Wednesday February 22 2017
Brunei Inflation Rate at -0.20 percent


Consumer prices in Brunei declined by 0.2 percent year-on-year in January of 2017, following a 1.6 percent drop in December. It was the 10th straight month fall but the weakest since March 2016. Downward prices pressure came from: food & non-alcoholic beverages (-0.9 percent from -1.7 percent in December), clothing and footwear (-2.8 percent vs -3.7 percent), housing & utilities (-0.3 percent vs -4.1 percent), furnishing (-0.4 percent vs -0.6 percent), health (-2.7 percent vs -0.4 percent) and communication (-1.4 percent vs -1.4 percent). In contrast, prices increased for: transport (1.4 percent vs -3.0 percent), recreation & culture (0.1 percent vs -1.7 percent), restaurants & hotels (0.1 percent vs from -0.9 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (1 percent vs -0.2 percent). Inflation was steady for education (6.0 percent). On a monthly basis, prices fell 0.3 percent, the same as the prior month.





Wednesday February 22 2017
Brunei Food Inflation at -0.90 percent


Cost of food in Brunei decreased 0.90 percent in January of 2017 over the same month in the previous year.





Wednesday February 22 2017
Brunei Consumer Price Index Cpi at 98.70 Index Points


Consumer Price Index Cpi in Brunei decreased to 98.70 Index Points in January of 2017 from 99.10 Index Points in December of 2016.





Wednesday February 22 2017
Brunei Balance of Trade at 203.30 Million BND


Brunei trade surplus decreased 41.5 percent year-on-year to BND 203.3 million in December of 2016 compared to a BND 347.7 million surplus a year earlier. Exports fell 23.7 percent, driven by lower sales of: mineral fuels (-27.7 percent), namely liquefied natural gas (-48.6 percent), and manufactured goods (-21.6 percent). Imports declined 4.5 percent due to lower purchases of: machinery and transport equipment (-11.5 percent); manufactured goods (-18.4 percent); miscellaneous manufactured articles (-7.2 percent); food (-3 percent) and crude materials inedible (-45.6 percent). Main export partners were Japan (30.6 percent of total exports); Malaysia (11.3 percent); China (11.1 percent). The highest share of imports came from Singapore (21.2 percent of total imports); Malaysia (20.9 percent) and China (14.5 percent). In 2016, the trade surplus narrowed 28.6 percent to BND 3046.7 million, as exports fell 22.7 percent and imports dropped 17.1 percent.





Wednesday February 22 2017
Brunei Exports at 512.90 Million BND


Exports in Brunei decreased 23.7 percent year-on-year to BND 512.9 million in December of 2016, mainly driven by lower sales of: mineral fuels (-27.7 percent), namely liquefied natural gas (-48.6 percent), and manufactured goods (-21.6 percent). Main export partners were Japan (30.6 percent of total exports); Malaysia (11.3 percent); China (11.1 percent).In 2016, exports fell 22.7 percent to BND 6,735.6 million.





Wednesday February 22 2017
Brunei Imports at 309.60 Million BND


Imports in Brunei decreased 4.5 percent year-on-year to BND 309.6 million in December of 2016, due to lower purchases of: machinery and transport equipment (-11.5 percent); manufactured goods (-18.4 percent); miscellaneous manufactured articles (-7.2 percent); food (-3 percent) and crude materials inedible (-45.6 percent). The highest share of imports came from Singapore (21.2 percent of total imports); Malaysia (20.9 percent); China (14.5 percent). In 2016, imports dropped 17.1 percent to BND 3,688.9 million.





Sunday February 12 2017
Brunei Corruption Index at 58.00 Points


Brunei scored 58 points out of 100 on the 2016 Corruption Perceptions Index reported by Transparency International.





Sunday February 12 2017
Brunei Current Account at 2823.60 BND Million


Brunei recorded a Current Account surplus of 2823.60 BND Million in 2015 compared to a revised 6,643.8 BND Million in 2014.





Sunday February 12 2017
Brunei Foreign Direct Investment at 238.20 BND Million


Foreign Direct Investment in Brunei increased by 238.20 BND Million in 2015.





Thursday January 26 2017
Brunei Corruption Rank at 41.00


Brunei is the 41 least corrupt nation out of 175 countries, according to the 2016 Corruption Perceptions Index reported by Transparency International.