43.20
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 222.8 0.08 249.1-10.55
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 13.7-100.00
10 Cereals 17.6 0.01 23.1-23.80
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 142.0 0.05 239.0-40.60
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 14.3 0.01 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 52.1 0.02 231.0-77.42
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 8.7 0.00 33.2-73.82
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 576.3 0.22 725.6-20.57
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 983.5 0.37 665.247.86
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,339.9 0.50 1,797.6-25.46
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 583.3 0.22 661.1-11.76
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 10.7-100.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 216.9 0.08 317.3-31.64
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 64.1 0.02 43.746.72
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 13.3-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 195.3 0.07 770.2-74.64
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 240.1 0.09 85.1182.33
29 Organic chemicals 369.2 0.14 386.5-4.49
30 Pharmaceutical products 357.7 0.13 599.4-40.32
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 113.3 0.04 154.3-26.56
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 164.7 0.06 134.622.35
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 174.5 0.07 168.93.33
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 449.8 0.17 665.7-32.43
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 406.8 0.15 396.12.68
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 21,580.1 8.10 37,018.3-41.70
39 Plastics and articles thereof 457.8 0.17 762.6-39.96
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,049.8 0.39 706.648.56
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 185.9-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 29.7 0.01 31.9-6.72
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4.6 0.00 10.0-54.20
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 69.1-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 39.5 0.01 9.9297.35
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 11.3 0.00 5.990.91
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 8.3-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 15.4 0.01 97.3-84.13
55 Man-made staple fibers 81.8 0.03 107.6-24.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 190.5 0.07 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 44.7 0.02 1,677.6-97.34
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 54.5 0.02 120.3-54.75
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 46.6 0.02 69.8-33.22
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 192.3 0.07 170.912.50
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 83.2 0.03 49.867.20
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 295.7 0.11 201.646.69
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2.5 0.00 12.3-79.34
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 4.3 0.00 9.2-52.97
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 29.1 0.01 100.6-71.06
69 Ceramic products 396.0 0.15 6.26,339.02
70 Glass and glassware 288.6 0.11 371.6-22.33
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 17.1 0.01 50.8-66.30
72 Iron and steel 2.9 0.00 3.2-8.75
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,597.5 1.35 3,014.619.33
74 Copper and articles thereof 10.1 0.00 5.0100.56
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,067.8 0.40 200.8431.82
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 220.9 0.08 167.531.94
78 Lead and articles thereof 16.9 0.01 29.8-43.20
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 54.2 0.02 13.3307.44
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,666.0 0.63 1,980.0-15.86
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 377.3 0.14 148.3154.33
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 50,121.6 18.81 27,328.983.40
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 12,689.8 4.76 8,710.245.69
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 0.0 0.00 104.0-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,194.9 1.20 2,172.147.09
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 138,910.4 52.12 10,621.41,207.83
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 603.0 0.23 570.05.78
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10,253.1 3.85 4,561.0124.80
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 113.0 0.04 68.864.32
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 6.5-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 5.7-100.00
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 271.9 0.10 192.341.44
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 450.4 0.17 332.135.62
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 59.0 0.02 88.0-33.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 22.0-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 10,636.0 3.99 9,511.511.82

US Imports from Brunei

The major share of US imports from Brunei in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 76.92% of US total imports from Brunei (34.72% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.60% of US total imports from Brunei (0.32% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.62% of US total imports from Brunei (21.19% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.73% of US total imports from Brunei (3.94% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.14% of US total imports from Brunei (1.46% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Brunei in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $70.4 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $9.7 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Brunei in 2018 over the 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US imports from Brunei in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2017
USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
01 Live animals 52.0 0.05 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 8.5-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 78,565.3 76.92 8,131.4866.20
29 Organic chemicals 127.0 0.12 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 10.6 0.01 1.6553.87
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1.2 0.00 340.7-99.66
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,657.7 3.58 4,601.5-20.51
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 40.6 0.04 333.3-87.81
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 28.8-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4.2 0.00 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 9,796.5 9.59 49.219,801.38
74 Copper and articles thereof 9.6 0.01 2.9232.29
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 21.9-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 63.8 0.06 276.3-76.91
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 369.2 0.36 391.8-5.76
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 240.2 0.24 211.813.42
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 9.3-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 74.0 0.07 29.7149.12
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3.2 0.00 0.0
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 0.0 0.00 119.1-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 14.5 0.01 6.3128.63
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 77.2 0.08 67.115.08
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 9,028.9 8.84 8,783.82.79
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce