US trade with Brunei in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 23, 2017

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

US Trade with Brunei

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Brunei totaled $66.9 million, up 22.58% ($12.3 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Brunei in the first half of 2017 totaled $59.6 million, up 30.58% ($13.9 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Brunei in the first half of 2017 were $7.3 million, down 18.13% ($1.6 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade surplus with Brunei in the first half of 2017 was $52.2 million, a 42.51% increase ($15.6 million) over the first half of 2016.

Brunei was the US 153rd largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (up from 154th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0035% of US total trade (up from 0.0030% in the first half of 2016).

Brunei was the US 134th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (up from 139th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0079% of US total exports (up from 0.0064% in the first half of 2016).

Brunei was the US 162nd largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (down from 157th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0006% of US total imports (down from 0.0008% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Brunei

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 41.90% of US total exports to Brunei (66.59% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 38.89% of US total exports to Brunei (4.38% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.76% of US total exports to Brunei (6.73% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.52% of US total exports to Brunei (7.32% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.68% of US total exports to Brunei (2.88% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $21.4 million;
  • 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 $0.5 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $0.2 million.

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $3.5 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 $2.1 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US exports to Brunei in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 195.2 0.33 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 143.4 0.24 10.71,234.33
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 20.7 0.03 50.7-59.13
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 108.6 0.18 265.7-59.13
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3.5 0.01 0.0
10 Cereals 15.0 0.03 14.71.87
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 86.1 0.14 72.518.85
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 110.5 0.19 29.2278.47
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 30.6 0.05 81.2-62.33
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 302.1 0.51 455.2-33.65
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 336.9 0.57 422.8-20.31
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 990.4 1.66 1,022.6-3.15
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 335.7 0.56 473.7-29.15
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3.1 0.01 6.8-54.77
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 155.6 0.26 50.8206.43
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 9.3 0.02 83.5-88.93
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 385.3 0.65 1,229.1-68.65
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 29.2 0.05 18.458.90
29 Organic chemicals 218.0 0.37 203.37.25
30 Pharmaceutical products 181.4 0.30 52.4245.98
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 10.9 0.02 140.1-92.20
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 42.3 0.07 89.0-52.51
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 71.5 0.12 215.7-66.87
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 134.0 0.23 57.1134.89
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 305.2 0.51 369.6-17.43
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 21,706.1 36.45 339.16,301.72
39 Plastics and articles thereof 308.8 0.52 311.0-0.70
40 Rubber and articles thereof 151.9 0.26 200.5-24.22
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 3.6 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) 9.9 0.02 55.4-82.19
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 69.1 0.12 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 9.9 0.02 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2.9 0.00 66.8-95.63
54 Man-made filaments 51.5 0.09 8.9476.08
55 Man-made staple fibers 4.7 0.01 7.3-35.98
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 8.2-100.00
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 34.3 0.06 3.6840.30
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 3.3 0.01 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 20.2 0.03 2.9592.21
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 52.9 0.09 50.54.78
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 8.4 0.01 16.5-49.20
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 102.9 0.17 50.6103.56
65 Headgear and parts thereof 12.3 0.02 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 28.8 0.05 69.0-58.33
70 Glass and glassware 3.3 0.01 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 0.04 26.7-8.58
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,454.7 2.44 1,331.09.29
74 Copper and articles thereof 5.0 0.01 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 152.8 0.26 15.1909.32
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 55.0 0.09 304.0-81.91
78 Lead and articles thereof 23.1 0.04 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2.8 0.00 10.5-73.08
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 939.5 1.58 1,444.3-34.95
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 60.0 0.10 232.3-74.19
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11,796.6 19.81 11,189.15.43
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 3,841.3 6.45 5,941.0-35.34
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 1,021.2 1.71 474.0115.45
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 5,159.3 8.66 8,704.6-40.73
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 224.5 0.38 346.8-35.26
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,906.5 4.88 3,709.3-21.64
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 32.6 0.05 49.4-34.02
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2.5 0.00 2.6-1.68
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 5.7 0.01 58.1-90.18
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 92.0 0.15 31.0196.43
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 116.8 0.20 872.8-86.62
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 36.8 0.06 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 first half of 2017 (and in the first half of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 29.51% of US total imports from Brunei (31.36% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.45% of US total imports from Brunei (3.55% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.12% of US total imports from Brunei (2.79% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Brunei in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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.

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • 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 $0.2 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 $0.1 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;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - 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 first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 8.5 0.12 250.2-96.61
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.7-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1.0 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 0.00 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 2,054.8 27.97 2,613.8-21.39
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 113.0 1.54 157.1-28.07
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 36.3-100.00
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
73 Articles of iron or steel 15.8 0.22 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 30.1-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 159.2 2.17 15.2949.23
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 73.0 0.99 199.0-63.30
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 143.1 1.95 30.7366.07
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 9.3 0.13 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 15.4 0.21 73.5-79.02
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 0.29 9.7120.70
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 33.7 0.46 7.6342.11
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce