Imports to Brunei went up 2% year-on-year to BND 421.5 million in April 2019, driven by higher purchases of machinery & transport equipment (9.6%); miscellaneous manufactured articles (35.3%); and mineral fuels (4.8%). Purchases went up mainly from Japan (381%), Malaysia (2.2%) and Singapore (5.5%). Imports in Brunei averaged 425.16 Million BND from 2005 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 1165.87 Million BND in September of 2008 and a record low of 205.70 Million BND in March of 2014.
Imports in Brunei is expected to be 570.00 Million BND by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Imports in Brunei to stand at 410.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Brunei Imports is projected to trend around 650.00 Million BND in 2020, according to our econometric models.