US trade with Brunei in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 24, 2018

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

US Trade with Brunei

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Brunei totaled $113.4 million, up 33.55% ($28.5 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Brunei in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $94.6 million, up 29.94% ($21.8 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Brunei in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $18.8 million, up 55.20% ($6.7 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade surplus with Brunei in the first nine months of 2017 was $75.8 million, a 24.89% increase ($15.1 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Brunei was the US 151st largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 155th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0039% of US total trade (up from 0.0032% in the first nine months of 2016).

Brunei was the US 132nd largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 141st in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0083% of US total exports (up from 0.0069% in the first nine months of 2016).

Brunei was the US 152nd largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 160th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0011% of US total imports (up from 0.0008% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Brunei

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 41.48% of US total exports to Brunei (3.99% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 38.94% of US total exports to Brunei (68.49% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.05% of US total exports to Brunei (6.60% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.71% of US total exports to Brunei (5.91% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.62% of US total exports to Brunei (1.88% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $36.3 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Brunei in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $7.2 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $4.1 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US exports to Brunei in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 483.2 0.51 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 143.4 0.15 10.71,234.33
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 112.5-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 25.9 0.03 85.0-69.58
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 143.5 0.15 378.0-62.04
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3.5 0.00 0.0
10 Cereals 15.0 0.02 14.71.87
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 176.6 0.19 130.834.99
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 146.1 0.15 29.2400.18
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 30.6 0.03 81.2-62.33
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 638.1 0.67 538.918.41
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 513.9 0.54 641.3-19.87
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,342.3 1.42 1,505.5-10.84
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 519.5 0.55 655.8-20.79
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 7.7 0.01 18.8-59.40
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 264.4 0.28 98.4168.74
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 9.3 0.01 105.8-91.26
26 Ores, slag and ash 10.0 0.01 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 564.3 0.60 1,261.5-55.27
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 54.8 0.06 18.4198.18
29 Organic chemicals 331.2 0.35 387.2-14.47
30 Pharmaceutical products 198.8 0.21 68.6189.84
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 13.8 0.01 167.6-91.74
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 96.7 0.10 110.0-12.11
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 153.2 0.16 343.8-55.43
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 390.0 0.41 92.7320.82
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 392.1 0.41 425.1-7.76
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 36,740.6 38.85 420.98,629.31
39 Plastics and articles thereof 555.0 0.59 414.633.86
40 Rubber and articles thereof 305.7 0.32 452.1-32.39
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 3.6 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) 20.7 0.02 73.1-71.61
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
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 0.07 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 9.9 0.01 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5.9 0.01 83.3-92.88
54 Man-made filaments 51.5 0.05 8.9476.08
55 Man-made staple fibers 55.2 0.06 7.3658.91
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 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 120.3 0.13 3.63,203.27
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 3.3 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 37.0 0.04 13.2179.42
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 124.2 0.13 91.435.86
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 44.9 0.05 19.6129.52
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 102.9 0.11 153.8-33.09
65 Headgear and parts thereof 12.3 0.01 0.0
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 40.1 0.04 75.7-47.02
69 Ceramic products 6.2 0.01 7.2-15.16
70 Glass and glassware 26.6 0.03 33.8-21.13
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 24.4 0.03 43.5-43.84
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 24.4-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,559.8 2.71 1,878.936.24
74 Copper and articles thereof 5.0 0.01 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 191.9 0.20 33.5473.02
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 164.2 0.17 473.7-65.34
78 Lead and articles thereof 23.1 0.02 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 23.2-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 6.2 0.01 10.5-40.61
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,715.3 1.81 2,007.5-14.55
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 114.5 0.12 349.6-67.24
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 16,553.7 17.50 17,532.9-5.58
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 6,716.3 7.10 13,874.8-51.59
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 3.4-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,534.1 1.62 1,344.714.09
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 8,185.3 8.66 12,266.5-33.27
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 374.2 0.40 516.5-27.55
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,459.7 3.66 4,304.3-19.62
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 56.5 0.06 69.6-18.74
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 0.01 1,336.8-99.57
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 108.6 0.11 87.923.57
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 269.9 0.29 1,081.8-75.05
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 41.6 0.04 15.1175.45
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 15.8 0.02 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 7,422.5 7.85 6,319.317.46

US Imports from Brunei

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 43.20% of US total imports from Brunei (0.00% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 18.09% of US total imports from Brunei (29.00% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.71% of US total imports from Brunei (3.81% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.05% of US total imports from Brunei (2.06% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Brunei in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.1 million.

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - 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 the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 8.5 0.05 250.2-96.61
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 8,131.4 43.20 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.6 0.01 1.510.91
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1.0 0.01 0.3258.04
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 3,140.4 16.69 3,228.9-2.74
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 236.3 1.26 241.5-2.17
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 39.6-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 28.8 0.15 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 0.26 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 30.1-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 174.8 0.93 18.8827.55
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 83.6 0.44 224.8-62.82
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 211.8 1.13 135.056.95
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 10.1-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 9.3 0.05 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 29.7 0.16 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 21.5 0.11 29.1-26.08
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 38.7 0.21 7.6407.59
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 6,647.2 35.32 7,431.6-10.55
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce