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Canada-Brunei fact sheet

Official Title:
Brunei Darussalam

General Information

Capital: Bandar Seri Begawan
Population (million): .43
Total Area: 5,765 km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1.03 Brunei $ (BND) (2021- Annual average)
National Holiday: National Day, 23 February (1984)
Language(s): Malay, English

Political Information

Type of State:
Monarchy

Type of Government:
Constitutional Sultanate

Head of State:
Sultan Hassanal BOLKIAH Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Sultan Hassanal BOLKIAH Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Erywan Pehin Yusof
Finance and Economy (II): Dato Dr Amin LIEW

Main Political Parties:
Brunei Solidarity National Party (PPKB)

Elections:

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Brunei Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 17.74 2,517.75
GDP per capita: ($) 41,246.31 65,864.62
GDP growth rate: (%) -1.59 4.54
Inflation: (%) 1.73 3.4
Unemployment: (%) 6.82 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $ 7,778,101
Canadian imports from country: $ 968,835
FDI in Canada: -
CDI in the country: $ 6 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Pg Hj KAMAL Bashah bin Pg Hj Ahmad

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner-designate Ambra Dickie

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the figure is unavailable.

Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Brunei
Year Exports Imports
2017 $ 3,197,964 $ 5,411,194
2018 $ 6,473,170 $ 7,524,226
2019 $ 8,773,940 $ 392,546
2020 $ 9,239,348 $ 1,849,885
2021 $ 7,778,101 $ 968,835
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Brunei
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. - $ 202
02 Veg. Prod. $ 334,996 $ 55
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. - $ 193,650
04 Food Prod. $ 147,676 $ 30,495
05 Mineral Prod. $ 19,014 $ 4
06 Chemical Prod. $ 3,011,195 $ 263,135
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $ 22,923 $ 40
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ 4,306 -
09 Wood Prod. $ 3,132 -
10 Paper Prod. $ 11,144 -
11 Textiles Prod. $ 3,588 $ 28,173
12 Dress Access. $ 279 $ 11,528
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ 5,395 $ 347
14 Precious Metals/stones - $ 3
15 Base Metal Prod. $ 61,951 $ 321,777
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $ 2,826,461 $ 14,090
17 Vehicles and Equip. $ 160,351 $ 11,107
18 Specialized Inst. $ 1,046,650 $ 6,879
19 Arms & Ammunition $ 67,693 -
20 Misc. Articles $ 5,347 $ 85,865
21 Antiques - $ 1,262


December 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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