Brunei 2002

Yearbook 2002

Brunei. According to Countryaah website, national day of Brunei is every February 23. Brunei and other member countries of the ASEAN partner organization agreed during the July-August summit, held in the country, to support the United States in the fight against terrorism. The agreement with the US means, among other things, stricter border controls and increased intelligence exchange.

Brunei Border Countries Map

In December, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah visited US President George W. Bush for talks on counter-terrorism and trade. ASEAN signed an agreement with China in November to prevent an extension of the conflict over the Sprat Islands in the South China Sea, which Brunei claims. The countries also agreed to move forward in the creation of a free trade zone. In August, the Sultan replaced the Minister of Development and the Minister of Health.

Economy

Inflation rate -0.20%
Unemployment rate 6.9%
Gross domestic product (GDP) $ 33,870,000,000
GDP growth rate 1.30%
GDP per capita $ 78,900
GDP by sector
Agriculture 1.20%
Industry 56.60%
Service 42.30%
State budget
Revenue 3.765 billion
Expenditure 4.815 billion
Proportion of the population below the national poverty line
Industrial production growth rate 1.00%
Investment volume
National debt 2.80% of GDP
Foreign exchange reserves
Tourism 2014
Visitors 201,000
Revenue $ 92,000,000