Brunei September. Auto sales down, 4th year in a row

Brunei Vehicle Market Suzuki-Swift-2018

Brunei Vehicle Market is falling down again after the last three years of decline. The negative economic trend and the lower consumer spending both in private and public sectors keep to hit the automotive sector. At September sales fell 7%, with Toyota up 5.5.

Brunei’s economy appeared to be continuing on its path to recovery in Q3. In August, merchandise exports grew at a double-digit rate, driven by strong growth in exports of mineral fuels, which have recovered slightly from last year’s dreary performance. Brunei is benefiting from robust growth in regional trade partners, such as Japan, which received the highest share of Bruneian exports in August. On 1 November, the World Bank named Brunei “the most improved country” in its annual Doing Business report

Brunei vehicles market in the 2013 hit the historical record before to start declining for three years in a string, down to 13.247 units reported in the 2016 and is projected to lose in the 2017 as well, before start recovering next year.

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 e 2018 e
Car+LCV 18.622 18.660 18.133 14.404 13.247 12.387 13.388
Total 18.622 18.660 18.133 14.404 13.247 12.387 13.388

  2012 Var 2013 Var 2014 Var 2015 Var 2016 Var 2017 Var e. 2018 var e
Car+LCV 27,9% 0,2% -2,8% -20,6% -8,0% -6,5% 8,1%
Total 27,9% 0,2% -2,8% -20,6% -8,0% -6,5% 8,1%

Indeed, according to data released by the Brunei Automobile Traders Association (BATA), total vehicles sales year to date September have been 8.790, down 7.3%.

Toyota on top of the market is recovering 5.5% with 1.905sales. In second place Suzuki with 1.094 units (-17.4%) and Kia with 793 sales (-38.3%).

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Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Brands, Groups and Models. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will report year to date data updated.

Rank 2017 Rank Sep Brand Sales 2017 Sales Sep Variation 2017 Variation Sep. Share 2017 Share Sep
1 1 Toyota 1.905 143 5,5% -35,9% 21,7% 18,2%
2 2 Suzuki 1.094 122 -17,4% -29,5% 12,4% 15,5%
3 3 Kia 793 69 -38,3% -58,4% 9,0% 8,8%
4 7 Hyundai 512 38 4,8% -24,0% 5,8% 4,8%
5 5 Perodua 464 44 190,0% 300,0% 5,3% 5,6%
6 6 Honda 401 42 45,3% 50,0% 4,6% 5,3%
7 9 Mitsubishi 375 34 -21,9% -40,4% 4,3% 4,3%
8 14 Nissan 356 11 -33,2% -77,6% 4,1% 1,4%
9 9 Ford 331 34 -7,0% -5,6% 3,8% 4,3%
10 4 Mazda 277 51 -32,8% 10,9% 3,2% 6,5%

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