Source
Central bank

N/A

International Reserves

US$ 2.584 billion (Source: IMF; Data updated: 2012)

Source
Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 17.092 billion (2010 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

21.907 billion of International dollars (2010 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2.7% 3.9% 2.9% 0.5% 0.4% 4.4% 0.2% -1.9%
2009 2010 2011 2012*        
-1.8% 2.6% 1.9% 3.2%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 39,355 (2010 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$50,440 International Dollars (2010 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2015**
N/A 0.04% 0.03% 0.03% 0.03%

**Forecast

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector

(Data released on February 2012)

  • agriculture: 0.9% 
  • industry: 72.3% 
  • services: 26.8% (2011 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

(Data released on March 2012)

Inflation
2009 2010 2011 2012*
1%(2008) 0.4% 2% 1.6%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2009 2010 2011 2012*
3.5% 2.7% 2.7%(2009) 2.7%

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

(Data released on December 2011)

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012*
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011* 2012**
40% 3.8% 8.5% 31.9% 34.9%

*Estimate    **Forecast

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: N/A

Moody's rating: Baa2

Moody's outlook: STA

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Dec 2011 and Nov 2012)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A N/A
Largest companies in Brunei

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ 9 billion (2010 estimate)(After 2008)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

52.6% of GDP (2010 estimate)(2009)

Exports as percent of GDP(Exports of goods and services)

N/A

(Data released on April 2012)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.07%(2007)

(Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.03% (2011)(2007)

(Data were released in 2012)

Total exports

US$12.75 billion (2011 estimate) 

Export commodities

crude oil, natural gas, garments

Total imports

US$3.02 billion (2011 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

machinery and transport equipment, manufactured goods, food, chemicals

Exports - major partners

Japan 45.6%, South Korea 16.5%, Australia 11.8%, Indonesia 8.4%, India 4.8%, China 4.6% (2011)

Imports - major partners

Singapore 33.2%, China 15.5%, South Korea 12.2%, Malaysia 10.7%, Germany 9.6% (2011)

FDI inflows
2009 2010 2011
US$371 million US$626 million(2009) US$1,208 million(2009)
FDI outflows
2009 2010 2011  
US$9 million US$6 million US$10 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2008 2009 2010 2011
N/A US$10 million(2009) N/A(2009) N/A
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2010(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2011(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A(2008 estimate)

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project (Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 185. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.)

Overall ranking: 79 out of 185 countries(2009) (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 135 out of 185 countries(2009)

Enforcing Contracts: 158 out of 185 countries

Registering Property: 115 out of 185 countries

Getting credit: 129 out of 185 countries

Protecting investors: 117 out of 185 countries

Trading across border: 40 out of 185 countries

Paying Taxes: 22 out of 185 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 43 out of 185 countries

Getting Electricity: 29 out of 185 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 46 out of 185 countries

(2013)

Global competitiveness ranking(ranking by country on a basis of 144, the first is the best)

28

(2012)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

N/A (2009)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Total area

5,765 km2 (2006)

Capital

Bandar Seri Begawan (2009)

Currency

Bruneian dollars (BND) (2009)

Government type

constitutional sultanate (2009)

Languages

Malay (official), English, Chinese

Religions

Muslim (official) 67%, Buddhist 13%, Christian 10%, other (includes indigenous beliefs) 10%

Total population
1980 1990 2000 2012* 2017**
N/A N/A 0.33 million 0.43 million 0.48 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2011
43.4% 59.9% 71.1% 76%
Population median age

29 years (2010)

Population growth rate

1.7% (2011)

Life expectancy

78 years (2010)

Adult literacy

95% (2005/2010)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

N/A

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

N/A

(Data were released in 2011, 0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights:6
Civil Liberties:5 (2011)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

Source
Total telephone subscribers as % of population

128.84% (2011)

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

56% (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Cost of living - Mercer index(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

Bandar Seri Begawan: 93rd (2011)

Source
CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

23.6859 (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2009)

World's Best Developed & Emerging Markets Banks

World's Best Islamic Financial Institutions

World's Best Internet Banks

World's Best Banks By Region

World's Best Banks

2013

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