US trade with Brunei in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Sep 26, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Brunei in the 2nd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Brunei

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Brunei totaled $44.3 million, up 78.86% ($19.5 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Brunei in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $41.4 million, up 109.03% ($21.6 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Brunei in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $3.0 million, down 40.60% ($2.0 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Brunei in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $38.4 million, a 159.58% increase ($23.6 million) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Brunei was the US 147th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 157th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0045% of US total trade (up from 0.0027% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Brunei was the US 126th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 141st in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0108% of US total exports (up from 0.0054% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Brunei was the US 167th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 155th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0005% of US total imports (down from 0.0009% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Brunei

The major share of US exports to Brunei in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 53.63% of US total exports to Brunei (5.60% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 29.56% of US total exports to Brunei (57.95% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.85% of US total exports to Brunei (9.29% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.46% of US total exports to Brunei (7.67% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.30% of US total exports to Brunei (6.06% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Brunei in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $21.4 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Brunei in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $0.6 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 $0.4 million;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US exports to Brunei in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 75.2 0.18 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 143.4 0.35 10.71,234.33
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 8.9 0.02 8.9-0.01
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 29.1 0.07 110.1-73.56
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3.5 0.01 0.0
10 Cereals 15.0 0.04 14.71.87
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 49.4 0.12 36.435.49
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 51.5 0.12 2.91,683.55
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 81.2-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 116.3 0.28 224.5-48.20
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 150.1 0.36 131.314.32
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 525.8 1.27 623.3-15.64
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 200.1 0.48 215.3-7.07
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3.1 0.01 6.8-54.77
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 60.8 0.15 50.819.85
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 9.3 0.02 43.9-78.93
26 Ores, slag and ash 10.0 0.02 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 105.8 0.26 1,154.1-90.84
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 24.0 0.06 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 182.8 0.44 81.3124.73
30 Pharmaceutical products 35.4 0.09 42.5-16.79
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2.6 0.01 48.1-94.60
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 36.2 0.09 46.5-22.12
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 23.2 0.06 64.4-63.96
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 12.3 0.03 14.0-11.81
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 4.0 0.01 288.0-98.61
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 21,544.1 52.10 162.013,198.74
39 Plastics and articles thereof 195.2 0.47 236.9-17.59
40 Rubber and articles thereof 119.0 0.29 124.6-4.48
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 9.9 0.02 27.9-64.66
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 69.1 0.17 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5.8 0.01 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 7.3-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.1-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 10.5-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 13.3 0.03 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 15.7 0.04 28.2-44.33
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2.9 0.01 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 68.4 0.17 33.9101.43
65 Headgear and parts thereof 12.3 0.03 0.0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 9.2 0.02 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 9.1 0.02 59.9-84.80
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 19.3-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 990.6 2.40 661.949.68
75 Nickel and articles thereof 12.4 0.03 11.48.52
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 38.4 0.09 297.9-87.12
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2.8 0.01 10.5-73.08
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 494.1 1.19 653.5-24.38
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 51.8 0.13 202.4-74.39
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,031.2 14.58 6,052.3-0.35
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 1,401.1 3.39 1,825.1-23.24
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 3.4-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 399.3 0.97 202.697.11
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2,825.9 6.83 2,157.330.99
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 149.7 0.36 70.6112.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,418.6 3.43 1,154.722.86
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 8.5-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2.5 0.01 2.6-1.68
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 5.7 0.01 22.9-75.10
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 29.3 0.07 21.436.81
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 29.0 0.07 619.3-95.31
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 36.8 0.09 4.4735.56
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3.3 0.01 0.0

US Imports from Brunei

The major share of US imports from Brunei in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 31.21% of US total imports from Brunei (27.94% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.83% of US total imports from Brunei (4.23% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Brunei in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Brunei in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - 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;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US imports from Brunei in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 8.5 0.29 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.7 0.02 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 6.5-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 897.9 30.26 1,328.0-32.39
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 28.3 0.95 33.4-15.14
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 27.8-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 15.8 0.53 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 70.1 2.36 6.6969.97
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 69.7 2.35 131.5-47.02
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 60.7 2.05 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2.3 0.08 73.5-96.89
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 21.5 0.72 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 33.7 1.14 5.4529.05
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce