The country's total trade in April 2019 had increased by 15.1 per cent to 1,170.0 million dollars compared to the same period last year.
Total export has increased year-on-year by 24 percent to 748.5 million dollars. This was mainly due to the rise in the export of Crude Oil by 8.8 percent and Liquefied Natural Gas, LNG by 41.8 per cent.
Total imports jumped by 2 per cent to 421.5 million dollars. The five main import commodities were Machinery and Transport Equipment; Manufactured Goods; Food; Miscellaneous Manufactured Articles; and Chemicals. By End Use category, imports of Intermediate Goods comprised of 58.4 percent of the total imports followed by Capital goods and Consumption Goods.
The main export market for the country in April 2019 was Japan, followed by Republic of Korea and Thailand.
For imports by trading partners, the highest share was from Japan, followed by Malaysia and People's Republic of China. The IMTS full report for April 2019 is available at 'www.depd.gov.bn'.
Source: Radio Television Brunei