US trade with Brunei in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 24, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Brunei in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Brunei

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Brunei was $31.2 million, down 94.27% ($512.8 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Brunei in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $26.6 million, down 95.10% ($515.6 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Brunei in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $4.6 million, up 146.82% ($2.7 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Brunei in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $22.0 million, a 95.93% decrease ($518.3 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Brunei was the US 161st largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 76th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0030% of US total trade (down from 0.0566% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Brunei was the US 137th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 57th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0065% of US total exports (down from 0.1431% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Brunei was the US 158th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 173rd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0007% of US total imports (up from 0.0003% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Brunei

The major share of US exports to Brunei in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 64.90% of US total exports to Brunei (98.40% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 7.40% of US total exports to Brunei (0.02% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.95% of US total exports to Brunei (0.26% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.85% of US total exports to Brunei (0.23% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.94% of US total exports to Brunei (0.30% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Brunei in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - 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 exports to Brunei in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $505.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $4.9 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 $4.8 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.9 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;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to Brunei in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 338.3 1.27 48.2601.69
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 47.2 0.18 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2.5 0.01 3.2-19.46
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 105.6 0.40 111.3-5.06
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 10.2 0.04 5.489.78
10 Cereals 8.1 0.03 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 62.4 0.23 14.6328.18
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 84.9 0.32 26.8217.19
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2.6 0.01 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 87.5 0.33 176.3-50.38
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 151.3 0.57 163.4-7.42
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 455.3 1.71 344.332.25
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 141.6 0.53 283.0-49.97
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3.1 0.01 7.0-55.94
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 52.9 0.20 90.6-41.57
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 34.4 0.13 16.8105.25
26 Ores, slag and ash 3.3 0.01 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 205.9 0.78 75.5172.65
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 30.3 0.11 11.3168.64
29 Organic chemicals 55.3 0.21 107.7-48.63
30 Pharmaceutical products 400.6 1.51 430.8-7.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 140.4 0.53 33.3321.98
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 38.0 0.14 24.356.03
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 15.7 0.06 57.4-72.66
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 275.7 1.04 214.728.42
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 4.0 0.02 142.8-97.19
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 277.7 1.05 123.7124.60
39 Plastics and articles thereof 207.6 0.78 143.444.80
40 Rubber and articles thereof 401.0 1.51 136.9192.91
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 182.3 0.69 44.6309.01
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 11.2 0.04 3.6209.72
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 10.0 0.04 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 64.4-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 11.7-100.00
52 Cotton 8.3 0.03 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 45.8 0.17 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 52.3 0.20 39.931.15
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,677.6 6.31 6.027,977.31
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 10.4-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 32.8 0.12 6.7392.13
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 46.7 0.18 26.178.88
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4.9 0.02 21.1-76.88
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 98.7 0.37 17.2474.96
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 60.5 0.23 23.2160.44
70 Glass and glassware 345.0 1.30 54.0538.60
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 26.4 0.10 9.2186.43
72 Iron and steel 3.2 0.01 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 454.8 1.71 464.2-2.01
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 40.3-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 8.8 0.03 328.5-97.31
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3.3 0.01 17.0-80.86
78 Lead and articles thereof 6.7 0.03 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 7.1 0.03 15.9-55.47
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 264.7 1.00 642.2-58.78
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 33.8 0.13 119.5-71.69
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 10,775.2 40.55 15,674.4-31.26
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 1,993.9 7.50 6,818.4-70.76
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 0.39 104.00.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 638.0 2.40 583.49.35
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2,436.1 9.17 507,992.4-99.52
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 195.8 0.74 146.034.13
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,101.3 4.14 2,127.1-48.22
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 12.2 0.05 13.6-9.91
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 156.4-100.00
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 83.6 0.31 616.8-86.44
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 62.2 0.23 108.7-42.75
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 46.4 0.17 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6.2 0.02 6.5-4.10
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,089.1 7.86 3,022.6-30.88

US Imports from Brunei

The major share of US imports from Brunei in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 33.88% of US total imports from Brunei (27.71% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.00% of US total imports from Brunei (2.22% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.39% of US total imports from Brunei (0.12% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.00% of US total imports from Brunei (6.54% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Brunei in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $0.3 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 $0.3 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $0.1 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) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Brunei in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $0.1 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 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 121.9-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.3-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 339.7 7.39 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,461.1 31.77 487.4199.78
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 97.0 2.11 28.2243.96
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 0.8-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 2.9 0.06 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 21.9 0.48 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 101.6 2.21 3.72,677.22
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 308.2 6.70 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 37.8-100.00
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 4.3 0.09 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 97.6 2.12 32.4201.65
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 28.3 0.62 4.3559.52
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,136.6 46.46 1,144.786.65
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce