BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- Brunei's trade balance in September amounted to 204.4 million Brunei dollars (151.17 million U.S. dollars), a 36 percent year-on-year decrease, local economic planning authorities said on Wednesday.
According to their latest statistics, the exports amounted to 634.1 million Brunei dollars (468.96 million U.S. dollars) in September, while imports were valued at 429.7 million Brunei dollars (317.79 million U.S. dollars).
Mineral Fuels recorded the highest contribution of total exports with 602.0 million Brunei dollars (445 million U.S. dollars) followed by Machinery and Transport Equipment and Chemicals.
The highest exports market was Japan with 29.4 percent of total exports, followed by South Korea (15.6 percent), India (14.4 percent), and Malaysia (13.3 percent).
In September 2017, imports of goods increased by 62 percent year-on-year from 265.3 million Brunei dollars (196.2 million U.S. dollars) in September 2016 to 429.7 million Brunei dollars (317.8 million U.S. dollars).
The highest imports came from Germany with 30.0 percent of total imports, followed by China (19.3 percent), Singapore (13.9 percent) and Malaysia (12.5 percent).