ASEAN: Is Brunei the weakest in economic diversification?

Ranking is based on total export value, not diversification or industrialization index

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1. Singapore

Total value of exports: US$410.3 billion
Biggest exports: Integrated circuits (electronics & semiconductors), 20%
GDP growth: +4.1%
Natural resources: negligible

2. Malaysia

Total value of exports: US$230.7 billion
Biggest exports: Electronics microcircuits, 12%
GDP growth: +4.7%
Natural resources: tin, petroleum, timber, copper, iron ore, natural gas, bauxite

3. Thailand

Total value of exports: US$229.1 billion
Biggest exports: Computer hardware and peripherals, 7.8%
GDP growth: +2.9%
Natural resources: tin, rubber, natural gas, tungsten, tantalum, timber, lead, gypsum, lignite, fluorite, arable land

4. Indonesia

Total value of exports: US$178.9 billion
Biggest exports: Coal, 10%
GDP growth: +5.8%
Natural resources: petroleum, tin, natural gas, nickel, timber, bauxite, copper, fertile soils, coal, gold, silver

5. Vietnam

Total value of exports: US$128.9 billion
Biggest exports: Oil, 6.2%
GDP growth: +5.4%
Natural resources: phosphates, coal, manganese, rare earth elements, bauxite, chromate, offshore oil and gas deposits, timber, hydropower

6. Philippines

Total value of exports: US$47.5 billion
Biggest exports: Integrated circuits (electronics & semiconductors), 40%
GDP growth: +7.3%
Natural resources: timber, petroleum, nickel, cobalt, silver, gold, salt, copper

7. Brunei

Total value of exports: US$14.3 billion
Biggest exports: Natural gas, 53%
GDP growth: -1.8%
Natural resources: petroleum, natural gas, timber

8. Myanmar

Total value of exports: US$9 billion
Biggest exports: Natural gas, 43%
GDP growth: +7.5%
Natural resources: petroleum, timber, tin, antimony, zinc, copper, tungsten, lead, coal, marble, limestone, precious stones, natural gas, hydropower

9. Cambodia

Total value of exports: US$6.8 billion
Biggest exports: Postage, stamps and other memorabilia, 21%
GDP growth: +7.0%
Natural resources: oil and gas, timber, gemstones, iron ore, manganese, phosphates, hydropower potential

10. Laos

Total value of exports: US$2.3 billion
Biggest exports: Copper, 28%
GDP growth: +7.6%
Natural resources: timber, hydropower, gypsum, tin, gold, gemstones

11. Timor Leste (non-ASEAN but geographically Southeast Asian)

Total value of exports: US$0.06 billion
Biggest exports: Oil, 31%
GDP growth: +8.3%
Natural resources: gold, petroleum, natural gas, manganese, marble

Source:

CIA World Factbook: https://www.cia.gov/library/publication … -factbook/

World Bank Indicators: http://data.worldbank.org/indicator

IMF Data and Statistics: http://www.imf.org/external/data.htm

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