US trade with Brunei in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 05, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Brunei in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Brunei

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Brunei totaled $46.5 million, up 53.29% ($16.2 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Brunei in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $35.0 million, up 28.86% ($7.8 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Brunei in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $11.5 million, up 263.68% ($8.3 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Brunei in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $23.5 million, a 1.98% decrease ($0.5 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Brunei was the US 146th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 152nd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0047% of US total trade (up from 0.0037% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Brunei was the US 130th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 139th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0092% of US total exports (up from 0.0078% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Brunei was the US 141st largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 161st in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0019% of US total imports (up from 0.0007% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Brunei

The major share of US exports to Brunei in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 45.90% of US total exports to Brunei (3.33% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 33.91% of US total exports to Brunei (71.66% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.96% of US total exports to Brunei (5.39% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.63% of US total exports to Brunei (4.53% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Brunei in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $15.0 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Brunei in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $5.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1.6 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to Brunei in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 288.0 0.82 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 5.1 0.01 34.3-85.01
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 34.9 0.10 112.3-68.94
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 90.5 0.26 58.455.03
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 3.6 0.01 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 35.5 0.10 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 336.1 0.96 83.7301.49
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 177.0 0.51 218.5-19.02
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 352.0 1.01 482.9-27.11
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 183.8 0.52 182.10.96
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4.6 0.01 12.0-62.04
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 108.8 0.31 47.6128.55
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 22.3-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 179.0 0.51 32.4452.56
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 25.6 0.07 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 113.2 0.32 183.9-38.48
30 Pharmaceutical products 17.3 0.05 16.17.41
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2.9 0.01 27.6-89.43
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 54.4 0.16 21.0159.55
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 81.7 0.23 128.1-36.17
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 256.0 0.73 35.6618.57
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 86.9 0.25 55.556.67
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 15,034.5 42.93 81.818,274.86
39 Plastics and articles thereof 246.2 0.70 103.6137.62
40 Rubber and articles thereof 153.8 0.44 251.6-38.90
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 10.9 0.03 17.6-38.36
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3.0 0.01 16.5-81.76
55 Man-made staple fibers 50.6 0.14 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 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 86.1 0.25 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 16.8 0.05 10.362.75
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 71.3 0.20 40.974.18
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 36.5 0.10 3.11,085.68
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 103.2-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 11.4 0.03 6.769.39
69 Ceramic products 6.2 0.02 7.2-15.16
70 Glass and glassware 23.3 0.07 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 16.8-100.00
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 24.4-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,105.1 3.16 548.0101.68
75 Nickel and articles thereof 39.2 0.11 18.4113.41
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 109.2 0.31 169.7-35.64
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 23.2-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3.4 0.01 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 775.8 2.22 563.237.76
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 54.5 0.16 117.2-53.47
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,757.1 13.58 6,343.7-25.01
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 2,875.0 8.21 7,933.8-63.76
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 513.0 1.46 870.7-41.09
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 3,026.0 8.64 3,561.9-15.04
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 149.7 0.43 169.7-11.78
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 553.2 1.58 595.0-7.03
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 23.9 0.07 20.218.67
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4.0 0.01 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 1,278.7-100.00
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 16.7 0.05 56.9-70.72
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 153.1 0.44 208.9-26.73
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4.7 0.01 10.7-55.68
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 12.5 0.04 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,655.7 7.58 2,236.918.72

US Imports from Brunei

The major share of US imports from Brunei in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 70.86% of US total imports from Brunei (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 10.79% of US total imports from Brunei (22.28% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.95% of US total imports from Brunei (4.56% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.00% of US total imports from Brunei (2.36% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Brunei in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 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 $0.5 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Brunei in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US imports from Brunei in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 8,131.4 70.86 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.6 0.01 0.7121.20
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 74.3-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,085.6 9.46 615.176.50
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 123.3 1.07 84.446.02
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 28.8 0.25 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 33.4 0.29 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 15.6 0.14 3.7324.58
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 10.6 0.09 25.9-59.14
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 68.8 0.60 104.3-34.06
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 10.1-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 14.3 0.12 0.0
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 19.4-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6.3 0.06 42.3-85.02
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5.0 0.04 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,950.5 17.00 2,171.5-10.18
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce