Brunei Dollar - BND


The Sultanate of Brunei’s official currency is the Brunei Dollar (BND). The symbol used for the Dollar is $; to distinguish it from other Dollar currencies the symbol B$ is used. The Dollar is divided into 100 cent denominations. The Monetary Authority of Singapore manages the Brunei dollar as well as the Singapore dollar.


  • Although Brunei is small it has a wealthy economy.
  • Inflation in Brunei is currently estimated at 1.2%.
  • Brunei is mainly industry-based and industry accounts for 74% of the total GDP.
  • Top industries in Brunei are petroleum refining, natural gas, construction, and petroleum.
  • Unemployment is estimated at 3.7%.
  • Brunei owns a cattle farm in Australia that is the main source of meat for Brunei.
  • Import products are mainly food-related; however, the country is looking to diversify the agriculture and fishing industries to provide more of their own food.


  • The Straights Dollar was used by Brunei in the early 20th century, as well as the British Borneo Dollar and the Malayan Dollar.
  • In 1967, Brunei started issuing its own currency. The British Borneo Dollar was replaced by the Brunei Dollar.
  • In 1972, the second edition of Dollar banknotes was issued.
  • Until 1973, the Brunei Dollar and Singapore Dollar were exchangeable with the Malaysian Ringgit. The Singapore Monetary Board still allows the exchange of these currencies.
  • In 1989, the post-independence banknote series was introduced.
  • From 1996 to 2000, both polymer and paper series were circulated.
  • In 2004, new polymer banknotes were launched.
  • In 2011, the polymer series was reintroduced: $1 blue, $5 green, and $10 red banknotes.

General Information

Symbols and Names

  • Symbols: B$
  • Nicknames: none

ISO 4217 Code


Currency Subunits

  • Cent = 1/100 of a Dollar


  • Bills: $1, $5, $10, $50, $100, $20, $25, $500, $1,000, $10,000
  • Coins: 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 cents

Countries Using This Currency

  • Brunei

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