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Latest Highlights              2017

The Brunei Darussalam’s balance of payments (BOP) recorded a deficit of BND387.2 million in 2017, as against a BOP surplus of BND202.2 million in 2016. The current account recorded a surplus of BND2.8 billion (equivalent to 16.7 per cent of GDP) in 2017, from BND2.0 billion (12.9 per cent of GDP) in 2016. The  higher current account balance surplus was due to :

      • Expansion of the trade in goods surplus from BND3.0 billion in 2016 to BND3.3 billion in 2017; and
      • Services account posted lower deficit of BND0.9 million (2016: -BND1.5 billion).

Meanwhile , the financial account recorded a lower net outflow (or net lending of the residents to the rest of the world) of BND6.8 billion, lower compared to BND8.8 billion in 2016.

                                      


Summary Data

​BND million
2013  2014 20152016 2017 
Current Account
4,721.0​​6,643.9 2,943.3​2,032.9​2,791.6​
​Goods8,652.4​​9,418.43,977.6​2,976.1​3,318.8 ​
​  Exports
14,787.7​14,063.2​​8,399.06,648.4 ​7,556.0​
​  Imports
6,135.4 ​4,644.8​​4,421.43,672.3 ​4,237.2 ​
​Services(2,959.0)​(2,067.2)(1,384.2)(1,539.8)​(961.9)​
​  Receipts
616.6​706.4​894.0 732.6​761.3 ​
​  Payments
3,575.6​2,773.6​2,278.22,272.4​1,723.2​
​Primary Income
(250.6)​(19.3)​894.51,153.5​1,045.7​
​  Receipts
1,246.6​1,281.2​1,507.41,487.1​1,515.0​
​  Payments
1,497.2​1,300.5​​612.9333.6​469.3​
​Secondary income
(721.7)​(688.0)​(544.5)(556.9)​(611.0)​
​  Receipts
42.9​50.0​​98.273.8​55.7​
​  Payments
764.7​738.1​642.7 630.7​666.7​
​Capital Account
​-​-​-​-​-
Financial Account
3,394.7​5,112.6​6,235.3​8,821.8​6,782.0​
​  Direct Investmen Abroad
​--​-​-​-​
​  Direct Investment in Brunei
970.5​719.5​​238.2(206.7)​635.3​
​  Portfolio Investment Assets
575.2 ​1,001.4​442.4862.0​(88.4)​
​  Portfolio Investment Liabilities
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​  Other Investment Assets
3,287.5​5,269.8​5,437.67,488.6​7,627.0​
​  Other Investment Liabilities
(502.5)​439.0​​(593.5)(264.6)​121.3​
​  Current+capital-financial account balance
1,326.3​1,562.6
(3,249.6)​(6,788.9)​(3,990.4)​
​Net Errors and Omissions
(1,107.4)​(1,252.3)3,249.6​6,991.1 ​3,603.1​
Reserve Assets
218.9​​310.2(42.4)​202.2 ​(387.2)​