Source
Central bank

N/A

International Reserves

US$ 3.575 billion (Source: World Bank; Data updated: 2013)

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 17 billion (2014 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

23 billion of International dollars (2014 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
2.9% 0.5% 0.4% 4.4% 0.2% -1.9% -1.8% 2.6%
2011 2012 2013 2014*        
3.4% 0.9% -1.2% 5.4%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 40,859 (2014 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$56,287 International Dollars (2014 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2014*
N/A 0.04% 0.03% 0.03% 0.03%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 0.7% 
  • industry: 70.9%
  • services: 28.4% (2013 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

 

Inflation
2011 2012 2013 2014*
0.1% 0.1% 0.4% 0.5%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2011 2012 2013 2014*
2.7% 2.7% 2.7% 2.7%

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
1.2% 2.4 2.4% 2.5% 2.3%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
8.4% 28.1% 16.9% 16.6% 19.6%

*Estimate 

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: N/A

Moody's rating: N/A

Moody's outlook: N/A

(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$ 6.615 billion (2014 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

39.269% of GDP (2014 estimate)

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

76.2% (2013)

(Data released on Oct 2014)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.07% (2012)

(Data were released in March 2014)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.03% (2012)

(Data were released in 2014)

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

iron and steel, motor vehicles, machinery and transport equipment, manufactured goods, food, chemicals

Exports - major partners

Japan 45.7%, South Korea 15.1%, Australia 9.1%, NZ 6.6%, India 5.8%, Vietnam 4.7% (2012)

Imports - major partners

Singapore 26.3%, China 21.3%, UK 21.3%, Malaysia 11.8% (2012)

FDI inflows
2011 2012 2013
US$ 1,208 million US$ 865 million US$ 895 million
FDI outflows
2011 2012 2013  
US$ 10 million US$ -422 million US$ -135 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2010 2011 2012 2013
0 0 0 0
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2012 (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 2013 (Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(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 - 189. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm. 

Overall ranking: 59 out of 189 countries  (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 137 out of 189 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 161 out of 189 countries

Registering Property: 116 out of 189 countries

Getting credit: 55 out of 189 countries

Protecting investors: 115 out of 189 countries

Trading across border: 39 out of 189 countries

Paying Taxes: 20 out of 189 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 46 out of 189 countries

Getting Electricity: 29 out of 189 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 48 out of 189 countries

(2013)

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

N/A

 

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Rank 40; Score 69.0 (2014) (Moderately Free)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Time zone

UTC+8

Total area

5,765 sq km

Capital

Bandar Seri Begawan

Currency

Bruneian dollars (BND)

Government type

constitutional sultanate (locally known as Malay Islamic Monarchy)

Languages

Malay (official), English, Chinese

Religions

Muslim (official) 78.8%, Christian 8.7%, Buddhist 7.8%, other (includes indigenous beliefs) 4.7% (2011 est.)

Total population
1990 2000 2010 2014* 2019**
0.253 million 0.325 million 0.387 million 0.412 million 0.446 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2013
43.4% 60% 71% 77%
Population median age

29.3 years (2014 est.)

Population growth rate

1.65% (2014 est.)

Life expectancy

76.77 years (2014 estimate)

Adult literacy

 95.4% (2011 estimate)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

N/A

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

N/A

Freedom House rating

Political Rights: 6
Civil Liberties: 5 (2014)

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

Total telephone subscribers as % of population

Fixed 13.6%   Mobile 112.2% (2013)
(fixed-telephone subscribers and mobile-cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

64.50% (2013)

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 81st (2014)

CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

22.9 (2010)

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

Additional Awards