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The Brunei Darussalam’s balance of payments (BOP) recorded a surplus of BND1,031.9 million in 2019, as against a BOP deficit of BND18.9 million in 2018. The current account recorded a surplus of BND1.2 billion (equivalent to 6.7 per cent of GDP) in 2019, from BND1.3 billion (6.8 per cent of GDP) in 2018. The lower current account balance surplus was due to :

      • Decrease of the trade in goods surplus from BND3.1 billion in 2018 to BND3.0 billion in 2019; and
      • Services account posted higher deficit of BND1.6 billion (2018: -BND1.4 billion).

Meanwhile , the financial account yielded net inflows (or net borrowing of residents from the rest of the world) of negative BND623.1 million.

                                      
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Summary Data

​BND million
20152016 2017 2018r
2019p
Current Account
2,943.3​2,032.9​2,741.6
1,254.9​1,214.4​
​Goods3,977.6​2,976.1​        3,318.8
​3,184.13,011.6​
​  Exports
​8,399.06,648.4 ​7,556.1​​8,734.39,831.2​
​  Imports
​4,421.43,672.3 ​4,237.2
5,550.2​6,819.6​
​Services(1,384.2)(1,539.8)​(961.9)​(1,359.8)​(1,621.9)​
​  Receipts
894.0 732.6​761.3 769.7​842.8​
​  Payments
2,278.22,272.4​1,723.2​2,129.6​2,464.7​
​Primary Income
894.51,153.5​994.8​113.1​492.6​
​  Receipts
1,507.41,487.1​1,464.0​1,347.5​1,402.3​
​  Payments
​612.9333.6​469.3​1,234.3​909.7​
​Secondary income
(544.5)(556.9)​(610.0)​(682.5)​(668.0)​
​  Receipts
​98.273.8​55.7​43.1​62.6​
​  Payments
642.7 630.7​665.8​725.6​730.6​
​Capital Account
​-​-​--​-​
Financial Account
6,235.3​8,821.8​1,983.594.6​(623.1)​
​  Direct Investmen Abroad
-​-​-​-​-​
​  Direct Investment in Brunei
​238.2(206.7)​635.3​697.8​511.0​
​  Portfolio Investment Assets
442.4862.0​(88.4)​(1,941.6)​1,907.9​
​  Portfolio Investment Liabilities
----​-​
​  Other Investment Assets
5,437.67,488.6​2,883.42,940.4​384.6​
​  Other Investment Liabilities
​(593.5)(264.6)​176.1206.4​2,404.6​
​  Current+capital-financial account balance
(3,249.6)​(6,788.9)​758.1​1,160.3​1,837.5​
​Net Errors and Omissions
3,249.6​6,991.1 ​(1,145.3)​(1,179.2)​(805.6)​
Reserve Assets
(42.4)​202.2 ​(387.2)​(18.9)​1,031.9​