US trade with Brunei in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 10, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Brunei in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Brunei

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Brunei was $22.6 million, down 24.24% ($7.2 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Brunei in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $18.2 million, down 29.52% ($7.6 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Brunei in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $4.4 million, up 10.12% ($0.4 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Brunei in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $13.8 million, a 36.74% decrease ($8.0 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Brunei was the US 162nd largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 151st in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0024% of US total trade (down from 0.0034% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Brunei was the US 146th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 133rd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0049% of US total exports (down from 0.0074% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Brunei was the US 157th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0008% of US total imports (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Brunei

The major share of US exports to Brunei in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 69.92% of US total exports to Brunei (73.21% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.72% of US total exports to Brunei (6.01% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.06% of US total exports to Brunei (5.81% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.39% of US total exports to Brunei (3.44% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.54% of US total exports to Brunei (0.44% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Brunei in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Brunei in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $4.2 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) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to Brunei in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 120.0 0.66 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 112.5-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 11.8 0.06 41.8-71.77
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 79.5 0.44 155.6-48.91
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 36.7 0.20 36.02.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 59.1 0.32 26.3124.36
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 30.6 0.17 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 185.8 1.02 230.8-19.49
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 186.8 1.03 291.5-35.91
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 464.5 2.55 399.316.33
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 135.5 0.74 258.4-47.55
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 94.7 0.52 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 39.6-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 279.5 1.54 75.0272.83
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5.2 0.03 18.4-71.57
29 Organic chemicals 35.2 0.19 121.9-71.12
30 Pharmaceutical products 146.1 0.80 9.91,370.36
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 8.3 0.05 91.9-90.94
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6.1 0.03 42.6-85.69
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 48.3 0.27 151.3-68.11
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 121.7 0.67 43.1182.42
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 301.2 1.66 81.6269.09
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 162.0 0.89 177.1-8.50
39 Plastics and articles thereof 113.6 0.62 74.153.26
40 Rubber and articles thereof 32.9 0.18 75.9-56.63
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 3.6 0.02 0.0
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 27.5-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4.1 0.02 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2.9 0.02 66.8-95.63
54 Man-made filaments 51.5 0.28 6.0753.42
55 Man-made staple fibers 4.7 0.03 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.1-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 34.3 0.19 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 3.3 0.02 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6.9 0.04 2.9136.38
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 37.2 0.20 22.366.79
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5.5 0.03 16.5-66.82
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 34.6 0.19 16.6107.92
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 19.7 0.11 9.2114.67
70 Glass and glassware 3.3 0.02 33.8-90.17
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 24.4 0.13 7.5227.74
73 Articles of iron or steel 464.0 2.55 669.1-30.65
74 Copper and articles thereof 5.0 0.03 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 140.4 0.77 3.73,678.17
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 16.6 0.09 6.1171.43
78 Lead and articles thereof 23.1 0.13 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 445.4 2.45 790.8-43.68
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 8.1 0.04 29.9-72.83
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,765.4 31.68 5,136.812.24
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 2,440.2 13.41 4,115.9-40.71
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 621.9 3.42 271.4129.13
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2,333.3 12.82 6,547.3-64.36
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 74.8 0.41 276.2-72.90
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,488.0 8.18 2,554.7-41.76
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 32.6 0.18 40.9-20.28
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 35.2-100.00
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 62.7 0.34 9.6551.70
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 87.7 0.48 253.5-65.39

US Imports from Brunei

The major share of US imports from Brunei in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 28.36% of US total imports from Brunei (35.67% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.50% of US total imports from Brunei (2.68% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.00% of US total imports from Brunei (6.29% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Brunei in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Brunei in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $0.1 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) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US imports from Brunei in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 250.2-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.3 0.01 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.3 0.01 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,156.9 26.43 1,285.7-10.02
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 84.7 1.93 123.7-31.55
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 8.5-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 7.3-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 30.1-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 89.1 2.04 8.6933.47
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 3.3 0.08 67.4-95.07
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 82.3 1.88 30.7168.23
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 9.3 0.21 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 13.1 0.30 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 9.7-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 274.1-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 2.3-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce