Brunei Darussalam - Foreign trade



Brunei's huge trade surpluses have enabled it to maintain an enviable payments position. Foreign exchange reserves stood at about US $20 billion in 1986, or more than US $87,000 per capita. In 1997, foreign reserves were estimated at $40 billion.

Principal trading partners in 1998 (in millions of US dollars) were as follows:

Brunei Darussalam

COUNTRY EXPORTS IMPORTS BALANCE
Japan 1,225 101 1,124
Korea 414 22 392
United States 210 235 -25
Singapore 181 356 -175
Thailand 141 68 73
Malaysia 19 265 -246
United Kingdom 16 104 -88
Germany 13 50 -37
Indonesia 5 53 -48
China 4 91 -87

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