US trade (export - import) with Brunei in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 02, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Brunei in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Brunei

In 2013, US trade with Brunei totaled $576.1 million, up 133.52% ($329.4 million) from 2012.

US exports to Brunei in 2013 totaled $558.2 million, up 254.20% ($400.6 million) from 2012.

US imports from Brunei in 2013 were $17.9 million, down 79.94% ($71.2 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with Brunei in 2013 was $540.3 million, a 688.89% increase ($471.8 million) over 2012.

Brunei was the US 119th largest trading partner in 2013 (up from 138th in 2012), accounting for 0.0148% of US total trade (up from 0.0064% in 2012).

Brunei was the US 99th largest export market in 2013 (up from 135th in 2012), accounting for 0.0354% of US total exports (up from 0.0102% in 2012).

Brunei was the US 159th largest supplier in 2013 (down from 128th in 2012), accounting for 0.0008% of US total imports (down from 0.0038% in 2012).

US Exports to Brunei

The major share of US exports to Brunei in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 91.23% of US total exports to Brunei (71.39% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.24% of US total exports to Brunei (7.75% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.24% of US total exports to Brunei (5.34% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.02% of US total exports to Brunei (3.43% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Brunei in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $367.5 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $19.5 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $8.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $4.0 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 $3.6 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Brunei in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $2.6 million.
US exports to Brunei in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
01 Live animals 20.8 0.00 11.678.88
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,188.4 0.21 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 50.3 0.01 54.3-7.35
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 16.1 0.00 67.6-76.25
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 53.2-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 60.6 0.01 58.63.53
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 591.0 0.11 347.070.33
10 Cereals 26.4 0.00 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 265.2 0.05 781.5-66.06
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 145.6-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 21.6-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 110.1 0.02 88.424.61
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 44.6 0.01 83.2-46.33
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 281.0 0.05 361.7-22.32
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 773.7 0.14 714.48.30
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,426.6 0.26 1,408.01.32
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 776.7 0.14 1,008.3-22.97
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 7.2 0.00 10.3-30.39
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 70.0 0.01 185.5-62.27
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 33.7 0.01 123.6-72.70
26 Ores, slag and ash 2.9 0.00 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 201.1 0.04 159.226.36
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 244.0 0.04 877.7-72.20
29 Organic chemicals 313.9 0.06 308.71.69
30 Pharmaceutical products 768.2 0.14 617.824.34
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 19.6-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 878.1 0.16 541.562.17
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 272.8 0.05 255.26.90
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 345.7 0.06 676.3-48.88
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 26.7 0.00 3.5662.86
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 312.6 0.06 665.7-53.04
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 19.8 0.00 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,400.9 0.25 1,985.3-29.43
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,288.8 0.23 1,233.24.50
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,055.2 0.19 1,229.1-14.15
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 76.6 0.01 16.4368.49
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 444.1 0.08 221.7100.33
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 26.7 0.00 25.73.66
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 13.2-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 12.8 0.00 65.7-80.47
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 557.2 0.10 400.339.20
50 Silk 4.0 0.00 13.1-69.50
52 Cotton 51.3 0.01 60.5-15.18
54 Man-made filaments 36.9 0.01 15.7135.65
55 Man-made staple fibers 4.3 0.00 13.1-66.75
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 6.0 0.00 32.3-81.48
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 341.0 0.06 489.8-30.37
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 80.3 0.01 3.02,597.92
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 16.3 0.00 3.4385.46
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 111.2 0.02 57.493.83
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 124.6 0.02 261.4-52.33
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 177.1 0.03 75.1135.77
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 548.0 0.10 449.521.89
65 Headgear and parts thereof 204.3 0.04 10.11,926.91
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 160.2 0.03 107.449.14
69 Ceramic products 20.8 0.00 4.2393.69
70 Glass and glassware 1,383.7 0.25 482.9186.54
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 135.5 0.02 54.2149.97
72 Iron and steel 95.2 0.02 343.6-72.28
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,836.8 1.22 8,099.7-15.59
74 Copper and articles thereof 11.5 0.00 15.7-26.72
75 Nickel and articles thereof 263.8 0.05 78.8234.60
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 155.4 0.03 146.56.04
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 12.1 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,228.8 0.58 2,448.331.88
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,901.6 0.34 1,076.776.62
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 64,266.6 11.51 44,789.243.49
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 16,088.5 2.88 12,507.228.63
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 3.1 0.00 109.4-97.17
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,468.0 1.16 6,372.91.49
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 398,724.4 71.43 31,203.31,177.83
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 586.7 0.11 3,210.7-81.73
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 23,104.4 4.14 14,311.261.44
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 59.0 0.01 25.0136.21
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 19.5 0.00 18.92.93
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 216.1 0.04 393.8-45.13
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 614.5 0.11 235.0161.50
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 356.9 0.06 1,367.7-73.90
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 14.4 0.00 8.276.29
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 107.0-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 17,786.1 3.19 13,740.629.44

US Imports from Brunei

The major share of US imports from Brunei in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 41.62% of US total imports from Brunei (3.77% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 24.02% of US total imports from Brunei (4.77% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.39% of US total imports from Brunei (0.02% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.50% of US total imports from Brunei (1.26% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of US total imports from Brunei (85.91% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Brunei in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $4.1 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase 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) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Brunei in 2013 over the 2012 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 $76.5 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Brunei in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,838.1 10.28 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 19.8 0.11 0.0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 20.9-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 76,548.2-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 7,406.7 41.44 3,323.9122.83
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 31.5 0.18 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 33.3-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 10.5 0.06 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 12.6-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,529.0 19.74 3,847.9-8.29
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 764.2 4.28 398.291.92
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 5.5-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 270.9-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 25.9-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 91.3 0.51 426.0-78.57
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 80.2 0.45 24.1232.09
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4.9 0.03 0.0
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 9.6 0.05 662.0-98.54
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 82.3 0.46 7.41,006.89
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 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4.6 0.03 117.2-96.05
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 14.1 0.08 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,986.4 22.30 3,371.818.23
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce