Brunei

General Overview

Population:

422,700 (2012 est.)

GDP (purchasing power parity):

US $22 billion (2012 est.)

GDP per capita (PPP):

US $53,348 (2012 est.)

GDP (real growth rate):

2.2% (2012 est.)

Industries:

  • Petroleum
  • Petroleum refining
  • Liquefied natural gas
  • Construction

Imports:

US $3.5 billion (2012 est.)

Import commodities:

  • Machinery & transport equipment
  • Manufactured goods
  • Food
  • Chemicals & related products

Exports:

US $13.5 billion (2012 est.)

Export commodities:

  • Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
  • Natural gas
  • Refined Products

Alberta's exports to Brunei:

CDN $1.5 million (2012)

Alberta's main exports to Brunei:

  • Nuclear Reactors
  • Scientific and Technical Instrumentation
  • Electronic Machinery
  • Articles of Iron
  • Rubber
  • Plastics
  • Tools
  • Soap
  • Printed Books
  • Aluminum

Canada's main exports to Brunei:

  • Nuclear Reactors
  • Scientific and Technical Instrumentation
  • Electronic Machinery
  • Essential Oils
  • Aircrafts
  • Fruit, Nuts or Other Parts of Plants
  • Oil Seeds
  • Sugars
  • Ships
  • Carpets

Alberta-Brunei Relations

Alberta has a multifaceted relationship with Brunei, which includes strong business ties, cultural exchanges and educational initiatives.

World Relations

A summary of Alberta's relationship with Brunei.

Sector opportunities for Alberta businesses interested in exporting their products

  • Agrifood: Brunei is looking for new technologies in food security. Viva Pharma of Richmond BC is currently constructing a Halal standard pharmaceutical plant in Brunei. As well, Agriteam Canada Consulting signed a contract with the Brunei government to assist in the creation of a Food Development Centre in 2012.
  • Energy: Brunei‚Äôs largest export commodities include crude oil and natural gas. As such, the country is very much interested in improving technology and equipment in these sectors. As well, Brunei is very much interested in diversifying its energy sources. For example, Powertech (the research arm of BC Hydro), concluded in 2010 a study on alternative energy for the Brunei government.
  • Education: The potential for Canada to expand cooperation in the education sector is high; 600 high school graduates from Brunei per year study overseas on fully funded government scholarships. After two years of participation of Canadian schools in education fairs, the Brunei government sent its first five scholars to Canada in 2011. The Crown Prince focused on this issue during his recent visit, as well as student exchanges.