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About Brunei

Brunei is a tiny nation on the island of Borneo, in 2 distinct sections surrounded by Malaysia and the South China Sea. It’s known for its beaches and biodiverse rainforest, much of it protected within reserves.

The country is a small but wealthy economy and thrives on Crude oil and natural gas production. Brunei is the fourth-largest producer of oil in Southeast Asia

Brunei depends heavily on imports such as agricultural products, motorcars, and electrical products from other countries. Brunei’s leaders are very concerned that steadily increased integration in the world economy will undermine internal social cohesion.

Country Facts


Basic Details
Capital CityBandar Seri Begawan
Government TypeIslamic Absolute Monarchy
Official LanguagesMalay & Engllish
CurrencyBrunei dollar, BND
Phone Code +673
Important CitiesKuala Belait, Seria, Tutong, Kapok, Bangar, Mentiri
National DayNational Day (23rd Feb)
GDP (nominal)USD 15.153 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking66
Primary Industriescement production, garment making, production of pre-cast concrete structures, mineral water, canned food, dairy products, and publishing and printing
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsMalaysia
Member ofAsian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB), Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation(APEC), Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN), Commonwealth of Nations(CommonWealth), East Asia Summit(EAS), Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition(IMCTC), Organisation of Islamic Co-operation(OIC), Trans-Pacific Partnership(TPP), United Nations(UN), Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area(BIMP-EAGA), Pacific Economic Cooperation Council(PECC), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Major ExportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Chemical Products, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Machinery & Appliances, Aviation Vehicles, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Electrical Products, Marine Vessels, Gems & Jewellery, Other Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Fashion and Apparel, Plastics and Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar
Major ImportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Machinery & Appliances, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Electrical Products, Aviation Vehicles, Pharmaceutical Products, Chemical Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Fruits and Nuts, Cereals & Pulses, Plastics and Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Vegetables and Related Products
Total Exports ValueUSD 14.238 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 9.189 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 5.049 Billion (Excess)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaFree Trade Agreement on Goods (FTA), Bilateral Investment and Protection Agreement (BIPA), Trade and Economic Cooperation (Joint Trade Committee), Bilateral Agreement India ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement, Economic Integration Agreement (EIA) & Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
Major Exports to IndiaMining, Metals & Minerals, Chemical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Other Products, Electrical Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Cosmetics and Accessories, Plastics and Products, Rubber and Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Wood and Pulp
Major Imports from IndiaAutomobiles, Vehicles & Components, Vegetables and Related Products, Machinery & Appliances, Chemical Products, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Cereals & Pulses, Pharmaceutical Products, Electrical Products, Spices, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Ceramic Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Books and Papers, Edible Oils & Seeds, Silk & Textiles, Fruits and Nuts
India's Imports ValueUSD 303.99 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 69.48 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 234.51 Million (Excess)
Indian Embassy Details for BruneiHigh Commission of India
H.E. Mr. Alok Amitabh Dimri
Honourable High Commissioner
Baitussyifaa, Simpang 40-22, Jalan Sungai Akar, Bandar Seri Begawan, BC 3915, Brunei Darussalam
(673) 233 9947 / 233 9685

Embassy Details of Brunei in IndiaHigh Commission of Brunei Darussalam
H.E. Mr. Dato Alaihuddin Mohd Taha
High Commissioner
E- 11/9, Vasant Vihar New Delhi, 110057.
011-43281174/75/75 (O)