US trade (export - import) with Brunei in 2015

Published or Updated: Feb 25, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Brunei in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Brunei

In 2015, US trade with Brunei was $153.4 million, down 73.65% ($428.7 million) from 2014.

US exports to Brunei in 2015 were $133.4 million, down 75.72% ($415.8 million) from 2014.

US imports from Brunei in 2015 were $20.0 million, down 39.10% ($12.9 million) from 2014.

US trade surplus with Brunei in 2015 was $113.3 million, a 78.05% decrease ($402.9 million) over 2014.

Brunei was the US 148th largest trading partner in 2015 (down from 118th in 2014), accounting for 0.0040% of US total trade (down from 0.0144% in 2014).

Brunei was the US 137th largest export market in 2015 (down from 100th in 2014), accounting for 0.0089% of US total exports (down from 0.0339% in 2014).

Brunei was the US 158th largest supplier in 2015 (down from 151st in 2014), accounting for 0.0009% of US total imports (down from 0.0014% in 2014).

US Exports to Brunei

The major share of US exports to Brunei in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 73.88% of US total exports to Brunei (92.72% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.97% of US total exports to Brunei (1.80% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.29% of US total exports to Brunei (1.14% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.62% of US total exports to Brunei (0.99% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.52% of US total exports to Brunei (0.31% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Brunei in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3.1 million;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - an increase of $0.5 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Brunei in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $387.2 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 $10.6 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $7.3 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $5.9 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $3.7 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $2.2 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US exports to Brunei in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 14.1-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0.0 0.00 65.6-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 324.2 0.24 341.9-5.18
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 13.7-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 61.2 0.05 68.5-10.73
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 390.4 0.29 734.7-46.86
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 39.6 0.03 7.9398.39
10 Cereals 43.0 0.03 23.483.75
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 253.1 0.19 253.00.05
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 64.6 0.05 63.51.71
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3.3 0.00 44.0-92.58
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 416.4 0.31 387.47.50
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 805.1 0.60 803.10.25
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,847.3 1.39 1,620.214.02
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 494.0 0.37 854.1-42.16
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 6.7 0.00 8.8-24.26
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 81.3 0.06 129.2-37.05
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 111.0 0.08 39.3182.16
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 170.8 0.13 160.26.66
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 9.6 0.01 17.9-46.20
29 Organic chemicals 459.1 0.34 347.332.19
30 Pharmaceutical products 939.8 0.70 1,427.4-34.16
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 192.2 0.14 180.76.38
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 192.6 0.14 191.00.85
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 844.2 0.63 488.072.98
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 39.1-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 134.9 0.10 578.0-76.65
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 15.3 0.01 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,584.3 1.19 1,787.4-11.36
39 Plastics and articles thereof 699.4 0.52 717.4-2.51
40 Rubber and articles thereof 649.9 0.49 505.028.69
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 22.8-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 197.7 0.15 282.9-30.13
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 9.0 0.01 369.4-97.57
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 43.3-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 62.6 0.05 23.8163.13
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 99.2 0.07 351.8-71.81
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 5.7-100.00
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 38.2 0.03 76.9-50.37
55 Man-made staple fibers 581.9 0.44 33.81,623.40
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2.9 0.00 7.8-63.45
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 91.5 0.07 116.9-21.73
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 17.7 0.01 31.2-43.15
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 12.6 0.01 13.6-7.19
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 128.9 0.10 130.7-1.35
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 23.2 0.02 115.4-79.90
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 51.1 0.04 90.8-43.65
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,063.7 0.80 1,052.31.08
65 Headgear and parts thereof 9.5 0.01 16.4-41.93
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 5.2-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 139.5 0.10 83.766.64
69 Ceramic products 15.5 0.01 27.9-44.35
70 Glass and glassware 68.1 0.05 314.0-78.31
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 12.3 0.01 83.1-85.15
72 Iron and steel 46.6 0.03 10.2357.86
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,644.8 5.73 4,575.567.08
74 Copper and articles thereof 47.7 0.04 4.4975.58
75 Nickel and articles thereof 139.9 0.10 17.0724.58
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 190.2 0.14 31.0514.25
79 Zinc and articles thereof 14.1 0.01 7.685.68
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 71.5-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,451.1 1.84 4,639.5-47.17
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 95.3 0.07 530.9-82.05
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 30,285.2 22.71 30,073.30.70
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 15,256.6 11.44 25,863.0-41.01
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 4.4-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,475.4 4.11 11,357.6-51.79
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 37,305.3 27.97 424,529.4-91.21
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 387.6 0.29 253.452.95
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 9,809.2 7.36 17,113.6-42.68
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 90.3 0.07 37.3142.20
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 15.1 0.01 42.5-64.58
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 98.2 0.07 464.6-78.86
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 231.8 0.17 247.2-6.22
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 414.5 0.31 513.2-19.23
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 65.3 0.05 8.2696.95
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 18.4 0.01 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 9,817.5 7.36 13,541.1-27.50

US Imports from Brunei

The major share of US imports from Brunei in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 29.62% of US total imports from Brunei (12.63% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 28.63% of US total imports from Brunei (51.74% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.23% of US total imports from Brunei (2.43% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.72% of US total imports from Brunei (5.24% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Brunei in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - 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 $0.1 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Brunei in 2015 over the 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $11.3 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $2.2 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $1.4 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.
US imports from Brunei in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 331.5 1.66 1,721.4-80.74
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 12.6 0.06 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4.8 0.02 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 5,734.4 28.63 17,013.6-66.29
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
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 36.1-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6.1 0.03 6.9-11.87
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,808.7 24.01 3,852.424.82
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,047.1 5.23 291.4259.37
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1.7 0.01 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 74.8 0.37 7.9844.62
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 35.8-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 9.1 0.05 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4.7 0.02 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 751.7 3.75 428.275.56
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 38.9 0.19 137.8-71.78
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 154.3 0.77 67.7127.98
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 102.2 0.51 164.0-37.69
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6.0 0.03 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 27.3 0.14 7.5262.28
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 6,911.1 34.51 9,108.8-24.13
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce