US trade (export - import) with Brunei in 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 24, 2018

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

US Trade with Brunei

In 2017, US trade with Brunei was $144.6 million, down 77.01% ($484.3 million) from 2016.

US exports to Brunei in 2017 were $121.1 million, down 80.30% ($493.8 million) from 2016.

US imports from Brunei in 2017 totaled $23.4 million, up 67.40% ($9.4 million) from 2016.

US trade surplus with Brunei in 2017 was $97.7 million, a 83.74% decrease ($503.2 million) over 2016.

Brunei was the US 154th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 106th in 2016), accounting for 0.0037% of US total trade (down from 0.0170% in 2016).

Brunei was the US 135th largest export market in 2017 (down from 91st in 2016), accounting for 0.0078% of US total exports (down from 0.0423% in 2016).

Brunei was the US 154th largest supplier in 2017 (up from 163rd in 2016), accounting for 0.0010% of US total imports (up from 0.0006% in 2016).

US Exports to Brunei

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 44.63% of US total exports to Brunei (94.86% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 33.91% of US total exports to Brunei (0.70% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.96% of US total exports to Brunei (0.91% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.59% of US total exports to Brunei (1.05% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.09% of US total exports to Brunei (0.07% in 2016).

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

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $36.5 million;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.7 million.

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $509.6 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 $12.0 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $5.9 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1.9 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $0.6 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) - a decrease of $0.5 million.
US exports to Brunei in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 821.5 0.68 48.21,603.85
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 143.4 0.12 10.71,234.33
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 47.2 0.04 112.5-58.02
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 28.4 0.02 88.2-67.78
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 249.1 0.21 489.3-49.09
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 13.7 0.01 5.4154.57
10 Cereals 23.1 0.02 14.756.74
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 239.0 0.20 145.464.39
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 3.6 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 231.0 0.19 56.0312.69
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 33.2 0.03 81.2-59.17
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 725.6 0.60 715.21.45
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 665.2 0.55 804.7-17.34
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,797.6 1.48 1,849.7-2.82
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 661.1 0.55 938.8-29.58
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 10.7 0.01 25.8-58.47
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 317.3 0.26 189.067.92
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 43.7 0.04 122.6-64.36
26 Ores, slag and ash 13.3 0.01 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 770.2 0.64 1,337.0-42.39
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 85.1 0.07 29.6186.94
29 Organic chemicals 386.5 0.32 494.9-21.91
30 Pharmaceutical products 599.4 0.49 499.420.03
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 154.3 0.13 200.9-23.21
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 134.6 0.11 134.30.23
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 168.9 0.14 401.1-57.90
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 665.7 0.55 307.3116.59
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 396.1 0.33 567.9-30.25
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 37,018.3 30.56 544.56,698.07
39 Plastics and articles thereof 762.6 0.63 558.036.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 706.6 0.58 589.019.97
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 185.9 0.15 44.6317.13
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 31.9 0.03 76.7-58.40
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 10.0 0.01 2.6291.39
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 0.06 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 9.9 0.01 64.4-84.58
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5.9 0.00 94.9-93.76
52 Cotton 8.3 0.01 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 97.3 0.08 8.9988.96
55 Man-made staple fibers 107.6 0.09 47.2128.05
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 18.7-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,677.6 1.38 16.510,077.87
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 120.3 0.10 14.1754.55
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 3.3 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 69.8 0.06 19.9250.74
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 170.9 0.14 117.545.41
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 49.8 0.04 40.722.40
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 201.6 0.17 171.017.90
65 Headgear and parts thereof 12.3 0.01 2.6381.46
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 9.2 0.01 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 100.6 0.08 99.01.66
69 Ceramic products 6.2 0.01 7.2-15.16
70 Glass and glassware 371.6 0.31 87.8323.35
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 50.8 0.04 52.7-3.67
72 Iron and steel 3.2 0.00 24.4-87.06
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,014.6 2.49 2,343.128.66
74 Copper and articles thereof 5.0 0.00 40.3-87.52
75 Nickel and articles thereof 200.8 0.17 362.0-44.53
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 167.5 0.14 490.7-65.88
78 Lead and articles thereof 29.8 0.02 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 23.2-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 13.3 0.01 26.4-49.55
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,980.0 1.63 2,649.7-25.27
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 148.3 0.12 469.1-68.38
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 27,328.9 22.56 33,207.2-17.70
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 8,710.2 7.19 20,693.2-57.91
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 104.0 0.09 107.4-3.19
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,172.1 1.79 1,928.112.66
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 10,621.4 8.77 520,258.9-97.96
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 570.0 0.47 662.5-13.96
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,561.0 3.77 6,431.4-29.08
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 68.8 0.06 83.2-17.30
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 6.5 0.01 2.6155.80
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 5.7 0.00 1,493.2-99.62
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 192.3 0.16 704.7-72.72
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 332.1 0.27 1,190.4-72.10
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 88.0 0.07 15.1482.83
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 22.0 0.02 6.5240.46
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 9,511.5 7.85 9,341.91.82

US Imports from Brunei

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 34.72% of US total imports from Brunei (0.00% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 21.19% of US total imports from Brunei (28.83% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.94% of US total imports from Brunei (3.60% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.46% of US total imports from Brunei (0.03% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.04% of US total imports from Brunei (2.66% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Brunei in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $8.1 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase 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) - an increase of $0.2 million.

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

  • 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;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Brunei in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 8.5 0.04 250.2-96.61
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 121.9-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 8,131.4 34.72 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.6 0.01 3.7-56.72
40 Rubber and articles thereof 340.7 1.45 0.3119,042.31
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
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 74.3-100.00
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 4,601.5 19.65 3,716.323.82
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 333.3 1.42 269.723.57
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 40.4-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 28.8 0.12 0.0
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 49.2 0.21 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 2.9 0.01 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 21.9 0.09 30.1-27.26
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 276.3 1.18 22.51,128.22
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 391.8 1.67 224.874.28
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 211.8 0.90 172.822.61
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 4.3 0.02 10.1-57.29
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 9.3 0.04 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 29.7 0.13 73.5-59.59
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 119.1 0.51 61.593.83
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6.3 0.03 316.4-98.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 67.1 0.29 11.9462.36
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 8,783.8 37.51 8,576.32.42
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce