Brunei Full Year 2016. Economy contraction drags vehicles sales down

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Brunei Auto Sales 2016 dragged down by the challenging economic conditions in the crucial energy market. The recession cut the customer’s demand for vehicles and the sector declined for the third year in a row.

Brunei’s economy remained weak in 2016, dragged down by the challenging conditions in the energy markets. The country entered into its second consecutive quarter of contraction in Q3, as GDP declined 3.8% annually, a softer drop than Q2’s sharp 5.7% fall. Economic activity suffered from both low oil prices and a fall in oil and gas production, due to planned as well as unplanned plant shutdowns

The sales of cars confirmed the fall in domestic demand and had been negative during the entire year, ending with the third consecutive annual decline.

Indeed, according to data released by the Brunei Automobile Traders Association (BATA), total vehicles sales in the 2016 had been 13.248, down 8.0%.

Toyota on top of the market struggled losing 23.2% while Kia in second place gained 1.4% and Suzuki boomed over doubling sales and gaining 4 spots. Behind, Hyundai (-8.7%), Nissan (-38.8%) and Mitsubishi (–43.7%).

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 2016 Rank 2015 Model Sales 2016 Sales 2015 2016 Variation
1 39 Suzuki Swift 728 60 1113,3%
2 1 Toyota Vios 688 1.834 -62,5%
3 Toyota Wigo 563
4 2 Kia Cerato 562 847 -33,7%
5 3 Mitsubishi Mirage 408 797 -48,8%
6 Kia Picanto 407
7 7 Toyota Yaris 390 367 6,4%
8 8 Suzuki Celerio 359 360 -0,3%
9 6 Toyota Corolla 296 395 -25,0%
10 10 Hyundai i10 290 327 -11,4%

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