US trade (export - import) with Brunei in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 08, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Brunei in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Brunei

In 2014, US trade with Brunei totaled $582.0 million, up 1.03% ($6.0 million) from 2013.

US exports to Brunei in 2014 were $549.2 million, down 1.62% ($9.1 million) from 2013.

US imports from Brunei in 2014 totaled $32.9 million, up 83.98% ($15.0 million) from 2013.

US trade surplus with Brunei in 2014 was $516.3 million, a 4.45% decrease ($24.1 million) over 2013.

Brunei was the US 118th largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 119th in 2013), accounting for 0.0144% of US total trade (down from 0.0148% in 2013).

Brunei was the US 100th largest export market in 2014 (down from 99th in 2013), accounting for 0.0339% of US total exports (down from 0.0354% in 2013).

Brunei was the US 151st largest supplier in 2014 (up from 159th in 2013), accounting for 0.0014% of US total imports (up from 0.0008% in 2013).

US Exports to Brunei

The major share of US exports to Brunei in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 92.72% of US total exports to Brunei (91.23% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.80% of US total exports to Brunei (2.24% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.14% of US total exports to Brunei (1.24% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.99% of US total exports to Brunei (1.02% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Brunei in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $25.8 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 $9.8 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $4.9 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Brunei in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $34.2 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $6.0 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $4.2 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2.3 million.
US exports to Brunei in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
01 Live animals 14.1 0.00 20.8-32.05
02 Meat and edible meat offal 65.6 0.01 1,188.4-94.48
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3.7 0.00 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 341.9 0.06 50.3579.31
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 13.7 0.00 16.1-14.50
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 68.5 0.01 60.612.99
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 734.7 0.13 591.024.32
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 7.9 0.00 0.0
10 Cereals 23.4 0.00 26.4-11.55
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 253.0 0.05 265.2-4.61
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 63.5 0.01 110.1-42.31
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 44.0 0.01 44.6-1.52
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 387.4 0.07 281.037.87
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 803.1 0.15 773.73.80
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,620.2 0.30 1,426.613.57
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 854.1 0.16 776.79.97
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8.8 0.00 7.222.22
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 129.2 0.02 70.084.64
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 39.3 0.01 33.716.62
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 160.2 0.03 201.1-20.38
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 17.9 0.00 244.0-92.66
29 Organic chemicals 347.3 0.06 313.910.64
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,427.4 0.26 768.285.82
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 180.7 0.03 878.1-79.42
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 191.0 0.03 272.8-30.00
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 488.0 0.09 345.741.17
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 39.1 0.01 26.746.38
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 578.0 0.11 312.684.89
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 19.8-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,787.4 0.33 1,400.927.59
39 Plastics and articles thereof 717.4 0.13 1,288.8-44.33
40 Rubber and articles thereof 505.0 0.09 1,055.2-52.15
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 22.8 0.00 76.6-70.26
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 282.9 0.05 444.1-36.29
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 369.4 0.07 26.71,285.77
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 43.3 0.01 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 23.8 0.00 12.885.62
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 351.8 0.06 557.2-36.87
50 Silk 5.7 0.00 4.042.18
52 Cotton 2.6 0.00 51.3-95.01
54 Man-made filaments 76.9 0.01 36.9108.41
55 Man-made staple fibers 33.8 0.01 4.3676.88
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 7.8 0.00 6.030.52
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 116.9 0.02 341.0-65.71
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 31.2 0.01 80.3-61.20
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 13.6 0.00 16.3-16.32
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 3.0 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 130.7 0.02 111.217.51
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 115.4 0.02 124.6-7.38
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 90.8 0.02 177.1-48.76
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,052.3 0.19 548.092.04
65 Headgear and parts thereof 16.4 0.00 204.3-91.97
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 5.2 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 83.7 0.02 160.2-47.74
69 Ceramic products 27.9 0.01 20.834.12
70 Glass and glassware 314.0 0.06 1,383.7-77.31
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 83.1 0.02 135.5-38.67
72 Iron and steel 10.2 0.00 95.2-89.31
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,575.5 0.83 6,836.8-33.08
74 Copper and articles thereof 4.4 0.00 11.5-61.49
75 Nickel and articles thereof 17.0 0.00 263.8-93.57
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 31.0 0.01 155.4-80.07
79 Zinc and articles thereof 7.6 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 71.5 0.01 12.1492.20
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,639.5 0.84 3,228.843.69
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 530.9 0.10 1,901.6-72.08
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 30,073.3 5.48 64,266.6-53.21
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 25,863.0 4.71 16,088.560.75
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 4.4 0.00 3.142.33
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 11,357.6 2.07 6,468.075.60
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 424,529.4 77.31 398,724.46.47
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 253.4 0.05 586.7-56.81
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 17,113.6 3.12 23,104.4-25.93
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 37.3 0.01 59.0-36.81
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 42.5 0.01 19.5118.14
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 464.6 0.08 216.1115.02
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 247.2 0.05 614.5-59.77
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 513.2 0.09 356.943.79
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 8.2 0.00 14.4-43.07
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 13,541.1 2.47 17,786.1-23.87

US Imports from Brunei

The major share of US imports from Brunei in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 51.74% of US total imports from Brunei (41.62% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 12.63% of US total imports from Brunei (24.02% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.24% of US total imports from Brunei (10.39% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.43% of US total imports from Brunei (1.50% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Brunei in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $9.6 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $5.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Brunei in 2014 over the 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Brunei in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,721.4 5.24 1,838.1-6.35
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 19.8-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 17,013.6 51.74 7,406.7129.70
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 31.5-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.4 0.00 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 36.1 0.11 10.5245.12
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6.9 0.02 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,852.4 11.72 3,529.09.16
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 291.4 0.89 764.2-61.87
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 7.9 0.02 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 35.8 0.11 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 428.2 1.30 91.3369.00
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 137.8 0.42 80.271.93
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 67.7 0.21 4.91,276.25
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 9.6-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 164.0 0.50 82.399.29
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3.1 0.01 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 7.5 0.02 14.1-46.31
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 9,108.8 27.70 3,986.4128.50
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce